The International Business Brokers Association recognizes the Industry’s Best

Independence, OH  – May 19, 2022 –The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is pleased to announce this year’s Member Excellence Award recipients in recognition of their exceptional achievements in 2021.

“Proven to be true leaders in the business brokerage industry, this year’s recipients are dedicated professionals,” said IBBA Board Chair and Chief Governance Officer, Randy Bring. “We’re pleased to recognize and honor their high standards of skill and excellence which the IBBA strongly promotes.”

Awards are given for either individual or team performance based upon transactions completed in calendar year 2021. Individual awards were given in the following categories: Outstanding Producer, Chairman’s Circle, Platinum Chairman’s Circle, Deal Maker, Top Individual Deal Maker of the Year, Top Individual Global Producer and CBI of the Year. Team awards are given in the categories of: Top Team Deal Maker, Top Team Global Producer, and Team Deal of the Year.

The following individuals have been awarded the IBBA’s highest honors:

IBBA Top Individual Deal Maker of the Year Award: Given to the individual who sold the greatest number of qualified businesses in the 2021 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Trent Lee, First Choice Business Brokers (NV)

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 2021 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Andrew Rogerson, Rogerson Business Services (CA)

IBBA Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) of the Year Award: Given to the applicant who closed the single largest qualified business deal in the 2021 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Brent Engelbrekt, True North Mergers & Acquisitions (MN)

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 2021 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Chris Jones, Sunbelt Business Advisors of Minnesota (MN)

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 2021 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Chris Jones, Sunbelt Business Advisors of Minnesota (MN)

IBBA Team Deal of the Year Award: Given to the team lead broker who closed the single largest qualified business deal in the 2021 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Chris Jones, Sunbelt Business Advisors of Minnesota (MN)

Thank you to all of our Team Applicants: Al Fialkovich (CO), Eric Gagnon (FL), Kevin Oh (NY) and Cortney Sells (NE).

The IBBA is also pleased to recognize the following award recipients:

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 2021 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Adam Bauer (MA)
Barry Berkowitz (FL)
Andrew Brown (BC, CANADA)
Jeffrey Bury Ph.D. (OH)
Anthony Caliendo (FL)
Johnathan Choe (OR)
Frank Costa (CA)
Nicholas Fares (OH)
April Femrite (MN)
Kara Gibson Brzytwa (WA)
Justin Grolley (MA)
David Heinz (IL)
Marcelo Jo (FL)
Kevin Kramer (KY)
Gregg Kunz (CO)
Pablo Langesfeld (FL)
Marc Lazarus (NJ)
Jeff MacAdam (PA)
Andy Mehta (TX)
Carlos Mejia (FL)
Steve Merritt (TX)
Greg Michail (CA)
Chris Mitchell (GA)
John Moser (CA)
Leon Niemann (CO)
Shreeraj Parikh (CA)
Vinil Ramchandran (CA)
Jeannie Randolph (NM)
Lisa Riley (AZ)
David Routzahn (NJ)
Shaun Rudgear (AZ)
Joshua Sagman (FL)
Charles Spickert (CO)
Robert Stasiak (MI)
Brian Stephens (FL)
Craig White (BC, CANADA)
Wayne Wright (CO)
David Xie (BC, CANADA)


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 2021 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Emmet Apolinario (OH)
Nelson Barros (Manitoba, Canada)
Steven Beal (Manitoba, Canada)
Jim Beno (IL)
Rupesh Bharad (VA)
Steve Boylan (WI)
Randy Bring (FL)
Gary Brooks (Ontario, Canada)
Sam Campanella (Ontario, Canada)
Chris Cantwell (CO)
Buddy Carp (MA)
Russell Cohen (FL)
Dave DeCamella (FL)
Lester Fernandes (Ontario, Canada)
John Fincher (TX)
Clint Fiore (TX)
Matthew FitzGibbon (FL)
Aaron Fox (MA)
Steve Fylypchuk (Alberta, Canada)
Robin Gagnon (FL)
Anthony Geronimo (FL)
Sundeep Gill (NY)
Daryl Gloyns (Ontario, Canada)
Dave Godwin (AR)
Kyle Griffith (NY)
Sarah Grossman (MA)
Molly Hanson (MA)
Paul Ihrig (FL)
Tony Khoury (NC)
Joe Khoury (CA)
Ron Kleier (KS)
David (Brian) Labonte (MA)

