Jeffrey D. Jones, ASA, CBA, CBI
EDUCATION and PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS:
Jeff holds a masters degree in business from Pepperdine University and is licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
He is a designated member of:
• The American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
• The Institute of Business Appraisers (CBA)
• The Texas Association of Business Brokers (BCB)
• The International Business Brokers Association (CBI).
APPRAISAL AND BUSINESS BROKERAGE EXPERIENCE:
Jeff is President of Advanced Business Brokers. Since 1976, he has been involved in appraising and selling small to midsize businesses, including manufacturing, distribution, retail and service companies. He and his staff have sold over 1,000 businesses in Texas and the Southwest United States.
As President of Certified Appraisers, Inc., he manages the firm’s multi-discipline appraisal practice, including the valuation of businesses, machinery and equipment, and real estate. He frequently testifies in depositions and courts of law as an expert witness on valuation issues. His clients include closely held companies, publicly-held companies, the IRS and other governmental agencies.
As a member of SCORE, the U. S. Small Business Administration’s business consulting group, Jeff serves as an instructor and counselor for entrepreneurs starting new businesses, or helping existing business owners improve their profitability.
PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES, AND SPEECHES
Jeff is the co-editor of the Handbook of Business Valuation and Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook for Small and Midsize Companies published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He has written many articles on valuation and merger & acquisition issues, and is a featured speaker at many professional associations.
Dick Flamos, CBI, CBA, Master Merger & Acquisition Intermediary
During his 25 plus year career in business brokerage, Dick has personally appraised and sold over several hundred businesses. Dick is one of the few business brokers in the nation who has both accreditations of Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) and Master Merger & Acquisition Intermediary (MM&AI). Dick is the business broker “who other brokers typically turn to for advice”.
Dick is a Senior Broker and manages the Clear Lake Office for Advanced Business Brokers, Houston, Texas. Dick’s focus is in the sale of manufacturing, service, and distribution businesses located in the Southwest having gross sales from 1 to 25 million dollars He has helped hundred’s of buyers realize their dream of owning a business.
Prior to joining Advanced Business Brokers, Dick was Senior Partner and President of Certified Business Brokers, Houston, Texas, which is one of the oldest and largest business brokerage companies in the Southwest. Dick was responsible for directing the company’s activities in business sales and appraisals of closely held businesses in the price range of $500,000 to $10,000,000. Industries served by CBB covered a broad range of businesses including retail, service, distribution, and manufacturing. Dick sold his interest in CBB in 2005 to focus on merger and acquisitions activities.
Rutgers University, 1970, B.S. Management
Attended over 50 business appraisal and business brokerage seminars and workshops sponsored by International Business Brokers Association, Texas Association of Business Brokers, Carolinas/Virginia Business Broker Association, and the Institute of Business Appraisers.
MEMBERSHIPS, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS:
- Institute of Business Appraisers
- International Business Brokers Association
- Mergers & Acquisition Source
- Certified Business Intermediary by International Business Brokers Association
- Board Certified Business Broker by Texas Association of Business Brokers
- Certified Business Appraiser by Institute of Business Appraisers
- Certified as a Mergers and Acquisition Master Intermediary by the International Business Brokers Association
- Appraisal and Valuation of Privately Held Businesses
- Understanding and Recasting Business Financial Statements
- Successfully Growing and Managing a Business Brokerage Firm
- Preparation of Business Appraisals
- Successfully Financing the Sale of a Business
- Qualifying Business Buyer Prospects
- Marketing a Business to Achieve Maximum Value
Eiric Skaaren, BA, Master of Law
EDUCATION and PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS:
Eiric holds a Master’s Degree in Law from Oslo University and a Bachelor of Management Degree from BI School of Management in Norway. In addition, Eiric is currently working on an MBA degree specializing in M&A.
BUSINESS BROKERAGE EXPERIENCE:
Before joining Advanced Business Brokers, Eiric was working as CEO for a private equity company in New York. Since 1996, he has been involved in selling midsize to large size businesses, including manufacturing, upstream oil & gas, electrical infrastructure, renewable energy, and service companies. In addition to working in M&A projects, Eiric has handled the sale of several chapter 11 cases in Houston.
As M&A Broker for Advanced Business Brokers Inc., Eiric will be handling the sale of small to midsize business, as well as conducting valuation of businesses, machinery and equipment, and real estate. His clients include closely held companies, publicly-held companies, the IRS and other governmental agencies. He is a member of the Texas Association of Business Brokers and the International Business Brokers Association.
JOSEPH MATRANGA JOINS ADVANCED BUSINESS BROKERS, INC.
Joseph has a degree in industrial architecture from the University of Sam Houston. He has over 15 years of experience in the construction business. He has also managed and owned various types of restaurants ranging from small cafes to full service restaurants. Joe is married to Barbara Ann and they have 3 children.
“I decided to change careers so that I can better control my business activities and improve my future income. I enjoy working with entrepreneurs and look forward to helping them sell and buy small to midsize businesses,” say Joe.
As a Business Broker, Joe will be contacting business owners and educating them on the process of selling their business, analyzing and normalizing financial statements, determining the value of small to midsize businesses, and dealing with buyers that include private equity firms, investors, and owner operators.