San Francisco Business Brokers

Michael Hamilton

2023

Phone: 925-337-5204
Email:
mhamilton@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
Michael has cultivated a progressive career spanning diverse entrepreneurial and corporate sectors. He specializes in business-to-business transactions with experience in purchasing, materials/logistics management, and I.T services with a keen focus on process improvement. Known for his initiative, persistence, and innovative problem-solving abilities, Michael excels in understanding his clients' objectives. His excellent interpersonal and communication skills further augment his client-centric approach. Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Cal State East Bay.

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Robert James

Phone: 415.930.4801
Email:
rjames@business-team.com

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Robert is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. In his 25 year sales career he has closed deals totaling more than $135M in revenue across a variety of industries including software, computer hardware, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and financial services. His current listings include construction, hazardous materials management, animal care, commercial equipment repair, and commercial cleaning services.


Jodie Lin

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Email:
Jodie@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
Jodie Lin is a member of the BTI group- helping to identify and cultivate new business owners in todays market. A proud product of an international family with Taiwanese roots, her many travels and several years living abroad have installed a deep-rooted commitment to serving others and advocating for strong relationships. She has firsthand expertise to operate with the utmost confidence and transparency that her partners have come to rely upon. Her career began as a fashion business facilitator at the prestigious Vogue magazine, followed by nearly a decade in the tech startup world given her love of creating and growing relationships before joining the BTI group. What began as a curiosity blossomed into an invested interest in an industry that impacts every aspect of daily lives.

A Political Science, French and Psychology graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she enjoys an active life full of travel and adventures when not working.


Obaid Amir

Phone: 9253526800
Email:
obaid@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
With over two decades of experience spanning sales, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and technology, Obaid, known as "OB," brings a wealth of expertise. Throughout his career, OB has been a key player in large technology companies, holding sales, management, and M&A positions. OB has a BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering, a BS in Computer Science, and an MBA in Global Management

OB Led sales teams managing annual revenues exceeding $1 billion in computer hardware and software. He collaborated closely with clients to understand their needs and deliver tailored solutions, fostering strong relationships and ensuring client satisfaction.

OB worked extensively in Asia and Europe, gaining invaluable insights into international markets and business practices. He is currently based in the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area.

OB is licensed by the California Department of Real Estate, demonstrating OB's commitment to professionalism and ethical standards.

OB is renowned for his exceptional client service skills; he prioritizes understanding and exceeding client expectations. Recognized for his expertise in mergers and acquisitions, OB brings an in-depth understanding of business opinion of value and market dynamics to every transaction.


Brian Kang

Phone: 510-402-2253
Email:
brian@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB

Background/Experience:
With extensive experience in health insurance for businesses, residential real estate loans, and Software as a Service (SAAS), Brian brings a unique perspective to the table. Additionally, he is the owner of a virtual admin agency specializing in supporting therapists and a health insurance brokerage. Brian's passion in assisting business owners stems from his upbringing where he was immersed in the world of entrepreneurship through his parents' ventures in buying and selling multiple businesses. This firsthand experience has equipped him with invaluable insights into the challenges and opportunities that business owners face.

He is committed to helping clients navigate the complexities of buying or selling a business, providing personalized guidance and strategic solutions to achieve their goals.

Brian is a graduate from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics.


Bal Raj Capur

Phone: 415-994-0384
Email:
brmcapur@gmail.com

Professional Affiliations:
B. Tech(Hons), MIEI

Background/Experience:
For over nine years Bal Raj managed the Acquisitions and Mergers, Venture Capital Investment, Evaluation, and Restructuring / Rehabilitation functions at the Venture Capital Investment firm funded by the International Finance Corporation (World Bank), Investors in Industry (Bank of England), the Aga Khan Foundation for Economic Development, US-AID, DEG from Germany and other international financial institutions. As the Managing Director, Director and Chief Executive / General Manager in large business groups for over fifteen years, Bal Raj managed company operations, formulated and implemented successful corporate strategies to effectively meet the change and challenge of diverse markets. In addition to obtaining an Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Bal Raj participated in several management and marketing programs at recognized institutions. In view of his senior level business experience in various sectors, Bal Raj is able to provide the synergy required for satisfactory business acquisitions.


Jack Chung, VP

2023

Phone: (415) 227-4411
Email:
jchung@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB

Background/Experience:
Jack is currently the manager of the agent team in San Francisco, and he brings with him extensive experience in a variety of industries, specializing in wholesale, distribution, and service companies of all sizes. With a hands-on approach, Jack is committed to learning all aspects of the companies he represents to provide the best possible service to his clients. His expertise includes market valuation, marketing, buyer qualification, negotiation, escrow, and post-sale processes. Jack is excited to partner with those interested in selling or purchasing a company. He has a diverse background, having previously worked in telecommunications, retail, real estate, and IT. Jack graduated with a BA in International Business from San Francisco State University and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. When not working, Jack enjoys snowboarding and rooting for the Golden State Warriors, Oakland Athletics, and Raiders with his wife and two rescue dogs. If you're looking to exit your business within the next 12-24 months, we can help. Let's schedule a time to discuss how we can help you reach your goals. Jack can be contacted at (415) 930-4323 or jchung@business-team.com.

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Lloyd Silver

Phone: 925-478-3220
Email:
lloyd@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
Lloyd brings over 20 years of experience in finance and marketing to BTI Group. As a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), he developed expertise in the investment analysis and decision-making process while managing a portfolio of investments for pension funds and high-net-worth individuals. During this time, he was involved in formulating the exit planning strategy and funding numerous privately-held small and mid-market companies. Lloyd went on to establish a digital marketing agency that focused on growing revenue for local businesses. He’s founded, acquired, and sold several companies as an owner or partner in the insurance, finance, marketing, tech, and laundromat industries. Lloyd’s unique background combining finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship combined with his sales, negotiation, process development, and communication skills allows him to navigate and manage the business brokerage process for the benefit of his clients.


Ahmed Refai

Phone: (415) 930 4690
Email:
refai@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
Refai is a high-performing professional with deep expertise in scaling customer relationships generating revenue through customer-focused business development efforts. He is a trusted advisor to clients with global expertise creating new business opportunities, producing significant expansion for existing customers, new clients, and business partners. He engages with key decision-makers and sets an exit plan strategy for qualified sellers.

Refai graduated with a BA in Electrical Engineering from Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport in Egypt and held an MBA in International Business from Lincoln University, CA. Also, he completed Marketing Metrics and ROI program at UC Berkeley. Multilingual with proficiency in English and Arabic. In his spare time, he loves playing tennis and running.

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Ian MacLachlan

2023

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

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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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