We are a quality-first business brokerage focused on delivering your ideal exit.
We are a group of entrepreneurs bringing high-quality businesses to market
Traditional brokers have opaque processes, pricing, and lack business acumen. We've run successful businesses and have strong values when it comes to representing your company.
By entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. The all-important x-factor that gives us an edge over anyone else is our experience as founders.
We work with – and nurture a relationship with – a list of several thousand SERIOUS entrepreneurs and buyers. Many of them have run businesses before or have portfolios of businesses.
We go after strategic buyers in the market to maximize value for both the seller, as well as the buying entity to extract the most value out of the acquisition.
We have the best appraisal resources available to give sellers a realistic estimate of what they can expect to sell their business for. In fact we’ve written the most shared and referenced online business valuation report on the internet.
Our team has some of the best licensed brokers in the industry, and have run their own businesses as entrepreneurs.
Since founding the business in 2013 after having successfully personally brokered the sale of his own business, Jock has helped hundreds of clients successfully sell their company. Since then, Jock has helped build Business Exits into the #1 company in the USA for the sale of $2m - $60m revenue companies. With experience dating back to 2004 having worked in the family business in Australia, Jock offers guidance to the Business Exits team in valuation, diligence, and negotiation, which has resulted in record transaction volume of $315 million in company sales in 2022.
Jock PurtleFounder and Chairman | Business Exits
Loren is a Partner at Business Exits. He began his career in New York City growing the online strategies of physical companies by refining their business processes through technical innovation. He founded and ran his own technology strategy consulting firm for over 13 years that serviced clients nationwide. He and his team have helped dozens of organizations grow, diversify, and be acquired (primarily in the healthcare sector). Loren also founded a non-profit that is dedicated to streamlining the technical overhead of other non-profits to enable them to better focus on their mission. Loren’s deep understanding of business operations and financials has empowered him to create deals that allow both buyers and sellers to thrive through the sales process.
Loren VandegriftPartner | Business Exits
Robert Kale is a Partner at Business Exits. He started a few businesses, ran his affiliate marketing business for 7 years, and has now been with Business Exits for 5+ years. With a background in financial analysis and enterprise software sales in the San Francisco tech scene, Robert brings an analytical & consultative approach to brokering businesses.
Robert now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and kid, helping businesses sell successfully so that the owners can transition to their next phase in life with a meaningful amount of capital.
Robert KalePartner | Business Exits
Ace has bought & sold businesses since he was 19. He has built several private equity funds which have acquired over 200 businesses in the past 20 years, and still helps entrepreneurs and investors by assisting them to acquire website businesses. Ace is a broker as well as a director who leads a team of 5 of our brokers.
Ace ChapmanBroker | Business Exits
Melynda was one of our first brokers, and one that consistently demonstrated that both buyers and sellers enjoy working with her to represent businesses. A Kentucky native and long-time NYC inhabitant turned Los Angeles resident, she spent the past 15 years working on the creative, marketing, and tech side of entertainment companies such as Fox Networks, MTV Networks and Blue Man Group. She also frequently moonlights as a writer/consultant for print and digital media and the film/TV industry.
Melynda BissmeyerBroker | Business Exits
Paul is passionate about business and structuring deals to ensure a favorable outcome for all parties involved in the transaction. He has a wealth of knowledge in the finance, marketing, legal, and technology sectors that he draws on to analyze and understand the potential for each business transaction. Paul has bought, grown, and sold numerous businesses which allows him to understand the unique perspective from both sides of the table. Paul graduated from Harvard Business School in 2014, holds his Certified Financial Planner designation, among numerous other technical and industry-specific certifications. Originally from Australia, Paul spent the last 20 years in Canada but now resides in Orange County, California.
Paul CheethamBroker | Business Exits
Adam is a Broker at Business Exits offering international coverage for traditional and ecommerce business sales. His career began in New York City developing online programs for a variety of private, governmental, and nonprofit organizations. This consultative work focused on strategies of organizational excellence; optimizing internal processes, tracking KPIs, and refining business practices to increase revenue and improve quality of offerings. Adam brings his advanced business acumen and strong collaborative skills to supporting buyers and sellers throughout the process.
Adam La FaciBroker | Business Exits
Jay Twitty is based in Atlanta, GA and generally services clients in the southeast region of the country. Throughout his career in Financial Services as a Sales and Marketing professional he has contributed to growing successful businesses in Real Estate, Mortgage banking, Insurance, E-commerce, and Service. Driven by his desire to build and maintain high level, mutually beneficial partnerships, Jay is known for his ability to analyze and negotiate financial data, manage difficult deadlines, and work effectively on behalf of his clients to create and find profitable business opportunities.
Jay TwittyBroker | Business Exits
Michael Cecchin is based in Barcelona and works with our European business owners. Before joining Business Exits, Michael owned a digital agency, ran multiple other businesses, and had two great exits selling two e-commerce brands.
``It's a big deal to get to the finish line after working so hard for so long to build a successful business. But as with any relationship or experience, how you exit, how you move on, matters.``
Michael CecchinBroker | Business Exits
Chase is the Mergers & Acquisitions Director at Business Exits. He received a BA in Business from Lynn University and got his start in sales specializing in logistics. He then went on to become an outside sales representative in textiles before transitioning to SAAS. His combined 8 years of experience in various fields gives him the ability to reach a variety of clients and establish relationships with current and future buyers and business brokers. Originally a southern Delaware native, Chase and his wife currently reside in Orlando, FL and enjoy spending time with their Golden Retriever, Sully.
Chase MilliganMergers & Acquisitions Director | Business Exits
Alexis is one of Business Exit’s Transaction Execution Coordinators. She is committed to supporting buyers and sellers in executing smooth, thoughtful transactions. She is a Los Angeles resident, whose corporate experience includes leading teams and organizations with thousands of employees internationally. Alexis is committed to helping execute the broker and co-broker processes; working with brokers to verify clients, analyze financial information and execute important memorandums, vital to the process.
Alexis De La CruzMergers & Acquisitions Coordinator | Business Exits
Michelle is one of the transaction execution coordinators. She is responsible for the packaging and presentation of businesses for buyers to review. Additionally, she assists with finding co-brokers when needed. Michelle worked several years for one of the largest American financial services and bank holding corporations. She has also worked as an assistant home loan processor.
Michelle BranscumTransaction Execution Coordinator | Business Exits
After obtaining her MBA in business and spending many years as a top producer in the mortgage industry working in loan processing and underwriting, Jennifer joined our team as the Business Operations Manager. In this role, she follows up with prospective clients, facilitates buyer/seller calls, schedules and coordinates meetings, reviews confidential information memorandums and company financials, and prepares monthly broker and partner reports. During non-working hours, she enjoys reading, gardening, spending time with her family, and volunteering with the church youth group.
Jennifer FosterBusiness Operations Manager | Business Exits
Business Exits did everything that needed to be done to sell my Amazon business. We got the highest possible price and the best buyer, and they actually found that buyer on day number one.
Entrepreneur, Blue Sky Amazon
The team at Business Exits rolled up their sleeves and worked hard to sell my business. Even though my deal was small, they put a lot of effort into it. They’re straight shooters. You can trust what they say.
Business Exits made selling our business easy, straight forward, and clear…which is really remarkable given the complexity of selling your business. I was most impressed at how FAST they got the deal done.
Entrepreneur, Brave New Code
After having worked with Business Exits, we were able to produce about 12 highly qualified offers. I’m happy with the sale, not only because of the price, but also because of the quality of buyer, and I know what I built is in really good hands.