We Help Entrepreneurs Maximize
the Value of Their Business

  What is Your Business Worth?
  When Should you Sell?

About Us

Value Drivers dot Biz is based in Denver, Colorado and works with entrepreneurs nationwide, catering to the unique needs and opportunities of successful business owners to value and sell their business. With a deep understanding of the market, expertise in business finance and knowing how to find qualified buyers, we are well-equipped to assist sellers in making informed decisions and getting their business sold for top dollar.

Integrity is the cornerstone of how we work. We believe in transparent and open communication, ensuring that buyers and sellers are well-informed throughout the transaction process so they can make the best decisions on sale or purchase. Our clients can trust that we will always act with the highest integrity, putting their best interests first.

Our ultimate goal is to deliver results that exceed expectations. We work diligently to find and match buyers with the right businesses we sell and guide sellers towards successful transactions. Through our expertise and dedication, we strive to achieve highly favorable outcomes for all parties involved, fostering long-term relationships built on trust and mutual success.

Derek Manning, CFP® 

Having been a CFP® (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional) since 2003, and in his various roles in finance, Derek has helped successful business owners prepare, plan for, and execute the various strategies and transitions in their life. As an entrepreneur, he has personally been a part of 8 business buy/sell transactions, and advised countless clients through a wide variety of their transactions putting him in a unique position to understand, relate to, and advise on the wide range of aspects of an entrepreneurs journey.

Past roles include Senior Wealth Planner with Cobiz/Colorado Business Bank (now part of BOK Financial), Wealth Advisor with the Private Wealth Services Group at Sagemark Consulting/Lincoln Financial Advisors, Tax Specialist roles, along with Entrepreneur/Owner/Operator of an offset printing company, a tax preparation company, a financial planning firm and a payroll franchise.   

Derek graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with an Aerospace Science degree and minor in Business with extensive additional studies, licenses and courses in business and finance. Past licenses include IRS Enrolled Agent, Series 6, 7, 63, 65. He continues to maintain his Real Estate and Life/Health insurance licenses.

An astute observer of business strategy, Derek loves to explore how a company makes its' money, how it works, what their financials look like, their processes, systems, teams and looking for the ways they can best utilize those resources in their unique offering for profit and how we can most effectively prove and showcase that value.

Outside of work, Derek loves to travel, sail, kiteboard and off-road motorcycle with occasional showings with a driver on a tee box. He recently returned from sabbatical where he spent 16 months sailing over 8,000 miles to 8 countries and territories throughout the North Atlantic and Caribbean seas and all 14 states on the East Coast of the U.S. 

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  • Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries
  • International Business Brokers Association


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