Reno Business Brokers

Brad Bottoset

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Email:
bbottoset@thelibertygroupofnevada.com

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Background/Experience:
Brad is a graduate from the University of Windsor and his 25 year career has included management positions in manufacturing, sales and marketing in both the United States and Canada. He has successfully brokered business transactions ranging from daycares to trucking companies, contractors to nationally recognized franchises. Brad is certified to provide ExiTrak services, an innovative method that prepares companies for a Strategic sale. He has worked directly with the State of Nevada Real Estate Division to develop the guidelines and tests to be accredited as a Licensed Business Broker in Nevada and is a founding Director of the Nevada Business Brokers Association whose fundamental goal is to raise the professionalism of Business Brokers in the State. Brad is a licensed Business and Real Estate Broker in Nevada.

Buzz Harris

Phone: (775) 813-3734
Email:
bharris@thelibertygroupofnevada.com

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Buzz is a graduate of University of Nevada and 35 year resident of Nevada. He spent 25 years as a public affairs and government relations professional representing businesses in various sectors before joining The Liberty Group of Nevada. Buzz has owned, operated, and managed several businesses giving him a strong business background and experience to understand and assist both buyer and sellers. Buzz is a licensed Business Broker in Nevada.

Dave Pappas

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Email:
dpappas@thelibertygroupofnevada.com

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Dave graduated in 1993, University of Nevada Las Vegas, with a degree in Marketing and minor in Hotel Administration he attended UNLV on a full athletic scholarship for football. He began his professional career in 1993 at The Mirage Hotel, with acceptance in Steve Wynn's exclusive Management Associate Program Executive Leadership Program. Dave has operated five multi-billion dollar publicly traded Hotel and Casino departments as Executive Director and Vice President: The Mirage, NYNY, Bellagio, Wynn, and The Cosmopolitan. Dave has also built and directed a very successful service based business that he sold his interest in to focus on his passion of Business Brokering. His extensive connections, experience in negotiations, and commitment to a high level of customer service will endear him to both buying and selling clients. Dave is a licensed Business Broker in Nevada.

Hollie Bottoset

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Email:
hbottoset@thelibertygroupofnevada.com

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Hollie's professional career, which has included working for a variety of national companies with responsibilities in purchasing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and finance gives her a well-rounded understanding of business operations. These attributes, combined with her knowledge of the northern Nevada market, experience with the business brokering process, and her intuitive nature will ensure a smooth transaction for any buyer or seller. Hollie is a licensed Business Broker in Nevada.

Kelly Higgins

Phone: (775) 934-5100
Email:
khiggins@thelibertygroupofnevada.com

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Kelly graduated in 1991, University of Nevada, Reno, with a degree in Marketing. He began his professional career in 1995 obtaining his Real Estate Appraisal License and Real Estate Broker/Salesmen License. Kelly purchased Drake Appraisal Service in 1999 and added Investorbs Realty in 2003, located in Elko, NV. His extensive understanding of valuation, experience in negotiations, and commitment to a high level of customer service will endear him to both buying and selling clients. Kelly is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Certified Residential Appraiser in Nevada.

Ian MacLachlan

2017

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

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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.