A. Bert Risdon
President and Broker of FBX, Inc.
Founding Member of the Business Brokers of Florida
Office: 888-925-5055 ext.101
As the President and Broker of Florida Business Exchange, Inc. Mr. Risdon has developed a team of truly successful and experienced associates, with proven track records in sale, acquisition and valuation of businesses. The company has become a major force in the marketing and sale of businesses throughout Florida.
Mr. Risdon has been in the industry since 1966 and has acted as an Intermediary in several hundred transactions and performed many valuations for both the courts and divestitures over the years. Originally from Michigan and in Florida market since 1990. He has been active as an officer and director in various professional organizations and is a founding member of the Business Brokers of Florida.
William H. Bradow, Jr.
Mr. Bradow, a Business Brokerage Intermediary since 2000, is a business professional with extensive, national level senior and executive management experience spanning 30 plus years. He is a business and management graduate of Western Michigan University. He has managed, among other things, banking operations, large-scale information processing, software implementations, consulting operations and business sales, purchases & closings. His responsibilities included establishing and managing large-dollar budgets, project planning, marketing, client relations, overseeing large staffs and, most recently, managing and coordinating the business sale process.
Bill has extensive business brokerage and financial education. That, along with his experience, have proven to be valuable assets for both business buyers and sellers. He is a multi-year “Million Dollar Plus” producer and has been the recipient of the Florida Business Exchange annual “The Best Of The Best” business brokerage award. He is licensed in Florida and a member of the Business Brokers of Florida.
Bill, a Michigan native, is a former Naval Aviator (pilot), and has resided in the Orlando area since 1997. He is a staunch University of Central Florida Knights and University of Michigan Wolverines football fan and Detroit Tigers baseball fan.
Office: 888-925-5055 ext.115
Dan Ward was born and raised in Florida where he graduated from the University of Florida with a business degree in economics. Mr. Ward has over 25 years experience in sales, management and business ownership, particularly in the bar, restaurant, and hospitality industry. Mr. Ward has developed many valued relationships in a variety of industries in the greater Orlando area. He is a member of the Business Brokers of Florida and licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Office: 888-925-5055 ext.110
Gary’s experience in Central Florida has allowed him to accumulate over 30 years of knowledge revolving around the local business environment. In addition to his years as an experienced business broker he stays current with the industry by taking many continuing educational courses available through professional associations. He has demonstrated the ability to help both buyers and sellers achieve the satisfactory transfer of business ownership.
Phone: 941-524-1998 or 321-804-1998
Office: 888-925-5055 ext.105
Mr. Stewartson currently resides in the Volusia County area of Central Florida. Prior to joining the FBX Team, Mr. Stewartson spent several years as the owner and operator of an electrical contracting business in the Central Florida area. In addition to being a business owner, Mr. Stewartson has served as a leadership development mentor and media relations expert for local government agencies. The blending of this background has provided Mr. Stewartson with a skill set that helps him bring buyers and sellers together for successful transactions. Mr. Stewartson is a licensed real estate sales associate in the State of Florida and he is a member of the Business Brokers of Florida.
Office: 888-925-5055 ext.106
Mr. Colon has proven to be an asset for both business buyers and sellers. Having own several businesses himself throughout the years. He has a great understanding of what is required to bring buyers and sellers together. Mr. Colon is Licensed by Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulations and State of Florida Dept. of Banking and Financing and a Member of Business Brokers of Florida. Mr. Colon also speaks fluent Spanish.
Office: 888-925-5055 ext.116
Phyllis Moor, CCIM, GRI, Registered Real Estate Broker, and a member of the Business Brokers of Florida moved to Florida at 19 years old and bought her first business in St. Augustine, Gianni’s Italian Restaurant, which she owned and operated for 10 years.
Ms. Moor then moved to the Tampa/St. Petersburg area where she bought a nation, franchised barter company called ITEX, owning the Tampa Bay area. In both instances, she built the businesses from the ground up. She developed hundreds of clients, with all different kinds of businesses that bartered their goods and services to fulfill the needs that they had within their companies.
