International Profit Associates Managing Director Recognized by ABI

Buffalo Grove, IL, December 13, 2007 --( The American Biographical Institute's governing board of editors has selected John R. Burgess, Founder and Managing Director of International Profit Associates, as a 2007 Man of the Year.

The American Biographical Institute is one of the world’s leading biographical reference publishers and authorities on global contemporary achievement. Founded in 1967, the Institute has exposed the biographies of outstanding men and women, the world over, in more than 150 separate reference volumes. During its nearly forty-year history, the ABI has recognized the deeds of outstanding men and women through the acknowledgement of professional documentation, and the tradition of biographical research and record

“I am deeply honored, and blessed to receive this recognition,” said John Burgess. "The greatest satisfaction for me has been to help the owners of small and medium-size businesses continue to aspire to achieve the American dream of being successful.”

John Burgess is the key founder and managing director of IPA-IBA. Prior to founding IPA, Burgess was a commodities trader with the Chicago Board of Trade, practiced law and was an executive with a management consulting firm. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Roger Williams College in Providence, Rhode Island and a Juris Doctor from the New England College of Law in Boston.

International Profit Associates, Inc. (IPA-IBA), the largest privately held management consulting and professional services firm for small and medium size businesses in North America, is a leading authority on small business. With more than $250,000,000 in annual revenues, IPA-IBA is the 6th largest management consulting company in Chicago and the 61st largest consulting company in the world. IPA-IBA offers a wide range of proven and innovative methodologies to help businesses grow and prosper. International Profit Associates and its alliance partners, including Integrated Business Analysis, Inc. (IBA), International Tax Advisors, Inc. (ITA), Accountancy Associates, LLC (AAL) and IPA Advisory & Intermediary Services, LLC (IPA A&I), provide comprehensive business advisory services and tax strategies to companies in the United States, Canada and other locations worldwide. Additional information is immediately available by visiting,,, and The Public Relations Department may be contacted at: telephone (847) 495-6786; facsimile (847) 495-6773.

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