George Lanza is the co-founder of Plethora Businesses, a mergers and acquisitions firm located in Orange, CA. With more than 30 years of experience in management, consulting, business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, George has successfully closed more than 250 business transactions and completed more than 1500 valuations and appraisals.
He holds numerous leadership positions in key M&A organizations. He currently holds the position of Chairman for The M&A Source Private Equity Expo and is on the Board of Directors of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He held the position of Chairman of the IBBA in 2013 and was a Director of The M&A Source, the world's largest organization of middle market intermediaries. He was the 2010 Chairman of The M&A Source and on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) from 2008-2012.
George is one of only 80 business intermediaries holding the prestigious Mergers & Acquisition Master Intermediary certification, a Certified Business Intermediary and is also certified as a Senior Business Analyst and a Machinery & Equipment Appraiser. George also is a registered representative securities stock broker.
He teaches mergers & acquisitions including business valuation-appraisal classes throughout the country. As an IBBA University approved instructor, he has co-authored several courses including one on Securities Licensing. His classes provide educational credits to local and international members of organizations such as the IBBA, M&A Source and CABB. He also speaks at local colleges and universities in the business and entrepreneur departments and frequently addresses professional associations. He has written many workshops, articles and publications.
George is an active member of the International Business Brokers Association, the M&A Source, the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), the Society of Business Analysts (SBA), The National Equipment Business Brokers Institute (NEBBI), the California Association of Business Brokers and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).
After graduating from the Naval Academy of Argentina in ship design, George moved to the US and studied Manufacturing Engineering at the University of California Irvine. He also studied Hydraulics Design at the Paul - Munroe Hydraulics School of Fluid Power, International Managerial Relations at the University of Southern California, and received his Mortgage Banking Certification at California State University Fullerton.
In his spare time George attends functions as a member of Rotary International, the Long Beach Yacht Club, and the Corsair Yacht Club. He resides in Belmont Shore, California with his wife and partner Dora Lanza, and together they have raised four boys.
2117 West Orangewood Avenue
Orange, California 92868