Loren Marc Schmerler is President and Founder of Bottom Line Management, Inc., an Atlanta-based business brokerage, M & A and consulting firm. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the prestigious Boston University School of Management and recipient of the Harold C. Case Scholarship for Academic Excellence, he holds a Master of Business Administration degree with Honors from Georgia State University. Prior to entering the business brokerage field, he served as Chief Financial Officer or Controller for several firms ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 subsidiary.
Mr. Schmerler is a certified professional consultant with experience in over 200 industries and types of businesses and has helped thousands of business owners throughout his career. He was a 1998 national business seminar presenter for STAPLES, the world’s largest office products chain. Loren was INC. Magazine’s Cash Flow and Negotiation expert for INC. World EXPOs in 1994 and a speaker for that publication’s “Growing the Company” conference in 1991 and 1992
His workshops and seminars have been offered by more than three dozen colleges, universities, organizations, Chambers of Commerce and municipalities including: Entrepreneur Magazine, BellSouth, IBM, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, Manulife Financial, Virginia Power, Ohio Bell, Ameritech, Builder Magazine, International Association for Financial Planning, Small Business Administration, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, City of Atlanta, Dekalb County Board of Education, Private Industry Council of Georgia, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, Emory University, Kennesaw State University, University of Georgia, University of Miami, Miami-Dade Community College, Oglethorpe University, and Florida International University.
As the first and only business advice columnist in the early 1990’s for Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club, more than 20 million business owners have read his advice. Mr. Schmerler was broadcast over more than 50 radio stations, and he was selected by the Small Business Administration to conduct “austerity survival” workshops for communities hardest hit by the Persian Gulf War.
Bottom Line Management’s federally registered slogan, “Your Bottom Line Is Our Foremost Concern”, reinforces its constant desire to put the client’s best interests ahead of its own. The firm has saved its clients millions of dollars by showing them how to “work smarter” and use their resources more effectively and efficiently to maximize the value of their businesses when they are ready to implement their exit strategy. Mr. Schmerler is a member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers(GABB) and International Business Brokers Association(IBBA). The firm also offers a Buyer’s Broker Program to assist qualified buyers in their search for business acquisition opportunities. Mr. Schmerler can co-broker businesses located anywhere in the United States and has sold businesses in Seattle, Tennessee, Minneapolis and Virginia.