Massoud has been successfully selling businesses for 37 years with 26 years of them with Business Team. His academic background covers a wide spectrum of subjects and studies from a Diploma in Biology to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and M.B.A courses in Management, Economics and Marketing. Massoud is fluent both in Farsi and English. He has owned and successfully run his own business for over 23 years. His extensive experience in business brokerage which has involved successfully selling hundreds of businesses from a small retail store to a large service, manufacturing and distribution companies has enabled Massoud to understand and identify with the needs and concerns of both buyers and sellers whether it is their first transaction or they are experienced corporate officers. His honesty, integrity, knowledge and negotiating skills has resulted in an enviable track record in closing deals and has invariably ranked among top ten associates in Business Team. Massoud is committed to his profession and feels a personal responsibility for each client. Expect Excellence, Integrity, Professionalism and results. For a free consultation regarding buying, selling or an opinion of value on a business, call Massoud at (510) 910¬-3500 or by email Massoud @business-team.com
CABB, IBBA, M&A Source
Tony has earned the trust and respect of his clients during his 25-year career in the business brokerage. He has been involved in over 200 transactions and his production is consistently ranked in the top tier of the industry. Tony's wealth of knowledge allows him to provide the superb personal service and business insights that his customers have come to rely upon. He works closely with clients to truly understand the unique aspects of their personal and business needs.
Tony earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Chico State University. In 1998 he was awarded the highly coveted designation of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) by the International Association of Business Brokers, the largest association of business brokers in the country. This designation has been the recognized symbol of professionalism in the business brokerage industry. In addition he has served as President of the California Association of Business Brokers and has been actively involved in the IBBA. He is a popular speaker to professional groups and industry conferences.
Tony has two children, Isabel (16) and Lucas (18). He enjoys cycling, hiking, boating, reading and spending as much time as possible with friends and family.
California DRE Real Estate Sales License, California DBW Yacht & Ship Sales License
Jim Marshall is an experienced business leader with core competencies in company formation and leadership, business turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, primarily in high-technology product development and manufacturing industries. Following a successful career of more than 36 years in the microelectronics and semiconductor equipment industry, Mr. Marshall purchased and operated a durable medical equipment business which he sold in 2012. Jim joined Business Team in the Pleasant Hill office in January 2013. Mr. Marshall received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering, with Honors from Stanford University. He began his career as a Mechanical Engineer at Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, CA. Mr. Marshall advanced his career through engineering and product management roles into general management and senior management, working for several companies including Hewlett-Packard Labs, Eaton Semiconductor Equipment, Applied Materials (AMAT), American Semiconductor Equipment (ASET), MESA Technology, Silicon Valley Group (SVG), Plasma & Materials Technology (PMAT), Matrix Integrated Systems, Vitex Systems, American Integration Technologies(AIT) and Berkeley Process Control. Since 1988, Mr. Marshall has held positions as Chief Operating Officer, President, CEO and Chairman at the various companies he has served. During his career, Jim has served in senior management positions at three start-up companies, co-founding one firm (MESA) and helping lead another (PMAT) to and through a successful initial public offering. Jim has also been tapped to lead turnaround efforts at three companies, guiding one company (ASET) through an orderly wind-down of operations and leading another (Matrix) through a successful recapture of competitive market position driven by new products over a seven year period and two industry downturns ultimately leading to a merger with Axcelis (ACLS). As a small business owner, Mr. Marshall has direct hands-on experience in the acquisition, management and sale of a business encompassing both asset purchase and stock sale transactions. At Business Team, Mr. Marshall has leveraged his extensive business background and experience in mergers and acquisitions to assist both buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of businesses.
Phone: (408) 316-5198
Professional Affiliations: IBBA (past board member), CABB (past president)
Ian MacLachlan received his B.S. in Physics from San Jose University. He founded Grand Prix, a manufacturer and mail-order business for specialty motorcycle parts as well as a chain of Kawasaki dealerships. In 1977 GPC was the largest chain of Kawasaki dealerships in the U.S. After selling GPC through a business broker, he became involved in the business brokerage industry founding Business Team -the largest business brokerage firm in the Western United States. Business Team has arranged the sale of over 7000 companies to date.
Ian is a co-founder and past chairman of the California Association of Business Brokers, has previously served on the Board of Directors of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), and is a frequent speaker at IBBA conventions. He is also a member of M&A Source.
He has been qualified as an expert witness in business valuation and standard of care by the California Superior Court.