International Profit Associates Managing Director Invited as One of 500 Great Leaders

Buffalo Grove, IL, June 13, 2008 --( International Profit Associates (IPA-IBA) Managing Director, John R. Burgess, has been invited to become one of 500 Great Leaders by the American Biographical Institute (ABI).

“Your achievements, attained through your desire to excel, have and will continue to inspire others, to lead through example, and should be correctly documented,” said J.M. Evans, President of the American Biographical Institute. “Congratulations are in order for this illustrious distinction.”

By compiling 500 Great Leaders, the ABI defines a leader as one whose accomplishments are respected and admired to the point that they drive others to achieve and succeed. Research centers and libraries throughout the world rely on the Institute’s biographical directories as categorical, authoritative reference sources. 500 Great Leaders will be distributed throughout the world when published in 2009.

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 annual revenues in excess of $200 million since 2005, 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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Jennifer Cumbee