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John Willingham

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Cell: 661 332-9401
RELID #BRE 556588

John Willingham brings over 30 years of commercial real estate and business brokerage experience to serve his clients. John is a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and holds their Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation. John is also affiliated with the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) as well as the (CCIM) designation from the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute of the National Association of Realtors. John is also a member of the Bakersfield Association of Realtors and is very active in the industry.


Russ Allred

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Cell: (661) 319-3072
RELID #01150862

Mr. Allred is the author of two published books on business development: The Family Business, and Best Practices of High Performance Entrepreneurs. He is the co-creator of the Hot 100 Business Development process that is increasing gross revenue and job growth in four states. His mission is to help 50,000 business owners to increase gross revenue by $1 million each in preparation for succession or sale. Several clients have been honored as the fastest growing businesses in North America in Inc and Entrepreneur Magazines.

Russ was rookie of the year and a top performer at NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate for five years. Mr. Allred is adjunct faculty at Cal State Bakersfield and University of Lavern, where he teaches marketing and strategic management. He is a professional speaker and has spoken to thousands of business owners across North America.

Mark Anderson

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Cell: 661-319-4542
RELID #01485881

Mark experienced large corporate mergers from the inside and understands the challenges of keeping a company profitable during transition. He was on the local credit team at Nestle Ice Cream Company when they merged with Dreyer’s Ice Cream in 2003 and Fleetcard Fuels, Inc. with they sold in 2012.

He completed all business broker course work, and he became a National Affiliate of the Business Broker Network in 2004. Mark has been licensed to coordinate the sale of businesses and sale and lease commercial real estate in California since 2005. After completing the financial courses requirements and passing the Certified Business Broker Exam, he was recertified for another 4 years by the California Business Broker Association in 2012. Mark assists the CABB Board with new membership recruitment.

Promoting the health of the local business community, Mark currently has board positions with both the Executive Business Roundtable: Business Development Committee, and the Central California Credit Association: Credit & Collection Committee. In addition, he is an active member of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce.

Mark is a US Air Force veteran. He has spent the last thirty years working in financial service companies in the central valley either as an employee, consultant or principle. Mark has a bachelor degree in Business Administration, has held an occupational teaching credential, and has taught credit and collection classes at Bakersfield College.

Mark is passionate about being positive, supporting others to achieve their goals, and helping kids learn job skills. He has volunteered as a High School Job Coach and Junior Achievement Instructor. He enjoys working with people and providing the high level of service. He likes riding his bike, hiking and being close to nature.

Perry Angress

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RELID #01307469

I am currently a Business Agent/Consultant working for Sunbelt Business Brokers, specializing in helping clients with the sale and acquisition of companies located in California with an emphasis in the Central Valley Region. I have a multiple of company listings for sale and I am actively working with buyers and sellers. My business experience is requisite in providing you my customer the best in service and knowledge for your business needs. I have owned several financial service companies with multiple locations in the Western U.S. since 1988. I also have owned a restaurant Franchise and have a very clear knowledge of franchisor requirements for new franchisees. If your needs fall into the franchise arena, I can be of excellent help in your acquisition of a franchise. Prior to my ownership of several companies, I also held the position of serving as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer for First Interstate Bank, Vice President and Commercial Lending/Leasing Officer for United Community Bank. I served as Vice President and Western Region Supervisor for Avco Financial Services, Western U.S. Leasing Division. I have extensive knowledge in Company Operations, Marketing and Cash flow Analysis. My Education includes: Long Beach City College, Pierce College, Moorpark College and Cal State Northridge. My Cell Phone is 661-301-6755 or My office phone is 661-323-2358 Ext 204.

