West Hartford, Conn.-based American Business Media LLC announced that it has acquired and integrated Maximum Acceleration – the mortgage professionals’ coaching company – into its roster of businesses.
“As a company that’s laser-focused on providing financial professionals with the information, education and skills they need to be their best, we couldn’t be happier about purchasing Maximum Acceleration,” said AmBiz CEO Vincent M. Valvo. “This is a company that’s built an unparalleled reputation among mortgage loan originators and brokers. And as we continue to build out our portfolio of opportunities, we’re thrilled to be able to bring our resources to help it reach new standards.”
Maximum Acceleration is based in Jefferson City, Missouri, and for many years was led by head coach Erik Janeczko. Under Janeczko, the company often partnered with American Business Media’s Originator Connect Network mortgage conferences.
“We spent many years working with Erik, his company and his team,” said Valvo. “We know this is a good move for everyone, especially as we strengthen our initiatives into offering more coaching and consulting services.”
American Business Media is the nation's largest media company in the mortgage industry and is the country’s largest producer of conferences for the mortgage, banking, and credit union fields. This year, AmBiz will produce nearly three dozen conferences, trade shows and networking events throughout the United States. It is the dominant trade show and educational conference provider in the mortgage field,through its Originator Connect Network division. AmBiz showcases a wide range of educational opportunities for mortgage professionals across the country, and last year provided complimentary NMLS licensing classes to more than 2,500 originators.
The company has grown both organically and through acquisition. AmBiz two years ago absorbed the specialty publishing and events divisions of the Massachusetts-based Warren Group, publishers of Banker & Tradesman newspaper. Earlier this year, AmBiz bought the Long Island, NY-based Mortgage News Network Inc. and National Mortgage Professional Magazine, along with its various online newsletters, webinars and video productions.
“When we combine our abilities to connect audiences via live events, print and online publishing, web-based education and now a platform for direct coaching and consulting, we know we’ve got exceptional value that we can bring to these financial leaders,” said Valvo.