Monterey Business Brokers

Flora Chong

Phone: 831-809-5892

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Flora has been in business brokerage for 19 years. She has helped buyers and sellers of businesses in the Central Coast areas of Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and San Benito Counties. She also specializes in investment properties and commercial leasing. Flora has a BS degree in nursing from the University of Cal. at San Francisco. She is a Certified Business Broker and has served on the California Business Brokers Board of Directors for 2 years.



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CA DRE# 02152580

Doug joins Business Team with over twenty-five years of experience in technology companies covering software, telecommunications, semiconductors, and mobile devices. He has held senior-level positions in sales and business development, product management, and marketing in both the US and global markets.

His experience also includes co-founding three successful startups for which Doug was responsible for writing the business and product plans as well as managing product management, sales, and business development. One of these startups went public and two were successfully acquired.

He has served as a mentor and judge in Business Plan Competitions at George Washington University while living on the east coast and is currently working with Cal State- Monterey on the development of an entrepreneur mentor and business plan competition.

Doug’s experience with large technology companies as well as his success in startups offers BTI sellers and buyers a breadth of knowledge on building business cases as well as targeting prospective buyers for the successful sale of their business.

Doug holds a MA from George Washington University in Telecommunications and a BA from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing on Monterey Bay and is licensed as USCG Captain

Ian MacLachlan


Phone: (408) 316-5198

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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.

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