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Wayne Michael Boich is the chairman and chief executive officer of Boich Companies. As CEO, Mr. Boich develops and drives the company’s vision and long-term strategic planning.
Mr. Boich joined the company in 1999 and has worked in all functions of the company over an eighteen-year span. During this time, he helped manage the acquisition of mining operations in West Virginia and Kentucky. Mr. Boich grew these operations till 2005, at which time they were sold to a private equity group. Mr. Boich was named Chairman and CEO in 2005.
Under his leadership, Boich Companies has enjoyed a remarkable period of growth and diversification in the last twelve years.
Mr. Boich expanded his coal assets in 2008 when he partnered with FirstEnergy Corporation to acquire the assets of Signal Peak Mine in Montana. Signal Peak is Montana’s only underground coal mine and is one of the world’s top producing longwall operations. Under Mr. Boich’s active management, Signal Peak has developed into a lead international coal company. In 2011, Mr. Boich spearheaded the sale of one-third of the operations to an international trading group for $400 million valuing the company at $1.5 billion inclusive of debt.
With an eye to the future, Mr. Boich has significantly diversified Boich Companies over the last decade. Most notably, Mr. Boich developed a robust real-estate portfolio throughout the United States with actively managed assets in Florida and Texas. Mr. Boich is also an investor in a wide range of businesses from emerging energy services, specialty financing firms, and culinary services.
Mr. Boich graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Miami in 1999.
Mr. Boich and his wife Cynthia live in Miami Beach, FL, with their two children.
Brian T. Murphy
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Brian T. Murphy is chief financial officer of Boich Companies.
Mr. Murphy joined the Boich family of businesses in 1999 when he was tapped to manage the turnaround of an affiliated telecom company jointly owned by the Boich family and FirstEnergy Corporation. After six years of successful growth in revenue and profits the owners sold a majority stake in the company to a group of telecom investors in 2005. Mr. Murphy was later named to the board of directors of First Communications in 2011.
Mr. Murphy was named Chief Financial Officer of Boich Companies in 2005. In this roll he provides both the corporate and family office’s financial and operational oversight. He is a member of the board of directors and management committees of the businesses owned and operated by Boich Companies.
He has extensive experience in the energy and telecommunications industries, with expertise in strategic business analysis, financial modeling, turnaround management, valuations and acquisitions.
Mr. Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in Economic Management and an Masters in Business Administration in Finance from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
He and his wife Lahari live in Powell, Ohio, with their two children.