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Meet Our Team

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Brian Bond, CBB – Certified Business Broker

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.

Christy Spero –  Salon & Spa Business Broker

Christy brings more than 15 years of real estate experience, marketing and brand management to the team. Her vitality and professionalism coupled with her service mindset and transparent communication allows her to develop strong working relationships with clients and industry professionals. Prior to SBBG, she held positions in commercial and residential brokerage, and commercial construction where she gained invaluable knowledge and experience in sales, strategic marketing and branding. She quickly developed a passion for business brokerage, and with her developed skill-sets and business acumen, decided to transition from the Marketing Director to a Business Broker in 2016.

Christy is an Arizona licensed real estate agent and native Phoenician. Her experience in business, real estate and marketing further qualifies her to analyze and market Arizona businesses for sale that allows for maximum exposure.  She values confidentiality and honesty, and diligently works with each client whether buying or selling to ensure a seamless transaction.

Christy’s passion and knowledge of the ever-evolving health and beauty industry has garnered her the reputation as the industry’s go-to Phoenix and Scottsdale Salon and Spa Business Broker.

Specializing in the sale and acquisition of: Hair and Nail Salons, Day ­Spas, Medical Spas, Massage Studios, Fitness Facilities, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Schools, Health and Wellness Centers, Yoga and Cycle Studios, Juice Bars, Wellness Injections and IV Drip Rooms and other businesses associated with beauty, health and wellness.

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Justin Wines – Business Broker

Justin Wines joined Strategic Business Brokers Group in 2017 and serves as head of the Tucson Business Brokers office. He has over ten years of transactional experience, with focus in the business brokerage and commercial real estate investment markets.  He has closed 150+ transactions with a total consideration of over $175,000,000.

Mr. Wines has owned and operated several successful businesses within the securities, agriculture, and business intelligence categories.  This business ownership experience proves invaluable in helping others sell their businesses.  “Having experienced the rewards and challenges of business ownership first hand, I understand the magnitude of the decision to sell one’s business.”   Justin focuses on creating deal structures that maximize value for all parties involved, and sees a successful deal as a win-win situation for both the buyer and seller.

Justin obtained a Bachelors in Finance from the University of Baltimore as well as a Masters of Business Administration degree from Colorado State University.

Specializing in the sale and acquisition of automotive, landscaping, restaurant and bars, construction and construction service industries, manufacturers, distributors, specialty retail and services businesses.

Bryan Vitagliano – Restaurant & Bar 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.

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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.