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Business Team Brokers of California are experienced business brokers specializing in confidentially selling your business.

map    1750 Howe Avenue
Suite 240
    Sacramento, CA 95825
tel:   (916) 678-6777
fax:   (916) 678-6778

Aron Culver, Senior Vice President Top of Page
Phone: 916-612-3123
Professional Affiliations: IBBA, CABB, M&A Source
Background/Experience: Aron Culver has held a reputable stance in M&A and the business brokerage industry since 1995 by being creative, resourceful, ethical and always prioritizing his clients' goals first. As a result he has finished within the top ten producers at Business Team, among nearly 100 agents, for twelve of these years, including "Top Producer" ten times in our Sacramento/Roseville offices. Aron was the first within Business Team to achieve our most prestigious award "Best Client References" in 2003. Having successfully sold and and consulted hundreds of companies across most industries has given Aron the diversity and experience to navigate his clients through the complexities of some of the most difficult transactions, including roll-ups, corporate divestitures and complete acquisitions. Aron has been a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) since 1997 and has attained the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the IBBA in 2000. He is a member of California Association of Business Brokers (CABB), is a licensed real estate Broker in the state of California, has attained the Senior Business Analyst (SBA) and Machinery and Equipment Analyst (MEA) designations through the Society of Business Analysts and he co-manages and mentors within our Sacramento/Roseville offices. Aron can be contacted directly on his mobile phone at 916-612-3123 or email: aron (at) btinorcal (dot)com.

Bill Garcia, CBI Top of Page
Phone: 916-203-3395
Professional Affiliations: CBI, CABB
Background/Experience: William E. Garcia is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Mergers and Acquisitions Division of BTI Group. Mr. Garcia, a Certified Business Intermediary has consistently been recognized as one of BTI's top producers. As managing director he has personally supervised over 500 transactions and personally completed the sale of over 100 companies. Working with companies nationally as well as internationally, Mr. Garcia has extensive hands on experience working with companies in the 2 to 20 million dollar range. Educated at Cal State Hayward and licensed as a Real Estate Broker for over 30 years, Mr. Garcia was a director of sales and marketing for Singer Housing Company and previous owner of several manufacturing and distribution companies. His extensive transaction experience and negotiating skills have led to his result-oriented style. Bill can be reached on his cell at (916) 203-3395.

Jim Hunter Top of Page
Phone: 916-233-8181
Professional Affiliations: Sacramento City College, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, LeTip International
Background/Experience: Jim Hunter has been working with small business owners throughout Northern California since January 1989. He has assisted most every type of business, both nonprofit and for-profit, from the one person business to the 100+ employee business. This includes but is not limited to: Restaurants, Franchises, Retail Operations, Beauty Salons, Technical Services, Auto Repair & Body Shops, Professional Services, Motels, Contractors, Light Manufacturing, Medical Services, and many more. Jim has first hand entrepreneurial experience, having been a small business owner, building businesses in Video Production, Graphic Arts, Investment Services, and Business Consulting. He has offered his expertise through nonprofit organizations such as The Silicon Valley EDC; The Center for International Trade; Sacramento’s Small Business Resource Center; Sacramento’s Veterans Business Outreach Center; Silicon Valley SCORE and the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Yuba-Sutter SBDCs. As a small business specialist, Jim has also influenced thousands of small business owners through training activities. Jim has developed, designed and delivered small business workshops and classes for such institutions as San Jose State University, West Valley College, Yuba College, Sacramento City College, Silicon Valley Incubation Alliance, The YWCA, several Northern California Chambers of Commerce. In May of 2006, Jim was honored to be selected to receive the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advocate of the Year. From start-ups to acquisition, Jim has assisted business owners in 129 areas of small business operations. He understands thoroughly the rigors of small business ownership. Jim’s vast experience working with small business owners coupled with the resources of the BTI Group offers both buyers and sellers unprecedented skills and abilities for all business purchases and sales. Jim is dedicated to serving small business owners who have worked hard to build their businesses and would now like to reap the rewards, as well as those that have always dreamed of owning their own small business and are ready to take the leap. Contact Jim at (916) 233-8181

