M&A Specialist | Advisor | Author | Consultant

Meet Terry Monroe

President & Founder of
American Business Brokers & Advisors


Terry Monroe is the president and founder of American Business Brokers & Advisors. He is the author of four books. He most recently published Hidden Wealth: The Secret to Getting Top Dollar for Your Business with ForbesBooks. Terry is a professional intermediary, consultant, and market maker for privately held companies and has been involved in the sale of more than 800 businesses. In his 35+ years of service, he has personally owned and operated more than 40 different businesses.

At American Business Brokers & Advisors, he serves as a consultant for business buyers and sellers throughout the nation. His knowledge and expertise in multi-store operations and sales has led to many multi-million dollar transactions. As an expert source in the convenience store industry, he writes a routine “Financial Insights” guest column for Convenience Store News and has been written about and featured in The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur magazine, CNN Money, and USA Today. Over the years, his in-depth knowledge of business enterprising, franchising, financing, and acquisitions have generated over 800 successful transactions.

As an owner himself of 40 different businesses, Terry has a thorough understanding of business growth and enterprise management. His personal ownership portfolio has included national franchises, a retailer with 200+ locations across North America, restaurants, media companies, and petroleum distribution businesses to name a few. You name it, he’s done it. And he has the scars of experience to show for it! Now, Terry enjoys using his wealth of experience to advise business owners regarding valuations, mergers and acquisitions, business sales, and consulting with business owners in the personal and professional preparation of getting the business ready to be sold. Learn more about Terry’s philosophy.

In what seems like a past life, Terry was once an old rock-and-roll musician and airplane pilot. Now, when he is not working with clients he seeks adventure in trekking the mountains of the world. He has summited some of the world’s most famous peaks, including Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, Mount Brighthorn in Switzerland, and Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa – twice. His adventurous spirit has led him to hikes of the Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu Picchu, river rafting, and exploring the Costa Rican rainforests. Terry has volunteered in fund raising efforts for The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Hope for Haiti, Naples Community Hospital, and Duke University cancer research. But his greatest joy is spending time with his nine grandchildren.

Terry with Steve Forbes of Forbes Magazine after his presentation at Forbes office in New York City.