Business Broker Profiles

Meet The WCI Brokers Company Team

At the top when it comes to Arizona Business Brokers. This WCI Brokers Team will help you buy or sell your next business.

WCI BROKERS NORTH OFFICE

Matthew Uhler

Principal and Designated Broker

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Office: 928-445-1144 Cell: 928-301-1505 matt@wcibusinessbrokers.com

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In 2008, working with the principals of WCI Brokers, Mr. Uhler formed a Northern Arizona division of WCI Brokers. Mr. Uhler is the designated broker and principal of Comprehensive Business Services LLC which operates the Northern Arizona division of WCI Brokers. This division employs six WCI agents and brings the full potential of 300+WCI listings to the Northern Arizona area. Prior to becoming a principal of WCI Brokers, Mr. Uhler was WCI Broker’s “Top Salesperson” for 7 out of 9 years and received numerous other awards and recognition. Over the years, he assisted WCI with the training of new and established agents as well as being engaged to present to groups across the United States on Small Business Valuation and Acquisitions. Mr. Uhler personally was self-employed since he was 17 years old. He has worked as a financial consultant for small businesses, owned and sold his own service business that employed over 40 employees, and has owned and sold several investment properties. In addition, Mr. Uhler continues to volunteer his time by serving on the Board of Directors for numerous non-profit organizations.

Jerry Crandall

Associate Broker

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Office: 928-445-1144 Cell: 928-301-3730 jerry@wcibusinessbrokers.com

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Mr. Crandall has over 11 years business brokerage and commercial real estate experience on the WCI team, and over 18 years of management experience in major US pharmaceutical and medical device corporations. He received his Executive MBA from Duke University and holds a Masters degree in Medicinal Chemistry. Jerry is a Certified Business Advisor with Growth 3, a national business consulting firm focused on corporate growth and value enhancement. Jerry is also a Certified Business Broker with the Arizona Business Brokers Association and serves as an Officer on its State Board of Delegates. Jerry was formerly a registered representative (Series 22) with the National Association of Securities Dealers and is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers. Jerry is a partner in two businesses and is the Company Manager for a start-up medical device manufacturer. Jerry utilizes his analytical skills and business acumen to develop pragmatic approaches to diagnosing value drivers, solving problems, and closing deals. Jerry enjoys developing exit planning strategies, facilitating the buy/sell process, and consulting with business owners about finance, operations, and how to create the maximum value in their businesses. He has prepared numerous appraisals, special reports, and evaluated over 400 businesses throughout Arizona. Professional integrity, client loyalty, customer satisfaction, and hard work are among Jerry’s core values.

Dominic Femia

Associate Broker

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Office: 928-282-5584 Cell: 928-300-6075 dominic@wcibusinessbrokers.com

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Mr. Femia has been with WCI Brokers over 17 years as an agent/Associate Broker. Dominic was the original agent responsible for opening up Northern Arizona and establishing new territories for WCI Brokers. As a former multiple business owner, he is experienced on both sides of the fence when it comes to dealing with buyers and sellers.

Peggy Marsh

Independent Sales Agent

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Office: 928-445-1144 Cell: 928-699-1350 peggy@wcibusinessbrokers.com

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Peggy grew up in a successful business family and was fortunate to learn many aspects of business at a very early age. She graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1980 with a BFA in graphic arts and advertising. For 28 years she co-owned and operated franchise hotels and a quick service franchise restaurant. She has a detailed understanding of business operations including sales, marketing, financial functions and customer service. She is excited to help buyers fulfill their dreams of owning a business and to assist sellers with preparing, marketing and transferring their business. She believes communication is instrumental in completing a transaction and in creating a positive selling and buying experience. Peggy and her husband live in Flagstaff, they have two children.

Steve Barry

Independent Sales Agent

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Office: 928-445-1144 Cell: 928-814-8135 steve@wcibusinessbrokers.com

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Steve grew up in Texas and attended Texas Christian University where he obtained a BS degree in Environmental Engineering. He has worked for several multinational manufacturing and service companies in electronics and specialty chemicals in management including regional and national sales management positions. Steve has also worked in Asia for several years where he was responsible for training local staff and growing the region. When Steve returned to the U.S., he chose to live in Northern Arizona where he became a small business owner. The experience with multinational companies as well as owning his own business serves Steve well in his role as an independent agent for WCI Brokers. He has extensive experience in profit and loss management and overall business management. Steve lives in Flagstaff with his wife Rattana whom he met while living in Asia.

