Our Founder

Mel Lisiten – Founder / Presidentunnamed Our Founder

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.

Shortly thereafter, the name of the Company was changed to LISITEN ASSOCIATES as the Business became more “GLOBALIZED” and  Business Brokering spread to All Industries and began Advertising ConfidentiallyWorldwide.

For many years now LISITEN ASSOCIATES has been servicing all types of Industries and has Sold close to 1000 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 is  the TOP Business Broker in North America” USA TODAY 2018.

“LISITEN ASSOCIATES is Number One in North America” ABC 77 NewsRadio.

LISITEN ASSOCIATES BUSINESS BROKERS has become the ” TOP PREMIER BUSINESS BROKERAGE COMPANY”  (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”as well as “CEO MONEY”.

You can see one of our Favorite Shows on our Homepage.

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.,

MEL LISITEN HAS BEEN INVITED TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY BOARD!

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