Continuing in the real estate business, both as an investor and corporate executive for Fortune 500 companies, Ms. Moor’s responsibilities have been in acquisition leadership, asset management, strategic planning, project management, new development and mergers, both nationally and regionally. She has managed more than 200 ongoing tenant improvement projects ranging in size from 5,000 square feet to 500,000 square feet while simultaneously managing eight million square feet nationally of a $52 billion portfolio.
Moving to the Jacksonville area in 2001, Ms. Moor began working for the government as an asset manager, In 2008, she became a business broker specialist and now brings her experience to Florida Business Exchange, both as an executive leader and a business owner. She provides both buyers and sellers with the ability to to help them achieve their goals and dreams.
Terry Altman, P.A
Office: 888-925-5055 ext.119
Experience as a buyer and seller of my own business helped me better understand both sides of this complex equation. As a buyer, I personally went through the due diligence process many, many times during the pursuit of the right business. I know what to look for and where to look in order to verify the reported cash flows. As a seller of a business, personal experience was gained with respect to the challenge of running a business while dealing with potential buyers that really couldn’t afford the business anyway, competitors trying to get confidential information (like customer list), struggling with releasing enough information for buyers to make their decisions but not releasing too much information until the buyer proved they were a serious buyer and a host of other concerns sellers will have. A working knowledge of p&l statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements is a great asset for a Business Intermediary. Understanding both sides of the buy/sell process, financial statements and business operations is a huge advantage in assisting both buyers and sellers.
Office: 888-925-5055 ext.103
Mr. Armstrong has 30 years experience in the financial services industry in addition to his activities in the business brokerage. Tom is a financial consultant and a SBA loan specialist. His contacts with local and national lenders are extremely helpful in assisting with business acquisitions. In addition, his work in debt restructures has helped many companies out of financial troubles and towards a successful sale.
Tom is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) through the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and a Board Certified Intermediary (BCI) through the Business Brokers of Florida (BBF). He has taken the special educational courses and training to obtain these designations in Business Evaluation and Analysis. Together with his financial background he can service the largest of businesses.
James G. Neumann
Certified Business Intermediary – Member of International Business Broker Association (IBBA) and Business Brokers of Florida (BBF)
Prior to becoming a member of the Florida Business Exchange, Jim owned and operated a franchise brokerage business. As a member of the Franchise Brokers Association, he was recognized as a Certified Franchise Broker and Franchise Immigration Specialist. He still operates a commercial funding services brokerage which provides funds to business owners and buyers for working capital, equipment, and real estate.
Jim has 35 years of executive leadership in high tech companies where he specialized in growing service business units from concept to full operation as well as being chosen multiple times to fix failing business units.
He earned his MBA from Northeastern University and his BSBA from Boston University.
As a strong believer that small businesses are the backbone of the country, Jim is committed to ensuring their transfer of ownership is always done with the highest level of integrity, excellence, common sense, and by doing what is right.
Office: 888-925-5505 ext 121
Gary Bronga is a graduate of Florida State University and lives in Titusville, Florida. He has lived in Brevard County for over 55 years and a business owner for 20 of those years. His knowledge and background is a valuable asset for bringing buyers and sellers together to achieve their goals. He is licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation in the State of Florida and a member of The Business Brokers of Florida.
Gary is an Expert entrepreneur and founder of a successful Start-up business. He is the author of the book Bringing a Product to Market From Your Home: With $500 and an Idea You can Make Millions and he is a frequent guest speaker at Conferences, Community Colleges, Universities, Inventor Clubs and has been on over fifty TV/Business Talk Radio shows. He has been featured in several newspapers and business magazine articles. He has been awarded 5 US Patents. He is an active small business coach.
Office: 888-925-5055 ext 122
Mr. Lawrence holds a Florida Brokers license and brings a diversified business and real estate background to the challenge of exchanging business assets between Buyer and Seller. Fred started his career graduating with a BME degree and over the years has continued his education with advanced course studies in Business and Commercial endeavors. During the last 15 years he has been involved in Business Brokerage, Commercial Real Estate Sales, as well as consulting with Small Business Entrepreneurs to provide Marketing, Sales and Financial Restructuring to their business. This activity follows a successful 30 year entrepreneurial career as the owner of a Manufacturers Agency representing Domestic and International Manufacturers of High Tech Electronic products in the State of Florida which was successfully sold to his employees. During the 20 years he has lived in the Florida central market, Fred has participated in organizations such as SCORE, and other Economic Groups throughout the County of Volusia and has maintained a continued involvement in Business ventures.
