IBV Team

We specialize in doing the tough deals that require creativity and tenacity. We possess a get-it-done attitude.  We’re team-spirited. We operate with a win-win philosophy. We’re persistent and polite. We’re easy to work with. Resourceful. Open-minded. We believe a sense of humor is essential.  We see the big picture, and plan in detail.  The conduit between advice and implementation.

There is no such thing as a simple act of compassion or an inconsequential act of service.  Everything we do for one another has infinite consequences. – Carolyn Myss

Michael Matteson

Michael Matteson has been a mergers and acquisitions specialist since 1982, focusing on selling privately held manufacturing, distribution, and service businesses to facilitate the best outcome for their owners, their employees, and the new management team.

In his career, Michael has successfully completed over 125 business transactions. As Chairman of our Board of Advisors, he is a valued resource. He shares a wisdom and empathy gained through diverse experiences as a business owner, having been a principal and CEO of a material systems design and manufacturing company, as well as the owner and CEO of an electronics manufacturing business supplying communication systems and electronic sub-assemblies directly to OEMs.

Michael’s financial and operational background also includes 12 years with Xerox in financial and marketing management positions, including Manager of the Supply Demand Function for the Information Systems Division and Program Manager for the Printing Systems Division.

Michael deeply values the interconnectedness of the Earth and its inhabitants, and has been passionate about “making a difference in the world” through his business and community activities.  He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh.


Patricia Brown

Patricia Brown has been a sales and marketing executive and consultant for 27 years; for the past twelve years she has provided services germane to the M&A process.

For our mergers & acquisitions clients, she is actively involved in every phase of an engagement: the development of our clients’ Confidential Business Profile, all marketing functions unique to each assignment, and in the collection and flow of all information to assure the successful execution of each business transaction.

Patricia also assists our exit-planning clients in value creation as an outsourced sales and marketing executive, providing expertise in the development and execution of sound commercial operations.

One of Patricia’s greatest strengths is her resourcefulness and delight in initiating, developing, and nurturing relationships. She brings a high degree of energy, enthusiasm, and optimism to every assignment. Operating from a heart-based philosophy, she sees her work as a form of stewardship, which fuels her determination to “do whatever it takes” in serving the best interests of our clients.

Patricia earned a BA in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and has completed graduate studies toward an MS in Education at Canisius College.