Cress V. Diglio Receives 2018 Lifetime Certified Business Intermediary Award from International Business Brokers Association

The IBBA presents this lifetime certification award to business brokers who have 15 years membership and have held the CBI designation for a minimum of 12 continuous years.

Orlando, Fl., July 5th, 2018During the International Business Brokers Association’s (IBBA’s) 3rd Annual Member Excellence Awards Gala, Cress V. Diglio, Managing Partner of Calder Associates,was presented the 2018 Lifetime Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) Award.

The Board of the International Business Brokers Association, upon recommendation from the Credentialing Committee awards “Lifetime CBI designation” to any current CBI holder that:

  • Has been a member of the IBBA for a minimum of 15 continuous years; and
  • Held the CBI designation for a minimum of 12 continuous years.

A lifetime CBI is required to: Maintain his or her IBBA membership in good standing, pay the annual CBI maintenance fee; and use “CBI”, “Certified Business Intermediary”, “Lifetime CBI” or “lifetime Certified Business Intermediary” as identification.

The Gala was held during the IBBA’s annual conference in May in New Orleans. Awards were given in a total of seven categories during the Gala: IBBA Outstanding Producer, IBBA Chairman’s Circle, IBBA Deal Maker, IBBA Top Global Producer, IBBA Top Deal Maker of the Year, IBBA Closing of the Year and IBBA Advocate of the Year.

The IBBA is the world’s premier organization operating exclusively for professionals and firms engaged in business brokerage. The Member Excellence Awards Gala that the IBBA puts on during their annual conference gives winners the recognition they deserve for their achievements, while also giving their IBBA colleagues the opportunity to engage with them and learn from their experience.

About Cress Diglio
Cress Diglio is Calder Associates Florida based Managing Partner and a member of Calder Associates’ Board of Directors. Cress V. Diglio is a Certified Trainer for IBBA. Mr. Diglio has trained brokers around the world. This distinguished experience ensures clients’ get the highest level of business buying and selling services.

Mr. Diglio has achieved the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) designations. There are less than 100 Business Brokers in the world and less than 5 in the state of Florida who hold both designations.

Mr. Diglio was also the 2015 Chairman of the largest business broker association in the world – the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) as well as the past IBBA Education Committee Chair and past IBBA CBI Committee Chair.

For more information about Cress Diglio, visit his website at

About Calder Associates
Calder Associates’ mission is to help all qualified business owners and buyers achieve their goals of either selling or buying a company in the most efficient and profitable manner. Calder Associates dedicated intermediaries, staff and network of M&A and business broker professionals provide worldwide coverage. For more information, visit

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