“Steve continues to bring great experience and depth to the IBBA Board, along with his passionate commitment to help business brokers be successful,” stated Barry Berkowitz, 2020 IBBA Chair of the Board. “We are grateful to have his leadership for another term.”
“The IBBA continues to grow and expand its value to members, and I’m just so happy to be a part of helping business brokers worldwide be successful,” state Mariani.
Board member candidates are identified by the IBBA nominating committee and then elected by membership vote. Each holds a three-year term, with a maximum service of two sequential terms. Mariani’s second term begins January 1, 2021.
Mariani has focused solely on acquisition lending, personally closing over $1 billion in SBA transactions since 1996. Specializing in large goodwill transactions and utilizing the most aggressive lenders, Diamond Financial has become the largest privately owner SBA loan provider in the nation. Self-employed since 1983, Steve is uniquely qualified to represent the small businesses of the United States.
About the International Business Brokers Association
Formed in 1984 and with more than 1,500 members, the International Business Brokers Association (BBA) is the largest international not for profit association for business brokers. The association provides business brokers with education, free benefits, conferences, professional designations, support programs, networking opportunities, and award the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation to qualifying business brokers. To learn more visit www.ibba.org.