The International Business Brokers Association Recognizes the Industry’s Best

Independence, OH  – May 1, 2020 – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is pleased to announce this year’s Member Excellence Award recipients in recognition of their exceptional achievements in 2019.

“This year’s honorees have proven themselves to be outstanding business brokers and it’s a privilege to recognize their accomplishments,” said IBBA Board Chair and Chief Governance Officer Barry J. Berkowitz. “It’s with great honor that we recognize and honor their high standards of skill and excellence which the IBBA strongly promotes.”

The 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 Individual Global Producer, IBBA Top Individual Deal Maker, and IBBA CBI of the Year. New this year are team awards in the categories of: Top Team Deal Maker and Top Team Global Producer. This year’s honorees by category include:

IBBA Outstanding Producer Award: Given to those individuals who closed one or more qualified business deals totaling at least $1 million in total purchase price during the 2019 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Steven Beal: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Gary Brooks: Thornhill, Ontario
Frank Costa: Pasadena, California
Carrie Duvall: Orlando, Florida
John Fincher: Austin, Texas
Steve Fylypchuk: Calgary, Alberta
Eric Gagnon: Flagler Beach, Florida
Steven Hanson: Carlsbad, California
Randy Hendershot: Roseville, California
Kevin Kramer: Louisville, Kentucky
Pablo Langesfeld: Miami, Florida
Erica Lewandowski: Rockledge, Florida
Gregory Michail: Pasadena, California
Thomas Milana: Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Tana Moss: Lafayette, Louisiana
Don Pippin, Jr.: Lafayette, Louisiana
Tanya Popov: Waterford, Michigan
Lisa Riley: Scottsdale, Arizona
Joe Santora: Greensboro, North Carolina
Charles Spickert: Basalt, Colorado
Valerie Vaughn: Overland Park, Kansas
Craig White: Kelowna, British Columbia
Dustin Zeher: Woodbridge, Virginia

 

IBBA Chairman’s Circle Award: Given to those individuals who closed one or more qualified business deals amounting to $3 million and above in total purchase price during the 2019 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Faraaz Ali: Vienna, Virginia
Emmet Apolinario: Columbus, Ohio
Pino Bacinello: Vancouver, B.C.
Jim Beno: Naperville, Illinois
Sean Brelsford: Rockledge, Florida
Randy Bring: Boca Raton, Florida
Brad Coffman: Atlanta, Georgia
Russel Cohen: Davie, Florida
Amy Cole: San Ramon, California
John DeVries: Jensen Beach, Florida
Jeffrey Elder: Austin, Texas
Clint Fiore: Kerrville, Texas
Aaron Fox: Danvers, Massachusetts
Robin Gagnon: Flagler Beach, Florida
Eric Gall: Bonita Springs, Florida
Anthony Geronimo: Orlando, Florida
Daryl Gloyns: Mississauga, Ontario
Peter Goodman: Sudbury, Massachusetts
Andrew Holtgrewe: Waxhaw, North Carolina
Paul Ihrig: Orlando, Florida
Hal Janke: Carlsbad, California
John Johnson: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Darrell Jones: Maitland, Florida
Gregg Kunz: Denver, Colorado
Trent Lee: Las Vegas, Nevada
Dan Long: Cincinnati, Ohio
Jeffrey MacAdam: Broomall, Pennsylvania
Charles Mullins: Mooresville, North Carolina
Jeanie O’Reilly Northcutt: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Houmehr Panoussi: Encino, California
James Parker: Clermont, Florida
Bill Patten: Vancouver, Washington
Adam Petricoff: Charlotte, North Carolina
Wasim Rahman: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Josh Sagman: West Palm Beach, Florida
Brenda Sali: Rockledge, Florida
Mani Singh: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Debbi Small: Overland Park, Kansas
James Stan: Mississauga, Ontario
Kate Vriner: Dayton, Ohio
David Yezbak: Columbia, South Carolina
Henry Ziff: London, United Kingdom
Steve Zimmerman: San Rafael, California

 

IBBA Deal Maker Award: Given to those individuals who sold at least 10 qualified businesses during the 2019 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Randy Bring: Boca Raton, Florida
Russel Cohen: Davie, Florida
John DeVries: Jensen Beach, Florida
Robin Gagnon: Flagler Beach, Florida
Eric Gagnon: Flagler Beach, Florida
Eric Gall: Bonita Springs, Florida
Daryl Gloyns: Mississauga, Ontario
Pablo Langesfeld: Miami, Florida
Trent Lee: Las Vegas, Nevada
Debbie Small: Overland Park, Kansas

Dan Long: Cincinnati, Ohio
Tana Moss: Lafayette, Louisiana
Jeanie O’Reilly Northcutt: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Houmehr Panoussi: Encino, California
Wasim Rahman: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Josh Sagman: West Palm Beach, Florida
Steve Zimmerman:  San Rafael, California

 

IBBA Top Individual Deal Maker of the Year Award: Given to the individual who sold the greatest number of qualified businesses in the 2019 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Trent Lee: Las Vegas, Nevada

IBBA Top Individual Global Producer of the Year Award: Given to the individual who has the highest total purchase price from all of their deals combined in the 2019 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Jeanie O’Reilly Northcutt: Lake Oswego, Oregon

IBBA Top Team Deal Maker of the Year Award: Given to the team lead broker who sold the greatest number of qualified business deals in the 2019 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Gerald Brisson: Houston, Texas

IBBA Top Team Global Producer of the Year Award: Given to the team lead broker who has the highest total purchase price from all qualified businesses in the 2019 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Cortney Sells: Omaha, Nebraska

IBBA Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) of the Year Award: Given to the applicant who closed the single largest qualified business deal in the 2019 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Pino Bacinello: Vancouver, British Columbia

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.


Media Contact:

Cole Buergi
Leonard & Finco
920-965-7750 ext.168
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