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Florida West Coast Team

Chris Savage
Chris Savage
Phone: 813-784-4457

As an experienced intermediary and business owner, Chris Savage understands the decisions and apprehensions today’s business owners face: will they achieve their dream of business ownership, retirement, or relocation. Having sold his first business in 1987, Mr. Savage understands how important a business ownership decision is and he can help anyone from all walks for life.

Originally from the Midwest and a resident of Florida since 1998, Mr. Savage’s years of experience have enhanced his extensive marketing and sales abilities, making him an asset to the many business fields of his endeavor. As a business owner since 1985, Mr. Savage’s intermediary knowledge will help you valuate, market, and sell your business. His integrity, hard work, and ability to get your objectives met are a asset for anyone wanting to buy, sell, or market their business.

Demetri Jim Venetos
Phone: 813-245-0760

As a business owner for over 26 years, Demetri Jim Venetos has completed dozens of successful business transactions within various service industries.  His career began with multiple Subway ownerships in the Chicago area.  Upon Demetri’s move to the Tampa Bay area in 1996 with his young family, he decided to use this expertise to brand and build his own concepts.  As a business broker, Demetri works within the vast business exchange market giving clients solid guidance and access to greater buying and selling options.  Customer Service is Demetri’s top priority.  Every transaction, he believes, is always about his customer.

If you think you need a business broker or just want to ask some general questions about buying or selling a business, contact Demetri Jim Venetos for the answers you need.

Chris Cheung
Phone: 813-785-9089

As an experienced business owner, business analyst and consultant Chris has the skills to help business owners develop an Exit Strategy that fits their needs.   Experienced in the due diligence process, Chris has the skills to get your business SOLD.

From Lexington Kentucky, Chris moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1996 and has been helping businesses grow, increase productivity, and assist them in Getting Ready to Sell.

As a University of Tampa, MBA Graduate, Chris knows the local pulse of the Tampa Bay Area and can help both buyers and sellers.

David Page

For the past 30 years, David Page has built, bought and sold several businesses. This includes a janitorial franchise, an alarm company, low voltage company and a CCTV distribution company.  

Starting with a brick and mortar storefront in 2000, he quickly realized that changing to internet based company allowed him quicker reinvestment, rapid expansion, and explosive growth. By 2018, Dave’s Optiview, Inc. distribution sales topped $5mil, and he felt it was time to sell. 

Now David can help you to navigate the overwhelming complexities of buying and selling a business.

Mark Harmon
Phone: 813-421-4861

Mark Harmon has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University and an MBA majoring in marketing from the Wharton School. He has been a marketing manager and Internet marketing manager for several high-tech companies. Early in his career he was an independent marketing consultant in the Czech Republic and performed over 150 long-term marketing and sales consulting engagements for companies of all types and sizes while living there. He is also an instructor of marketing and statistics courses at several universities. He enjoys success at selling businesses as a result of his previous consulting engagement experience and his ability to find value in all of the companies that he works with. Mark Harmon was an artilleryman in the United States Marine Corps.

Melissa Thornton

Melissa is a Florida native, currently residing in in the beautiful Tampa Bay area. She comes to the FBX team, providing over 20 years of leadership experience in sales, marketing, networking, negotiations, and new business relationship development. She has business experience across multispecialty industries to include but not limited to, medicine, law, real estate, hospitality, food service, restaurant, the coffee industry, and finance. She offers her clients confidence in her character and the personal drive to successfully assist in reaching their goals of buying and/or selling a business.