Phone: (425) 957-6181
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.
Phone: (480) 247-3507
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.
Phone: (408) 316-5198
Professional Affiliations: IBBA (past board member), CABB (past president)
Mr. MacLachlan is the President and founder of BTI Group (1981), the largest regional intermediary for small and mid-sized businesses, with 10 offices in the Western United States and over 5,300 completed transactions. He is qualified as an expert witness in California Superior Court.
Prior to founding BTI Group, Ian started a chain of motorcycle dealerships which he built into the largest Kawasaki dealer in the U.S. The experience of selling it prompted him to enter the merger and acquisition profession.
He is a founder, past President, and former Director of the California Association of Business Brokers, a past Director and current member of the International Business Brokers Association, and a member of M&A Source. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
Ian received a degree in physics from San Jose State University.