The BizEx Team

Trusted Advisors

Ability + Integrity + Benevolence

BizEx hand picks its Business Broker / M&A Advisors with operational business experience in a wide variety of industries and provides them with a structured support and methodology for business sales transactions. Our brokers are engaged throughout the process, implementing an integrity based sales approach. Matching the right buyer with the right business is how we define success.

Michael S. Davidson, CBI, CM&AP, M&AMI
Michael S. Davidson, CBI, CM&AP, M&AMI
President, M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 101
Direct: 310-882-2200 ext 101
Lic#: 01257681

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Michael S. Davidson is the President of BizEx, a Los Angeles Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions firm specializing in the sale of businesses in the lower middle market. Michael graduated from CSULB with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering.  He spent two years as a Project Engineer before joining Ortel as a high tech Sales Engineer.  At Ortel, he learned the Hewlett Packard Consultative Sales approach, traveled the world selling fiber optic lasers and receivers to some of the largest telecommunications firms in the world and earned the Sales MVP in his mid 20’s. Looking to gain more autonomy and investment knowledge, Michael joined Grubb & Ellis in 1998 as a Commercial Real Estate agent.
Kendric Foultz
Kendric Foultz
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 102
Direct: (310) 968-2369
Lic#: 01376005

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Kendric Foultz is a  Business Broker with BizEx Business Sales and Acquisitions, located in the Los Angeles area. Before becoming a business broker he spent over fifteen years in the light manufacturing world serving as VP within a company that produced personal care products and industrial cleaning chemicals. Because of this background, selling a business in the light manufacturing arena has become one of his specialties. With close to 15 years of experience in the business sales industry, Kendric recognizes that to sell your business or to help you buy a business, you need someone who fully understands your situation and who will actually take the time and do the work required to help you achieve your goals. Whether it is a free business evaluation or consultation, Kendric is committed to providing you the highest level of professionalism possible. He is a member of the Southern California Business Broker Network where he has served as the group's moderator.
Stuart Gross
Stuart Gross
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 118
Direct: (310) 924-5384
Lic#: 01860825

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Stuart Gross' experience as a business broker started long before he became a licensed agent in Los Angeles. He brings more than 35 years experience in  media, production, advertising, finance, marketing, entertainment, communications and technology. As the senior executive in both corporate and entrepreneurial ventures he has sold his own businesses, acquired multiple companies and built start-up companies into successful businesses.  
Dan Munter
Dan Munter
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 121
Direct: (310) 722-1138
Lic#: 01871136

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Dan Munter is  Los Angeles business broker specializing in the buying and selling of wholesale distribution businesses, garment manufacturers and textile distributors. Over the years, Dan Munter has bought and sold businesses for himself. That experience along with 27 years of experience as a financial planner gives him the tools to excel as a business broker. As a stock broker Dan has learned that service needs to be the top priority for each client. Most people only buy or sell a business once in their life.  This is more than a financial  transaction. It is a life changing event for both the buyer and seller. For the seller, he not only provides a free small business valuation for selling their business,  but he also will suggest ways to increase the value. For the buyer, he acts as an advisor and and coach to make sure the transaction is well thought out. He also can help to arrrange for  pre-approved  SBA loans. www.linkedin.com/profile
Mina Singson-Brightman
Mina Singson-Brightman
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (808) 797-3067 ext 125
Direct: (310) 734-6769
Lic#: 01866495

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Mina Singson is a Business Broker with several years of experience helping clients purchase and sell businesses in Los Angeles and Southern California. She has listed and sold numerous independent and franchise dining venues, including cafes, coffee shops, high end restaurants, ice cream and smoothie franchises, wine bars, nightclubs, sports bars, and other businesses with applicable alcohol and restaurant/bar related permits in beach cities and other prime locations. As a Restaurant, Bar and Franchise business broker, Mina understands the importance of location when buying a restaurant. She has listed businesses in desirable areas such as Santa Monica, Venice Boardwalk, Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Malibu, Culver City, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and the revitalized Downtown Los Angeles. Mina's expertise also includes selling food and beverage manufacturing and wholesale/distribution companies.
Arthur B. Kessler
Arthur B. Kessler
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina Del Rel, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 126
Direct: (310) 650-7900
Lic#: 01227004

