Senior M&A Advisor • CBI, M&AMI
Ian is a Senior M&A Advisor with Pacific Mergers and Acquisitions bringing 15+ years of advisory service to the team, and over the years has completed transactions across Canada ranging from smaller Main Street deals to much larger Middle Market multi-million dollar offerings. He is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Mergers and Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI), Certified M&A Professional (CMAP) and has been presented with the International Business Broker Association’s Outstanding Producer Award 2016 and 2017, and the Chairman’s Circle Award for 2017, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
A native of the UK, Ian arrived in Vancouver in 1988 and immediately became involved in the dynamic Canadian business world. While living in Canada, he has gained over 20 years experience working in electronics distribution and supporting small to medium business enterprises. During this time Ian worked in all facets of a multi-million-dollar company taking on roles from Operations and Product Flow Management to Sales and Marketing and finally a roll on the senior management team. Through his experience, and in his role as VP International Sales and Marketing, Ian worked with teams covering three continents around the world and was instrumental in the sale of a major division of this business. As a result, Ian fully understands the process and attention to detail needed to successfully complete a business sale.
Ian has always had a focus on supporting the middle-market business owner and learned quickly the importance of value-added service and support required for business growth. From Europe to Latin America, it was evident that no matter where you are in the world or whatever your business focus and size, you can never put a price on the value of a key strategic partner. This same philosophy holds true when the time comes for the owner of the business is ready to sell. Ian’s background, years of transactional experience, and empathy toward the business owner, along with his commitment to hard work and professionalism, will ensure he is an ideal partner to assist you in achieving your goals.
Outside of Ian’s involvement in the business community in Vancouver, he is also a keen sportsman enjoying skiing, golf, mountain biking, paddle boarding and soccer, along with an overall deep passion for the outdoors.