Katrina Loftin (NV)
Dan Long (OH)
Pam Ludwinski (MO)
Tom Milana (FL)
Crystal Misenheimer (TN)
Jim Moazez (CA)
Joseph Nicolini (FL)
Steven Niehaus (FL)
Rochelle O’Brien (TX)
James Parker (FL)
William Patten (WA)
Peter Picciano (FL)
Bhanu Raavi (Ontario, Canada)
AJ Ramsey (NC)
Phil Reese (AZ)
Wilhelm Reich (Barcelona, Spain)
Steve Santens (MT)
Richard Schammel (CA)
Karen Schorkopf (TN)
Michael Schwantes (WI)
Harry Sidhu (CA)
Mani Singh (CA)
James Stan (Ontario, Canada)
Gene Townley (AL)
Valerie Vaughn (KS)
Linnea Westlake (CA)
Tina Wright (NC)
Dustin Zeher (VA)
Steve Zimmerman (CA)
Steve Zimmerman (VA)
Brian Zoberg (FL)

IBBA Platinum Chairman’s Circle Award: Given to those individuals who closed one or more qualified business deals amounting to $10 million and above in total purchase price during the 2021 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Faraaz Ali (VA)
Joe Alter (FL)
Anthony Blair (FL)
Sean Brelsford (FL)
Scott Bushkie (WI)
Chuck Campbell (KS)
Cress V. Diglio (FL)
Jeffrey Elder (TX)
Brent Engelbrekt (MN)
Eric Gall (FL)
Vasilis Georgiou (CA)
Bob Harris (MN)
Moche Hazout (FL)

Randy Hendershot (CA)
Trent Lee (NV)
Erica Lewandowski (FL)
Charles Mullins (NC)
Houmehr ‘Mike’Panoussi (CA)
Rebecca Robinson Davis (GA)
Andrew Rogerson (CA)
Brenda Sali (FL)
Debbie Small (KS)
Benjamin Strake (MO)
Matthew Wochele (GA)
Robert Wolter (WI)
David Yezbak (SC)

IBBA Deal Maker Award: Given to those individuals who sold at least 10 qualified businesses during the 2021 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Emmet Apolinario (OH)
Sam Campanella (Ontario, Canada)
Chris Cantwell (CO)
Russell Cohen (FL)
Dave DeCamella (FL)
Jeffrey Elder (TX)
Lester Fernandes (Ontario, Canada)
Robin Gagnon (FL)
Eric Gall (FL)
Daryl Gloyns (Ontario, Canada)
Bob Harris (MN)
Pablo Langesfeld (FL)
Trent Lee (NV)
Crystal Misenheimer (TN)

Jim Moazez (CA)
Charles Mullins (NC)
Houmehr ‘Mike’ Panoussi (CA)
James Parker (FL)
Rebecca Robinson Davis (GA)
Joshua Sagman (FL)
Brenda Sali (FL)
Karen Schorkopf (TN)
Harry Sidhu (CA)
Mani Singh (CA)
Benjamin Strake (MO)
Dustin Zeher (VA)
Steve Zimmerman (CA)
Brian Zoberg (FL)

 

About the International Business Brokers Association

Formed in 1984 and with nearly 2,500 members, the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is the largest international not for profit association for Business Brokers.  The association provides Business Brokers with education, free benefits, conferences, professional designations, support programs and networking opportunities, and award the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation to qualifying Business Brokers.  To learn more visit www.ibba.org.

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