The International Business Brokers Association recognizes the 2020 Industry’s Best

Independence, OH  – June 4, 2021 –The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is pleased to announce this year’s Member Excellence Award recipients in recognition of their exceptional achievements in 2020.

“This year’s recipients are especially impressive given the results they achieved despite the challenges posed by COVID,” said IBBA Board Chair and Chief Governance Office, Lisa Riley. “Their achievements are not only a testament to their skill and competence as Business Brokers, but also to their adaptability, fortitude and client dedication.”

Awards are given for either individual or team performance based upon transactions completed in calendar year 2020.  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 2020 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 2020 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Rebecca Davis, Practice Sales Advisors (GA)

IBBA Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) of the Year Award: Given to the applicant who closed the single largest qualified business deal in the 2020 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Michael Mensch, Agency Brokerage Consultants (FL)

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 2020 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Al Fialkovich, Transworld Business Advisors (CO)

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 2020 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Cortney Sells, The Firm Business Brokerage (NE)

IBBA Team Deal of the Year Award: Given to the team lead broker who closed the single largest qualified business deal in the 2020 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Al Fialkovich, Transworld Business Advisors (CO)

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 2020 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Nelson Barros
Jim Beno
Chris Cantwell
Bobbi Coffey
Paul Corrigan
Dave DeCamella
Martin Fishman
Jennifer Fox
Eric Gagnon
Kyle Griffith
Marcelo Jo
Marc Lazarus
Christina Lazuric Woscoff
Thomas Milana
Diana Miles
Katie Milton Jordan
Joseph Nicolini

Steven Niehaus
Ray Palombi
Shaun Rudgear
Joshua Sagman
Steve Santens
Paul Savage
Joe Shemansky
Harry Sidhu
Sheila Spangler
Charles Spickert
James Stan
JT (Jim) Tatem
Shaun Thornton
David Xie
Dustin Zeher
Henry Ziff
Steve Zimmerman

 

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 2020 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Faraaz Ali
Steven Beal
Rupesh Bharad
Sean Brelsford
Roberta Caputo
Buddy Carp
Russell Cohen
Matt Coletta
Frank Costa
Erin Crawford
Priscilla Dakin
John DeVries
Nate Ernest-Jones
Bianca Evans
Lester Fernandes
Clint Fiore
Aaron Fox
Robin Gagnon
Daryl Gloyns
Peter Goodman
Justin Grolley
Baris Guler
Randy Hendershot
Daniel Herring
Ian Houghton
Paul Ihrig
Tiffany Kert
David (Brian) Labonte
James Lascano
Dan Long
Jeff MacAdam
Camille McLaughlin
Greg Michail
Charles Mullins
Kevin A. Nery
Shreeraj Parikh
Adam Petricoff
Wasim Rahman
Vinil Ramchandran
David Routzahn
Raj Sathyaseelan
Steve Sigman
Mani Singh
Debbie Small
Julian Solomons
Valerie Vaughn
Linnea Westlake
Craig White
Austin Zhao
Steve Zimmerman

 

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 2020 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Randy Bring
Anthony Caliendo
Rebecca Davis
Cress V. Diglio
Jeffrey Elder
Eric Gall
John Johnson
Trent Lee

Erica Lewandowski
Michael Mensch
Houmehr ‘Mike’ Panoussi
Wilhelm Reich
Brenda Sali
Karen Schorkopf
David Yezbak

IBBA Deal Maker Award: Given to those individuals who sold at least 10 qualified businesses during the 2020 calendar year. The IBBA is pleased to congratulate:

Rupesh Bharad
Randy Bring
Russell Cohen
Rebecca Davis
John DeVries
Jeffrey Elder
Lester Fernandes
Aaron Fox
Robin Gagnon
Eric Gall

Daryl Gloyns
Baris Guler
Trent Lee
Charles Mullins
Houmehr ‘Mike’ Panoussi
Wilhelm Reich
Karen Schorkopf
Harry Sidhu
Steve Zimmerman

 

About the International Business Brokers Association

Formed in 1984 and with nearly 1,600 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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