Jim Ellerhorst and 2018 Deal Maker Award

May 2018

ArkMalibu is pleased to announce that Jim Ellerhorst has joined ArkMalibu as a Senior Advisor, effective immediately.

Formerly a senior partner at Deloitte, Jim Ellerhorst distinguished himself at Deloitte for over 37 years as a professional services executive skilled in achieving superior growth and talent development. During his term as Managing Partner at Deloitte for the Cincinnati and Kentucky offices over 12 years, Jim simultaneously served as Regional Tax Managing Partner for eight midwestern cities. He has extensive experience driving financial performance, brand excellence, diversity and inclusion, and partner development, as well as assembling and leading multifunctional teams, quality assurance, executing risk management, and overseeing client satisfaction.

Jim has also been actively involved in supporting the Cincinnati community, holding eight board positions on community organizations since 2004. Upon retirement from Deloitte in 2017, Jim joined Elizabeth Gamble Deaconess Home Association (EGDHA) as part-time President and CEO, where he is working with outside investment advisors and the board on the endowment strategy and support of the The Christ Hospital Health Network.

Jim looks forward to continuing to utilize his knowledge and expertise to help business owners succeed in the most important transaction of their lives.

The ArkMalibu team welcomes Jim and looks forward to working with him to drive creative solutions for current and future transactions.

ArkMalibu is also pleased to announce its distinction as the 2018 ACG Cincinnati Deal Maker Award winner in the financial and service provider category.

ArkMalibu is one of only five businesses to win the Deal Maker Award for a second time, and is also the first advisor to win the award a second time in ACG Cincinnati’s history, having first been selected in 2010. ArkMalibu was nominated by Crystal Faulkner, Partner at MCM CPAs & Advisors, and Krissi Barr, Founder of Barr Corporate Success.

Criteria used by the judges include the importance of the transaction, product, service or dealmaker to the industry and also the level of creativity, resourcefulness and perseverance it took to complete the deal. The winners chosen exhibit both excellence and commitment to growth initiatives in their respective business segments.

The Deal Maker Award is the oldest and most prestigious honor within the Cincinnati Deal community. The annual event gathers 550 local executives and recognizes and honors the leading transactions, firms, and dealmakers responsible for driving growth in the Cincinnati business community.

ACG is an international organization with 14,000 members and Cincinnati is one of the oldest chapters. Past winners of the Deal Maker Award include P&G, Kroger, Paycor, Enerfab, John Pepper, Bob Castellini, Mel Fisher and many other leading Cincinnati citizens and companies.