Ron Chernak joined with Jim Zipursky to open the CFA's Colorado offices in 2005. In addition to his role with CFA, Ron is the President and founder of First Business Brokers, Ltd, (FBB) a business brokerage in Colorado Springs and Denver. FBB works on transactions smaller than those that CFA handles.
Prior to organizing FBB, Ron practiced law with a 175-member law firm in Chicago. He has a CPA Certificate (Illinois), is a Colorado Real Estate Broker, a Certified Business Intermediary Fellowship status (the highest professional designation within the Business Brokerage industry), and is a Master Merger & Acquisitions Intermediary. He has extensive experience in contract and lease negotiations, financial planning, and financing.
Ron is very active in many community activities, such as the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce (former Chairman of the Board), the Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and the Rotary Club. He also has served as the Chairman and/or Director of the Board for numerous business brokerage committees and organizations, including a national advisory committee on mergers and acquisitions. Ron also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Business Brokerage Association (IBBA), the premier industry trade association, with a membership of over 1,200 intermediaries in 22 countries, and Chairman of the M & A Source, the largest association of middle market intermediaries in the world.
Ron earned his law degree from Duke University in 1974. He received his undergraduate business administration degree in accounting from Notre Dame University in 1971.
Ron is a registered representative with Silver Oak Securities, Inc.