Spokane Business Brokers

Ronald Schutz

Phone: 509.475.2264

Professional Affiliations:

Thirty years of broad-based finance & leadership experience covering: commercial & investment banking; equipment leasing (small ticket, the middle-market and venture leasing), plus economic development related to small business security offerings.

In addition, spent nearly a decade with a large middle-market cabinetry manufacturer in a variety of assignments including project finance; credit & risk management; recruitment, business development, and unrelated diversified venture opportunities. Business travel included a number of financial centers in the U.S. and Canada as well as Europe.

•Attended Ph.D. Management program, Northcentral University

•MBA, General Management, City University of Seattle

•BA, Economics, Western Washington University

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, but the one most responsive." Charles Darwin


Ray 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.


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.

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