Katie Holditch Receives Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) Designation

Katie Holditch Receives CBI


Transworld Business Advisors of South & West Texas

2901 Wilcrest Dr. Suite 510, Houston, TX 77042

Date: February 24, 2024

Houston, TX – Transworld Business Advisors of South & West Texas is pleased to announce that Senior Business Advisor Katie Holditch has earned the prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation. The CBI, which represents the gold standard in the business brokerage industry, is granted to individuals who complete the required coursework, pass an extensive competency exam, and agree to uphold the IBBA's Professional Standards and Code of Ethics.

"Achieving the CBI epitomizes a relentless devotion to mastering the art of business brokerage, showcasing an unwavering personal pledge to uphold the highest standards of excellence in the realm of commerce." Stated Gerry Brisson, owner of Transworld Business Advisors of South & West Texas.

Katie boasts over two decades of entrepreneurial expertise as a seasoned multipreneur and franchise business owner. Her extensive background spans small business and franchise operations, including the successful establishment, expansion, and sale of a thriving housecleaning franchise, which boasted 45 employees, served 750 customers, and generated $1.5 million in revenues.

With a wealth of knowledge in small business and franchise management, Katie is exceptionally qualified to assist sellers in evaluating and divesting their businesses. She is equally adept at communicating with buyers, guiding them seamlessly through the acquisition process, regardless of whether it's their first or tenth business to own.

Katie finds immense fulfillment in the interpersonal aspects of her profession, relishing the opportunity to engage with sellers and buyers who value honesty, clarity, and comprehensive support throughout the transaction journey. Her exceptional performance within Transworld Business Advisors of South and West Texas is underscored by her recognition as a top performer and her achievement of ranking within the top 1% of brokers networkwide in 2022, surpassing over 800 agents. In 2023, Katie was honored with the Gold Award for her exceptional achievement in the total enterprise value of businesses sold over $2,500,000.

A proud native Texan and graduate of Texas A&M University (Class of '97), Katie cherishes her role as a mother to two sons, Stephen (25) and Jackson (21), whom she regards as the ultimate reflection of her character. In her leisure time, she enjoys quality moments with loved ones, indoor cycling, and traveling anywhere there is sand.

What People Say About Katie

"Katie Holditch does a wonderful job bringing buyers and sellers together and expertly navigating the details. She is persistent and on top of things, and a pleasure to deal with. As a business owner herself, Katie understands the motivations and priorities of entrepreneurs. You will be well served by Katie!"

"Can't say enough about Katie Holditch's professionalism and responsiveness! She thoroughly guided me through the process and was instrumental in making it a simple undertaking. Her attention to detail reassured us that all aspects of the transaction were covered or addressed. I highly recommended Katie and the Transworld Business Advisors team. Thank you, Katie!!"

"Oh my goodness! It is so rare to meet someone as smart, talented, and dynamic as Katie. Katie was the seller's broker, and we were buying our first business. From our initial call to the closing she was a true rockstar! She easily explained a complicated business model to me in terms that I could understand and then would turn around and discuss intricate, specific financial matters with my husband (a CFO and Actuary) in a jargon that I will never understand - nor do I care to. Lol.

When we hit a HUGE issue with our appraisal and Katie put in a hundred hours (a lot of it with no notice over a holiday weekend) to get us over the hurdle. It is not a joke to say this deal would have died without Katie's tenacity and expertise. We leaned heavily on her excellent connections and expert guidance. No one could not have asked for a more dedicated team member."

Are you considering selling your business?

Connect with Katie at [email protected] to leverage her knowledge and result-oriented dedication in business brokerage. She can assist you in achieving the results in your business divestiture.

About Transworld Business Advisors

Transworld Business Advisors is the top Business Brokerage firm in the entire USA. Our highly skilled team comprises over thirty members who bring a wealth of diverse experience to the table, totaling over 600 years of combined business expertise. Among our team members, you will find former CEOs, Presidents, Chief Financial Officers, CPAs, Business Owners, Multi-Unit Franchisees, and Attorneys, all of whom contribute their unique perspectives and knowledge. We take pride in our team's extensive familiarity with the intricacies of the business sales process, business valuations, and deal structure. Our professionals hold esteemed certifications, including Certified Business Intermediaries, Certified M&A Professionals, Master M&A Intermediaries, and Certified Business Appraisers.

Communication is essential in the business world, and our team reflects this by fluently speaking six languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Arabic, and German. Headquartered in Houston with offices across New Mexico, Wyoming, San Antonio, Lubbock and other Texas markets, we leverage our affiliation with the world's largest business brokerage organization, boasting over 300 offices and 900+ business brokers worldwide. Transworld specializes in providing comprehensive services that are crucial for successful company sales and purchases. We support owners and buyers throughout every step of the business sales process, ensuring a smooth and efficient transaction. Over the years, we have facilitated the sale of over 13,000 businesses, attaining value for both sellers and buyers across various industries. 

About the International Business Brokers Association 

The IBBA provides business brokers with education, conferences, professional designations, and networking opportunities. As an exclusive education opportunity, it offers coursework and seminars required to obtain its prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) certification.

The IBBA also strives to create professional relationships with successful business transaction advisors to increase the value of the IBBA to its members and to be a leader in the exchange of business referrals. Membership in the IBBA includes these excellent networking opportunities, as well as a complete package of other benefits and services. Formed in 1983, the IBBA has members around the world. For more information about the IBBA, visit the website at www.ibba.org