Matt Ward


Matt is a dedicated business broker with a background in entrepreneurship and commercial lending. Born and raised in the beautiful landscapes of Idaho, Matt’s passion for entrepreneurship started early, growing up in a family full of business owners. He earned a business degree from Northwest Nazarene University, while also starting his first business.

As commercial banker, Matt honed his financial and analytical skills and knowledge. Since leaving banking, Matt along with his wife, Alicia, have become successful entrepreneurs. Matt brings a unique blend of financial acumen and real-world business experience to his role as a business broker. His commitment to fostering growth and opportunities for local businesses is rooted in a value system that prioritizes trust and community.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Matt remains deeply connected to his Idaho roots through his love for the outdoors and a range of hobbies that include skiing, mountain biking, fishing, and hiking with his family. He is proud to serve his community as an active volunteer member of Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue Unit. On other days, you’ll find Matt getting creative in his woodshop. Matt and Alicia have two teenagers, Hudson and Madeline.

Matt’s approach is characterized by a professional yet friendly demeanor, making the complex process of buying or selling a business more enjoyable and rewarding for his clients. Navigating the business world with a sense of warmth and ease makes him a trusted ally in achieving your entrepreneurial goals.

This Confidentiality Agreement will confirm the mutual understandings of the undersigned and Laska Company (Laska) in connection with Laska providing and our receipt of information regarding the client of Laska listed below.

1. “Information” means all data, reports, records or materials obtained from Laska or the client company, which is not in the public domain, including the names, address and type of business of the client company and the knowledge that the client company may be considering a sale.
2. Information is being furnished solely in connection with the consideration of a Laska client company and shall be treated as “secret” and “confidential” and no portion of it shall be disclosed to others, except to those employees and agents of the undersigned whose knowledge of the information is required to evaluate the client company as a potential acquisition and who shall assume the same obligations as the undersigned under this Agreement. All information shall be promptly returned or destroyed, as directed by Laska or the client company.
3. It is understood that the Laska client company, as the intended party whose rights are being protected, may seek legal redress and remedies directly for any breach of this Confidentiality Agreement as if it were a party to this Agreement.
4. The undersigned agrees to not contact the Laska client company directly without prior approval of Laska.
5. It is understood that (a) Laska makes no representation or warranty as the completeness or accuracy as to any information and the financial condition of the Buyer or Seller and (b) any and all representation and warranties shall be made solely by the Laska client company and shall be set forth in a signed acquisition agreement or purchase contract and then be subject to the provisions thereof.
6. The undersigned acknowledges the responsibility to perform a due diligence review at his own cost and expense prior to any acquisition of a Laska client company. It is understood that fees or commissions paid to Laska by the client company shall not be shared or paid to any person representing the undersigned.
7. The undersigned confirms that he or she has read and understood the Agency Disclosure Brochure and understands that he or she is a “customer” and is not represented by a broker unless there is a signed written agreement for agency representation. All Laska agents represent the client company and under their fiduciary duty can only release client-approved information. You are deemed a “customer” and owed a duty of being treated honestly and fairly. The undersigned agrees Laska Company is the procuring cause in any future transaction with the client company. Any offer you make must be presented promptly to the seller through Laska Company.