Eric J. Gall, MBA, CM&AP, CBI, ABI
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Eric J. Gall is the registered broker and founder of Edison Business Advisors. Over the past 20 years, he has participated in many forms of business transactions totaling over $175M.
Eric won the 2018, 2016, and 2014 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) "#1 Top Dollar Producer Award" for Southwest Florida beating out 91 other BBF brokers. His 2018 and 2016 transaction volume ranked in the top 10 in the State of Florida out of 1,115 BBF brokers. He is the only broker in the top 10 not located in the larger Tampa, Orlando, or Miami/Fort Lauderdale markets. He also won the IBBA 2019 and 2018 Chairman's Circle and Deal Maker Awards. He has been a BBF Million Dollar Seller in 2010 and 2012 through 2019.
Eric is highly credentialed having obtained his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), his Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (CM&AP) from M&A Source, and his Accredited Business Intermediary (ABI) from the American Business Brokers Association (ABBA). He was the second broker to obtain a CBI and is the only CM&AP in Southwest Florida.
The CBI requires meeting stringent education and performance requirements as well as the high ethical standards of the IBBA. The CM&AP requires achieving in-depth knowledge of the specialized approach required to successfully prepare and execute lower-middle-market transactions (above $1M in EBITDA). The ABI requires meeting a specified number of years in the business and completed transactions. Eric holds BSE and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan.
Prior to founding Edison Business Advisors, Eric bought, sold, and operated several businesses in the IT, automotive, and transportation sectors. He worked in corporate M&A at Ford Motor Company where he led the post-merger integration efforts for Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, and Mazda and helped establish an Asia-Pacific product development group. Eric was recognized as a corporate expert in multi-cultural negotiations.
He is an active member of BBF, IBBA, and M&A Source. He is the ABBA's Best Practices Forum Leader and Vice President of the BBF's Tampa Region.
By investing time and money in education, certifications, and best practices, Eric has achieved a tremendous return for Edison Business Advisors' clients who have successfully transacted businesses at a significantly higher rate than the industry average.
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