San Jose Business Brokers

Alan Razavi

Phone: (650) 245-9190
Email:
AlanRazavi@gmail.com

Professional Affiliations:
California Licensed Real Estate Broker #01191323

Background/Experience:
Alan Razavi has been successfully assisting buyers and sellers in privately held businesses since 2000. He has been involved in the sale of retail, service, health care, manufacturing, distribution businesses, and commercial real estate. Alan's diverse knowledge allows him to provide the superb business service and real estate insights. Many sellers have commented on his strong ability to problem solve in order to get a transaction completed. Alan is known for his professionalism and integrity. He has a bachelor and master of science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).

Armstrong Wong

Phone: 831-512-6895
Email:
armstrong@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
MBA, State & National Panel of Consumer Arbitrators, USDA Certified. BRE#01951410

Background/Experience:
Over 20 years of experience converging grassroots, startup, and corporate worlds in commodity trading, licensing, and venture businesses. Prior to joining Business Team, Armstrong co-founded and led two technology firms. He had also attempted an e-commerce spin-off at HP, where he managed HP’s worldwide unsolicited intellectual property and external business ventures. Armstrong earned his college education funds in the grassroots being a bank teller, HK Government employee, and census supervisor while serving in the Royal HK Auxiliary Anti-Riot Police Force. After graduation with a BS degree in Minnesota, he joined Cargill as a trainee in commodity trading in the U.S., U.K., and Hong Kong. Armstrong is a certified paralegal and has an MBA degree in finance. With his diverse experience, Armstrong has great empathy for business owners. He is dedicated to delivering the best financial results for his clients in all business transactions with high professionalism. Please call his office at 408-385-0407 or cell at 831-512-6895. Fax: 408-246-2219.

Bob Brooks

2016

Phone: 408-828-7033
Email:
bizbkrbob@gmail.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB, IBBA

Background/Experience:
Bob has been helping clients buy and sell businesses since 1981 and in that time has sold over 450 businesses and as manager of the San Jose office for six years, monitored the sale of hundreds more. He is a founding member of CABB and has served on the Board of Directors and on several of its committees. For the last 15 years, he has chaired the Legal and Forms Committee that is responsible for drafting and revising CABB's forms. A member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) since 1987, Bob has earned the CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) designation. He has been qualified as an expert witness in San Francisco Superior Court. He taught "Buying and Selling an Existing Business" at West Valley College in Saratoga for seven years. He is a graduate of Ohio University and served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in India.

Bob Iofis

Phone: 408-509-6335
Email:
biofis@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:

Background/Experience:
Over 25 years of experience in corporate Silicon Valley/worldwide semiconductor-centric high tech and industrial business development with MSEE background, focusing on technology and business due diligence for investments and M&A-related transactions. Most important for business buyers is to be sure that the business can sustain in a competitive environment and to grow. To find and sort out qualified buyers and to help them to become confident with a business proposed for sale is critical for business sellers. This is where Bob is taking advantage of his experience through in-depth analysis of all aspects of the situation. For some industrial areas, Bob can help business buyers to expand the business by attracting new customers, vendors, and partners. Bob was honored with Humanitarian Award for serving Friendships, a charity foundation in Europe.

Farah Yassini

Phone: 510-390-2408
Email:
farah@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:

Background/Experience:
In her more than 25-year career, Farah has experienced a wide range of businesses. Fortune 500 companies, national franchises, small businesses, and start-ups. This experience is enhanced by a broad range of disciplines including, marketing, communications, business development, program management, product development and management. In addition to her business experience, Farah has worked in technical disciplines, such as network and product development. Farah grew up in a family business and after her successful corporate career ran her own franchise and small business. This background means Farah understands the effort and discipline it took to build your business and will help you realize the best outcome for you. Education: Bachelors in Marketing, MBA in Business Administration

Farley Gouner

Phone: 408-807-2930
Email:
farley@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB, Certified Business Broker, California Real Estate Broker

Background/Experience:
BS/MBA California State University - East Bay Extensive experience in finance with 20 years in commercial banking and most recently served as Executive Vice President for an independent bank based in San Jose with over one billion in assets. I started with Business Team in 1999, was number 3 in the company in 2009, in the top 10 in 2011 and finished 2013 as the top producing agent among +130 agents. I am a long time member of the California Association of Business Brokers and among the first in California to pass the requirements to be a Certified Business Broker. I also hold a California Real Estate Broker License # 01271117. Voice Mail 408-385-0402, c/phone:408-807-2930 e-mail: farley@business-team.com

Georgina Bugeja

Phone: 408-887-3618
Email:
bizbkrgeorge@aol.com

Professional Affiliations:
Member CABB. Insurance Agent licensed 1989, Series 6/63 licensed 1991

Background/Experience:
My formal education at S.F. State focused in the Financial fields. I have spent 10 years in the Insurance Industry both as an insurance broker of financial products and in the recruiting of upper-level management. I am also the owner of 2 Italian Restaurants in the South Bay area so I hold a strong knowledge in the practical application of the restaurant industry. I speak Italian fluently and enjoy working with my fellow food industry associates. I have spent many years in Europe and have a strong knowledge and appreciation of other cultures. I particularly enjoy working on the family run business market due to the hard work most families contribute to the Small Business sector.

