Seventy-one business brokers from around the world have earned the prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation given out by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). CBI certification represents the gold standard in the business brokerage industry and is only granted to individuals who complete required course work, pass an extensive competency exam, and agree to uphold the IBBA’s Professional Standards and Code of Ethics.

“This is a difficult certification to obtain. Achieving it demonstrates a personal commitment to excellence and a dedication to the craft of being a business broker,” said Jeff Snell, IBBA Credentialing Committee Chair and 2019 IBBA Board Chair-Elect. “The CBI is a clear indicator of knowledge and experience, and a commitment to industry excellence. We encourage business sellers and buyers to look for the CBI designation when selecting a business broker to work with,” added Snell.

Congratulations to the following business brokers who have achieved their CBI designation:

Leonard Abels: Fort Collins, Colorado
Margaret Ahn: Fort Lee, New Jersey
Jeffery Baxter: Raleigh, North Carolina
Russell Bernstein: New Orleans, Louisiana
Rupesh Bharad: Glen Allen, Virginia
Vishal Bharucha: New York, New York
Tyler Block: Lexington, Massachusetts
David Blosser: Charlotte, North Carolina
Steven Bramhall: Arlington, Texas
Tony Brock: Arlington, Texas
Bob Brooks: Alexandria, Ohio
Kevin Brooks: Grand Junction, Colorado
Robin Brower: Cleveland, Ohio
David Buboltz: Cary, North Carolina
Nick Cireddu: Cleveland, Ohio
Peter Cireiello: Santa Monica, California
Robert Cunio: San Diego, California
Priscilla Dakin: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Nina DeMarie: Lake Orion, Michigan
Scott Densmore: Colorado Springs, Colorado
John DeVries: Jensen Beach, Florida
Lauren Drummond: Diberville, Mississippi
Justin Farmer: Gig Harbor, Washington
Aldrin Fernandes: Mississauga, Ontario
Bryan Foreman: Nashville, Tennessee
Jim Friesen: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Eric Gagnon: Flagler Beach, Florida
Robin Gagnon: Flagler Beach, Florida
Bill Garcia: Roseville, California
Thomas Gogarty: Dagsboro, Delaware
Donna Greslo: Delray Beach, Florida
Sridhar Gurram: Fremont, California
Felicia Hardy: Chicago, Illinois
Mark Hartmann: Chester, New Jersey
Rob Hooton: Ancaster, Ontario
Tom Jelepis: Cleveland, Ohio

Josh Jones: Salt Lake City, Utah
Michael Kelner: Charlotte, North Carolina
Ron Kleier: Overland Park, Kansas
Phil King: Ottawa, Canada
Kent Lance-Schmidt: Mission Viejo, California
Eric Landis: Irvine, California
Michael Lannie: North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Shu Liang: Suwanee, Georgia
Katrina Loftin-Winkel: Reno, Nevada
Ryn Longmaid: Santa Rosa, California
Kelly MacCarthy: Cleveland, Ohio
Robert Mance: Cardiff by the Sea, California
Mary Manilla: Portland, Oregon
Tyler Maslakewycz: Sudbury, Northern Ontario
Shreeraj Parikh: Corona, California
Jing Pei: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Marshall Pollock: Carlsbad, California
Jason Poot: Worthington, Ohio
Vinil Ramchandran: Newport Beach, California
Shelby Rhodes: Chester, New Jersey
Donna Scarborough: Henderson, Texas
Chet Scheltema: Vista, California
Harry Shaheen : DeQuincy, Louisiana
Maynetta Sheaffer: Oakland, California
Senhwa (Molly) Sung: Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
Randall Thompson: North Barrington, Illinois
Bernice Ting: Laval, Quebec
Duane Tucker: Green Valley, Arizona
Deedy Vincent: Wilmington, North Carolina
Jon Vincent: Wilmington, North Carolina
Kate Vriner: Dayton, Ohio
Aaron Wells: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Wayne Wright: Arvada, Colorado
Dustin Zeher: Tysons Corner, Virginia
Austin Zhao: Houston, Texas

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

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