Ron Johnson

ron-1Ronald C. (Ron) Johnson, M&AMI, CBI, CBB, Fellow of the IBBA
Chairman & Principal – ABI

Ron is Chairman of ABI Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions, which was established in San Ramon, CA, in 1984. Ron has been the intermediary in over one hundred transactions since entering the profession in 1991, and has managed, for his associates, many hundreds of additional transactions. He was a founding principal of Onyx Associates, which was a ‘sister’ M&A firm to ABI, but which is now incorporated under the existing ABI banner and name. Ron is well recognized nation-wide in his profession, having served 10 years on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB), including two terms as President of the CABB, chaired the Education Committee, the Governmental Relations Committee, and the Nominating Committee. Ron has twice been the recipient of the ‘CABB President’s Award.’ Internationally, Ron served as the 2007 Chairman of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), which is the world’s largest professional association of business brokers and M&A intermediaries. He has also chaired the IBBA’s Affiliates Committee, the Conference Planning Committee, the Finance Committee, the Nominating Committee, and he currently serves on the IBBA Board of Directors. Ron also teaches IBBA course 301 – Introduction to Mergers & Acquisitions, and is a frequent contributor to business brokerage professional journals, publications and websites. His leadership roles in the IBBA and the CABB have added extensively to Ron’s network of other highly skilled dealmakers and Private Equity Groups, all of which provides a continuous stream of new ideas regarding the marketing and selling of businesses. He is a graduate of Long Beach State University with a degree in mathematics.

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