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EBIT Associates, Ltd.

First Name: Todd
Last Name: Cushing
Certifications: CM&AA, CMEA, FRC, BTS, CBB, SBA
Address 1: 100 South Saunders Road
Address 2: Suite 150
City: Lake Forest
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 60045
Country: United States of America
Phone 1: 847-566-0500
Email: tcushing@EBITAssociates.com

Professional Designations:

  • CM&AA (Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor) as designated by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA)
  • M&AMI (Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary) as designated by the M&A Source Association
  • CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) as designated by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
  • CMEA (Certified Machinery/Equipment Appraiser) as designated by the NEBBS Institute
  • SBA (Senior Business Analyst) as designated by the International Society of Business Analysts
  • FRC (Financial Recasting Consultant) as designated by the Affiliate - Business Brokers Network (BBN)
  • BTS (Business Transfer Specialist) as designated by the Affiliate - Business Brokers Network (BBN)
  • CBB (Certified Business Broker) as designated by the Affiliate - Business Brokers Network (BBN)
  • Member: Midwest Business Brokers Intermediaries (MBBI) past president 2007, board member 2000-2009
  • Member: Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA)
  • Member: M&A Source, The world's largest organization of middle market intermediaries
  • Member: International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
  • Member: NEBB Institute
  • Affiliate: Business Brokers Network (BBN)
  • Past Member: Stick & Rudder Flying Club (S&R), member 1993-2008 and board member 2004-2006
  • Licensed by Illinois Business Brokers Act of 1995 Illinois Securities Department.
  • Guest Speaker for many organizations. Todd Cushing is the principal of EBIT Associates, Ltd. in Barrington Illinois, founded 1999
  • Todd Cushing is on the board of three companies plus one non-profit organization.

Background Highlights:

In 1976, at the age of 12, Todd began his career working in his family business. The company, Sound of Music, Ltd, provided satellite communication services to businesses across the country. Todd worked his way to VP of Sales and Marketing and played a key role in generating over $1.1 million in EBITDA for the company. The company customer base was sold to Muzak Corporation twenty two years later for over 8X enterprise value of EBITDA. Todd was directly involved in Muzak’s acquisition of this successful family business. Through that experience, Todd gained an interest in the brokerage industry and it was then that EBIT Associates, Ltd. was formed. Todd is an entertaining and sought after public speaker, giving presentations and seminars on the benefits of having broker representation when it comes time to buy or sell a business. He has also written several articles on the importance of broker representation. Todd is a Candidate for an Associates Degree from Trinity University of Deerfield Illinois for finance and Biblical studies. He is the principal and founder of EBIT Associates, Ltd., a Barrington, Illinois. Todd has bought and sold companies personally over the years and serves on three company boards. He is the past 2007 President of Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI), a not-for-profit organization. Todd is an instrument rated pilot, enjoys golfing, and has been married for over 12 years. Todd and his wife serve together at their church as premarital mentors and reside in Wadsworth Illinois.

EBIT ASSOCIATES, LTD., Barrington, Illinois 1999 to present is a leading and intermediary and investment banking firm advising private and corporate clients on lower middle market transactions. EBIT provides sophisticated solutions in merger and acquisitions, private placement, financial restructuring, project consulting and valuation opinions. We use a customized marketing strategy and state-of-the-art resources, allowing us to close transactions over three times the industry average.

SOUND OF MUSIC, LTD., Mundelein, Illinois 1976 to 1999 Offers world class total communications support to major corporations and small businesses nationwide; includes full range of products and services maximizing audio and video capabilities through leading-edge satellite communications technology; former 3M Sound Products Dealer; recent affiliate of Muzak since April, 1998.


TRINITY UNIVERSITY, Deerfield, Illinois 1992-1995 Associate Degree Candidate, Completed course work in Business, Finance and Biblical Studies CM&AA (Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor), M&AMI (Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary, CBI (Certified Business Intermediary), CMEA (Certified Machinery/Equipment Appraiser), SBA (Senior Business Analyst), FRC (Financial Recast Consultant), BTS (Business Transfer Systems), CBB (Certified Business Broker)

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