Phil Haney

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Cell: 661-644-5313
RELID #01337247

Phil Haney is a highly motivated and passionate professional, and an expert and specialist in business brokering for sellers and buyers and business evaluation services, and also works on commercial, leasing and real estate services. He has forty years of extensive business experience and expertise in Senior Executive positions, General Management, Consulting, Facilitation and Coaching for businesses and corporations along with an extensive background and skills in Business Brokering and Entrepreneurial ventures along with startups, turnarounds, and high growth business situations. This is inclusive of all types of manufacturing companies, distribution, professional, retail, service oriented, internet, non-profit, and franchises either new or resales and all other types of businesses. He is the previous owner of Sunbelt Business Brokers for Santa Clarita/Antelope Valley, California, which he owned for over nine years along with his consulting company. He is now very privileged to be part of Sunbelt Business Brokers for the Bakersfield, California office and to continue the trend to provide the utmost excellence in service in all your business requirements in the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding communities. In business brokering, Sunbelt Business Brokers of Bakersfield is the place to go to buy or sell a business. Phil is here to represent business owners in selling their businesses and assist buyers in buying the right business for them. This is along with providing merger/acquisition, business valuations, marketing programs, and handling representation and the sale process completely. This is inclusive of initiating the purchase agreement, due diligence requirements, buyer qualifications, formulating all paperwork and initiate the complete negotiation and business structuring process, assist in obtaining financing, and to close the sale through optimum escrow services. Our services are conducted completely confidential for business and buyer representation. Phil is also a go-getter in commercial property representation and sales and handling all leasing requirements.

Phil will provide the best of representation and service for your complete satisfaction. Phil is a graduate of Colorado State University, attended Graduate School, and is a prior Captain in the United States Army.

I look forward to helping each and every client with your individual needs and am there for you and care about providing the most optimum and professional service.

Scott Lieberg

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RELID #01057643

Scott Lieberg specializes in the Service Station and Convenience Store market in the Central Valley, Central Coast, and selected clients elsewhere. He focuses deeply in this market segment because he sees that the complexities of the Buyer / Seller community, coupled with the sophistication of the transactions, demand a higher level of experience in Business Brokerage.

Having earned his BA in 1972 at the University of Redlands and his original California Broker’s License in 1991, Scott sold businesses in the San Diego and Newport Beach markets. He has built a solid background for dealing with transactions with “many moving parts”. Scott draws on his experience as a Vice President of both Ticor Title and Home Savings.

According to Scott, the most impacting events on his outlook were the multiple deployments as part of the US SBA Disaster Recovery Team following Hurricane Katrina and other grave incidents. “I always came home grateful.

Scott took time to be a Planning Commissioner for his home town, Alhambra. His civic service gave him a rare perspective on Zoning and Land Use issues. Scott enjoys special events, having served as a Project Manager for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and recently retired from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses after 41 years.

Scott and his wife, Linda, make their home in Bakersfield and Pine Mountain Club.

Richard Smetana

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Cell: 760-568-1511
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Richard earned his CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) designation from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and his CBB (Certified Business Broker) from the Californian Association of Business Brokers. Through successful completion of a comprehensive training and examination program and demonstration of a high level of competency in working with middle market business owners, he also is a Certified Middle Market Business Intermediary, (CMMBI). Richard has been assisting buyers and sellers in both “Main Street” and “Middle Market” businesses. Sunbelt is the largest business brokerage network with more than 150 offices throughout the U. S. and an additional 70 worldwide. He represents business owners and buyers in East Riverside County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. Richard has been living in the Coachella Valley for more than twenty four years and is active in the community. He is very proud to be a founding member of the Board of Directors and past president of Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of the Desert. In addition to being a member of IBBA and CABB, he is a member and Ambassador of the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International (Paul Harris Fellow Recipient) and the National and California Restaurant Associations. Richard has management, financial, organizational and marketing skills. He has a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) from Eastern Michigan University Business School. He has a post graduate degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Northern Virginia College, Graduated Cum Laude and did post graduate studies in accounting at UCLA. He has a California Real Estate Broker’s license. Prior to becoming a business broker, Richard had a successful career in management as Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of privately held corporations in the restaurant and resort industry. His prior position was with Desert Development, Inc., a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, which developed The Reserve Indian Wells. Richard had the responsibilities of overseeing the operations of this $6 million gross revenue business, including establishing budgets, financial controls, hiring and managing multiple departments.