Iowa Business Advisers
Year became a Business Advisor: 2008
Current Brokerage Name: Iowa Business Advisers
Current Brokerage Website: www.iowabusinessadvisers.com
Association Position Title: Treasurer, Budget Committee Chair
Brief Career History
In 2008, Brian Brown founded a regional business brokerage firm affiliated with a franchise organization that covered Iowa and Nebraska.
After 2018, he pivoted into directly assisting sellers of established, profitable enterprises and business buyers through the confidential process of ownership transfer.
Over a 25-year community banking career prior to business brokerage, Brian was the president/CEO for two banks since 1992 including founding president/CEO of a de novo charter.
Brief description of why your skills, knowledge, and experiences add value to the position you hold. What special value can you bring to your current position?
Brian serves on the board of directors of one of the oldest banks in Iowa.
Among his involvement in various organizations, Brian has served on the advisory board and as Chairman of the Iowa Small Business Development Centers.
What are your professional credentials?
Brian earned the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation through the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) in 2009, Certified Merger Acquisition Intermediary (CMAI) designation in 2015, and Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) credential in 2013.
He is also a licensed real estate broker in the State of Iowa.
What are your strongest skills?
After 39 years of business-to-business experience working with small and midsized business owners as an entrepreneur and a former banker, he understands the day-to-day challenges of business owners.
He values confidentiality, integrity, and professional relationships.