Our Founder

Mel Lisiten – Founder / President

mel@lisitenassociates.com

212-661-4160 Ext: 200

MEL LISITEN began his Career in the Fashion Industry as a Design and Marketing Entrepreneur with a Business and Art Background. He soon built Several Fashion Companies, one of which became, and still is a Huge International Sportswear Brand and sold it to Getty Family Interests.

Simultaneously, Mel invested in Real Estate under the name “INSTAHOUSE”. After a short while, His Real Estate Venture grew to become a Multi-Million Dollar Enterprise engaged in the Business of Purchasing, Renovating, Furnishing and Renting Homes in both California and Colorado.

MEL Sold “INSTAHOUSE” IN 1980 after Successfully Selling his Fashion Companies in 1979 and 1978.

MEL then Created a Company called FASHIONLAB and began a period of Fashion Design, Marketing and Business Brokering and Business Consulting to many Major companies such as: PIERRE CARDIN, LEVI-STRAUSS, J.C.PENNEY, MACY’S, V.F.CORP, MARUBENI CORP., LEGO-SWEDEN, THE GAP, BANANA REPUBLIC, BLOOMINGDALES, KEDS, MEMBERS ONLY, COCA-COLA, PEPSI-USA, GLORIA VANDERBILT, BONJOUR, REGATTA SPORT, DUNLOP, SPALDING, BRITTANIA, LADY MANHATTAN, VERA, JACLYN SMITH and 9 WEST as well as Many Smaller Companies.

In 1991 the name of the Company was changed to LISITEN ASSOCIATES as the Business became more “GLOBALIZED” and the Business Brokering spread to All Industries and began Advertising Worldwide.

For many years now LISITEN ASSOCIATES has been servicing all types of Industries and has Sold well over 700 Companies and Businesses of all conceivable types.

LISTEN ASSOCIATES IS NOW THE NUMBER ONE BUSINESS BROKERAGE IN NORTH AMERICA!

( according to many major sources- See our Awards page )

LISITEN ASSOCIATES BUSINESS BROKERS has become the ” TOP PREMIER BUSINESS BROKERAGE COMPANY” in the GREATER NEW YORK METRO AREA (according to THE DEAL.com, NEWSWEEK, WSJ and CRAINS NY BUSINESS).

Mel also gives Lecture Courses ( How to Sell Your Business, How to Buy a Busness and How to Invest in a Small Business ) at TOURO COLLEGE in NEW York City and many other Groups and Institutions.

Recently, Mel has been a regular guest on “THE BIG BIZ SHOW” you can see one of our Favorite Shows on our Homepage.

Most recently, in addition to being elected to the “BUSINESS HALL OF FAME”,

LISITEN ASSOCIATES has been awarded the COVETED ” 2008 ,2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017  “BEST BOUTIQUE BUSINESS BROKER of NORTH AMERICA AWARDS”  given by the USBLA.,

NO OTHER COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL HAS EVER WON THIS AWARD TEN YEARS IN A ROW !

PLEASE SEE OUR “AWARDS” TAB FOR ALL OF OUR OTHER TOP AWARDS.

NO OTHER BUSINESS BROKER HAS CONSISTENTLY WON AS MANY AWARDS, IF ANY !

MEL LISITEN HAS BEEN INVITED TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY BOARD!

LISITEN ASSOCIATES HAS BECOME THE TOP BUSINESS BROKERAGE M&A IN NORTH AMERICA TODAY !