Phil Eleson has over 25 years of professional experience with a variety of companies from small startup businesses to Fortune 500 companies. For a majority of Phil’s career, he has been self-employed having owned multiple businesses including those which he purchased and sold. He understands firsthand both the process of selling a business as well as the emotion involved in business transfers and is passionate about helping his clients manage the process & achieve their goals.
Having been an equity partner in a lower middle-market business, Phil has a specific interest in assisting those businesses with revenues between $2 Million and $25 Million. He has earned a reputation for his ability to get complex deals across the finish line and has done so throughout the Midwest and Southeast U.S. In his career at Murphy Business Sales Phil has been recognized with multiple awards including the “Top Producer” award.
Phil attended Western Kentucky University earning a B.S. in Marketing and a M.B.A. from DePaul University. In addition, he has continued to focus on education as a key to growing as a Business Intermediary with the following affiliations and certifications:
ABI – Accredited Business Intermediary (American Business Brokers Association)
CM&AP – Certified M&A Professional (Kennesaw State University)
CEPA – Certified Exit Planning Advisor (Exit Planning Institute)
IBBA – International Business Brokers Association
M&A Source – Community of Lower Middle Market Transaction Professionals
Phil enjoys spending time with his wife Catherine, daughter Emma, and step-son Ian. His most passionate activity outside of work and family is spending time on the golf course.