Greg Carpenter

Phone: 408-898-0393
Email:
gregcarpenter@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
M&A Source, IBBA, CABB, SCCBA

Background/Experience:
When you are selling or buying a business, having a seasoned, professional broker can help you complete the transaction, finding the best match for you, providing valuable advice, solving problems and taking leadership to keep the process on schedule. Greg has 30 years of brokerage experience, continuing education and professional credentials to represent you at the highest level of service.

If you are considering selling your business, you want to be sure that your broker has the seasoned judgement, knowledge and skills that can only be developed by successfully completing hundreds of transactions.

Greg holds or has held every certification in the industry, including Certified Business Broker, Certified Business Intermediary and Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary. Greg has done hundreds of business appraisals and is an expert witness in business valuation.

Businesses sold range from car wash/gas station to electronics manufacturing, restaurant, retail and a variety of service businesses. Greg can help you prepare your business for sale over months and years before you are ready to sell, adding value and improving marketability.

Please contact Greg for a complimentary valuation and marketability opinion.
www.bayareabusinessbrokers.net/about/greg-carpenter/

Hiren J. Dave

Phone: 408-242-0015
Email:
hiren@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB

Background/Experience:
Hiren brings over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing to Business Team. His professional track record includes award winning performances in high tech industries, retail and restaurant management from start up companies to Fortune 500. He is now putting his experience and skills to helping business owners sell their business confidentially. He is great at understanding business owners' needs and connecting them with the right buyers. His goal is to give buyers the confidence to make an educated decision for the future as well as provide sellers with the best buyer choices in the market. Hiren can be reached at 408-242-0015 or by e-mail hiren@business-team.com

Ifti Ahmed

Phone: (408) 483-7209
Email:
iahmed@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB

Background/Experience:
Sales Executive/Entrepreneur with twenty-five plus years experience in National & International Companies. Presently involved in Investments- Acquisitions, Commercial and Business opportunities. Having had first hand experience regarding all of the challenges associated with buying, operating and selling a business. Focuses on businesses with sales higher than $1 million annually. He is known as an effective "closer:" He believes in careful planning to address all of the special needs involved in any Sales or Purchase transaction. Experienced in new venture funding Coordinator/Consultant. Possess the intellect to sell in a technical environment, and the ability to guide a prospect through a complex sales cycle by using consultative selling skills. Sale and acquisition of businesses. President and founder of Bay Solutions Inc-CA, Bay area venture in Communications and Network space. Director National Sales - WorldCom/MCI/UUNET-CA, one of the largest communications Carrier in USA. Held senior Management Positions with major worldwide carriers, Teleglobe, Cable & Wireless and Telepacific. Director- Electric Lightwave-CA responsible for P/L, Sales/Marketing urpassed sales goals revenues. Vice President Sales-Everex Computers-Fremont CA. Manufacturer of PC's and Network Servers fourth largest manufacturer of personal computers.

Iqbal Syed

Phone: 650-799-2367
Email:
bizbkr.iqbal@gmail.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB

Background/Experience:
Iqbal Syed came to Business Team after a thirty year career with Komatsu Ltd. The last twenty years were spent in international sales and marketing of earth movers & industrial capital equipment. Iqbal received a degree in mechanical engineering from A.M. University. During his tenure at Business Team, Iqbal has developed a reputation for thoroughness and persistence. He has closed well over one hundred business transactions -- everything from high tech and manufacturing to auto repair to franchises and hospitality businesses. A member of the California Association of Business Brokers, Iqbal has earned the coveted Certified Business Broker designation. He can be reached at 650-799-2367 or by email at bizbkr.iqbal@gmail.com.

Jeff Brady

Phone: 831-247-8702
Email:
jebrady@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB BRE# 01910545

Background/Experience:
Distribution and manufacturing background in finance and operations. 35 years with fortune 50 companies(Westinghouse, Cisco Systems) as well as small contract manufacturing. I have a bachelors degree from the University of California. I focus on the South Bay and Monterey Bay area markets. Serving business sellers and buyers with knowledge, integrity and respect is my goal.

Linda Kim

Phone: 408-828-8379
Email:
lindabusinesssale@gmail.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB, RE Broker, CPA

Background/Experience:
Linda Kim comes to Business Team after a twenty-five year career as a certified public accountant specializing in federal income tax. Her extensive business knowledge covers a number of industries with a focus on evaluating financial data and assessing business performance -- practical skills that can be applied to all types and sizes of businesses. Linda earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from San Jose State University and a Master's degree of taxation from Golden Gate University. She is fluent in English and Korean. Linda can be reached on her cell at 408-828-8379 or by e-mail at lindabusinesssale@gmail.com.

