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Sacramento / Roseville, Northern California

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

map    3000 Lava Ridge Court
Suite 110
    Roseville, CA 95661
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 business brokerage and lower market M&A since 1996. His educational and caring approach has earned the trust of his clients to guide them through the purchase and sale of companies successfully. Aron is creative, resourceful, ethical and always prioritizes 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. He has successfully sold and and consulted hundreds of companies across most industries during his tenure at Business Team giving him the diversity and experience to navigate his clients through the complexities of some of the most difficult transactions, including industry roll-ups, corporate divestitures and private acquisitions. Aron first became a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) in 1997 and achieved the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the IBBA in the year 2000. 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 (Bill) Garcia is a Managing Director focused on Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Garcia, a recognized Certified Business Intermediary has consistently been recognized as one of BTI's top producers. As the manager of the Sacramento office 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 40 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, Vice President, Team Leader 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; Sacramentoís Small Business Resource Center; Sacramentoís 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. Jimís 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

Marcie Honkanen Top of Page
Phone: 916-838-4379
Professional Affiliations: CABB, Board of Realtors
Background/Experience: Marcie Honkanen (916) 838-4379 Business Team Office, Roseville CA Senior Broker Associate Marcie Honkanen is a licensed Real Estate Broker since 1991. She has resided in the Sacramento area for most of her adult life. She has been specializing in Business Brokerage, representing business Buyers and Sellers her entire career. She provides representation throughout the state of California. Sales include Recycle Centers, Bars, Nightclubs, Restaurants, Dry Cleaning, large grocery stores, Franchises, Automotive and more. She has many years of expertise of all phases of commercial Business opportunity and commercial real estate. She has leased, listed, and sold all types of commercial buildings. She is familiar with the process of environment soil inspections and clearances. Marcie has owned and operated her own Real Estate and Business Brokerage firm successfully for the past 24 years and has now joined Business Team to expand listings and network with the largest Business Broker Company in Northern California to better serve her Clients.

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. "He who is best prepared, is best rewarded"jmf. 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:

Sheri Cowley Top of Page
Phone: 916-678-6777
Professional Affiliations:
Background/Experience: Sheri has been involved in Business Brokerage since 2005. Sheri brings to the table a positive and energetic helpful attitude with a personal touch throughout the entire deal. She can communicate effectively with people of all economic and social backgrounds allowing her to work with a diverse group of clientele. Sheri has worked on many transactions involving ABC licenses and restaurants over the last 11 years and also works on all other types of businesses. Sheri can be reached at 916-696-1488

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 Groupís Nevada and Sacramento offices and has been involved in mergers and acquisitions since 1992. Over the years, she has handled numerous transactions including privately held businesses of all types including manufacturing, distribution, automotive dealerships and auto related businesses, franchises, restaurants, service, and hospitality companies. Katrina previously has owned and operated multiple businesses including an automobile dealership, auto pawn business, a motel and also owns the BTI Group Reno office. Katrina is a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), The M&A Source, a charter member of the Nevada Business Brokers Association (NBBA) and a member of the Northern Nevada Executive Council (NNEC). Additionally, she has served on the Board of Directors and is a former officer of a local Chamber of Commerce and has served on many other community organizations. With her father, she cofounded and chaired of the River City Classic Car Show, which raised funds for local charities. Katrina has also served on the Business License Task Force Committee for the City of Reno. Most recently, Katrina was named a Bosma Business Advisor in Reno. Over her 22 years in Business brokerage, Katrina has earned numerous distinctions including Top Listing Agent and Top Producer many times over.

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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