In late 2021, The FBB Group, Ltd. transitioned ownership from its founder, Ron Chernak, to its new president, Rob Amerine. After researching forty different markets and moving his family to Colorado Springs in early 1982, Ron founded the firm which has become Colorado’s premier M&A advisory firm primarily representing sellers in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, technology, and construction. Ron will stay on with the firm in an advisory capacity as part of the transition.
Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Rob had owned and worked in many different types of businesses. From early beginnings at Lockheed Martin to managing teams for Fortune 500 companies, Rob has worked in every role of business including positions as President/CEO, Vice President of Business Development, and Chief Operations Officer. As the new President, Rob will manage and grow the business by building upon the firm’s well-established 40-year foundation and excellent reputation in the community.
“I would like to thank the thousands of sellers, buyers, referral sources, and professional service providers, that have contributed to the longevity and success of the firm. When I recruited Rob to join the firm over eight years ago, I was impressed by his entrepreneurship, skill sets, and personality. I am confident that he will continue to maintain the culture, integrity, and commitment to excellence that the firm has developed over the years.”– Ron Chernak, Founder of The FBB Group, Ltd.
As part of this growth strategy, The FBB Group has formed a strategic partnership with Cornerstone Business Services (headquartered in Green Bay, WI) to further support clients through M&A business transitions in the Colorado market. Under the collaboration, The FBB Group will utilize Cornerstone’s comprehensive process and back-office resources when representing lower middle market clients with business transitions valued at $5 million or more. The partnership will help maximize value for business owners and organizations seeking a sale, exit strategy, or targeted acquisition.
“This collaboration widens our impact, providing our shared clients with advisory services best tailored to their size and industry. This is a significant milestone for Cornerstone as we continue to grow our reach and further reinforce our network in the US.The FBB Group is a high-performing, high-integrity team. Our firms align in our approach to value creation through honest conversations, the power of relationships, and continuously advancing the practice of M&A. We’re pleased to partner with them in serving both the Colorado business community and those looking to invest in the state.”– Scott Bushkie, President of Cornerstone Business Services