Phone: (310) 341-0806
California Association of Business Brokers, International Business Brokers Association
Jeffrey Tait has been a business broker with Business Team for more than 15 years. He has a Bachelor's degree in Economics with a minor in Business Administration. Before joining Business Team he was the top producing salesperson at three different staffing and technical consulting firms. He has been involved in the sale of hundreds of retail, service, manufacturing and distribution businesses. He is the Manager of Business Team’s Southern California operations. In addition to his own production, he is responsible for recruiting, training and managing our associates; ensuring that the office runs smoothly; and ensuring that every Business Team client is treated in a courteous and professional manner. He also teaches Business Team's Business Brokerage Training Course and the California Association of Business Brokers CABB 101 Business Broker Training course.
Phone: (310) 465-9947
Ms. Jennex brings a wide range of experience to Business Team from aerospace project management to software and electronic hardware development. Patricia grew up in Southern California and earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cal State Northridge, graduating with honors. She was also an art major before attending engineering school and has completed the landscape architecture program at UCLA. After 25 years in the corporate world in various technical and management positions, she changed careers and joined a private equity group as a partner and acquisitions analyst specializing in technology, ecommerce and manufacturing companies. In that capacity, she has reviewed the financials of hundreds of businesses and interviewed dozens of business owners and business brokers across the country. As a partner, she employed her problem solving and people skills to structure and negotiate acquisitions and partnership deals. Through this experience, she has gained an understanding of the challenges both business sellers and buyers face and in her current role with Business Team, is devoted to easing the process and facilitating solutions for both.
Phone: (949) 302-6990
Maty Guiza has been intricately involved in the financial services industry as liaison to business clients for over 20 years. She has a diverse and comprehensive educational background with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development with advanced studies in Business Administration, and minors’ degrees in Gerontology, Entrepreneurship and Criminal Justice. Ms. Guiza has held Executive level C-Suite roles in private companies for her ability to strategically meet the needs of businesses. Additionally, Ms. Guiza has held vice-president roles in fortune 100 banks as a business banker, private banker, relationship manager, commercial credit underwriter and licensed securities broker. Credited with extensive formal knowledge, Ms. Guiza has also held the position of trustee, Board President, and Financial Officer. Ms. Guiza currently owns her real estate brokerage and is responsible for the day to day operations as well as the property management needs of her clients. As a Business Broker with Business Team, Ms. Guiza exclusively works with privately held companies interested in selling or buying. Her experience and professionalism offer reliability and dependability to business owners through the process. Ms. Guiza is a CPM candidate at the Institute of Real Estate Management, a board member to the Orange County Association of Realtors and the Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors as well as a member to the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Phone: (408) 316-5198
Professional Affiliations: IBBA (past board member), CABB (past president)
Mr. MacLachlan is the President and founder of BTI Group (1981), the largest regional intermediary for small and mid-sized businesses, with 10 offices in the Western United States and over 5,300 completed transactions. He is qualified as an expert witness in California Superior Court.
Prior to founding BTI Group, Ian started a chain of motorcycle dealerships which he built into the largest Kawasaki dealer in the U.S. The experience of selling it prompted him to enter the merger and acquisition profession.
He is a founder, past President, and former Director of the California Association of Business Brokers, a past Director and current member of the International Business Brokers Association, and a member of M&A Source. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
Ian received a degree in physics from San Jose State University.