Meet Our Team of Business Selling Professionals
Our large team of dedicated business selling pros is here to serve our clients with over 100+ years of experience with buying and selling businesses. Our goal is to empower business owners & entrepreneurs to see the true value of what they’ve built utilizing our proprietary Merger & Acquisition process of positioning for the best business sale & acquisition possible.
After co-founding IAG in 2009, Jason quickly grew it into one of North America's premier M&A advisory firms. He is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs receive the exit they deserve. He and his team have assisted hundreds of sellers in valuing and eventually exiting their businesses. Prior to starting IAG, he led the marketing division of another M&A firm and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.
CEO / Partner
Strick Hullender co-founded IAG in 2009, and has been pushing the boundaries of M&A ever since through innovative, state-of-the-art processes ever. As the CEO, he and his team have overseen billions of dollars' worth of transferred value to clients. Prior to his work with IAG, he was an industrial engineer for one of the largest automobile manufacturers and owned another M&A company which he brought to the forefront of the industry with his over thirty years of experience.
Head of Operations
Ellen Lalli has been in the M&A arena for over 25 years and member of the Executive Board since IAG’s inception. As Head of Operations, she has built a team of top-notch personnel and implemented procedures to simplify the buyer/seller process. With attention to detail, she also oversees the day to day procedures to see that IAG standards are met.
Senior VP of Strategic Marketing
As part of the executive board, Linda has helped grow IAG into one of North America's premier M&A advisory firms by leading the marketing division and being the liaison for all clients. Prior to her work at IAG, she was an executive for twenty eight years with an aerospace manufacturing company.
Client Services Manager
Jeannette Zimmerman has been working in the M&A Industry with IAG’s Client Services Division for approximately 10 years. Her favorite part is working closely with clients and educating them on the process. In addition to direct client contact, she assists IAG with new hire and technical training. She’s always excited to learn new things and improve to better assist the company and her clients.
Tatiana Del Pilar
Vice President, Client Marketing
Tatiana Del Pilar has 6 years of experience in the M&A industry and has helped IAG's transactions run smoothly since she joined. Prior to her career in Acquisitions, she received her diploma from Columbia University in New York City. Tatiana's experiences provide her with a vast knowledge of the M&A industry and allow her to handle complex marketing strategies.
Brenda McCallister has worked in the M&A industry for over 20 years and with IAG for approximately 10 years, helping sellers achieve their ultimate goal of finding buyers. Her organizational skills have helped her to streamline the buyer/seller process. She is very passionate about her job and enjoys helping clients as much as possible.
Lisa R. Mungilla
Senior Executive Assistant
As an assistant to the Executive Management Team since IAG's inception, Lisa has been an integral part of all HR processes. She provides stellar customer service and organizes in-project management. Prior to her work with IAG, she has had over thirty years experience in the banking and financial industry. Lisa's education and experience allow her to have valuable M&A insight.
Senior M&A Advisor
Steven Rafter is both a Sr. Business Analyst and Transaction Specialist, a rarity that gives him a broad perspective of the whole exit process, from the initial business owner qualifying interview to closing the deal. Since 2006 Mr. Rafter has been a top producer in the industry and understands business owners well and bridges the gap between buyers and sellers.
Paula has worked in various industries, including Telecommunications, Technology, and Financial Services. She has managed a range of various sized companies, from small businesses to Divisions with P&L's in excess of $6B. Her experience makes her uniquely qualified to assist entrepreneurs seeking to sell or acquire businesses across diverse industries.
Cary R. Hullender
VP of Client Marketing
Cary Renee Hullender has provided client services to entrepreneurs at IAG since 2009, helping to craft optimal transactions for buyers and sellers alike. Prior to her work with IAG, she has amassed over twenty five years of experience in the M&A field and has tenaciously strived to achieve maximum deal value for her clients.
After many years of providing revenue development and business management services to a wide variety of companies, Tom now leverages his entrepreneurial skills to assist Business Owners with business value development and exit planning. Tom spent his early career years with IBM as a Major Account Executive, then went on to manage and sell several companies.
Director of Deal Closing
Flavia has extensive experience in the financial industry as she was a Vice President/ Corporate Banker JPMorgan Chase for 18 years. Flavia was responsible for Middle Market Banking and was promoted to Global Accounts nationally. Flavia has a BS in Economics and graduated from Long Island University at CW Post. Flavia also has successful experience in starting and growing her own companies.
Richard is one of our advisors who is knowledgeable and experienced in mergers & acquisitions with over 25 years of experience in management and consulting. Richard has led multiple customer centric companies to growth and profitability. He is an experienced problem solver and analyst focusing on business objectives and strategic planning.
Senior Business Analyst
John assists business owners by maximizing the proceeds from the sale of their business. His small and middle-market experience is an indispensable qualification for his role in the sales process. He is responsible for the review, initial analysis, selection and recommendation of those companies that will be accepted to enter the mergers and acquisition process with IAG, LLC.
James brings over 40 years of diverse and comprehensive background in business with small to mid-sized companies. Prior to working with IAG, his business experience is extensive. President, Vice President, National sales Director and Business Owner are some of the hats that he has worn on a national basis in his business career. He brings professional assistance when successfully exiting a business.
