John Zayac

IBG Businesssm Managing Partner and Principal

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John Zayac founded International Business Group, Ltd. in 1986 to provide the mid-market business seller the high-quality resources and sophisticated service traditionally reserved for firms valued over $100 million. Since inception, John built this firm into the merger & acquisition industry's most comprehensive provider of acquisition advisory services for mid-market business sellers. His oversight of handling each client from start to finish built a record of success as a business intermediary including hundreds of completed transactions in manufacturing, distribution, and service industries.

Entrepreneurial/Industry Experience

In addition to founding IBG, John Zayac has owned and operated a spectrum of businesses including a printing company, an automobile importing agency and a chain of car washes. According to Professional Car Washing Magazine, his is the 10th largest chain self-service car wash locations in the U.S. John is a court-appointed expert in business evaluations and transactions. He is a nationally recognized speaker on The Sale of Privately-Held, Mid-Market Firms.

His personal business philosophy is mindful: Most business owners only sell a firm once in a life time, capitalizing on this opportunity requires experience, resources and knowledge to ensure nothing is left to chance.

A native of Binghamton, New York, John has resided in Colorado since 1982. He is actively involved in many industry associations and civic organizations. John is a competitive race pilot in the T-6 Racing Association, most recently placing 2nd in the 2010 T-6 Gold Class National Championship Air Races in Reno, NV.

Certifications/Licenses/Memberships/Awards

  • Holds his series 63 and series 82 securities registration under Still Point Capital Partners
  • Fellow of the IBBA Award, a highly-esteemed lifetime achievement award honoring an expert business intermediary (International Business Brokers Association - IBBA)
  • Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) (Prestigious M&A Brokers industry certification)
  • International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Board of Directors, M&A Source
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI)
  • Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA)
  • Board of Directors, Internet Safety Commission
  • Past Board of Directors, T6 Racing Association (served 5 years as President)
  • Board of Directors, Air Power West
  • Steering Committee Member, Wings Over the Rockies
  • Board of Directors, Strategic Initiative Task Force (SITF)
  • Board of Directors, Business Intermediary Education Foundation (BIEF)

Business & Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Air Power West
  • Board Member, T6 Racing Association
  • Steering Committee Member Wings Over the Rockies
  • Morgan Adams Foundation
  • Association for Corporate Growth

John Zayac*

Managing Partner and Principal

(303) 758-4000
zayac@ibgbusiness.com

  • Manufacturing
  • Business Services
  • Distribution
  • B.S., Cornell University
  • Major, Finance
  • Graduated with Distinction
  • Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI)
  • Certified Mergers Acquisitions Advisor (CMA)
  • Registered series 82 and 63 securities under Still Point Capital Partners
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