Scott Reilly

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Mr. Reilly earned a BA degree in accounting and has over 15 years of experience working with small and medium size businesses. He has been a multi-unit restaurant owner for several years, managing 3 restaurants with over 30 employees.

Tommy Stovall

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Mr. Stovall started and ran his own video production company and also became a part owner and operator of a hugely successful account business in Dallas, where he gained experience doing accounting for a variety of different types of businesses. Tommy started another business in Sedona which provides website development, marketing, and several types of media production including feature films.

WCI BROKERS CENTRAL OFFICE

Charles J. Tanko

Managing Broker

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Office: (602) 795-2005 tankowci@aol.com

General Manager Charles J. Tanko, has over 47 years experience as a business broker. He is an attorney licensed in California and in the Federal Court System, but does not practice law in Arizona. Mr. Tanko participated in over 4,000 business sales and oversees the operations of WCI Brokers Central.

Cory Farley

Independent Agent

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Office: (602) 750-9550 Cory@farleyholmes.com

Cory is a Business Broker, Attorney and Business owner. He attended Brigham Young University and received his BS cum laude in Finance. After graduating from BYU, Cory attended law school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and received his JD degree cum laude. Since graduating from law school, Cory and his family moved to Arizona where he practiced law for 13 years at Farley & Holmes PLLC. He specializes in tax, estate planning, and corporate legal work. Cory also has successfully owned and operated several small businesses. His business interests include restaurants, service businesses, and franchises.

Dennis Hayes

Independent Agent

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Office: (602) 795-2005 dennis@wcibroker.com

Dennis brings to WCI a wealth of knowledge and experience in connection with business and financial matters. Most notably, he grew a Michigan based auto finance company from 6 to 212 employees, from 2 auto dealers in Michigan to 2100 dealers in 17 states and from $3 Million to $180 Million in auto loan receivables. He has successfully negotiated and closed working capital credit facilities for hundreds of millions of dollars from institutional lenders. Credit and collections are areas of great knowledge depth. Dennis is known as a “fixer” of any broken business issue and truly excels at complex problem resolution. With lawyers, accountants and bankers involved in most transactions, it’s comforting to have an experienced, calm voice of reason representing your best interests. Please call or email Dennis to advance your career goals.

Don Lawrence

Associate Broker

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Office: (602) 795-2005 CoachDonL@cox.net

I’m a Certified Business Counselor and Associate Broker with WCI Brokers Central. For over 35 years I’ve had the honor of helping 100’s of individuals and corporations buy and sell businesses ranging in price from $15,000 (a long, long, long time ago) to over $10,000,000. I’m a graduate of Stanford University, served with the Army Signal Corp, where I received a direct commission, and owned my own audio-visual firm in Chicago before moving to Phoenix. To better serve you, I’ve taken advanced programs in business brokerage from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Princeton research Institute, the Institute of Certified Business Counselors and the Business Valuation Institute. I look forward to the privilege of working with you to achieve your business goals.

Jens Plougmann

Associate Broker

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Office: (602) 795-2005 Jens@wcibroker.com

Jens Plougmann has owned and operated several businesses. A mechanical engineer by trade, Jens has a fun-loving, easy-going personality and has an intuitive, analytical nature that is evident whether building a winning racecar, a winning team or a winning plan of action that can shift your success into high gear. Jens has been a success at all he’s done. He began his career in Real Estate in the mid-eighties, then spent 12 years in the semi-conductor industry. The fine art of negotiation is in his blood. What’s more, as an avid motorcyclist, he knows a thing or two about falling down and having the ability and drive to pick yourself up, dust off and get back in the race. It’s that win at all costs attitude that got him featured in numerous motorcycle magazines and real estate publications. He also holds an AP license as an aircraft mechanic and inspector, a commercial multi-engine instrument jet rating and a commercial helicopter rating. Jens is ready to assist you in the next phase of your career, whether selling or buying a business, give Jens a call.

Joe Decker

Independent Agent

Office: (602) 795-2005 admin@wcibroker.com

Joe Decker is currently on temporary leave of absence.

