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Henry L. Hicks, "Henry"
CBI, CPA, Fellow of IBBA
Chairman and CEO

Mr. Hicks has represented sellers and buyers since 1992. His merger and acquisition activities include manufacturing, distribution, and service companies. Successful M&A representations include design/construction firms, business to business distribution, industrial services, temporary placement firms for professionals, food service, and insurance industry services.

Professional Qualifications and Experience

Mr. Hicks is an active member of the International Business Brokers Association, which he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Treasurer, and Director. His activities in the IBBA have included Chair of Finance, Chair of Membership, Chair of Government Affairs, and Chair of Publications where he served as Editor of the IBBA News. He has been awarded the professional designation of Certified Business Intermediary by the IBBA and recognized for his services to IBBA by being named Fellow of the IBBA. Mr. Hicks currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Business Intermediary Education Foundation, Inc.

He is a member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, which he has served as Treasurer and Director. Mr. Hicks has been recognized as a member of the Million Dollar Club of GABB. He was instrumental in the establishment of the GABB multiple listing service that supports co-brokerage and provides greater exposure to available listings and in the establishment of the newly created IBBA Business Brokerage Management System. He is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers and the Atlanta Board of Commercial Realtors.

Mr. Hicks has been a CPA in public practice with KPMG Peat Marwick. His clients included an array of manufacturing, distribution, and service organizations. He is a member of AICPA and NC Association of CPAs. He has served as financial officer for an information technology firm and a real estate developer of in-town high-rise mixed use properties. He has served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of a North Carolina savings bank, which he took public with an IPO in the mid-eighties. Mr. Hicks received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters degree in business from Georgia State University.

He is a member of the Rotary Club of Roswell. He serves as President and Chairman of the Board of the Child Development Association of North Fulton, a non-profit organization providing child care services for one hundred forty disadvantaged children. He has been Elder, Deacon, and Treasurer of the Roswell Presbyterian Church. He is a former member and Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount. He was recognized as Jaycee of the Year by the Roswell Jaycees and Boss of the Year by the Rocky Mount Professional Woman's Club.

Michael J. Ramatowski, CBI "Mike"

Mr. Ramatowski's business brokerage profession began in 1992. Clients include general brokerage and candidates for merger by acquisition from manufacturing, distribution, and service businesses.

Professional Qualifications and Experience

He is a member of GABB, which he has served as Director and Secretary two terms. He has owned and managed businesses that included a real estate master franchise, a property management networking company, and a service business. As COO of a banking conglomerate he managed brokerage operations, title companies, home and service warranty programs, and a relocation company.

Mr. Ramatowski has served on the board of directors of eleven different organizations with diverse specialties including real estate brokerage, mortgage companies, title insurance, banking, health care, and office supply operations. He presently serves on three boards of directors where he provides marketing and organizational growth expertise.

He served as an Electronic Specialist in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service. He attended Cleveland State University and Baldwin Wallace College. He has been awarded the Certified Business Intermediary professional designation by the International Business Brokers Association.

Ted E. Chernak "Ted"
Sales Associate

Mr. Chernak has been engaged in the sale of businesses as a business broker and business intermediary since 1979.

Professional Qualifications and Experience

His experience includes business brokerage as a sales associate, ownership of one of Atlanta's first business brokerage firms, public accounting experience as a CPA, financial officer of a major private corporation, practicing attorney, and specialized insurance services. He is a graduate of Kent State University and earned his law degree from Case-Western Reserve University. Mr. Chernak is a member of GABB, which he has served as President and Director.

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