Name Amy Cole, MBA, CBI, LCBB, M&AMI, CM&AP (contact broker)
CompanyABI Group, Inc.
Primary Address
2010 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 100, San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 890-6012
Member Since: 2007
DRE Lic. #: 01788923

Amy serves as a trusted M&A Advisor, Certified Business Broker and dealmaker specializing in the confidential sale of privately owned businesses in a wide range of industries. Holding top industry designations, she helps clients navigate the complex transaction process with a systematic approach, customized marketing, strong negotiation skills and focus on a positive outcome. Amy is an industry conference presenter, M&A education course instructor and speaks publicly to business owners and their advisors on topics including Exit Strategy Planning, Maximizing Business Value, Preparing a Business for Sale or Acquisition and Industry Standards & Care.

Ms. Cole has demonstrated exemplary business success by negotiating and closing many successful business transactions, strategically positioning companies for growth and bringing hundreds of products to market. Her progressive background includes Vice President roles in high tech marketing, sales and operations with venture backed start-ups, mid-market firms and public companies as well as the ownership of her own consulting practice and 10+ years as Principal & President of ABI. Diverse experience includes high tech, manufacturing, distribution, business services, retail and advertising.

Key Credentials:

  • MBA, Santa Clara University, CA

  • M&AMI (Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary), M&A Source

  • CBI (Certified Business Intermediary), IBBA

  • CBB (California Certified Business Broker), CABB

  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker, BRE

  • Masters Studies, Psychology, Antioch University, CA

  • BA, Business & Communications, Concordia College, MN

Professional & Philanthropy:

  • Gratitude Network - Board Director - Global non-profit - Trains Social Impact Leaders

  • Women’s Presidents’ Organization - Diablo Chapter Member

  • M&A Source: Instructor & Education Committee Member

  • Provisors: East Bay M&A Affinity Group Leader & Member

  • CABB: Credentialing Committee Member

  • CABB: Past President, Exec Committee, Conference Chair & Board Member (10 years)

  • Hawks Education Fund (NP): Founding President & Board Member (6 years) 

  • Boy Scouts of America: Merit Badge Counselor