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 brokered 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 - $50m 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 $200 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
Wes has over 20 years experience as a Broker and is an expert at company valuation and strategic buyer matching. Wes and our brokers offer nationwide coverage and international acquisitions within traditional brick & mortar firms and ecommerce. We bring Buyers and Sellers together for the successful transition of business ownership, creating a curated experience with excellence in the matchmaking process – we get deals done right. Wes’s specialties are Manufacturing, Fabrication, Distribution, Brand Name Product, Laboratory & Health Industry, and Ecommerce.
Wes LewisonBroker | 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
TOP Dealmaker Award by Business Brokers of Florida for having sold the most business in the Tampa Bay district in 2019 and 2021 with over 30 years of experience as a business owner and broker, Demetri Venetos is a leader in providing service to his clients with commitment and dedication. His marketing strategies allow access to a vast array of businesses which are attractive to most buyers and sellers in the market. He is passionate about building relationships and helping people to reach their goals.
Demetri VenetosBroker | Business Exits
Andrew Ornoski is an Arizona native who has a passion for helping small business owners achieve success, whether it is accessing capital to grow or getting the exit they always dreamed of. Andrew began specializing in business brokering and finance advisory at the age of 19 and hasn’t looked back. In his free time, he enjoys all things fitness, reading, and traveling.
Andrew OrnoskiBroker | 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
Matt Owen has over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of industries such as tech, oil and gas, and manufacturing at companies ranging in size from small start ups to some of the largest corporations in the world. His specialty is in technology service and manufacturing firms where he is an expert at managing complex projects and driving successful outcomes for his clients on tight deadlines. Matt’s unique experiences and attention to detail allows him to engage sellers on a personal level to guide them through the process of selling their companies for the best possible value. He also comes from an entrepreneurial family and has started and still operates businesses in agriculture, manufacturing, farming, ranching, real estate investment, and technology consulting.
Matt is a native Texan and lives in the Hou
Matt OwenBroker | 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
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 CruzTransaction 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.