Jay M. Inbar, President/Senior Business Broker, Certified Mergers and Acquisition Professional
Office: 212-473-5000 Ext 1
Carol Shin, Senior Business Broker
Office: 212-473-5000 Ext 3 / Cell: 917-892-8475
Carol Shin is the Senior Business Broker managing our Greenwich, CT Office as well as splitting time in our Manhattan, NY Office and soon our Philadelphia, PA Office. She is a South Korean native who moved to NYC at an early age who grew up in an entrepreneurial family experiencing the hard work and the risks/rewards that come with running small businesses. She went on to study Finance then later studied Fine Art, which lends itself well to applying the analytical AND the big picture mindset towards a successful business transaction. Her comprehensive knowledge of business operations, financials, valuations, market sectors, combined with long standing relationships with lending institutions and a growing platform (in the thousands) of individual buyers, private equity groups, and family funds has given her and her clients an upper hand in Business Brokerage. However, she also understands that a company for sale is not only a one-dimensional-driven-by-numbers transaction, but an emotional exit journey for the Seller who occasionally may need a listener with a soft but strong approach. Her portfolio consists of a continuous 30+ profitable and in-demand businesses that are sought after with many nods of “Thank You’s” from her previous clients and industry professionals.
Sid Mollin, Senior Business Broker
(Office) 212-473-5000 Ext 2 / (Mobile) 646-734-7036
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.
Jina Barr, Business Broker
Office: 215-388-2334 / Cell: 973-216-3033
Jina Barr comes to Inbar Group with an extensive sales and business development background. Having worked for Robert Half International as a Division Director in Los Angeles, she managed a team of several executives while also brokering deals between highly skilled accounting and finance professionals for her clients’ projects, temporary assignments and temporary to full-time opportunities. Matching the right professional with the right company was key, and something she thrived at – always thinking one step ahead, making sure it was a mutually beneficial deal for both parties. One of her biggest strengths is her passion for meaningful relationships in business development. She is results driven and enjoys going above and beyond the call of duty for her clients. She also had a brief stint with the NFL (San Diego Chargers) as their Group Sales Manager selling the most game packages to large corporations in its history.
She has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hospitality Management with a focus in Business and Human Resource Development graduating with Honors Distinction. She is an accomplished athlete having been voted MVP playing women’s field hockey and lacrosse during her formative years. She resides in the Philly area with her husband and two golden retrievers, Blu and Cali.
Mark Sussman, Business Broker
Office: 212-473-5000 Ext 703 / Cell: 619-247-9501
Mark Sussman, a native New Yorker, brings to the Inbar Group team over 30 years of experience working closely with small and mid-sized businesses across multiple industry groups. As director of business development with StartUp Pros, Mark leveraged his accumulated sales, marketing and management expertise to help startups, as well as, established businesses achieve long-term success. Working in partnership with national and international clients, Mark has been successful at identifying unique opportunities and building strategic relationships with key decision makers in building brand awareness, increased sales metrics, and superior ROI.
Mark Sussman graduated, Summa Cum Laude, from The State University of New York at Albany with dual majors in Economics and International Relations.
Charles MacPherson, Business Broker
Office: 207-480-1113 / Cell: 207-352-1000
Charlie was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and is a graduate of both Franklin Institute and Eastern Nazarene College with degrees in Medical Electronics and Business Administration.
He has an inexplicable passion for all things Arctic and northern landscapes and wildlife in particular and has crossed the Arctic Circle 6 times so far. In addition to wildlife photography, his hobbies include Ham Radio, where he holds the call sign KS1C. Charlie is fluent in Morse Code to about 30 words per minute!
He resides in the peaceful town of China, Maine with his wife and serves northern New England as Business Broker with the Inbar Group.
As the former owner (and ultimately the seller) of a $5MM business, he is uniquely positioned to understand the challenges faced by those who are buying or selling a business.
Paul Vassallo, Business Broker
Office: 212-473-5000 Ext 4 / Mobile: 917-763-9725
Paul Vassallo has a passion for business along with a diversified business background, including 30 years of ownership and management experience running successful businesses in retail, service and manufacturing industries.
Paul has excellent evaluation skills, a keen attention to detail, is informative and thorough. He is very adept at listening in order to gain an understanding of needs, identify opportunities and establish plans of action to help people achieve their goals. Paul’s experiences as a business owner bring both practical knowledge and established business relationships that help him get things done. He communicates very well and knows how to keep things moving forward.
In addition to his business experience, Paul holds an MBA Degree in executive management from St. John’s University. He grew up in Queens, NY and currently resides in beautiful Putnam County, NY with his wife and children.
Valdi Friedman, Senior Business Broker
Office: 212-473-5000 / Mobile: 347-453-4926
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.
Laís Colombo, Executive Marketing Assistant
Office: 212-473-5000 Ext 5 / Direct Line: 203-388-5202
Laís Colombo is a B.B.A graduate with working experience in the marketing, advertising and service industry. She’s adept in technology, branding identity, online social networks and content design, as well as customer service and accounts management. She specialized in Marketing with Summa Cum Laude Honors. Laís works directly with Carol Shin in the Greenwich, CT office.
Richard Salinas, Executive Marketing Assistant
Office: 212-473-5000 Ext 6
Richard Salinas is a San Diego native with a B.A. degree in Political Science where he studied at Dominican University of California. He has extensive knowledge and working experience in the marketing industry and was a Sr. Marketing V.I.P. host with Tao Group where he networked with various industry leaders to increase company offerings and long-range sales growth. Richard is very thorough in implementing various marketing strategies and especially skilled at working with clients.