Woodland Hills Business Brokers

Matt Coletta, CBI, CBB

2016

Phone: 818-999-9621
Email:
biz@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
IBBA, M&A Source, CABB, 2016 President of California Association of Business Brokers

Background/Experience:
Matt Coletta is the Managing Partner of Business Team - Business Sales & Acquisitions. With over 25 years of experience in the Business Brokerage Industry, Matt has earned the confidence and respect of both Sellers and Buyers he has represented as well has his fellow brokers. During this time Matt has represented numerous Sellers and Buyers in various industries including Manufacturing, Distribution, Service, Health Care, Construction, Automotive, Technology and Food related businesses. Buyers have ranged from private individuals to private equity groups. Each Seller or Buyer receives the same personalized, quality service from Matt no matter how large or small. As an active member of the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) and the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), Matt has access to a wide network of resources. Matt has been a licensed Real Estate Broker since 1989. Matt's credentials include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance and a Professional Designation Degree in Real Estate Development from SDSU/UCLA. Additionally, Matt has earned the designation of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) from the International Business Brokers Association. The CBI designation is granted to a select group of individuals who are seasoned in the industry, have completed over 60 hours of course work including financial analysis, pricing/valuation, legal and tax implications related to the sale or purchase of a business and have passed a comprehensive exam as well as continuing education. With this designation, comes the guarantee that you will be working with an individual who is specifically trained and has met all the requirements to be a professional and knowledgeable intermediary. In 2017, the International Business Brokers Association awarded the Lifetime CBI Designation to Matt Coletta. The Lifetime CBI Designation is awarded to a select group of highly experienced professionals in the industry who have complied with the IBBA Code of Ethics and maintained an IBBA membership in good standing and have maintained a CBI Designation for more than 15 years. To date, there are less than 60 internationally awarded Lifetime CBI Designations. Matt is also certified by the California Association of Business Brokers as a Certified Business Broker (CBB) and is consistently in the top 10% of top performers in the industry. In addition, Matt was elected by his peers as the 2016 President of the California Association of Business Brokers and has been an active Board Member since 2013. Matt knows that selling or buying a business can be a complex, intimidating and time consuming process. He is committed to making this process a smooth and efficient experience for all parties involved. References are available upon request. Matt can be reached at info@certifiedbizbroker.com or at 818-999-9621 for a Complimentary Opinion of Value. Also visit Matt’s personal website at www.certifiedbizbroker.com

Henry Weaks, CBI, CBB

Phone: 310-430-9626
Email:
hweaks@business-team.com

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

Background/Experience:
Henry Weaks, CBI, CBB is a seasoned business executive with many years of top management and board level positions. He served for many years as the Owner/CEO of Weaks Supply Company, Monroe, LA---a large wholesale distributor of industrial and electrical supplies with over 150 employees, operating in eight locations in three states throughout the Mid-South. Henry successfully sold this company to a large multi-national corporation in 1989. Henry is a graduate of the Culver Military Academy, Culver, IN and received a B.S. degree in Industrial Management from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. His current activities include membership in the Rotary Club of Los Angeles. He is an alumni member of the Young Presidents Organization and a past President of the Rotary Club of Monroe, LA. Additionally, he served many years on the Board of Directors of Central Bank, Monroe, LA, LCR-M Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA, as well as the Board of Trustees of The Culver Educational Foundation, Culver, IN. Henry joined the business brokerage industry in 2002, and has successfully closed on the sale of businesses in virtually every industry. He is an active member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), the M&A Source, the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB), Southern California Business Brokers Network (SCBBN),. He is one of a select few nationally to be awarded by IBBA the designation of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), reflecting professionalism and dedication to the business brokerage industry. Additionally he has earned from CABB the designation of Certified Business Broker (CBB). Using his years of experience, Henry helps business owners to navigate the complex planning and selling process in order to ultimately realize the maximum after-tax dollars for their business. Henry often tells owners: “I have walked in your shoes”. Having successfully sold his own business, he’s “been there” and personally understands the issues business owners face when they finally look to exit their companies and move on. Henry is passionate about helping all parties to a transaction reach their goals resulting in a “win win” outcome for everyone. Henry can be reached at hweaks@business-team.com or 310-430-9626.

