Jay M. Inbar, President/Senior Business Broker, Certified Mergers and Acquisition Professional
212-473-5000 (Ext. 1)
Sid Mollin, Senior Business Broker
212-473-5000 (Ext 2) / 646-734-7036 (Mobile)
Sid Mollin obtained a BBA from the Baruch Business School in 1961. Previous to becoming a business broker, Sid was a public accountant and then transitioned into private accounting where he became controller of a conglomerate of five public mail order companies. Sid eventually purchased a commercial photo studio/production facility that served clients like: J.C. Penny, Spiegels, Aldens, Sears, Bradless, Bobs, and several smaller fashion catalog companies. After 20 years in the industry as an owner with an Accounting background, Sid acquired the necessary experience and knowledge to deal with business owners, banks, vendors and buyers alike, and so he became a Business Broker. He also finds it gratifying to bring people together towards a successful acquisition or merger.
Carol Shin, Senior Business Broker
212-473-5000 (Ext 709)/ 917-892-8475 (Mobile)
Carol Shin studied Finance from Simmons College in Boston, Fine Art from Parson’s School in NYC and holds a real estate license in New York State. She immigrated from S. Korea at the of 8 and grew up within a family run business environment. Early on in her career, she worked on the trading floor of a major investment bank on Wall Street. With her studies in Fine Art, she became an accomplished artist with her paintings being commissioned and acquired by private collectors. She combined her background in finance and love of art to become an art broker for mid level artists internationally while curating art openings at Soho galleries in NYC. Over time her interest in real estate grew and she obtained her real estate license. During the past 6 years Carol has worked with one of the oldest condominium development companies, one of the first to join the startup franchise of Keller Williams NYC, then RealDirect, a tech based real estate firm in NYC. She has a wealth of knowledge in both commercial and residential real estate transactions, including tenant and landlord representation for commercial retail spaces. She has travelled extensively and raised her children abroad as an expat for most of their formative years. Prior to joining Inbar Group, she worked at a Main Street business brokerage firm as well as a Mergers and Acquisitions business brokerage firm gaining a broad understanding of the process involved to own, sell or buy a business.
Carlos Hernandez, Business Broker
212-473-5000 (Ext 703) / 845-642-7983 (Mobile)
Carlos Hernandez has over 35 years of domestic and international business experience including strategic planning and mergers & acquisitions from both the buyer and seller side on deals ranging from under $100k to over $50MM.
Prior to joining Inbar Group, Carlos was Vice President, Lending at a non-profit alternative lender where he worked with small businesses to provide them loans along with complimentary advisory services. Before a brief stint as an Investment Counselor with a regional investment firm, he was Partner/CFO for 11 years at an award winning full service marketing communications company where he helped lead their explosive and profitable growth, while negotiating and closing complex service contracts with Fortune 500 clients. Prior to that, Carlos was Executive Vice President/CFO at a small media company where he obtained $5MM debt financing for acquisitions and a shareholder buyout, and ultimately helped sell the company.
Carlos gained “Main Street” insights working weekends at his parent’s small retail store while attending Baruch College, where he earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He began his professional career as an auditor with “big 4” firm Deloitte and is a registered New York CPA. He is a member of both the American Institute and the New York State Society of CPA’s.
A strategic thinker and innovative problem solver with a sense of humor; Carlos is also fluent in Spanish.
Valdi Friedman, Senior Business Broker
212-473-5000 (Ext 3) / 347-453-4926 (Mobile)
Valdi Friedman was born in Latvia in the 1940’s and graduated from Bauman Technical School in Moscow with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1963. During the 1980’s, Valdi immigrated to the US with his family and found work as a draftsman at a conveyor belt manufacturing company in New York. In 1984, Valdi founded his own conveyor belt manufacturing company which he grew into a multimillion dollar corporation. In 2007, Valdi’s company was sold by Inbar Group; his positive experience with Inbar Group combined with his expertise in running a mid-size business led him to becoming a broker with Inbar Group in 2008.
Ari Siegel, Business Broker
212-473-5000 (Ext 4) / 718-316-6302 (Mobile)
Ari Siegel has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School Of Business (2008) and a Master’s degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University (2013). Ari grew up around several family businesses and has worked in consulting for a variety of businesses in various sectors. Ari became a business broker because he wants to help people obtain the value they built in their businesses and help others find great opportunities. Ari’s hobbies include playing music, world travel and outdoor adventures.
John Lauria, Business Broker
212-473-5000 (Ext 707) / 631-374-8914 (Mobile)
John is an accomplished corporate executive and entrepreneur. John built a successful printer services business and has developed many skills in distribution, wholesale, manufacturing, and catalogue sales and has developed expertise in structuring and financing transactions. John is exceptionally well respected in the industry, not only for his unparalleled track record and high ethical standards but for being honest and hardworking. He does absolutely everything in his power to insure his clients success. John understands the dynamics of a business well enough to be able to offer guidance to all size businesses on a successful exit strategy. John attended Michigan State University and is married with five children.