Ian Salter

Ian Salter is a business broker at Benchmark Business Sales & Valuations.


Ian Salter …has been with Benchmark Business Sales & Valuations since September 2005 after leaving a corporate management position. He was responsible in 2010 for establishing Benchmarks’ specialist ‘Franchise Sales’ division, where he lead the franchise team for approximately 7 years. This role saw Ian managing and mentoring a sales team of specialist franchise business brokers. In October 2017, Ian stepped out of the franchise division to focus on a new division for Benchmark Business Sales.

Being a 100% performance-based broker means that Ian is dedicated to producing the best results possible for his many clients through the application of hard-earned knowledge, experience, and insistence upon the upholding of professional standards.

As a senior broker for Benchmark, Ian is generous with his time towards assisting, training, and mentoring other brokers within Benchmark along the way. It’s only through hard work and applying his knowledge, dedication, and professionalism that allows him to achieve high results and the best outcomes for his clients.

Ian has spent years building professional relationships and actively interacts with a network of like-minded professionals, such as; Solicitors, Bank Managers, Accountants, Finance Brokers, State Managers, National Managers, and Master Franchisors, not only to assist with the sale process for either a buyer or seller, but also to stay in touch with any industry changes. Ian’s business sales have been diverse over the years with sales in; non-franchised businesses i.e. Transport, Retail, Wholesaling, Commercial Property, Home Based, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Demolition & Recycling, Environmental and even a Private Island – to name a few,.…he has had success in all of these industries. He is happy to speak with any buyer or seller and assist them through understanding the process of buying or selling any business.

Away from work, Ian enjoys music – (both as a professional musician and listening to music). Ian and his family are very active and are involved in many sporting pursuits including basketball, rugby league, martial arts, and his love for personal health, fitness and well-being gives Ian the spark and energy required to perform at a high level daily.

REIQ Business Broker of the Year Winner 2016
Ian Salter – 2016 Ian Salter was recognised as one of Australia’s best business brokers
AIBB Business Broker of the Year Finalist 2014
Ian Salter – 2014 Ian Salter was recognised as one of Australia’s best business brokers
REIQ Business Broker Excellence Winner 2014
Ian Salter – 2014 Ian Salter was recognised as one of Australia’s best business brokers.

Client Testimonials

"Thanks very much to Ian Salter and the team at Benchmark for getting our business sold. We really appreciate your professionalism, experience, helpful advice and ongoing support in finding the right buyer for the business. We felt very comfortable with the discrete way things were handled and the…"
"We have been very fortunate to have IAN SALTER from BENCHMARK BUSINESS SALES & VALUATIONS handle the sale of our business. Ian is to be commended for his professionalism and integrity in negotiating the sale of a complex business. He managed the entire sales process efficiently and competently…"
"I am truly impressed by your negotiating skills and also your dedication to us as clients. We appreciate the amount of work you put into getting the job done which was well beyond what should have been required. My experience with Benchmark is beyond what we could have expected and you have helped…"
"As an experienced buyer and seller of businesses I have dealt with many business brokers. It is with that background that I can confidently say that the service provided by Ian Salter is second to none. Ian’s attention to detail and genuine care to get the best result for all is unquestionable.…"