Lisa Riley
Principal, M&A Advisor
Office Phone: 480-686-8062
Direct Phone: (480) 686-9031
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In looking for people to work with – as clients, as consultants, as referral partners, and as team members – we seek those who share our values: integrity, passion, and energy/momentum.  With these, we create a winning position for Business Owners, current and future, to move into the next phase of their lives…

Lisa Riley is the founder and president of Delta Business Advisors. In the Business Brokerage and M&A industry since 2011, Lisa is a recognized leader in the field, providing advisory services to business owners in the lower middle market and main street.

Lisa is the past chair of the Arizona Business Brokers Association (AZBBA) and is the incoming (2021) chair of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). She spearheads the quarterly IBBA/M&A Source Market Pulse Survey, which was created in 2012 to gain an accurate understanding of the market conditions for businesses being sold in Main Street (values $0-$2MM) and the lower middle market (values $2MM -$50MM). This survey provides a valuable resource to business owners and their advisors.

Lisa’s industry knowledge and large network of business owners and advisors ensures business owners maximize their results when it is time to sell or purchase a business. With thousands of businesses in the Phoenix metro and throughout Arizona, Lisa has access to a broad spectrum of business types and sizes.

Lisa holds several certifications, including IBBA’s Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and Coles College of BusinessCertified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (CM&AP). She also has been awarded the prestigious Tom West Award and several awards for outstanding producer from IBBA and AZBBA. Lisa’s educational achievements include a BA from Benedictine College (KS) and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame (IN).

As a current and former business owner, Lisa understands the demands and freedoms of both one’s business and moving into the next phase in life.

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  • "Lisa is of the highest level of intermediary always looking to benefit her clients and all parties involved in the transaction. I have known Lisa for many years and her integrity speaks for itself. A huge advantage for anyone considering working with her."

    Steve Mariani
    Steve Mariani Diamond Financial
  • "I highly recommend the very capable Lisa Riley ... for anyone looking to sell their business. She went above and beyond to make a difficult process as worry-free as possible, and got us to that all-important finish line as promised! You can have high confidence that she will do likewise with your goals and selling needs!"

    Scott Dana
    Scott Dana
  • "What is great about Lisa & her team is they are prepared, organized and their clients are coached in what they need to do do make the acquisition happen. As a lender, that makes my job easier and for a buyer, it means you have someone in your corner helping you accomplish in a timely manner what it is you want to do – BUY THE BUSINESS!"

    Tim Collins
    Tim Collins Texas Capital Bank
  • "Lisa gave an analysis of our business that was insightful and spot on. She led us to a correct decision point that was both objective and based on the facts. We respect the process of the step by step approach to listing a business and being prepared to sell at the best determined price. We do recommend Lisa highly!"

    Ivan Drechsler
    Ivan Drechsler
  • "I highly recommend Lisa! She is trustworthy, honest and a real pleasure to work with. I have the opportunity to collaborate with her every Thursday morning. She the perfect matchmaker for businesses. She can connect you to the company that is the perfect fit for your needs! Thanks Lisa!"

    Jessica Randolph
    Jessica Randolph
  • "Lisa is very professional and straightforward with business owners. She is knowledgeable and has a variety of industry insights she shares with business owners. Excellent broker!!!"

    Tim P Collins
    Tim P Collins Arizona Small Business Advisors
  • Thank you Lisa for the great service but I am only looking for a beauty school that is accredited and accepts federal financial aid.

  • I recently met with Lisa Riley at Delta Business Advisors and it was an absolute pleasure. She possessed a wealth of information, and made many thoughtful recommendations for our business during the discussion. She was courteous and professional, as she took the time to learn about our company and future goals. Highly recommend!

    Zack Greenberg
    Zack Greenberg
  • This is the company you want to deal with who has that important combination of knowledge AND customer experience. Lisa helped me with pointing me in the right direction on a question I had when she did not have to and that speaks to my mantra "you can have everything you want in life as long as you help as many others as you can get what they want." This is the only business I will think of when someone asks me who is #simplythebest!!

    Robin Thompson
    Robin Thompson
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