Office: 888-925-5055 ext 112
Carrie began her career in Real Estate 1993 in Portland, Oregon. In 2014, Carrie moved to Central Florida and continued with her Real Estate career and ventured into the specialty of business brokerage. Carrie loves helping her clients and getting the job done, whether it be selling their business, or helping her clients find just the right business to purchase. She brings to the table integrity, positive outlook, and expertise.
Outside of the office, Carrie has been the Vice-President of the Flagler Business Women for the past two years. She is a Volunteer with Christmas Come True, a non-profit organization that helps homeless families. She is also a member of the Flagler Chamber of Commerce.
Office: 888-925-5055 ext 113
David has a strong civil engineering background, having been in the field for 28+ years with the State of California working on the interstate freeway system and the Water Resources Department bringing water from Northern Mountains to the Southern deserts in California.
He has also worked many facets in the real estate field including lending, buying/selling, and title insurance, since 1976 in the following states: California, Tennessee, Texas, Idaho, and Florida. Licensed as a broker/owner and various franchise companies.
David is a numbers guy, and numbers don’t lie. The bottom line for any business transaction, the numbers need to add up in their respective favor for the buyer or seller. David works hard to ensure that his clients walk away with a win/win situation. The seller can move on and retire or head in another direction. The buyer grabs the reigns and looks to the future with some additional capital, and some adjustment to get the full potential out of his/her investment.
David’s philosophy is that a business is like a fine vehicle, it needs to be taken care of by a knowledgeable mechanic. You must repair it, more capital infusion or possibly replace it, sell/trade for another type. Rest assured that he will roll up his sleeves and look under the hood at the company financials so you can decide, is it time to sell, buy a new one, or head to the golf Course? Let’s go for a free business evaluation and proceed well informed, instead of blindly wandering around in the dark.
Office: 888-925-5055 ext 117
Eileen S. Kehoe founded, operated, and successfully sold a profitable business. The knowledge gained over the 19 years will be valuable to her clients. Eileen understands all aspects of business ownership and is an expert in the buying/selling process. Eileen has lived in Brevard County over 35 years and knows the business community well. Additionally, Eileen is a member of the Business Brokers of Florida and a licensed Real Estate Sales Associate in the State of Florida.
Office: 888-925-5055 ext 119
Norberto Ruiz of FBX Business Exchange is the first native Spanish business intermediary for this leading Florida business brokerage.
Born in the Basque country in Northern Spain, Norberto had to establish himself in the United Stated and made his career working with national and international businesses. Norberto is based in Kissimmee with a focus on serving clients in the Greater Orlando area and beyond.
Prior to helping business owners buying and selling businesses, Norberto Ruiz was the President and founder at NR Electronics, LLC. He acted as senior executive with over twenty years of experience in international trade for electronic components markets in Europe, Asia, South, Central America and USA. One of his major accomplishments at NRE was the establishment of accounts with Fortune 500 companies such as Ericsson, Alcatel Space, IBM, and Olivetti with sales over twelve million U.S. dollars. He worked closely with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Orlando, UCF Technology Incubator and other business related organizations.
Before Mr. Ruiz’s career at NR Electronics, Mr. Ruiz held key responsibilities with Imex Corporation in Longwood, Florida, where he facilitated international trade deals and established accounts with sales surpassing US $5Million.
Earlier, Mr. Ruiz managed accounts payable, receivables, payroll and worked as computer systems analyst for Décor Depot Inc., Lake Mary, Florida; he further assisted in preparing contracts and sales proposals for customers.
Prior, Mr. Ruiz was a professional athletic as a Jai Alai player in Barcelona and the USA.
Mr. Ruiz’s skill sets including strong financial evaluation skills, negotiation and deal making skills.
Mr. Ruiz holds a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Barcelona in Spain and a B.A. in Commercial Transactions and Computer Programming from Lea-Artibai in Makina, Spain. He is also a graduate of the International Trade Program, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL and has completed business, marketing and electronics coursework at Seminole Community College in Lake Mary, Florida.
View Mr. Ruiz’s profile under LinkedIn.com/In/Norberto-Ruiz