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Brian Brown, CBI, CNE, CMAI

Heartland Business & Financial
Investment Banking

Contact Information:

101 3rd Ave. SW #215
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
United States

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Clients I'm Seeking:


1. Former business owners, C- & V- level executives, CPA’s, attorneys, & commercial loan officers seeking a rewarding vocational opportunity to participate in the greatest small business ownership transition in history; 2. Privately-held business owners in Iowa, Nebraska, Western Illinois, Southwestern Wisconsin, & Southern Minnesota; 3. Business buyers in the upper Midwest; 4. Franchise buyers anywhere in the U.S.

About My Business:


Brian Brown, CBI, is Regional Director of Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, Heartland Region, covering Iowa and Nebraska. As CEO of Murphy Business & Financial of the Heartland Corp., Brian’s responsibilities include assisting buyers and sellers through the complex process of business exit planning and implementation. Additionally as Regional Director, he provides training and support to franchise owners in the Heartland region. Brian is responsible for building a team of highly reputable business professionals that provide clients with value-added services. Brian’s corporate experience includes holding positions of CEO, President, and Board Member. He has twenty-four years of business-to-business experience working with small and medium sized business owners, executives, and senior managers. Brian, as a long time Iowa banker, understands the day-to-day and year-to-year challenges of business owners. He is uniquely qualified to advise and assist clients who want to sell, purchase, value, or finance a business. Brian’s strong professional relationships are extremely beneficial to business owners, sellers, and buyers. Brian values confidentiality, honesty, professionalism, responsiveness, and the unique needs of each and every client. Brian was founding CEO of Community Savings Bank, Robins, and Cedar Rapids, IA. Prior to that, he was CEO of Keystone Savings Bank, Marengo and Keystone, IA and Keystone Community Bancorporation. As a result, he became a respected, dependable, entrepreneurial bank executive who was skilled in starting and building business. He is knowledgeable in managing sales, marketing, investments, and real estate and commercial lending. Brian is accomplished in business development and community involvement. He is a strong strategic thinker with team building, analytical, and decision-making abilities. His background also includes strong ties to agriculture including agri-business, especially grain elevators, commodities marketing, and animal health business.

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