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I have been helping people buy and sell businesses for more than 40 years. As a business broker in California I have worked with large and small busiesses and very varied buyers and sellers. Originally from New York city i was an accounting major in college. I have a law degree from New York University School of Law and practiced law in Manhattan for more than 12 years. It is both exciting and pleasurable to be in a business where I learn something every day. I fully understand my role in assisting my clients in an honorable and professional manner. I specialize in food distribution businesses and recently listed two such entites and have a number of substantial buyers seeking a food distribution business.
Tom Plotkin
Tom Plotkin
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 127
Direct: (818) 585-4215
Lic#: 01895229

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Tom Plotkin joined the Los Angeles BizEx Business Broker team with the desire to bring the small business buyer and seller together for a mutually beneficial and meaningful exchange. One with professional guidance which will allow both buyer and seller to achieve their personal goals and thrive. Trained as 91A10 Combat Medic, Tom has always been interested in medicine.  Specializing in the sale of community pharmacies, hospice licenses, medical and dental practices keeps him close to his keen interest in medicine and health care. Tom also focuses on the sale of automotive aftermarket companies from the manufacturer to the retailer.  His grandfather owned one of the original auto salvage yards in Los Angeles in the 1920's and Tom spent over 30 years in the automotive parts and accessory industry.
Charles Graziani
Charles Graziani
M&A Advisor/ Staffing Group
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 131
Direct: (312) 404-4771
Lic#: 01906842

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Charles Graziani is a Staffing Business Broker specializing in the sale and acquisition of PEO's, IT staffing companies, medical staffing companies, and other other contingency staffing providers.  He is recognized in  Business Reference Guide as an expert in the staffing industry for sales and acquisitions in that space. However, his extensive corporate experience and business ownership experience have prepared him to represent a broad array of business types. Mr. Graziani is a successful staffing entrepreneur who founded the Chicagoland based Lloyd Creative Staffing firm in 1981.  Lloyd  Creative grew to $16MM in revenue and was named to the INC 500 "Fastest Growing Corporations" in the United States in three different years. The firm was rated by Crains Chicago as one of the ten largest staffing firms in Chicago on multiple occasions. Staffing specialties included executive, marketing, sales, administrative, and information technology professionals and include...
David Chavez
David Chavez
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 133
Direct: (310) 503-6847
Lic#: 01918858

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  David Chavez is a business broker/intermediary for the Los Angeles based firm BizEx Business Brokers. Mr. Chavez specializes in managing the sale, merger or acquisition of manufacturers and special service contractors (construction, installers, maintenance, electricians, plumbing, etc.) with gross revenues between 2-20 million dollars.  "I know first-hand what it is to be an entrepreneur. I started my career as an apprentice in graphic arts; later worked as a business developer and director of new media during the dot com era; and last owned a successful marketing communications company for ten years. Now in my fifth year as a business broker, I continue to be energized by the people I meet and humbled by the legacies that I am asked to represent. My educational background, entrepreneurial experience, and ability to understand small business financing provides me with the tools to successfully manage business sales transactions”.
Cody King
Cody King
M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 134
Direct: (805) 616-9488
Lic#: 01942507

