San Francisco Business Brokers

Brian Jeffries

2016

Phone: 510.472.9241
Email:
brianj@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
Brian started his entrepreneurial career co-founding and building a venture backed technology company with operations in California, Utah and India. He bought, operated and sold a chain of businesses in the retail and automotive industries. Brian earned his BS in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from University of Michigan. Brian teaches Business to students in the International Entrepreneurship Program at UC Berkeley Extension.

Carson Lee

Phone: (415) 480-4911
Email:
carson@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
After earning a business degree in 1998 from the University of California, Riverside, Carson used his entrepreneurial skills to successfully own and operate a number of small businesses; his portfolio of small businesses include a food services operation, a regional home services business, and an online lead generation business. Carson takes pride in his ability to have grown each of these businesses through the use of comprehensive online marketing, social media, and industry technologies. Carson is also a licensed Realtor in the state of California. As a residential real estate leasing agent, he built an impeccable reputation for helping owners fill vacancies within a week and always above market rate. His clients know him to be responsive, tireless, and highly motivated. Please contact Carson at: cell (415) 480-4911.

Chris Tatum

Phone: 415-517-0270
Email:
chris@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB, MBA

Background/Experience:
Chris has thirty years of entrepreneurial business experience. He knows that buying and/or selling a business is an important undertaking and he understands all of the demanding requirements. Chris has started one business from scratch, purchased another, and has sold them both. He has a MBA in Finance from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Management and enjoys the application of finance and accounting concepts in buy/sell transactions. Chris works closely with clients to understand the nuances of their objectives and finds imaginative ways to achieve them.

Donald Baum, Managing Director (CBB, JD, Broker)

Phone: 415-930-4670
Email:
dbaum@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
State Bar of California, The Elks, California Real Estate Broker, CABB, Olympic Club

Background/Experience:
Don brings a wealth of negotiation and closing experience to help clients in the merger, sale or acquisition of businesses throughout California. A licensed attorney, real estate broker and certified business broker with expertise in accentuating value of ongoing operations, Don has helped negotiate and close over $1B in transactions over his career. Prior to joining BTI Group, Don served in senior executive roles with Property Sciences, Ascent Property Investments and Marcus & Millichap, where as General Counsel of Pacific Property Company, Don helped start and build one of the West Coast’s largest institutional investment sponsors. Don began his legal career with real estate experts Miller, Starr & Regalia. Before law school, Don led the marketing efforts of industrial manufacturing supplier The Brady Company through a multi-state network of distributors. Don remains an active business owner and investor himself, providing invaluable insight and acumen essential to his ability to assist clients in their business ventures and investment endeavors. Don's team provides clients an unparalleled marketing platform proven in our results: We are the West Coast's leader in successful transactions. What can Don and his team do for you?

Jack Chung, VP

Phone: (415) 227-4411 x 323
Email:
jchung@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
n/a

Background/Experience:
Jack currently manages the team of agents in the San Francisco office. He has worked on a variety of transactions in many different industries, specializing in wholesale, distribution and service companies, of all sizes. Jack takes a hands-on approach and is eager to learn all the different aspects of the companies to better represent his clients. He will be involved in the opinion of market value, marketing, buyer qualification, negotiations, escrow and post-sale process. He looks forward to partnering with you in the possible sale or purchase of a company. He has previously worked in telecommunications, retail, real estate and IT. Jack graduated with a BA in International Business from San Francisco State University and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. In his spare time, Jack loves snowboarding and cheering on the Golden State Warriors with his 3 dachshunds. Jack can be contacted at 415-227-4411 ext 323 or jchung@business-team.com.

James A. Todd

2016

Phone: 415-227-4411 X304
Email:
james@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
After an almost thirty year career in IT / Telecommunications culminating in a European IT Director position with a Boston MA based company and having the responsibility of establishing and deploying IT requirements in five European locations, James made a major career change and went onto gain valuable entrepreneurial experiences in Hotel / Restaurant / Bar ownership, Luxury Jewelry design store ownership, Art Gallery ownership and high end sales in the Exotic Automobile arena. With his varied global management and business skill set James has acquired not only the knowledge and tenacity to get things moving but the empathy to understand the challenges and endurance it takes to grow a business.

Michael Hamilton

Phone: 925-337-5204
Email:
mhamilton@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
Michael has had a progressive career in diverse entrepreneurial and corporate industries. Specialist in purchasing, materials/logistics, and administrative planning and process improvement. Strong points- initiative, persistence, and innovative problem-solving. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills which help him focus on understanding his client’s goals. Michael holds a Bachelors Degree from CSU Hayward in Political Science.

Richard S. Waxman

2016

Phone: 415-515-3487
Email:
rwaxman@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
California Association of Business Brokers (CABB), International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)

Background/Experience:
Consistently among the top producers in a 9 office, 120+ broker Northern California region. #1 producer in the San Francisco office three of past five years while closing on transactions whose aggregate value exceeded $22 million. Sold first business in 1985, Licensed Real Estate Broker since 1986. Has seen over 100 transactions to successful conclusion. Member of the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) and International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). Prior to Business Team, extensive experience as Commercial Real Estate Broker dealing with leases, land and building sales before concentrating on business sales. Established track record in sale of wholesale distribution, manufacturing, business to business sales, and service companies. Strong suit: Negotiations-making the impossible deal, possible. References upon request.

Ian MacLachlan

Phone: (408) 316-5198
Email:
ian@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
Professional Affiliations: IBBA (past board member), CABB )past president

Background/Experience:
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.