George Mahshigian

Phone: 818-355-3520
Email:
georgem@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
IBBA, CABB

Background/Experience:
George Mahshigian has over 30 years of experience owning and operating companies in several industries, including financial, manufacturing, software, military subcontracting and restaurant. While George understands traditional ways of advertising and marketing, having authored and utilized print brochures and prospected for customers, he is entirely at the forefront of online marketing. He has created successful online marketing strategies, particularly email marketing campaigns, which are very useful in attracting business buyers. He is experienced in developing extensive sales funnels and using state-of-the-art marketing automation software. In addition to having a network of national and international clients, he is always thinking of innovative ways to reach new clients via the internet, using the latest CRM platforms and social media to tap new pockets of prospects. With a Bachelor’s Degree in International Finance and 10 years as a stockbroker, George understands businesses and can advise on, analyze and create financial reports. He has intimate knowledge of business functionalities, whether for large, medium or small companies. As an owner and operator of several businesses over two decades, George has successfully bought and sold businesses, including an aerospace manufacturing company, restaurant, and software company, and he is fully aware that buying or selling a business can be a complicated and overwhelming process. Having been through the process of acquiring and selling businesses, George is committed to using his unique experience to assist clients with this process and to determine the true value of a business. He has spent his professional life mentoring fellow business owners and investors, and he has a natural passion for helping people maximize their investments and earnings. Contact George for a complimentary consultation. George can be reached at 818-355-3520 or georgem@business-team.com

Vic Kharadjian, CBB

Phone: (818) 571-5628
Email:
vic@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB and SCBBN

Background/Experience:
Vic brings a wide range of experience to Business Team. He was the Director of the Commercial Division for a large real estate firm. Vic has owned several businesses including a Restaurant; Service and Retail related businesses and also has property management experience. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and has also received a Certification in Commercial Brokerage and Business Brokerage. Vic is a member in good standing of the California Association of Business Brokers and has earned his CBB - Certified Business Brokers Designation. He is also an active member of the Southern California Business Brokers Network (SCBBN). In addition, Vic is known as an Industry Expert through Business Brokerage Press (BBP). Vic understands the complexity of Business transactions and can overcome any obstacles. Vic’s experience in Commercial and Property Management benefits his clients, when negotiating Leases with Landlords. Vic's knowledge, experience, and professional dedication make him an outstanding business broker who will be able to serve both Sellers and Buyers from initial consultation to close of Escrow. Please contact Vic at (818) 571-5628 or vic@business-team.com.

Annabelle Abba Brownell, CBB

Phone: 805-746-4870
Email:
annabelle@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB, CA Licensed Broker

Background/Experience:
Annabelle Abba Brownell holds the designation of Certified Business Broker (CBB), having sold companies in the lower Middle-Market segment (M&A) as well as a host of Small Businesses (< $5 Million). She specializes in transferring ownership from Seller to Buyer. Brownell is a successful entrepreneur and corporate professional with over 25 years business experience, ranging from consumer retail to wholesale manufacturing. Her business experience spans from managing consumer and B-to-B brands to E-Commerce / Online Sales. Always a passionate entrepreneur at heart, Annabelle applied her corporate proficiency from the Silicon Valley into starting her own fruitful business serving Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. After years of growth, she sold her business, and the Central Coast business still thrives today. Not only does Annabelle hold the qualifications to guide a business through the selling process, but she has also walked in the Sellers shoes. Annabelle is also a published author, and speaks fluent Spanish. True to the Churchill motto: we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give, Annabelle spearheaded the formation of her local Girl and Boy Scout Troops, and served for years as the Chairperson for the largest annual fundraiser at her local public school. Annabelle is a member or the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB), and earned her BA from UCLA, and her MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is a California Licensed Broker BRE# 01915541. You can contact Ms Brownell directly at (805)746-4870 or Annabelle@business-team.com

Chuck Rogers

Phone: (661) 809-6566
Email:
chuck@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
CA Licensed Broker # 01498579

Background/Experience:
Chuck is a Business Broker Associate with Business Team - Sales and Acquisitions. Chuck has been a licensed Broker since 2006, and is an active member of California Association of Business Brokers (CABB). Chuck is a graduate of California State University Bakersfield where he focused on Psychology and Business. He has over 18 years of professional sales experience, both as a senior pharmaceutical sales rep and as a sales manager for a durable medical company. Chuck and his wife owned two independent pharmacies in California. He has had seven years of small business ownership experience, and understands the day to day challenges and rewards that small business owners experience. He is committed to providing superior service and assisting buyers and sellers of businesses. Chuck is constantly working to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome for everyone involved in the sales process. Please call Chuck for a consultation or opinion of value at 661-809-6566 or e-mail him at chuck@business-team.com

