Ben has been an active business broker since 1994 and is the founder and managing broker of Mountain States Business Brokers & Advisors (MSBBA). During his business brokerage career, he has been involved in over 300 successful business ownership transfers.
Ben is a Michigan native and after serving in the Navy he moved to Tampa, Florida where he joined a national CPA firm, received his CPA certification and later founded his own CPA firm in 1974. Before relocating to Colorado in 1993, Ben also became a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and expanded his financial services operation. He also organizing or managing a number of other businesses in the wireless cable television, direct mail, residential land development & construction, limousine service & manufacturing, video game distribution, property management and citrus growing industries. Ben has extensive experience in contract negotiations, mergers & acquisitions, retirement planning, income tax litigation issues and real-world based small business planning.
Ben has earned industry designations as an Accredited Business Intermediary (ABI), an Accredited Merger & Acquisition Advisor (AM&AA) and a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI). He has served as a member of the Board of Directors, Vice-president and Secretary of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI) and is a long-time member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), having served on their Leadership Council. Ben is active in his church, enjoys hunting, hiking and snowshoeing in the mountain backcountry and is married to Nancy Foreman-Mahrle.