Fresno Business Brokers

Paul Vas-Dinis

Phone: (209) 499-5863
Email:
thebizbroker@gmail.com

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Background/Experience:
Paul is an experienced business intermediary that has helped business sellers and buyers across many different industries. He has an understanding of the challenges that both business sellers and buyers face. He is committed to making the business ownership transfer process smooth and effective for all parties involved. He has the ability to quickly identify deal sticking points and come up with innovative solutions to resolve them, creating win-win deals for both seller and buyer. In addition to being a business intermediary, he has many years of experience in Finance and Accounting in various roles. His corporate experience includes the position of a Senior Corporate Accountant and later as a Senior Financial Analyst. He also worked as a stockbroker (Registered Representative) for Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. During that wide range of financial experience, he has analyzed financials of businesses for many different purposes and from different perspectives. That experience provides valuable insights into strategic and financial decision making for buyers and sellers. Paul has multiple college degrees from CSU Stanislaus, including MBA with distinction; Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting; Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. He also is certified in Data Science from Johns Hopkins University.


G. Robert Allen, Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary

Phone: 209-482-5202
Email:
boballen100@gmail.com

Professional Affiliations:
IBBA, M&A Source, ACG, Calif. Licensed Real Estate Broker

Background/Experience:
Background/Experience: Bob has a B.A. from Macalester College in St.Paul, MN. and did post graduate work at the University of Minnesota and Harvard Business School. Bob's experience includes previous ownership of a manufacturing company and an import distribution business. He has also served as a management consultant, corporate division president and corporate sales/marketing vice president. He has been a Business Intermediary for the past 30 years and holds the designations International "Certified Business Intermediary" (CBI) and Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI).

With personal offices in Stockton, Fresno, and Rancho Mirage Bob serves clients with revenue of $5 Million to $50 Million. We maintain a list of 765+ private equity groups who invest in manufacturing, distribution, and service businesses.

Example of experience in manufacturing (auto parts, food products,CNC), service(trade schools, health care, commercial landscape), distribution (auto aftermarket, landscape equipment, food products), miscellaneous (research labs, marinas,) this is only a few types of the over 200 transactions completed.

You can reach Bob at boballen100@gmail.com or his personal number 800-622-0192

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Ron Centers

2023

Phone: (877) 832-6494
Email:
rcenters@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
California Licensed Real Estate Agent, BTI Group Business Intermediary since 2009

Background/Experience:
Ron Centers is a seasoned business owner and senior manager with extensive experience in small business start-up, planning, marketing, and operations. Ron graduated with honors from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration, Marketing. Before starting his own retail and restaurant businesses, Ron had 10 years of experience as a Director and Product Marketing Manager for computer software and services companies. With 20+ years of direct experience in franchising, retail, and restaurant management, Ron understands the challenges of today’s small family-owned businesses and enjoys working with firms in all industries. Since 2009, Ron has represented and sold a variety of businesses in the Central Valley to include: Restaurants, Bars, Auto Repair, Grocery Stores, Dry Cleaners, Licensed Contractors, Retail Stores, Machine Shops, Light Manufacturing, Mail Services, Coffee Shops, Bakeries, Liquor Stores, and Gas Stations.


Lee Allen, Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary

Phone: (800) 622-0192
Email:
leeallen200@gmail.com

Professional Affiliations:
IBBA, M&A Source, ACG, Calif. Licensed Real Estate Broker

Background/Experience:
Lee Allen has a B.A. Degree from Boston College and did post graduate study at Harvard, Wharton School of Business and Golden Gate University. She has 12 years of experience with top management of an international apparel firm and 9 years as owner of a West Coast manufacturing firm. She has been an Intermediary for the past 29 years and holds the designation "Certified Business Intermediary" (CBI) and "Mergers & Acquisition Master Intermediary" (M&AMI).


Leo Landaverde

Phone: 559-455-8700
Email:
Leo@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
Leo has a B.S. degree in business from Edgewood College, Madison, WI, 10 years of corporate management experience as well as 20+ years as a seasoned business owner as Founder & CEO of several companies. With a solid background in accounting and finance, Leo brings critical insight to business owners looking to sell their businesses. Leo has represented sellers in multiple industries on large transactions, representing multi-million dollar paydays for his clients. Leo is a husband & father, author, speaker, and serial entrepreneur, a voracious reader, 80's music fanatic, and travel enthusiast.


Ian MacLachlan

2023

Phone: (408) 316-5198
Email:
ian@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
Professional Affiliations: IBBA (past board member), CABB (past president)

Background/Experience:
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.

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