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International Business Brokers Association Recognizes the Best in the Industry



(Independence, OH – May 23, 2019) Fifty-one business brokers from throughout the world received awards of excellence at the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Member Excellence Awards Gala during its annual conference in Orlando, Fla. on May 11.

“This is an outstanding group of business brokers and true leaders in the industry,” said Jeffrey Snell, IBBA Board Chair and Chief Governance Officer. “We’re pleased to recognize and honor their high standards of skill and excellence which the IBBA strongly promotes.”

Awards were given in the following categories: IBBA Outstanding Producer, IBBA Chairman’s Circle and IBBA Deal Maker. The event also honored achievements for: IBBA Top Global Producer, IBBA Top Deal Maker of the Year, IBBA Closing of the Year and IBBA Advocate of the Year. This year’s honorees by category include:

IBBA Outstanding Producer Award: Given to those individuals who closed one or more business deals totaling at least $1 million in total purchase price during the 2018 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Steven Beal: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jim Beno: Naperville, Illinois
Gerald Brisson: Houston, Texas
Erin Crawford: West Palm Beach Florida
Steve Fylypchuk; Calgary, Alberta
Eric Gagnon: Flagler Beach, Florida
Anthony Geronimo: Orlando, Florida
Steven Hanson: Carlsbad, California
Randy Hendershot: Roseville, California
Pablo Langesfeld: Miami, Florida
Tom Milana: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Diana Miles: Charlotte, North Carolina
Peter Picciano: Wellington, Florida
Tanya Popov: Waterford, Michigan
Charles Spickert: Basalt, Colorado
Marion Van Keken-Rietkerk: Vancouver, British Columbia

IBBA Chairman’s Circle Award: Given to those individuals who closed one or more business deals amounting to $3 million and above in total purchase price during the 2018 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Faraaz Ali: Vienna, Virginia
Dwight Terry Altman: Longwood, Florida
Pino Bacinello: Vancouver, British Columbia
Sean Brelsford: Melbourne, Florida
Randy Bring: Boca Raton, Florida
Bob Brooks: Campbell, California
Scott Bushkie: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Russell Cohen: Boca Rotan, Florida
Rebecca Robinson Davis: St. Simons, Georgia
John DeVries: Port St. Lucie, Florida
Cress V. Diglio: Orlando, Florida
Jeffrey Elder: Austin, Texas
Bianca Evans: Jacksonville, Florida
Aldrin Raphael Fernandes: Mississauga, Ontario
Clint Fiore: Kerrville, Texas
Eric Gall: Bonita Springs, Florida
Daryl Gloyns: Mississauga, Ontario
Ross Haymes: Denver, Colorado
Rhett Kniep: Roseville, California
Gregg Kunz: Denver, Colorado
Dan Long: Cincinnati, Ohio
Michael Mensch: Rockledge, Florida
Ray Palombi: Mahwah, New Jersey
Houmehr Panoussi: Encino, California
James Parker: Clermont, Florida
Bill Patten: Vancouver, Washington
Adam Petricoff: Charlotte, North Carolina
Don Pippin Jr.: Lafayette, Louisiana
Simon Polzer: West Palm Beach, Florida
Phil Reese: Scottsdale, Arizona
David Routzahn Jr.: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Brenda Sali: Rockledge, Florida
Cortney Sells: Omaha, Nebraska
Mani Singh: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Dustin Zeher: Tysons Corner, Virginia

IBBA Deal Maker Award: Given to those individuals who sold at least 10 qualified businesses during the 2018 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Randy Bring: Boca Raton, Florida
Russell Cohen: Boca Rotan, Florida
Erin Crawford: West Palm Beach Florida
Rebecca Robinson Davis: St. Simons, Georgia
John DeVries: Port St. Lucie, Florida
Bianca Evans: Jacksonville, Florida
Aldrin Raphael Fernandes: Mississauga, Ontario
Eric Gall: Bonita Springs, Florida
Daryl Gloyns: Mississauga, Ontario
Pablo Langesfeld: Miami, Florida
Houmehr Panoussi: Encino, California
Cortney Sells: Omaha, Nebraska
Mani Singh: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Dustin Zeher: Tysons Corner, Virginia

IBBA Top Global Producer Award: Given to the individual who has the highest total purchase price from all of his/her deals combined in the 2018 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Cortney Sells: Omaha, Nebraska

IBBA Top Deal Maker of the Year Award: Given to the individual who sold the greatest number of qualified businesses in the 2018 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Cortney Sells: Omaha, Nebraska

IBBA Closing of the Year Award: Given to the applicant who closed the single largest business deal in the 2018 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Cortney Sells: Omaha, Nebraska

IBBA Advocate of the Year Award: Given to the industry professional who has gone above and beyond to not only help the IBBA continue to be successful and grow as an organization, but also help individual members grow and continue to be successful as well. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Larry Chatterley: Aurora, Colorado
Lou Vescio: Melbourne, Florida

About the International Business Brokers Association
The IBBA provides business brokers with education, conferences, professional designations and networking opportunities. As an exclusive education opportunity, it offers coursework and seminars required to obtain its prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) certification.

The IBBA also strives to create professional relationships with successful business transaction advisors to increase the value of the IBBA to its members and to be a leader in the exchange of business referrals. Membership in the IBBA includes these excellent networking opportunities, as well as a complete package of other benefits and services. Formed in 1983, the IBBA has members around the world. For more information about the IBBA, visit the website at www.ibba.org


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