Seattle Business Brokers

Eric Breidenbach

2023

Phone: (425) 957-6181
Email:
eric@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
Team Leader and Managing Director-Washington

Background/Experience:
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.

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Raymond P Dowd, Managing Director, PNW

Phone: 541-251-7700
Email:
ray@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
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. www.Linkedin.com/in/raymondpdowd


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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