Eugene Business Brokers

Li Westenfelt

Phone: 541-419-8520
Email:
Li@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
Li Westenfelt is a seasoned professional with over decades of experience in customer service, finance, and business management. Originally from China, Li has called the United States home for more than 20 years. Her diverse background and extensive work history have equipped her with the knowledge and expertise to assist business owners with a wide range of needs, especially exit strategy planning. Known for her genuine care for relationships and personal connections, Li finds joy in working closely with clients to achieve their goals. Outside of work, she embraces her role as a mother and enjoys activities such as cooking, camping, and mushroom hunting.


David Nelson

Phone: 541-999-8215
Email:
dnelson@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
David was born and raised on the Oregon coast. As he entered his teenage years he began to realize how dependent the town he grew up in was on two industries, timber and fishing. Both industries went down which caused many other businesses in the area to collapse also. David went on to run his own construction company for over 10 years. Due to these circumstances, David’s main goal was to help other business owners avoid what he experienced. In 2019 he joined Business Team. He now has the opportunity to help owners. Whether you are looking to sell and exit. Or expand through acquisition, David is here to guide you through your journey. David has two daughters, Jayla and Shelby, and enjoys working out, attending sports events and camping.


Raymond P. Dowd, Managing Director, PNW

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

Professional Affiliations:
Oregon REA Principal Broker 201222488

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 and Principal Broker in Oregon managing the PNW offices, 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. https://business.google.com/reviews/l/06660000547138356120

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Scott Parkinson

Phone: 520-631-1447
Email:
scott@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
Project Management Institute

Background/Experience:
Scott is a serial entrepreneur who has owned a dozen small businesses. He understands what it takes to start and grow a business, including both independent and franchise operations. He has used business brokers to buy and sell a small business and brings this invaluable perspective to sellers embarking on a journey that is often the culmination of a life’s work.

Scott previously pursued dual careers. He retired as a Captain of the U.S. Navy Reserve after 30 years of honorable service. As a helicopter pilot he sailed on ships of the Pacific Fleet and was forward deployed to the Persian Gulf for Operations Desert Shield/Storm. After active duty, Scott commanded five Navy Reserve units and was recalled to active duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In his civilian career Scott is a self-styled “transportation guy” with experience in all modes of transportation. He built a diverse transportation services company that operated two shortline freight railroads and provided ancillary services in track and bridge repair, locomotive and railcar maintenance, and supply chain logistics. Prior to his rail industry stint, he was head of sales and marketing for two international aviation services companies.

Scott has a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He applies all the best practices of the Project Management industry in achieving the goals of business owners he represents – getting the best value in the most confidential manner and closing the sale of your business.


Susan Costa

Phone: 206-427-4780
Email:
susan@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
Susan Costa has been a business professional for thirty+ years. She worked for Business Team in 2019 and 2020 and has recently returned. She has an MBA from the University of California and graduated with honors. As such, she enjoys helping business owners buy and sell businesses. In her free time, she enjoys golf, pickleball, and gardening.


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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