Seattle Business Brokers

Eric Breidenbach


Phone: (425) 957-6181

Professional Affiliations:
Team Leader and Managing Director-Washington

Mr. Breidenbach leads BTI Group’s new Seattle office and leverages the market knowledge and experience of Bridgeview Brokers, Inc. Eric co-founded Bridgeview Brokers in 2003 with a focus on merger & acquisitions, business brokerage, and consulting services to lower middle market firms in Western Washington with revenues from $1M to $50M Eric has been actively involved in merger and acquisition related activities both domestically and internationally since 1988 and has an extensive background in finance, accounting and general management. His career began in 1977 in a Fortune 100 firm and encompassed work in manufacturing, information services and telecommunications firm He successfully led functional and cross-functional acquisition teams, and has been integral to the success of new businesses and product launches, outsourcings and business mergers. His financial background includes positions in all areas of finance including CFO, and his general manager responsibilities have included leading high-growth multi-state start-ups in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Breidenbach earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Washington and received an MBA from Southern Methodist University’s distinguished Executive Program.

Current Listings:
  Personal - Building Maintenance
  Auto repair - Offroad Accessories & Truck Maint.
  Building and Construction - Interior Tenant Improvements
  Professional - Veterinarian

Shawna Brenneke

Phone: (425) 957-6182

Professional Affiliations:

Shawna received her B.A. From Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. After college, she went to work for a start-up company as their first employee and helped grow the company from $150k in sales to over $2MM. She was ultimately named VP of operations and was in charge of accounting, marketing, sales, IT and customer service. In 2003 when the company relocated its headquarters over to China, Shawna moved closer to family in the Seattle area and started her own successful business selling residential real estate with Windermere. Shawna has the experience, knowledge and passion to guide both business buyers and sellers through a smooth win-win transaction.

Current Listings:
  Franchises - Canine Day Care with Tavern
  Franchises - The Halal Guys Franchise
  Franchises - Senior Care Franchise
  Florists - Florist

Vinh Bui

Phone: (425)957-6184

Professional Affiliations:

Graduating from Central Washington University with a degree in Accounting, Vinh Bui, began his career in a non-profit organization in analyzing opportunities to fund various programs serving immigrant and refugee communities in the local Seattle area. Vinh opened his first business several years later and gained considerable knowledge in business operations. He recognized significant demand for the sale and purchase of privately held businesses and a need for skilled support to ease the complicated process that has become a major barrier for buyers and sellers. Vinh’s passion is to help buyers and sellers efficiently and effectively transact business sales at optimal market values. Fluent in English and Vietnamese, he can navigate language barriers to ensure a smooth transaction.

Current Listings:
  Franchises - Tavern Franchise with Technology
  Franchises - Fast Authentic Greek Food Franchise
  Franchises - Gourmet Wrap Franchise
  Franchises - Modern Seafood Shack Franchise

Raymond P Dowd, Managing Director, PNW

Phone: 541-251-7700

Professional Affiliations:

Raymond brings over 30 years of financial and operations experience in a variety of roles including FINRA Registered Options Principal S4, General Principal S24, Financial and Operations Principal S27, Investment Banking Principal S79, Chief Compliance Officer, CFO, Board Member, Principal Broker, Managing Director and Managing Partner. Raymond utilizes his knowledge and experience to collect, quantify, analyze then effectively communicate the value of a client company through clearly written comprehensive business reports and precise financial performance reviews. A UCLA graduate, licensed as Agent in California working with the San Francisco office and as Principal Broker in Oregon managing the Eugene office, he readily collaborates with myriad business leaders in his vast network to expand the universe of potential buyers for his client companies. Raymond also represents strategic buyers in unsolicited acquisition attempts.

W. Terence Welsh

Phone: (480) 247-3507

Professional Affiliations:

Business brokering is a natural extension of Terry's background which was focused on merger and acquisition activity, property taxation, accounting, and appraisal work since 1973. Terry began his career with The American Appraisal Company and went on to become a Principal with Arthur Andersen and a Partner with Ernst & Young, an international consulting firm. He has been a presenter for accounting, valuation and taxation seminars for the American Management Associations, American Society of Appraisers, National Association of Accountants, Oregon Department of Revenue, and various state AICPA groups. Terry is a prior certified member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and has chaired various committees. Terry co-founded Bridgeview Brokers with Eric Breidenbach in 2003 with a focus on merger & acquisitions, business brokerage, and consulting services to lower middle market firms in Western Washington with revenues from $1M to $50M.

