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Local Business Broker Earns Prestigious CBI Designation

Springdale, AR –   The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is pleased to announce that Dave Godwin of Confidential Business Intermediaries has earned the prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation. The CBI, which represents the gold standard in the business brokerage industry, is granted to individuals who complete required course work, pass an extensive competency exam, and agree to uphold the IBBA’s Professional Standards and Code of Ethics.

“Earning the CBI takes dedication to the craft of business brokerage and demonstrates a personal commitment to excellence,” stated Jeff Snell, IBBA Credentialing Committee Chair and IBBA Chair.  “The CBI is a clear indicator of knowledge and experience, and we encourage business sellers and buyers to look for the CBI designation when selecting a business broker to work with,” added Snell.

With more than three decades as a serial entrepreneur, Dave successfully developed and operated eight unique restaurant concepts understanding operations, growth and profitability. Having created dining concepts that earned national recognition for innovation and performance, he positioned those businesses for top tier industry sales.  Dave’s deal making and commercial real estate experience gives his sellers and buyers a much-needed advantage in navigating the business transaction process.

In addition to his specialized expertise as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, Dave holds an Arkansas Real Estate Sales License, is a member of the International Business Brokers Association & M&A Source. Dave and his family have made their home in Northwest Arkansas for over 30 years.


About the International Business Brokers Association

The IBBA provides business brokers with education, conferences, professional designations and networking opportunities. As an exclusive education opportunity, it offers coursework and seminars required to obtain its prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) certification.

The IBBA also strives to create professional relationships with successful business transaction advisors to increase the value of the IBBA to its members and to be a leader in the exchange of business referrals. Membership in the IBBA includes these excellent networking opportunities, as well as a complete package of other benefits and services. Formed in 1983, the IBBA has members around the world. For more information about the IBBA, visit the website at