Jim DeShayes, CExP, CVB, CBI, graduated from the Rutgers University School of Business and launched his career by starting, building and selling a million dollar company in New York City.
With this real-world “MBA” Jim headed west and joined Sunbelt Business Brokers, the world’s largest business brokerage operation. Realizing his passion went beyond just selling businesses – he wanted to help owners leave their companies the best way possible, whether selling to an unrelated party, transferring to a child or employee, phasing out over several years, or something else altogether. So, Jim established Colorado Business Exchange in 2005. In 2023, Jim joined Transworld Business Advisors as a business broker after selling his company, Colorado Business Exchange.
In addition to being licensed as a real estate broker in Colorado and Wyoming, Jim is a member of the International Business Brokers Association, the Business Transition Academy, the Business Enterprise Institute, the Galliard Family Business Institute, and the Value Builder System, among others. Jim has also earned these prestigious designations: Certified Exit Planner (CExP), and Certified Value Builder (CVB), Certified Business Intermediary (CBI). Jim currently serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries.
Balancing his experience and expertise with honesty, integrity, curiosity, creativity and tenacity, Jim has helped countless business owners devise a plan, build value, and reap all of the rewards from the businesses they’ve built. Understanding that every business owner is unique, Jim takes the time to listen, truly understand their goals, and help them create a tailored path, balancing personal objectives with tried-and-true principles, to help each owner successfully transfer their company, as well as personally transition to the next phase of their life.
Jim lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife Gina and two children. When he’s not helping business owners open new doors, he and his family enjoy the great outdoors of the Colorado Front Range, Foot Hills and Rocky Mountains.
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