Michael H. Marks

Cartoonist, Speaker

Michael H. Marks, creator of MemberToons, is a Lifetime Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and has over forty years of business experience and ownership. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Colorado and has been selling businesses for over twenty years.

Michael H. Marks has a special interest as a membership advisor to associations. His specialties are membership development, strategic planning, and meeting facilitation. He has drawn on his own innovative business and association career to create the unique Membership ScoreCard program to assist organizations in identifying their problems and providing their own solutions.

Michael has taken up cartooning as a hobby in recent years and has found by using those skills along with his extensive business and association experience, he has been able to create MemberToons for Associations and the Toons ‘n Tips Drip Marketing program for business brokers across the country.  You can also see his general interest (just for fun) cartoons at mikescartoons.com.

Michael is a past president and a founding board member of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI) and a board member-elect of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He is the author and instructor of an 8 hour educational course for members of the IBBA entitled “Effective Negotiations for Business Brokers” and has presented this course in Denver, Tampa, Dallas, Reno, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, New Orleans, Phoenix and Boston. Michael has been selected as a Fellow of the IBBA, the association’s highest honor. He also was co-chair and assistant instructor of the IBBA’s Speaker Training Camp.

Since his initial sales and marketing training with the Maytag Co. in Newton, IA, Michael has started and owned ten businesses in widely diverse industries including printing, manufacturing, distribution, retail and mail-order.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and served as a U.S. Army Artillery Battery Commander in the Republic of South Korea.

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