Khalianney K Sang

Phone: 425-957-6183

Professional Affiliations:

After attending Bellevue College with a major in Business Administration, Khalianney began her career in hotel business operations and accounting, which then succeeded into hotel sales and marketing, and being involved in the opening of a new franchise hotel. She would later become part of a financial institution learning from the various divisions of Lending, Valuations, Mortgages, Home Equities, and other loans, working with consumers and escrow companies. Her latest development prior to Business Team was in Asset Management, Property Management, and Leasing/Acquisitions in Commercial Real Estate. Khali is a Seattle native, raised from a family of local business owners. “I absolutely support small businesses and the expertise of a business intermediary. I value service and communication; my clients can rely on me to make every transaction successful.

Current Listings:
  Franchises - Dumpling Automat
  Franchises - American Diner Franchise
  Franchises - Unique Sandwich Shop Franchise
  Franchises - South Asian Food Franchise
  Franchises - Fast Falafels

Ian MacLachlan


Phone: (408) 316-5198

Professional Affiliations:
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.

Current Listings:
  Building and Construction - Windows Installer
  Building and Construction - Roofing Contractor
  Health and Medical - Pharmaceutical startup company
  Wholesale & Distribution - Kitchen Design & Assembly, 3 locations
  Services - Automobile Repairing & Service
  Personal - Cannabis Delivery
  Building and Construction - Services
  Auto repair - Automotive Glass Replacement Shops
  Transportation and Logistics - Delivery
  Internet, Software & Technology - IT Services Provider

Reference Letters

When it came time to sell my electronic waste recycling company, PC Recycle, I contacted the broker who had sold a similar business I owned in Seattle a number years ago and he referred me to Ian and Business Team. (incidentally he was a former Business Team employee).

We soon had a number of interested buyers from within the industry but the eventually buyer, outside the industry, was a former client of Ian's who agreed to pay my asking price (actually paid me a little bit more) and the transaction closed in two months. Ian, with the assistance of Marion (Business Team transaction manager) presented the deal to a number of SBA lenders and was able to find the one bank able to overcome a major challenge (Buyer's net worth exceeded SBA guidelines).

Ian was very helpful in the negotiations from start to finish and I can heartily recommend him to any business owners planning to retire.

Farhad Saifyan, Seller
I wanted to give you and your company, Business Team, a letter of recommendation for assisting in the sale of my business. You worked hard and did not give up. You brought me a number of prospective buyers and lots of good advice. Your team members were tirelessly finding prospective buyers for me to meet with. I was pleased with the outcome and the hard work it took to find the right buyer for me as I had requirements that were not just monetary.

Thanks so much

Jane Groner
Founder of Pacific Placement Group
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks for your efforts over the past year. When we first met in February of 2002, you gave me a probable scenario of who would buy my business, how long it would take, and how much I could expect to sell it for. It appeared as if you were looking into a crystal ball, because you were correct in all cases. Your company did a great job with my greatest concern, letting the buyers know we were for sale without letting our competition know. The Sale was kept quiet up until the Very end.

Both you and Richard made the transition process very easy. Elaine was always on top of the details. Toni at Commercial Escrow was a pleasure to work with and made the paperwork part of the sale very simple.

Now that the sale is public, I have had people ask me how we found the buyer and how we advertised. I explained that your company took care of everything. I have given your name out to several people already. You may be getting some calls.

Thanks again Ian for delivering what you said you would.

Best Regards,
David L. McCoy, Former Owner Compass Rose Yacht Charters, LLC
It has been over a month now since my business, Flexstar Technology, was acquired by the Audax Group. After completing my transitional duties, I have been enjoying my days at home with my wife, improving my golf game and I have also been reflecting upon the service and professionalism demonstrated by you and the team at BTI.

As you know, I have been involved in the sale or purchase of Flexstar on five separate occasions. Perhaps more so than some of your other clients, I am very acquainted with the process including the stress and aggravation that accompany it. Selling a business is a lot of work; not an easy task, BTI produced a continuous stream of buyers. We were under an LOI with Golden Gate Capital and then the eventual buyer, Audax, practically since the start of our engagement agreement.

Throughout the transaction, I appreciated your calm and steady demeanor especially at the eleventh hour when what appeared to me to be a fatal development occurred. You remained convinced of the value of Flexstar, and you brought me several million dollars more than I had anticipated

Thank you again for all of your efforts. Should you need a reference please don't hesitate to contact me.

Eric Vergari
Former President, Flexstar Technology