Jeff Elder of IBEX Wins Chairman’s Circle Award

IBBA presents Jeff Elder with Chairman’s Circle Award


(Austin, Texas) Jeff Elder of International Business Exchange is the recipient of the Chairman’s Circle Award given out by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) during its annual conference in New Orleans on May 4. The Chairman’s Circle Award recognizes those who closed one or more business deals amounting to $3 million and above in total purchase price during the 2017 calendar year.

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“As the only international association for business brokers, it’s important for the IBBA to recognize individuals like Jeff who are worldwide leaders in this industry and who display the high standards of skill and excellence that the IBBA promotes,” said Warren Burkholder, IBBA Board Chair, “This award lets sellers and buyers know they are working with one of the industry’s top performers.”

The IBBA is the world’s premier organization operating exclusively for professionals and firms engaged in business brokerage. The Member Excellence Awards Gala that the IBBA puts on during their annual conference gives winners the recognition they deserve for their achievements, while also giving their IBBA colleagues the opportunity to engage with them and learn from their experience.

Jeff has been involved in the merger and acquisition and advisory business since 1987. His qualifications and experience as a business professional helps him handle various phases of the business transaction; including initial business assessment, search and screening of prospective buyers, negotiations, due diligence and closing the sale. The unique skill of listening to seller clients and a broad practical business experience gives Jeff the ability to sell a variety of industry specific businesses.

Over the years, Jeff has been involved in numerous M&A transactions including those involving strategic, private equity, family groups, foreign entities and other business enterprises. He has an accounting degree from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration. He is a member of the International Business Brokerage Association and the Texas Business Brokers Association. Jeff is also a Certified Business Intermediary and a Texas Board Certified Broker. He has served multiple terms on the state board of the Texas Association of Business Brokers. Jeff and his wife, Celeste, make their home in Austin, 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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Prior to purchasing IBEX, Chuck Harvey spent 35 years as CEO, CFO and consultant to the Fortune 500, Middle Market, Mainstreet and in the Start-up community, including spending time at PepsiCo & Price Waterhouse Coopers. During that time, Chuck oversaw three dozen buy-side / sell-side transactions on three continents, including a $35M sale of a Texas digital photography pioneer to a $1 Billion Japanese conglomerate.

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