Decade+ assisting business sellers and buyers through the challenges of business sales and acquisitions.
I am a business broker primarily providing sell side representation and brokerage services to business owners wanting to exit their business so they can successfully transition to the next phase of their lives. I also perform consulting services for those looking to buy a business, and business owners that may need a valuation but don't need full-blown representation and brokerage services.
I've assisted numerous business owners in successfully valuing and selling their companies. My closed deals include manufacturing firms, wholesale and distribution companies, retail, and franchise resales. I have extensive experience selling B2B and B2C service companies with specialties in information technology and business software.
Prior to entering the business brokerage world, I founded a computer software development and consulting services company featuring enterprise work force management and scheduling software. The company’s clients consisted of Fortune 1000 companies and large financial service businesses. At its peak, the company had annual sales exceeding $6 million. I acquired experience in business valuations, mergers, and acquisitions during my tenure as I oversaw the acquisition of two complementary businesses and the eventual sale of the entire company.
My approach to negotiation is to find areas of agreement between buyer and seller and build upon them to reach a beneficial arrangement for all stakeholders.
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I have come to believe the Praxis' sale of a business isn't just finding a buyer and working through the process but it is a counseling service. There is so much emotion involved in selling a business that has been all consuming for so long that it is hard to keep focused on the target which is selling to a competent buyer for the best price possible. Steve really was the team leader that helped keep my accountant, my attorney, and myself heading in the right direction. For that I am very appreciative. I can think back on several ways I could have gone off track or made a decision from emotion, but Steve kept things moving forward.
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