Chatting With Bruce Marks, MBA, CMAA- Senior Vice President SBA M&A And Manufacturing & Exporting Sales Manager At First Bank Of The Lake.Who Is Helping Buyers Finance M&A Transactions.Business Acquisition And Searchfund Lender/Speaker/Closed $350,000,000 In Sf Deals, Author Of “The Keys To Authenticity”- Bruce Marks is a seasoned expert in facilitating financing for lower middle-market Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) transactions. With a remarkable career spanning over 35 years in Small Business Administration (SBA) lending, he has dedicated the last nine years exclusively to M&A lending. Mr. Marks collaborates with various financial stakeholders, including financial buyers, searchers, and corporate buyers, to secure funding for their business acquisition endeavors.
His specialization lies in M&A deals with Enterprise Values falling within the $3 to $8 million range, boasting an impressive track record of successfully closing over 1,250 SBA transactions. Currently, Bruce is a vital member of the team at First Bank of the Lake, a community bank headquartered in Osage Beach, Missouri. He serves as the leader of the bank’s M&A Vertical, overseeing a team of five professionals. It’s worth noting that First Bank of the Lake is a National PLP Lender.
Over the past nine years, Mr. Marks has personally played a pivotal role in facilitating over $350,000,000 in SBA 7(a) loans to support lower middle-market M&A transactions. His educational background includes a B.S. Degree in finance from Salem State College in Massachusetts, as well as an M.B.A. Degree in Finance from Nova Southeastern University. Bruce has earned the esteemed Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designation and successfully completed comprehensive business valuation training through NACVA.
Beyond his impressive banking career, Bruce Marks has a diverse professional background. He owned and operated a small business consulting firm for 13 years before eventually transitioning back into the banking industry. As a recognized expert in his field, he frequently shares his knowledge with audiences nationwide through live streams, podcasts, and conference appearances, focusing on the topics of small business lending and buying businesses.
Notably, Bruce Marks is among the top-performing SBA 7(a) lenders in the United States. He is deeply supported by his wife, Laurie, and their two daughters, Rachel and Sara.
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