Business Brokers In Georgia
The CBA Group
Michael Norman is our Managing Director and he brings over nineteen years of business brokerage experience to the group and a combined 50+ years of business experience. In addition to handling several multi-million dollar deals, his experience comes from owning several businesses himself and serving in an executive management capacity of several organizations, including two publicly traded Companies. He is a Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser and a Senior Business Analyst with the Society of Business Analyst.
Pool Route Sales USA, Inc
Lisa is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University (B.A. in Business Administration, 1996) and received her MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management (emphasis in Human Resources Management, with high honors, 2001). Lisa has 14 years of experience as a Director of Career Services in higher education and as a college professor teaching courses in the areas of Business Management and Computer Applications. During her career, Lisa successfully assisted more than 1,400 graduating students in obtaining career positions in their field of study. While still working full time at the university, Lisa assisted her husband, Joe Ludwig, with his expanding pool service business. She managed the office operations, while Joe was busy managing the service and repair side of the business. Her experience was a natural fit in assisting both buyers and sellers to determine their future goals, so in 2006 she left her collegiate career to pursue a career in the pool service brokerage industry. Since then, she has listed and assisted in the sale of an average of 150+ routes per year.
Chris Springfield, CBI, CM&AA, PMP
Springfield Strategies, LLC
Chris serves as Founder and Principal of Springfield Strategies and is active in all areas of business brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial real estate. He has over twenty years of experience in creating and selling businesses, project management, and real estate development. In addition to being a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI®), Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA®), Project Management Professional (PMP®), REALTOR®, author, and recognized Business Brokerage Press Industry Expert, Chris also holds a real estate license in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. His ability to analyze complex business financials and interpret them to potential buyers, as well as organize and construct compelling narratives in confidential information memorandums, is the reason he has a proven record of helping owners achieve the highest value for their exit. Chris is passionate about helping business owners, and works with multiple organizations in the industry to educate sellers and buyers
Costello Capital Management, LLC
Mike Costello is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee graduating from Notre Dame High School, from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (“UTC”) with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration and a Masters of Accountancy degree. A Certified Public Accountant since 1979, Mike has also earned credentials in: · business valuation (Accredited Senior Appraiser & Accredited in Business Valuation), · forensic accounting (Certified in Financial Forensics) and · fraud examination (Certified Fraud Examiner). Costello owned business interests in several companies over the years prior to forming CCM, including: · Costello Strain & Company, · Center for Financial Strategies, · Southeast Financial Advisors, · Costello Forensic Accounting, · Joseph Decosimo & Company, · Decosimo Corporate Finance, · Elliott Davis, and · Costello Advisory Services. He served in the investment banking industry in addition to serving as a CPA. He earned several Financial Industry Regulatory Authority licenses, including: · General Securities Principal (Series 24), · Uniform Securities Agent (Series 63), · General Securities Representative (Series 7) and · Investment Banking Representative (Series 79). Mike authored numerous articles (on accountancy and other financial issues) and presented at professional seminars throughout the US. During his career, he has been an active member of the business community and has been recognized for his contributions and achievements by the Chattanooga Jaycees, the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, the Tennessee Society of CPAs, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, the Small Business Administration and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Mike has also been an active UTC alumni, formerly serving as chair of the UC Foundation.
Pool Route Sales USA, Inc
For over 20 years, Joe devoted his career to Warehouse Distribution Management for a major supplier (and former Fortune 200 company) of OEM, media/electronic products and consumer batteries. Joe supervised a crew of 40+, while managing the distribution of an estimated $1.5 billion per year in product. After an unfortunate layoff, Joe was introduced to the pool service industry. In 2003, Joe purchased a small pool service route and within a couple years, he quadrupled the size of his business. Realizing his own success, Joe entered the industry of selling pool routes in 2006 and has since sold an average of 200+ routes per year.