Brian Bond, CBB – Certified Business Broker / M&A Advisor
Brian Bond has been named “Broker Of The Year” by the Arizona Business Broker Association and has also received several awards year after year for the highest number of businesses sold.
Brian Bond launched his career in the field of mortgage brokerage and has held executive positions with successful businesses since 2000. When the mortgage industry began a descent in 2009, Brian knew he had to make a career change. After learning about business brokerage from a colleague, he landed at an Arizona Business Broker Firm.
Shortly after joining the business in 2011, Brian became one of the top Business Brokers in the company, receiving an award from the corporate office for his quick success. After much continued success Brian has since moved his career to American Realty Brokers and established his team “Strategic Business Brokers Group”. As a licensed real estate agent and member of the Arizona Business Brokers Association and International Business Brokers Association, Brian feels that joining the world of Business Brokerage is one of the best professional decisions he has made to date. His fifteen plus years of sales and marketing experience, as well as his experience owning and operating businesses, further qualify him to value and market Phoenix businesses for sale. Brian works directly with clients to create and implement customized marketing strategies which provides maximum exposure and a top selling price.
Brian’s ability to create business opportunities for both buyers and sellers has allowed him to complete dozens of acquisitions where all parties are pleased with the end result. Regardless of the size of a business, or income generated from a transaction, Brian makes sure to treat every client and customer equally. He values each client’s business buying or selling needs, taking into consideration every aspect of what they are looking for in order to find the best business for them, or the best buyer for their business. His business foundation is and always will be built on honesty, dedication and hard work.
Bryan Vitagliano – Business Broker
Bryan Vitagliano joins the team with over 15 years of leadership and business experience and the ability to relate to people and foster relationships. Following his belief that communication, collaboration, and cooperation are the pillars of every good business relationship, Bryan has had successful careers in the sports, service and healthcare sectors. Bryan appreciates his role as a member of your team brokering the purchase or sale of your business and is excited to help navigate during this period of change and opportunity.
Bryan graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Marketing, and a Master of Arts in Kinesiology, from the University of Maryland while playing, then assistant coaching, for the Maryland Soccer team; reaching the College Cup multiple times as both a player and coach. He then earned a Master of Business Administration with an entrepreneurial concentration from the University of Delaware while assistant coaching Delaware’s Men’s Soccer team. Following years of work in the sports and recreation industry, he returned to his home state of Arizona and subsequently earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University.
Bryan brings that same team approach and competitive drive to every deal on which he works. With his first-hand experience owning and operating a business, Bryan understands the love an entrepreneur has for his/her creation. As a licensed real estate agent, Bryan can assist you in establishing the most marketable value of the business for sale, advertising the business through an extensive network of potential buyers, and assisting with the transition of the business.
Bryan specializes in the food and health service industries, with an emphasis on restaurants, bars, coffee shops, food and beverage, and similar establishments. Find out more.
Shad Sikes – Business Broker
Shad started his career in the insurance industry providing Life, Health, Property and Casualty Insurance in the Southwest. His work ethic and love for helping people earned him “Rookie of The Year”, followed by a successful track record for several years. Although he enjoyed helping clients with insurance, his passion always steered towards real estate and business.
Pivoting to real estate, Shad oversaw acquisitions of single-family homes direct from consumer for one of the largest I-buyers in the country. Shad negotiated and purchased over 1000 properties nationally totaling over $360 million, in 19 different markets with production in the top 1% for all acquisition specialists.
Growing up in an entrepreneurial family Shad developed a distinct passion for mom and pop local businesses, and his father was even a small business owner himself. Shad’s genuine interest in helping others, transaction experience and negotiation ability made business brokerage a natural transition.
In his free time, he enjoys watching football, dreaming up his next cocktail recipe, and spending time with his family.
Jessica Scheer – Executive Assistant
Jessica has been in the customer service industry for more than 20 years. She is the Executive Assistant for Strategic Business Brokers Group, responsible for managing all the daily processes as well as interfacing with customers on processing business documentation. Jessica uses her excellent planning and organizational skills for coordinating office communications and streamlining systems and processes to improve office efficiency.
Prior to Strategic Business Brokers Group, Jessica spent 7 years at Walgreen’s. She started as an Assistant Store Manager and quickly was promoted to Store Manager. She was a respected Store Manager and one of the top Store Managers that assisted in opening 3 new stores in the Phoenix area. In addition, she was a district recruiter, which included traveling to college campuses, conducting interviews, hiring and training new managers.
Previous to working for Walgreens, Jessica was a team lead for Target after completing a summer internship program. This position allowed her to manage three departments, order and control inventory levels through POS, and uphold high customer service levels.
Jessica earned her B.A. in Science in Family and Consumer Resources from the University of Arizona in 1997. She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering at her children’s school.