Brent Tsuda

Phone: 714-420-0333
Email:
Brent.tsuda@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB, CA Licensed Real Estate Associate

Background/Experience:
Background/Experience: Brent has over 15 years of experience owning and operating companies in various stages of maturity in several different industries. He has also held executive sales, marketing and global business development positions for several west coast-based technology firms. His true passion for helping clients and solving problems has led to his ability to develop and maintain successful long-term relationships with his clients. He’s been involved with both Sellers and Buyers of businesses, so he has the experience and knowledge to help all parties achieve their goals. Whether it’s a technology, manufacturing, distribution, service, transportation, or food-related business, Brent’s patience and detailed nature will make the process as stress-free as possible. With his “Think-Outside-Of-The-Box” marketing mind and international network of contacts, Brent will certainly be able to create an effective marketing strategy to help you achieve your goals. As our marketplace becomes more global, Brent’s strategies may also include social media marketing and the introduction of international buyers and investors. Brent has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from California State University, Long Beach and is a licensed California Real Estate Associate and Notary Public. He is also an active member of the California Association of Business Brokers. In his spare time, Brent is an avid exercise enthusiast and tennis player. As a former collegiate player, he can be found playing in USTA leagues and the Glendora Tennis Association, where he has been on the board for the past 5 years. Please contact Brent at (714) 420-0333 or brent.tsuda@business-team.com

Sam Hejazi

Phone: 818-259-2552
Email:
sam@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
California Association of Business Brokers, California BRE Licensed Associate

Background/Experience:
Sam's background includes over 25 years of senior management experience in the distribution and manufacturing industries with responsibilities encompassing domestic and international sales and marketing, business management, product procurement, and executive recruiting. He has maintained professional relationships with numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as with many midsize companies, giving him a wide view on business and on the keys to success that apply to businesses large and small. Additionally, as an entrepreneur and previous business owner himself, he has extensive experience managing all phases of business development and the challenges that it involves. He has negotiated and executed hundreds of contracts across four continents, and has established and operated international offices in Mexico and Canada. Keeping a business running without disruption during a transaction is important yet can be challenging for Business Owners. Sam is specifically trained and committed to making this process and subsequent transitions as seamless and efficient as possible. His work as a Business Development Executive and a Retail Marketing Specialist gives Sam the necessary skills to maximize the opportunities for motivated buyers and sellers. Having worked with hundreds of clients to increase their sales, ROI, and company value, Sam is well-prepared to take a business to market and to put together a successful deal for all parties involved. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University and is an active member of the California Association of Business Brokers. Contact Sam at (818) 259-2552 or Sam@Business-Team.com for a complimentary consultation.

Shannon Brown

Phone: (818) 497-6866
Email:
shannon@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
CABB; California BRE Licensed Associate

Background/Experience:
Prior to joining to Business Team, Shannon Brown was an executive and consultant for businesses ranging from small start-ups to midsize growth companies. She spent over a decade in roles including General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. With expertise in operations, finance, and marketing, she has launched companies including consumer products, marketing services, consumer services, tech and ecommerce, video products, and more. She has directed operations including product import, warehousing and distribution with ERP implementation, and franchise operations for companies including agencies and production companies, local retailers, global mass marketers, and Quick Service Restaurant groups with franchise operations. Shannon has assisted these companies in areas such as business planning, funding, marketing, and operations. Having owned and sold several services companies, Shannon has fostered the business sale process many times. She joined one company with a half-million dollar revenue base and after four years of growth the company was sold to a larger marketing services agency for over ten million dollars upon her introduction to the Buyer. While COO of an agency holding firm, she supervised Due Diligence and Integration for the acquisition of numerous product and services companies. This background on both the selling and buying sides gives Shannon solid experience to draw upon when structuring transactions that are fair and successful for all parties. As part of Business Team’s Woodland Hills office since 2014, Shannon has assisted with transactions for a wide range of businesses throughout Southern California. Shannon is licensed by the California BRE and is an active member of the California Association of Business Brokers. Contact Shannon for a consultation or opinion of value at 818-497-6866 or at Shannon@Business-Team.com.

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.