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As a serial entrepreneur Cody has overseen all aspects of running a successful small business, as well as acquiring extensive experience in the large cap corporate environment. His first business venture was at age 12; his second at age 15. Cody has worked in corporate communications in Japan with clients such as Toyota, Amada, and Ito-chu, as well as developing communications curricula for Yaesu district clients, the Wall Street of Tokyo. He formed and served as Executive Director of a statewide renewable energy advocacy and policy group, which resulted in substantial policy changes and technical innovations in renewable energy applications, including a first ever Hydrogen Futures conference which created the report used by the state to a sustainable energy future using hydrogen as energy "currency," beginning with the hydrogenation of heavy oils and bitumens and continuing to neat production of hydrogen from renewable sources.
Art Warschaw
Art Warschaw
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., #210
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 138
Direct: (818) 378-9074
Lic#: 00617649

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Art Warschaw is a business broker that   helps clients achieve maximum financial success when purchasing and selling businesses in all of Southern and Northern California and around the globe. Art has been in involved in the listing and sales   of all major franchises such as Anytime Fitness, Subway, Supercuts, Jack in the Box, Jimmy Johns, H&R Block, Denny’s, 7-eleven, Pizza Hut, Menchies, Human Healthy Vending, Visiting Angels and many more. Art has also been involved in the listing and sales of professional Practices such as doctors, lawyers, accountants, dentist, insurance agencies and working together with Private Equity Groups for large transactions. Art Warschaw specializes selling Business Opportunities that are industry leaders, with successful track records, that are recession tolerant
Tony Miller
Tony Miller
M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave. #210
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 143
Direct: (310) 801-0512
Lic#: 02004232

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As your M&A Advisor, Tony seeks to find a deep understanding of the businesses you’ve built in order to provide a valuation that’s much more than a simple multiple.  His strategy is to attract the ideal buyer for your business at the right market price.   Tony knows you need a Trusted Advisor in the often complex business sales process who is attentive and thorough.  Having bought and sold businesses himself, Tony is a family businessman who steadily aligns with his clients wants and needs.   Those same clients have noted his good nature as being easy to work with and accessible.
Corbin Thomander
Corbin Thomander
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
500 Ala Moana Blvd. Ste 7-400
Honolulu, HI 96813
Office: (808) 797-3067 ext 144
Direct: (808) 497-2672
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Corbin Thomander is a broker and entrepreneur. He is passionate about helping fellow business owners buy, build, or sell their businesses. With Corbin as your trusted partner, you can achieve your goals, whether your goal is to maximize the value of the sale of your business or your goal is to buy a business that is the right fit for you. Connect at: www. linkedin.com/corbinthomander
Eric Mellem
Eric Mellem
Business Broker/ M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave. #210
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 146
Direct: (310) 293-6414
Lic#: 01220802

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2017 BizEx Broker of The Year. "It is with great enthusiasm that I am writing to recommend Eric Mellem at BizEx Business Sales and Acquisitions" Eric Mellem is a Business Broker and M & A Advisor specializing in business transactions up to $30 million. He has an extensive business and entrepreneurial background including Finance, Marketing, and Real Estate Acquisition and Sales which enables him to buy and sell a vast array of business enterprises. He has expertise in the Healthcare / Medical markets, Transportation, Manufacturing, Retail, Hotels, Franchises, Hospitality and many other niche businesses. His primary focus is in CA and Hawaii. Thinking of buying or selling a business? Contact Eric for a Confidential Business Evaluation.
Anat Goldstein
Anat Goldstein
M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 148
Direct: 310-882-2200 x148
Lic#: 01971000

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Thomas Culo
Thomas Culo
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 153
Direct: (310) 340-9900
Lic#: 01891506

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Tom Culo ( https://tomculo.com/ ) is a former executive with extensive experience in finance, e-commerce, software, consumer goods, and media. Tom first started his mergers and acquisitions work during his career at McKinsey & Co., a leading consultancy.  He later significantly expanded his expertise while working at Aclaria Capital, a private equity fund.   During his career, Tom sourced, analyzed, and valued over 350 small and medium-sized enterprises. Tom also scaled two successful startups and has a close understanding of a small-business owner’s perspective.  More importantly, Tom understands the objectives of strategic buyers and private equity firms that acquire small- and mid-market companies. Prior to his career, Tom was a recipient of full academic scholarships for his studies at Yale and London School of Economics.  Tom earned a double major MBA in Finance and Strategy at Yale School of Management.
Turhan Beriker
Turhan Beriker
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 154
Direct: 310-882-2200 x154
Lic#: 02074377

