Bharat Bhise of Bravia Capital Hires Gian Brosco to Advise Its Nevada Board

Apr 24, 2020

NEW YORK—March 17, 2020. The global private equity investment firm Bravia Capital today announced it has engaged Gian F. Brosco, president and CEO of Nevada Community Foundation (NCF), to serve as an adviser to the board of directors of Bravia’s Nevada holding company, Bravia Capital Partners NV Inc., effective March 1.

“We are confident Gian is the right person to help Bravia establish a strong, positive presence in the Nevada business and philanthropic communities,” said Bravia Capital CEO and Founder Bharat Bhise. “He is a former attorney, banker and seasoned philanthropic leader. Few individuals in the industry possess his combined business and philanthropic expertise in service of helping corporations and families to positively impact their communities. In that regard, his respect among Nevada leaders is unrivaled.”

Brosco has more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of philanthropy, law, fundraising and banking. He has served as president and CEO of NCF since 2008. During his tenure, the organization has experienced exponential growth despite extraordinary economic upheaval, growing from $14.9 million in 2008 to more than $160 million today. Under Brosco’s leadership, NCF has also reached unprecedented influence as a thought leader and catalyst for change in the community.

Prior to joining NCF, Brosco served as Vice President for the Philanthropic Management Group at U.S. Trust Bank of America, where he counseled individuals, families and private foundations on their philanthropic endeavors and advised institutional clients around governance and nonprofit management issues. He also served as an expert for the bank’s clients on philanthropy and planned giving, leadership and governance, and fiduciary and tax matters. Previously, he worked at The Rhode Island Foundation as a development officer and gift-planning advisor. He also practiced law for ten years as a litigator and estate planning specialist on the east coast and served as general counsel and Chief Operating Officer to a family office in Houston, Texas. Throughout his career, Brosco has advised more than 1,000 public charities, private foundations, individuals and families on all aspects of charitable giving and philanthropy. He is among fewer than 175 BoardSource © Certified Governance Trainers, globally.

In his advisory role, Brosco’s Nevada-specific mandates will be to help the Bravia board of directors develop an understanding of the philanthropic business and market trends in Nevada; assist in developing a philanthropic governance framework in line with the state of Nevada’s best practices; provide unbiased insight and feedback relating to philanthropic programs and initiatives Bravia will undertake; source, facilitate and implement Bravia’s philanthropic endeavors in Nevada; and provide strategic thinking and recommendations on conducting philanthropy in Nevada.

Bravia Capital and the Bhise family, personally, have been fierce advocates for gender equality and upward mobility for women in all business, government and the independent sector. Women’s equality and empowerment will be an area of particular focus for Brosco. “It is my hope that, at the conclusion of my engagement, Bravia Capital Partners NV Inc. will be well on a path to being a valued member of the Southern Nevada community and a thought leader in the women and girls’ empowerment space,” Brosco said.

“We are extremely excited about the contributions Gian will make to our company and look forward to working closely with him over the next year,” said Bhise.

About Bravia Capital

Bravia Capital is a privately held, family-owned private equity investment firm. Established in 2000 by Bharat Bhise, Bravia’s investment portfolio includes a number of transportation finance, aviation, finance and logistics interests. The company has offices in New York, Hong Kong and Mumbai.