CLFP, IBBA, M&A SOURCE
Thirty years of broad-based finance & leadership experience covering: commercial & investment banking; equipment leasing (small ticket, the middle-market and venture leasing), plus economic development related to small business security offerings.
In addition, spent nearly a decade with a large middle-market cabinetry manufacturer in a variety of assignments including project finance; credit & risk management; recruitment, business development, and unrelated diversified venture opportunities. Business travel included a number of financial centers in the U.S. and Canada as well as Europe.
•Attended Ph.D. Management program, Northcentral University
•MBA, General Management, City University of Seattle
•BA, Economics, Western Washington University
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, but the one most responsive." Charles Darwin
Raymond brings over 30 years of financial and operations experience in a variety of roles including FINRA Registered Options Principal S4, General Principal S24, Financial and Operations Principal S27, Investment Banking Principal S79, Chief Compliance Officer, CFO, Board Member, Principal Broker, Managing Director and Managing Partner.
Raymond utilizes his knowledge and experience to collect, quantify, analyze then effectively communicate the value of a client company through clearly written comprehensive business reports and precise financial performance reviews.
A UCLA graduate, licensed as Agent in California working with the San Francisco office and as Principal Broker in Oregon managing the Eugene office, he readily collaborates with myriad business leaders in his vast network to expand the universe of potential buyers for his client companies. Raymond also represents strategic buyers in unsolicited acquisition attempts.
Phone: (408) 316-5198
Professional Affiliations: IBBA (past board member), CABB (past president)
Mr. MacLachlan is the President and founder of BTI Group (1981), the largest regional intermediary for small and mid-sized businesses, with 10 offices in the Western United States and over 5,300 completed transactions. He is qualified as an expert witness in California Superior Court.
Prior to founding BTI Group, Ian started a chain of motorcycle dealerships which he built into the largest Kawasaki dealer in the U.S. The experience of selling it prompted him to enter the merger and acquisition profession.
He is a founder, past President, and former Director of the California Association of Business Brokers, a past Director and current member of the International Business Brokers Association, and a member of M&A Source. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
Ian received a degree in physics from San Jose State University.