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Turhan Beriker brings  more than 30 years  of entrepreneurial and professional experience to the Bizex M&A Advisory Team .   Turhan who holds a undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Industrial Engineering&Operations Research  and a Graduate degree in  Engineering Management  from Stanford University ; has founded two companies and exited both , one to a NYSE listed corporation in the home building and renovation industries .  As an entrepreneur  and investor during the  past 3 years of his career , has evaluated more than 50 companies of various sizes including startups. Turhan’s area of specialty  is manufacturing and  distribution companies  in numerous  industries ,  such as automotive , aerospace, building & construction materials , furniture  and food with yearly sales up to 30  M USD.
Don Mellem
Don Mellem
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 155
Direct: 310-882-2200 x155
Lic#: 01845922

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Don Mellem is a Business Broker and M & A Advisor specializing in business transactions up to $50 million. He has an extensive business and entrepreneurial background including Marketing, Finance, and Real Estate Acquisition and Sales which enables him to sell a vast array of businesses. Don has worked in the IT Industry for over 25yrs, developing expertise in Information Technology Products, Services and Solutions and Contract and Acquisition Strategies across Federal, State and Local Government Agencies. He has worked with hundreds of small, medium and large manufacturers, supplier, integrators, software developers and other IT Services companies. His primary focus is in CA but works with companies around the nation. Thinking of buying or selling? Contact Don for a  Confidential Business Evaluation. Call my cell at (949) 842-8154
Alex Estrin
Alex Estrin
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 158
Direct: (310) 882-2200 ext 158
Lic#: 01919847

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Alex specializes in selling high-end Accounting Firms in Southern California. He also has experience in the Wholesale and Business Services sectors, in Los Angeles County. Alex part-owned and operated three small businesses and worked at several small businesses prior to becoming a Business Broker. He’s been licensed since 2012 and has finance, business sales and marketing expertise. Alex earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Economics from an Ivy League school, Columbia University in New York City. He graduated with great distinction. Alex's hobbies include keeping exotic fish and riding motorcycles.
Paulino Bautista Jr.
Paulino Bautista Jr.
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 160
Direct: (310) 882-2200 ext 160
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Paulino Batista Jr. is a business broker / M&A Advisor with extensive experience in the hospitality industry. He brokers the sale of hotels, motels, restaurants and other related industries.   He has 30 years of success in sales and marketing having worked with brands like Hilton, Starwood Marriott and Wyndham. He is a seasoned sales trainer and closer and has managed teams of over 200 people. He has lead teams that have successfully generated over 70 million in sales in a year. Paulino has a strong entrepreneurial streak, working closely with companies in groundbreaking endeavors and contributing to the growth and success of new markets.  He understands the challenges business owners face every day and appreciates the value of the work they have invested in their firm.
Miles M. Logothetis
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 105
Direct: (310) 919-7477
Lic#: 01406738

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Miles Logothetis is a business broker specializing in gas stations, and who has been involved in the sale of retail, wholesale, import, and manufacturing businesses. Prior to becoming a business broker, he worked for a real estate investment group where he conducted valuations of income producing properties and marketed commercial real estate. Miles has also managed a portfolio of over 200,000 square feet of office and retail commercial space for a privately held company.
Rod Medallon
Business Broker / M&A Advisor

Honolulu, HI
Office: (808) 797-3067 ext 188
Direct: (808) 797-3067 x 188
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Theodean Minassian
Business Broker / M&A Advisor
4551 Glencoe Ave., Suite 210
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: (310) 882-2200 ext 159
Direct: (310) 882-2200 ext 159
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