Benchmark Business Group
Bob Clements is Co-founder, Strategic Marketing Director, and General Counsel for Benchmark Business Group, which provides business coaching, consulting, and business brokerage services. Since 1999, BBG has coached businesses in most of the 50 States and several foreign countries, in addition to aiding business owners in preparing their business for sale, and assisting buyers in successfully transitioning management and operation of their recently acquired business. It is the most unique and successful business brokerage in Iowa.
For the past 12 years, BBG has distinguished itself in the insurance and financial services industry as a leader in business development coaching and consulting for both independent and captive agents, as well as field leaders and managers, and has fostered exponential growth and life-altering change in countless agencies through its proprietary Optimal Outcome™ Program.
Bob earned his Juris Doctorate in 1973 from Creighton University School of Law and was a practicing attorney for more than thirty years. He has worked primarily in the areas of business law, commercial transactions, banking, business workouts, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, and in 2002 was certified as a Senior E-Myth Consultant. In a more holistic approach to the practice of law, Bob has guided many business owners through difficult organizational, planning and financial issues, and has served as a facilitator and mediator in numerous business cases. He has been an owner and manager in five businesses, and has been president of his local chamber of commerce, a community improvement association for downtown businesses, and a venture capital group. In addition, for more than ten years, he served as a board member of a multi-bank holding company and two of its subsidiaries.
In addition to his duties as Strategic Marketing Director, he serves as General Counsel for Benchmark Business Group, guiding the Company and its team through the many legal issues that arise during its representation and facilitation of the business buying and selling process. He also remains Of Counsel and advisor to his former law firm.