Sacramento Business Brokers

Ricardo Fogel

Phone:
Email:
ricardo@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
California Association of Real Estate Brokers

Background/Experience:
Ricardo boasts a rich 15-year tenure in the real estate industry, honing his expertise in purchasing, renovating, and marketing properties. Augmenting his practical experience, he holds a minor in real estate, underscoring his profound comprehension of the field. His keen interest in anthropology and diversity equips him with the invaluable ability to engage effectively with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Renowned for his tenacity, Ricardo is resolute and driven, delving deep into research until he uncovers solutions to his clients' dilemmas. This unwavering determination stands as a remarkable asset, ensuring unparalleled service to his clientele.


Karishma Modi

2023

Phone: (916) 883-1205
Email:
karishma@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
California Association of Real Estate Brokers

Background/Experience:
Karishma has decades of combined business financial accounting and experience. Karishma holds a bachelor’s degree in business from California State University Sacramento and is a licensed CPA. Karishma, through her finance and accounting background, analyses the value of a client’s company. Karishma utilizes her analytical skills to present written comprehensive business reports and financial performance reviews.

Karishma has been working with her family business since her early teens. Karishma's expertise is to guide you through the business buying and selling process. She assists buyers and sellers from lower to high-middle market transactions. Karishma believes no business is ever too small, or too big to sell.


Joseph Prasad

Phone: 916-534-9157
Email:
joseph@business-team.com
Website:
https://josephprasad.com

Professional Affiliations:

Background/Experience:
Joe is a versatile business development consultant from Sacramento, CA, with extensive experience in the bedding, manufacturing, retail, and coworking industries. His expertise spans from product development in bedding to streamlining manufacturing processes, enhancing retail operations, and fostering innovative coworking spaces. Joe's hands-on approach and industry knowledge enable him to deliver customized strategies that drive growth and profitability for businesses in these sectors. Partner with Joe to leverage his diverse background for your company's success.


Lara Larkin

Phone: (916) 883-1203
Email:
lara@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
California Dept of Real Estate License #01353677

Background/Experience:
Lara Larkin is a Business Broker Associate in Business Team's Roseville office, located in the beautiful Sacramento Valley. She helps business owners create and implement a plan for their business, so that it may live on long after the owner retires. With over 30 years of accounting and finance experience, Lara brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. Her background enables her to pay meticulous attention to the numerous details involved in selling a business, ensuring accurate financial calculations and meeting all timelines. Lara's strong work ethic was cultivated during her upbringing on an Oregon farm, where she, as the eldest of four daughters, began working in the family business and caring for her younger siblings from a young age. She firmly believes in delivering exceptional service and professionalism to her clients, striving for a job well done. Lara's passion lies in assisting business owners in reaping the maximum rewards for their years of dedicated effort, preserving the benefits their business brings to the community, and leaving a lasting legacy for the business owner.


Roy Mesich

Phone: (916) 676-5812
Email:
roym@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
DRE, Past CABB/IBBA, BS/MBA

Background/Experience:
I help business owners sell their “Main Street” businesses. I have sold various types of businesses including restaurants, retailers, contractors, and business services.

I have been a Dean/Professor for a non-traditional university and California State University, Sacramento, teaching business management and marketing courses.

Early in my career, I worked as a General Manager, Director of Sales, and Sales Manager for companies in a start-up role, which later transitioned into the development and management of team members focused on achieving revenue objectives. These responsibilities included building and managing multiple sales channels such as a retail chain, B2B teams, and major accounts for technology and other industries. These start-up roles allowed me to be involved with several project management tasks which included commercial real estate, marketing, team training, recruiting, and management coaching. My education includes a B.S. in Business Administration, an MBA, and other post-graduate management courses/programs.

I look forward to successfully selling your business.


Joel Higginbotham

2023

Phone: (916)359-9721
Email:
joel@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
With over 13 years of successful business sales experience within the medical and dental industries, Joel worked within the staffing and recruiting industries for 3 years and ran his own successful headhunting firm. Previously, he successfully worked within distribution companies, working on many aspects of the business. Joel holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fresno State University. He believes that every action taken regarding a business should be to help grow the business at all levels. Joel has earned a top 10 ranking recognition brokerage-wide within Business Team for the past several years. Contact Joel so he can help you sell your business.


Belma Dizdarevic

Phone: 510-759-4493
Email:
belma@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
MBA Candidate '2023

Background/Experience:
Business has long been a passion for Belma. She joined Business Team in 2013, after selling her own small business. Belma works with buyers and sellers throughout California, but mainly in Northern California. In her 10 years in the industry, she has compiled a substantial record of listings and sales that includes retail, manufacturing, franchises, restaurants, and automotive businesses. Her thoroughness and commitment distinguish her from typical agents, and her steady guidance has led to success and satisfaction for her clients.

The knowledge Belma has in the industry comes from a combination of academic studies and hands-on involvement. In addition to working full-time and being a proud mother of three boys, she graduated from Sacramento State University with her master's degree in 2023.

Belma also serves as the Managing Partner of the Roseville/Sacramento office. She has succeeded in a highly competitive marketplace through her leadership, drive, and ability to assemble and empower high-performing teams.

Belma, who was born in Bosnia, spent her early years in Germany before making her way to the US, where she now calls home.

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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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