Max Wagner

Independent Agent

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Office: (602) 795-2005 Max@wcibroker.com

I am Max Wagner and I have always been in the business of helping people, which I love. After graduating college, I worked as a head hunter for many businesses until I raised my two children. I ran my own faux finishing/design business for the last 20 years. I always have a positive outlook on life and never met a stranger! I am here to make a match and to create a win win for the buyer and the seller when buying, selling and financing a business.

Ray Hinesly

Independent Agent

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Office: (602) 795-2005 rjhinesly@q.com

I moved to Arizona from Iowa in 1965. I have owned and operated several businesses including a business brokerage, a manufacturer’s representative firm, a motor sports promotion company, a courier service and a towing/impound company. I acquired extensive corporate business experience in 19 years of construction materials sales with the largest concrete accessory company in North America. Beginning in sales and transitioning through sales management, profit center management, operations trouble shooter, North American Division Manager to Vice President. I have a BA Iowa State University and an MBA from University of Texas -Denton

Ray Sanchez

Independent Agent

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Office: (602) 795-2005 Admin@wcibroker.com

Ray is currently on temporary leave of absence. Raymond graduated from New Mexico State University with a B.A. in Computer Information Systems and worked for IBM for 7 years in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area. He moved to Arizona in 1994 and has owned several service/product businesses over the past 18 years. His business interests include real estate, business acquisitions, and finance. I’m here to provide you with professional and dedicated service to reach your specific goals….

Richard Epstein

Associate Broker

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Office: (602) 795-2005 Richard@wcibroker.com

I am an Associate Broker at WCI Brokers Central. I graduated from Boston University School of Management and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, spent 10 years as a National Sales and Marketing Manager for LG Advertising in Baltimore Maryland. Richard moved on to become the C.E.O. of Commercial Real Estate Consultants in Boston Massachusetts, handling sales and marketing of commercial real estate and other types of businesses. I relocated to Arizona in 1992 and have been engaged in sales and leasing of commercial properties and all types of business sales, manufacturing, distribution, franchises and service companies. I’m ready to help you find a great business or a great Buyer.

Steve Anderson

Independent Agent

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Office: (602) 795-2005 Steve@wcibroker.com

“The only broker you will ever need”. Call me and “profit from my thinking” Arizona’s business sales and acquisitions specialist. Enriching my clients with a unique blend of financial expertise, marketing savvy and creative energy. The exceptional quality, uncompromising integrity, passion, unparalleled performance and boundless energy distinguishes me from all other Arizona business brokers. My passion is to achieve your objectives whether buying or selling, exceed your expectations and ensure our relationship will be a profitable one.

Susan Tanko – Manogue

Independent Agent

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Office: (602) 795-2005 Susan@wcibroker.com

Hello. I am Susan Tanko-Manogue. I have been listing and selling businesses in Arizona for nearly 15 years and have successfully closed escrow on nearly 100 profitable businesses valued at over $50,000,000.00 Million Dollars. I attend ongoing training in my field and am versed in business and acquisition sales ranging from 200 K to 20 Million. Why use WCI? Regardless of who the listing or selling agent is, at our Company, we work as a Team to get the deal done and get it done right. We do more deals and obtain more listings than your typical Brokerage firm. We provide an impressive 40+ years of experience. I want to be the one that helps you get to your goal! Please call me at 602-373-4637 for a no obligation evaluation.

Ted Hunt

Independent Agent

Office: (602) 795-2005 Admin@wcibroker.com

Ted is currently on temporary leave of absence.

WCI BROKERS TUCSON OFFICE

Ken Hanover

Broker

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Office: (602) 795-2005 Kenhanover@wcibrokertucson.com

Ken Hanover has owned and operated several businesses over the past 30 years. His early interest was in clothing, working for corporate companies and later owning his own stores in his native state of Maryland and Washington DC. His easy going manner brought him many prestigious clients such as; Chief Justice Rehnquist, the Kennedy family, and many senators. He moved here in 1993 and switched careers to real estate, where he found he enjoyed matching sellers and buyers needs with success. Moving on to business brokerage has allowed him to put his business skills and people skills together in an affable manner to please the most discriminating buyer and seller.