Jim Johnston is a Managing Director at Forbes. Business transactions are in Jim’s genes. His mother, Peg Johnston, founded one of the first business brokerage firms in the Rocky Mountain West nearly 30 years ago, and over the last three decades Jim has developed relationships with most of the major intermediaries, corporate acquisition advisors, business brokers, and transition specialists throughout the region. As a transaction advisor, he has completed a breadth of deals in a variety of sectors, including business services, technology, construction and maintenance, real estate, manufacturing, consumer products, outdoor recreation, personal services, print and data management, IT managed services, fabricated metal products, food/beverage, and lawn and garden. These sectors span business-to-business, direct to consumer, distribution, manufacturing, retail, and wholesale channels.