John Foley Top of Page
Phone: 916-203-7177
Professional Affiliations: I.B.B.A. and C.A.B.B.
Background/Experience: Mr. Foley has consistently been a top producer since joining BTI Group in 1997. Mr. Foley is a Senior Vice President and Senior Business Intermediary and a licensed California Real Estate Broker. He has often been recognized by his clients as the "Best Transaction Manager" and awarded that honor by BTI Group on numerous occasions. As a business owner for over 30 years, he relies on a common sense approach to completing the sale of privately held companies. He has a unique ability to match Buyers and Sellers; overcoming obstacles with a record of success, closing the most difficult of transactions. For the Seller converting one of the largest financial investments of a lifetime into cash, can be stressful. For the Buyer, it's a significant financial and long term commitment. During this emotional time for the parties, a steady hand is required, with contract management experience. Mr. Foley provides education, empathy and results. In addition to business sales, other transactions include stock sales, commercial property and land sales, along with lease contracts and valuations. Specialties include, C.P.A. firms, manufacturing and distribution companies; all phases of the automotive industry, restaurant and food service businesses. HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing operations are within his areas of expertise. He can be reached on cell @916-203-7177 and by e-mail:

Mike James Top of Page
Phone: 916-730-2995
Professional Affiliations:
Background/Experience: Mike James is a former founder and CEO of a successful Sacramento area technology start-up. Under his guidance this company grew from a consulting firm to an industry leader in an emerging technology. The business plan Mike had developed allowed for self-funding company growth, exploring new options, and making the company attractive to potential buyers. By having an appropriate exit strategy in mind, Mike guided the company to a timely acquisition. The company sold, was smoothly integrated into the acquiring organization, and retained all employees. After the acquisition, he continued growing and managing the Roseville division of the Fortune 500 company until changing his focus away from the high tech arena. Since then, Mike has operated a home-based business, developed real estate, and consulted with several small business ventures. His wide range of business experience allows him to understand business issues and develop strategies to overcome them.

Roy Mesich Top of Page
Phone: (916) 676-5812
Professional Affiliations:
Background/Experience: Experienced and returning Business Broker selling privately held companies within the retail, distribution, and technology market place. Also, this experience includes commercial retail leases for franchised and non-franchised businesses. I will use my 35 plus years of experience to assist you with selling your business or with the acquisition of your next company. Academics: • Program Dean/Professor/Adjunct Instructor for a Non-Traditional and Traditional University, Business Management, Marketing and Salesmanship courses. Business Leadership: • Start-up, Turnaround and Development Manager for Technology, Consumer Goods and Education market place. • Manager of a Retail Chain and Operations supporting all distribution channels and customer service. • Manager of several B2B Account Managers, Direct Sales, and Major Accounts Programs. • Manager of Dealer Channels, Wholesale Distribution, and Indirect Partnerships. • Experienced in Project Management, Product Rollout, Business Plans, Sales Training, and Recruiting Talented People. • Experienced in traffic studies, site selections, lease negotiations, build out management, networking systems, and the integration of marketing and product merchandising. Education: MBA Marketing, Management and B.S. Business Administration. Please contact me at (916) 676-5812 or Thank you.

Marlene Mesich Top of Page
Phone: (916) 436-6688
Professional Affiliations:
Background/Experience: Background/Experience: *Ministry leadership with project management. *Territory account management (sales and marketing) in Sacramento. *Retail management of a department store. Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (with Honors), California State University, Sacramento

Jonas Saia Top of Page
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Katrina Loftin-Winkel SAC Top of Page
Phone: 775-742-9764
Professional Affiliations: Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce, IBBA, WINevada
Background/Experience: Katrina Loftin-Winkel operates BTI Group’s Sacramento and Nevada offices and has been a Business Broker since 1992. Over the years, she has handled numerous transactions including privately held automotive businesses, manufacturing, distribution, franchises, restaurants, service, and hospitality companies. Katrina previously has owned and operated multiple businesses including an automobile dealership, auto pawn business, and a motel. Katrina has served on the Board of Directors and is a former officer of the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce. With her father, she cofounded and chaired of the River City Classic Car Show, a classic car show which raised funds for charities. Katrina has also served on the Business License Task Force Committee for the City of Reno. Out of more than 100 agents, Loftin was awarded Top Listing Agent in 2004. Loftin Winkel also earned the distinction of Top Producer many times over the last 22 years.

Ian MacLachlan Top of Page
Phone: (408) 316-5198
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.


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