Brian Mazar, MBA, CBI

Brian is the Managing Director/CEO of American Fortune LLC, a business sales and acquisitions advisory firm based in Louisville, Kentucky.  Brian sets the strategy, manages the operations, and demands the highest standards of ethics and business practices of the firm. Brian has advised business owners in every industry on all aspects of mergers & acquisitions.  He has a rich background in manufacturing having held key business and operations positions with four Fortune 500 companies that were tier 1 suppliers to GM, Ford and Chrysler. He is an experienced negotiator and mediator and has superior skills in mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, exit planning strategies, and business valuations. He has attained the title “CBI” (Certified Business Intermediary) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management and an MBA.
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Articles by Brian Mazar, MBA, CBI


When is the Best Time to Sell My Business? When is the Best Time to Sell My Business? When is the Best Time to Sell My Business? When is the Best Time to Sell My Business?


If you are selling your business, there is always a right time and a wrong time. This article tells you why waiting until the right time...

Q&A by Brian Mazar, MBA, CBI



Before answering the question, it makes sense to first ask why people want to be in business for themselves. What are their motives?...


Deals can fall apart for many reasons driven by both the buyer and the seller. However, I have found that there are usually four key...


I will assume your company is privately held, which is most usually the case in the middle market. In my experience, buyers assess the...