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

2017

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.

Barbara Stewart

Phone: 408-406-1343
Email:
barbara@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
NAR, CAR, SILVAR, CPRES, SRES, GRI

Background/Experience:
Whether selling or buying a business, having a seasoned, professional broker is mandatory to helping you find the best match for the business, providing solid advice, problem-solving and leading the process to stay on schedule. Barbara Stewart has 18+ years of brokerage experience, continuing education and professional credentials to represent you at the highest level of service. Barbara will work with you as a consultant in a collaborative, educational style that undertakes to educate as well as improve the business bottom line and the value of the sale or purchase. 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, understanding the process from beginning to end and working well with each interested party in the transaction. Barbara’s goal is to give both buyers and sellers confidence that they are making an educated and right decision in the sale or the purchase of the business. She has formal education in Law, Business Administration as well as Computer Science. She can be reached at 408-217-1378 (office) or 408-406-1343 (cell) or Barbara@Business-Team.com. CA BRE 01273970

Bernie Nijjar

Phone: 408-348-0303
Email:
nijjarbs@gmail.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB, IBBA,NAR,CAR,SCCAOR

Background/Experience:
Bernie brings over twenty years of brokerage experience to Business Team, both in real estate and business brokerage. He also has owned quick service restaurants and hotels in Northern California which gives him the perspective to understand transactions from both buyers' and sellers' points of view. As a seasoned broker, he understands the importance of providing his clients guidance through every step of the transaction process. He has represented and sold a wide range of businesses including restaurants, convenience stores, machine shops, postal centers and a variety of service businesses. In addition to his experience as a broker, Bernie has worked with high tech companies in Business Development, Technical Support, Management and entrepreneurship. You can contact Bernie at 408-348-0303 or nijjarbs@gmail.com for a complimentary consultation and valuation.

Bob Brooks

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.

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

Fred King, MBA

Phone: 415-244-7435
Email:
fred@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
BRE #02049788

Background/Experience:
Fred joins Business Team with over twenty years high-technology experience in Silicon Valley. Fred has held positions in engineering, marketing, product management, and international business development. He then purchased a small technology services company which he operated for ten years. Fred grew sales and profits by more than eight fold before selling the business in 2017. With this diverse and extensive background in both industry and small business entrepreneurship, Fred has personal experience to bring to the table for both business sellers and buyers. Fred holds a MBA from Santa Clara University and a BSEE from California Polytechnic University. Fred is also the holder of two patents in the field of fiber optic communications and has a FCC radio commercial operator’s license.

Greg Carpenter

2017

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. Your M&A Intermediary is the key advisor to lead the project in coordination with your transaction team: a CPA, a transaction attorney and your management team. If your business is not ready to go to market bacause of issues that need to be resolved or because market value does not meet your needs, then the M&A Intermediary can bring in specialist advisors to fix those problems or to build value. These advisors may include a CPA specializing in preparing the financials for the due diligence process prior to acceptance of an offer, a tax attorney or CPA, a transaction attorney, a financial planner, a wealth manager, an insurance broker, a human resources attorney or consultant, an interim CFO or CEO, a commercial real estate broker and other specialists to fix problems and enhance performance in your business. Of course, if you have the perfect business now, only the transaction team is required. Greg has completed over 350 business sales and holds these credentials: Certified Business Intermediary (CBI - International Business Brokers Association), Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI from the M&A Source), Certified Merger & Acquisition Professional (CM&AP - Kennesaw State University, Cole's College of Business). In 2017 the M&A Source awarded Greg its highest honor: Fellow of the M&A Source. Greg has done hundreds of business appraisals. He is an expert witness in business valuation and industry standard of care. Greg serves as a fee arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association. Greg's focus is established businesses with enterprise values from $1 million to $50 million. Emphasis is on manufacturing, distribution and service businesses. Greg has sold a range of businesses in each category and has resources to evaluate and market your business effectively. Please ask Greg about selling for a price substantially higher than Fair Market Value. Please contact Greg for a complimentary valuation and marketability opinion. http://ca-equity.com/about-us/

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

2017

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 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

2017

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.

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:

Ian MacLachlan

2017

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.