Rob Firestone oversees the operations of Oklahoma Corporate Acquisitions (OCA) as both Founding Principal and General Manager. In addition, Mr. Firestone is the founder of Oklahoma Business Brokers, Oklahoma Commercial Realty, and Bluestem Resources Affiliated Group.
Mr. Firestone serves on the Past President’s Council of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) with nearly 1,600 members, and is past Chairman of the IBBA. He is also a Fellow and past Chairman of the M&A Source, the industry’s premiere association of 300 professional intermediaries committed to mergers and acquisitions of lower middle market companies representing transaction values of $2 Million to $100 Million. Mr. Firestone is the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Darrell Fouts Award. Those who are considered for this award have displayed visionary leadership or exceptional contributions resulting in a distinct benefit to The Mergers & Acquisition Source members, as well as uplifting and expanding the vision of the organization and/or the mergers and acquisition profession.
Having a passion to help set a high standard for professionalism both in the US and abroad, Rob is a sought after author, and speaker for conferences, business and professional groups regarding such topics as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, business valuations, financing of acquisitions, deal structuring, the use and characteristics of mezzanine finance, structuring management buyouts, working with private equity groups, fold-in transaction opportunities, leveraging current events to your advantage, and understanding the business transaction process, to name but a few. He has authored and teaches courses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and its best practices throughout the United States.
Mr. Firestone is a licensed real estate broker, Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), and has been awarded the coveted Merger and Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) designation of which fewer than 80 individuals worldwide have been able to achieve.