Mr. Orbin “Buddy” Swisshelm brings over 38 years of diverse and comprehensive background in entrepreneurship and executive management on small, mid-market and large privately held companies. National sales Director, Regional Manager and Business Owner are some of the hats that he has worn on a national basis in his business career.
Charles has served for eight years as a member of IAG's Transaction Team, and Buyer Development Department. He works with Business Sellers and Buyers to draft and review contract proposal terms, market and negotiate business sales, as well as research industries, companies and corporate personnel background discovery. He has over 26 years of experience as a Principal Broker.
In connection with four mergers and acquisitions platforms during a 30-year investment banking career, Tim Marlo has closed more than 150 lower middle market M&A and other corporate transactions across many industries with an aggregate deal value of four billion dollars. Prior to joining IAG Mr. Marlo was a Managing Director of a New York boutique investment bank.
Several decades of starting and operating lower middle B2B and online businesses offers valuable experience in advising business owners in exiting their business. Educational focus with Business Administration, Commercial& Industrial Sales, BEAR Valuation, and Exit Planning. Brian has proven a complex M&A process which resulted in closing transactions at above typical value in a difficult economy.
Ann focuses on building relationships with sellers and buyers. She has owned her own business, started a non-profit company, written government grants, taught at the university level and sold a business. Ann holds a BFA from Oakland University graduating summa cum laude and receiving an outstanding alumni award for the success of her business.
Richard New brings to IAG over 20 years experience in the M & A industry. He has assisted many business owners to receive the exit they deserve. His vast knowledge of different business genres gives his clients assurance they are in good hands with the IAG team. Prior to working with IAG, he owned several small businesses, including an insurance agency and a construction company.
Shane served as the President and CEO of a publicly traded (NASDAQ) firm up until 2012. Since that time, he has been helping business owners meet their personal and professional objectives as an interim-CEO, Fractional Executive and Business Counselor. Assisting companies with pragmatic advice on company sales, mergers, and acquisitions is his passion.
As the owner of multiple businesses Dave has been involved in numerous acquisitions, mergers and divestitures throughout his business career. Due to his continuing involvement with businesses and their owners, he has also written columns, and taught classes on college campuses throughout the DFW area. Dave’s passion centers around helping business owners profitably exit.
M&A Executive Assistant
Bryan heads up our client services department for our field analysts, coordinating appointments and assisting our clients with questions, guidance, and focus. Bryan has many years of experience in the Mergers & Acquisitions Industry, as well as experience in the financial and services industries.
Joe is a successful entrepreneur, speaker and published author. He has over 30 years experience building, growing and exiting his own businesses and in providing growth and exit advice to both sellers and buyers. Joe has helped businesses across a wide array of industries and sizes to help set and meet their strategy and growth goals.
Ryan’s main focus is to deliver quality mergers and acquisitions for his clients, while assisting them with the task of preparing their business for sale. Ryan’s expertise in the sales process helps create a streamlined platform to help clients successfully broker valuable assets. Ryan has served as a C-Level executive for a risk-management company.
Boris is an experienced investment banker and private equity professional. He has brought together qualified buyers and sellers of companies both large and small and participated at all levels of a business transaction - buyer, seller, intermediary, and investment banker. Boris was previously a managing partner for Red Oak Capital and Reef Equity.
Leonard is a performance-driven leader recognized for over 25 years of Merger and Acquisitions experience. He has sold Millions in business sales and dedicated to providing professional service to make the sale of your business as smooth as possible. Leonard is also a Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker with a BSBA Degree majoring in Accounting.
Rebecca is a proven M&A professional with successful results across a wide range of industries, along with extensive deal structure, financing & capital raise experience. Prior to joining IAG, Rebecca operated a business consultancy service that helped emerging technology companies launch their sales program or improve sales performance, and small market businesses develop strategies for expansion.
Steve is responsible for selection and recommendation of those companies that are a good fit for IAG’s Acquisition process. Mr. Ingemi has better than 40 years experience in entrepreneurship and executive management with the small, mid-market and large privately held companies. Mr. Ingemi’s small and middle market experience is indispensable in the exit process for his clients.
Franko has been on the front-end of multiple globally leading companies, including as founder of several sports-science & technology brands & a world-class professional sports management agency. He brings more than 20 years experience in small business ownership, investor relations, sales & marketing growth strategies as well as several personal exits.
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Without IAG’s work we would not have been able to sell our business. IAG sold our business & we would recommend them to anyone looking to sell theirs!
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IAG not only provided the best service in regards to us selling our business, but we also learned numerous valuable lessons along the way that allows us to do more!
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IAG is widely recognized as a leading M&A advisory firm. IAG works with client’s to fully understand their individual need, by combining the access and expertise of an international firm with senior-level stewardship and personalized service. We can help advance your vision. Our hands-on experience and intellectual rigor have become our calling cards. In today’s current market, unfamiliar territory requires a partner who can familiarize you with the proper high-quality liquidity event process. Our long record of leadership in the marketplace and high level of transaction activity enables us to clear the market globally in search of the best transaction partners. Our deal makers are true experts in the industry and understand the competitive landscape and deal environment facing our clients.
IAG M&A Advisors is a business intermediary consulting firm, facilitating the buying & selling of businesses. With over 100 years of combined experience, our team has been a leader in the industry by helping the owners of privately-held companies “cash in” on all their hard work & get the best payoff possible.