Our Professionals

Jay M. Inbar, President/Senior Business Broker, Certified Mergers and Acquisition Professional

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Office: 212-473-5000 Ext 700

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Carol Shin, Senior Business Broker

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Offices CT: 203-388-5202 | NY: 212-473-5000 Ext 701 | PA: 215-388-2334 | Cell: 917-892-8475

Carol Shin is the Senior Business Broker managing our Greenwich, CT Office and Philadelphia, PA Office as well as splitting time in our Manhattan, NY 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. She has closed over $50M in transactions with her portfolio continuously representing numerous profitable and in-demand businesses. She is a sought-after advisor with many nods of Thank Yous” from her previous clients and industry professionals.

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Jina Barr, Business Broker

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Offices PA: 215-388-2334 | NY: 212-473-5000 Ext 703 | 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.

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MARK SUSSMANMark Sussman, Business Broker

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Office: 212-473-5000 Ext 702 / 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.

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Charlie MacPhersonCharles MacPherson, Business Broker

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Office: 212-473-5000 Ext 704 / Direct Line: 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.

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Paul Vassallo, Business Broker

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Office: 212-473-5000 Ext 705 / 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.

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Laís Colombo, Executive Marketing Assistant

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Office: 212-473-5000 Ext 707 / 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, one of IGI's Senior Business Brokers.

Richard Salinas, Executive Marketing Assistant

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Office: 212-473-5000 Ext 708

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.


Mary Fessenden, Executive Marketing Assistant

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Office: 212-473-5000 Ext 709 / Direct Line: 207-480-11130

Mary is a native of Chicago, Illinois but has spent more time in the South on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and considers herself a southerner, now in Maine. Mary has made a career of customer service most recently as the local ambassador for a multinational corporation, prior to that she was the public face and first contact for member and the public for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 3160, Norfolk Virginia.