Larry has built a unique insight to business transactions with almost 30 years of business appraisal experience. His background in finance and business appraisal allow him to help business owners traverse the obstacles in selling their business and help take the worry out of the process.
Larry earned his undergraduate degree in finance and Masters of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. He is married with three grown children and lives in Portage Michigan. He is active in his church as well as several outdoor activities.
Larry specializes in manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics companies.
Brad has over 30 years of experience in business to business sales, working with business owners and corporate officers. Building connections and relationships with consultants and trusted advisor professionals, he brings a unique skill set that helps our clients navigate the ever changing business climate. Brad has a diverse background in financial services and insurance sales & marketing. Brad also gives back to the small business community through volunteer work with SCORE.org and SBDC of Michigan. Brad is the current president of the Michigan Business Brokers Association (west) as well as the president of the State Association.
Brad earned his degree in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences from the University of California San Diego. He, relocated to Michigan in 2005, and became active with many business advocacy groups serving on several boards at both local and state levels. He enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife and kids in the Vicksburg area, supporting youth sports, playing golf, kayaking, working on home improvement projects or exploring the great state of Michigan.
Brad specializes in business to business service companies, computer & IT companies, and construction/skilled trades.
Scott Petersen is a servant leader who strives to solve challenges that businesses face. For more than 25 years, Scott has worked directly with business owners in a consultative role, the last 17 of which have been as a business lender working for multiple regional and super-regional banks and credit unions. Scott is the recipient of Gallup’s Five Star Service Award for excellence in customer service. Scott has a unique skill set that brings value to our clients with needs in commercial lending, working in the SBA, CRE, Multi-Family and unique opportunity space.
When Scott is not assisting his clients, he loves spending time with his wife Stephanie and their 5 children and 3 grandchildren traveling, working on projects around the house or stopping at local car shows.
Scott works within a diverse set of industries and work throughout Michigan and Indiana with a focus in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana Communities
Mark Dobbins has been working with pharmacy owners for over 7 years helping them buy and sell neighborhood drug stores. With over 60 pharmacy transactions during this time, Mark knows the unique challenges the independent pharmacy owner faces when deciding to buy or sell a store. The industry is changing and consolidating, and owners need an expert who knows the pharmacy business and how to maximize the value for buyers and sellers. With a career including radio advertising and currently a restaurant owner, Mark knows first hand what it is like to be a small business owner and all the ups and downs that go with it.
Mark lives in San Diego, CA where he was born and raised. Mark is married and has 2 daughters that keep him busy with gymnastics and soccer.
Mark specializes in the sale of pharmacies nationwide and is dedicated to service local service, manufacturing and other small businesses throughout California.
Dave Hunt has an extensive background and experience in the food production industry having spent 22 years with Keebler and Kellogg. Dave then achieved success owning, operating and eventually selling a profitable business of 15 years. This unique perspective allows him to personally relate and understand the processes in selling and purchasing a business, and the deep, personal commitments that have been made by the owners of those businesses.
Dave Hunt grew up on the east side of the state, but has lived in the Grand Rapids area for the last 43 years. Dave lives in Byron Center, Michigan with his wife and two sons, is a licensed Falconer, an avid golfer and a small business owner. He attended GVSU and Central Michigan University where he competed on the men’s gymnastics team and where he studied journalism, advertising and public relations.
Dave specializes in food production, service business, franchises and manufacturing business in West Michigan
Christa Quandt is an experienced writer and graphic designer who has created numerous Confidential Business Reviews for proprietors who are selling their businesses. In addition to extensive post graduate training, she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University.
Testimonials and Recommendations:
Brad was a big help to us and offered some great advice of when to sell and what to expect. He was spot on! Could not be happier with the communication and service! Thanks Brad!!
Brian Davis - Business Owner
Brad is the absolute best. He has a unique way of really seeing people and wants the best for everyone he encounters. He always follows through and defines true professionalism. I have never met anyone like him and I consider myself lucky to have crossed his path.
Ellen Hector - Entrepreneur / Business Owner
Selling or purchasing a business is a big decision. It’s important to get the right people involved. Brad is trustworthy & knowledgeable... If you are looking for a business broker, I highly recommend Brad.
Sumita Negpal - Attorney
I'm rating them 5 because my tiny business sold fast and for full price, to a reasonable ready buyer... they were easy to work with, always courteous and willing to explain things...they were excellent and I am very glad I went with them to sell.
Kathy Eikholt - Selling Business Owner
My experience with Advanced Business Advisors has been excellent. They really understand building value in an organization and are proactive with their clients to help them achieve the best value for their company. If you have a business you are thinking of selling in the next 3-5 years call them today.
Steven Cummings - Managing Partner, SPC - Consulting
If you are looking for honest, hard-working professionals to help buy or sell your business, then I highly recommend Advanced Business Advisors. Their expert advice immediately brings value to meeting your goal.
M. V. - West Michigan Manufacturer
[I would recommend Larry and Brad] Because of the professionalism, confidentiality adhered to and the integrity with which they perform.
Carol Bertrand - Business Owner - SW Michigan
Does a great job bringing business sellers and prospective buyers together.
OIS - Rockford MI
Brad and Larry are experienced and well-versed in their line of business. They are both very well connected in our community and have a long-standing excellent reputation in the Kalamazoo area.
Old National Investments - Kalamazoo MI
Honesty, integrity, character. I have known Brad for many years and it has been a pleasure to work with him. Very professional.
Steve W. - Ravenna MI