(Green Bay, Wisconsin) Scott Bushkie of Cornerstone Business Services, Inc. is the recipient of the Closing of the Year Award and 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 Closing of the Year Award is given to the sole applicant who closed the single largest business deal in the 2017 calendar year. The Chairman’s Circle Award recognizes those who closed one or more business deals of $3 million and above in total purchase price during the 2017 calendar year.
“As the only international association for business brokers, it’s important for the IBBA to recognize individuals like Scott 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.”
“I am honored to be recognized by IBBA,” said Bushkie. “This is an interesting and dynamic industry and I thoroughly enjoy helping sellers and buyers with their business transactions. I also have to give credit to the entire Cornerstone Business Services team, which does an outstanding job.”
Bushkie founded Cornerstone Business Services, Inc. in 2001. Today it is one of the largest lower middle market M&A firms in the Midwest. Operating from offices in Wisconsin and Iowa, its associates have completed several hundred million in sales, with a closing ratio that’s more than double the national average. The firm fields worldwide interest in client opportunities and has led transactions with buyers and sellers based throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Russia.
Bushkie is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), a Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and a Fellow of the IBBA.
He has won numerous awards and recognitions for his work, is a published author, syndicated columnist and recognized speaker. Bushkie is also a sought-after exp