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John Illes

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Experience & Qualifications

John Illes is a Partner with CDI Global North America in the Las Vegas office.

He has led a range of sell-side M&A engagements with companies in Business Services to Manufacturing sectors that employed a variety of transaction structures. He specializes in Consumer Goods, Retail, Restaurant/Hospitality, Manufacturing and Energy sectors. John earned his MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and holds a BS degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University. John is a Six Sigma Green Belt and is a Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor with Series 24, 62, 63 and 79 licenses. He is a member of the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors and the Steering Committee of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute.

Prior to working in the field of mergers and acquisitions, John held senior executive positions in the United States and Europe with investor-owned companies of all sizes. He has been VP of Marketing & Operations, President, & COO. This past leadership experience provides an understanding of how businesses can be optimally managed. He offers clients a unique and pragmatic perspective to the M&A process, which enables him to build a bridge between successful owner-operated businesses and institutional business investors.

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