Managing Partner and Principal

Matt Frye

Matt is the Managing Partner responsible for the operations of IBG/Bluestem Resources Group, LLC (Bluestem USA). A native-Tulsan, Matt joined IBG/Bluestem following twenty-one years in Executive Management roles for multiple energy-based technology companies in Houston, Texas. Matt started his career in Tulsa in the domestic exploration and production business and migrated into commodity trading with …

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gary papay

Gary Papay

Gary Papay is a professional intermediary and business appraiser specializing in the sale and transfer of privately held mid-market, heating oil, propane, and petroleum companies since 1976. Gary is the partner in charge of the IBG Pennsylvania and North Carolina offices. Entrepreneurial/Industry Experience Gary Papay’s career started at Agway, Inc. a Fortune 100 company, where …

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John Johnson

John C. Johnson

John C. Johnson is Managing Partner and Founder of IBG Business and Bluestem Resources Group, LLC (BluestemUSA), operating  IBG’s Oklahoma office. Since 1987, John has provided strategic counsel, facilitated business mergers and acquisitions, and performed business valuations. He has spent nearly three decades as an M&A advisor, advocate and intermediary to business owners. John’s career …

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Jim Afinowich

Jim Afinowich

Jim Afinowich is a Partner and Designated Broker at IBG Fox & Fin in the Phoenix office, a mergers and acquisition firm founded in 1993 that handles business sales between $5 million and $150 million. The firm has been selected Arizona’s number one business broker and investment banking firm for 18 consecutive years by Ranking …

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