Linda Lu

Phone: 650-996-5293
Email:
linda@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
California Association of Business Brokers (CABB). BRE# 01377688

Background/Experience:
As one of Business Team San Jose's top agents, Linda has successfully sold over 100 businesses, and has been among the Top 5 San Jose agents for the past 6 years. Her dedication to high quality service won her BTI's award for the best client references among all of BTI agents. She has closed transactions ranging from restaurants to manufacturing facilities and has developed a solid reputation for closing complex and demanding transactions. Fluent in English, Mandarin and Shanghainese, Linda earned a BA in English Literature and Linguistics from Shanghai International Studies University. Linda can be contacted by (408) 385-0408, (650) 996-5293, email at businesslinda@yahoo.com or Linda@business-team.com

M. Nikoo, CBB

Phone: 650-400-4478
Email:
mnikoo@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB and IBBA,

Background/Experience:

Nikoo has over 25 successful years of business brokerage experience as well as 25 years of business ownership. He believes that giving appropriate attention to the needs of both buyers and sellers ensures a smooth and timely close of escrow.

Nikoo has been with Business Team since 2000 where he has consistently been a top producer. He is also a 2 time recipient of the “Best client references” award.

He enjoys working with qualified and motivated clients, many of whom are referred to him by previous clients, associates, and friends. He has participated in the buying and selling of a variety of business types such as retail, franchises, manufacturing, distributors and service related businesses. Current member of CABB & IBBA. Nikoo enjoys spending spare time with his wife and two daughters and he describes himself as a soccer fanatic.

Marion Gloege

Phone: 408-246-1102
Email:
marion@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:

Background/Experience:
Marion is the Marketing Director of BTI Group, managing the marketing strategy and developing the diverse customer base. She has been with BTI for over 3 cumulative years. Prior to joining BTI group, Marion worked as the Marketing Manager in other industries including Advertising, Travel, and Wholesale. She has an extensive history of collaborating closely with Sales Departments to improve their processes and drive higher sales revenue. In addition, she has a proven track record of developing the marketing strategy and growing the customer base through her marketing efforts. Marion has a BS degree in Marketing from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. She moved to the US in 2003. Outside of work Marion teaches German at the “South Bay Deutscher Schulverein” school, and she is a Family Advisory Counselor at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, Palo Alto. In her free time she enjoys Yoga, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Patricia Bottero St.-Jean

Phone: 408-230-9613
Email:
pbottero@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
International Franchise Association (IFA), score.org

Background/Experience:
Patricia’s career in entrepreneurship began in 1986 when she immigrated from Europe to California. Over 30+ years she developed a keen understanding of business ownership with a strong empathy for the challenges faced by business owners especially when strategizing the sale of their business. Her experience coaching franchise investors in selecting the right franchise, and her passion for business ownership prompted her to enter the business brokerage sector. As a business broker, a franchise expert, and a volunteer mentor to business owners in the framework of SCORE, Patricia is relentless in coaching business owners position and grow their business for the most profitable and sustainable exit strategy. Her educational background includes a BA in Political Economy – International Areas Studies (UC Berkeley) and a MBA in Global Innovation (CSUEB.) Patricia is also fluent in French, and is well-versed in identifying businesses suitable to E2 and EB5 visas, visas for foreign investors from the 72 countries that entered in a treaty with the US. When not following her passion for entrepreneurship, Patricia enjoys backpacking and leading hikes in the Sierras.

Paul Lau

Phone: 408-480-5314
Email:
lau@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:

Background/Experience:

With a BS in Economics from San Jose State University with specialty courses in Corporate Finance, Paul brings an academic background that is intrinsic to evaluating large and small businesses. Paul also brings experience as a former small business owner in San Jose. Paul’s family has owned small businesses in the Bay Area for more than 20 years. Paul has first-hand experience buying, operating, and selling a business.

His responsibility at BTI includes providing comprehensive service to business owners who want to sell their business. Paul demonstrates strong empathy for business owners and strives to deliver the best possible results for his clients. Working with companies with sales over 1 million, Paul is known for his critical thinking, relentless problem solving, and dedication to his clients. Paul will guide business owners through the processes of appraisal, strategic marketing, and closing. Paul values honesty and good communication.

Roy Justesen

Phone: 408-385-0406
Email:
royjust@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:

Background/Experience:

Walid Hazin, MBA

Phone: 408-858-5713
Email:
walid@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:

Background/Experience:
Walid has over 25 years experience in Business Development, Technical Marketing Management and Entrepreneurship. Bought, managed and sold several successful businesses of his own in the Silicon Valley. Effective negotiator and fast closer. Walid is committed to help sellers get the most financial rewards from selling all type of businesses. Walid enjoys working with buyers to help them realize their dream of owning a business or adding another. Walid has BS degrees in Electronics Engineering and MBA .

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.