The company’s Founder and President, Clint Fiore, has a unique combination of entrepreneurial, executive leadership, and high-tech systems experience. He has utilized these attributes to create a first-of-its-kind business that systematically removes the mystery and obstacles associated with finding a business, buying and financing the business you want, preparing your existing business for sale, and marketing your business efficiently to its next owner.
Clint is in the sweet-spot to bridge the gap between buyer and seller. He’s old enough to have real-world experience as an entrepreneur and have been in your shoes as a business owner, yet young enough to fully understand the needs of today’s young and tech-savvy business buyers.
His experience includes:
Founding Partner of a Texas-Based, 50 employee, manufacturing company that launched two national consumer brands each with multi-million dollar sales and nationwide distribution.
Successfully sold ownership interest of founded company.
Has raised 7-figures of angel investment for two different startups, both still operating successfully.
Former Vice President of a successful startup technology and social media company currently valued over $20M with users in dozens of countries.
Former public speaker that has spoken in over 20 US States to over 100,000 live audience members.
Three years experience as the #1 commercial broker for the largest privately-held aviation insurance agency in the USA. Many high-net-worth, aircraft-owning clients and small business relationships in the aviation world.
Clint lives in the Texas Hill Country with easy access to Austin and San Antonio (as well as Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Marble Falls, Boerne, etc.). He’s also a private pilot and flight instructor and travels around the state frequently.
He and his wife Melissa have four wonderful children; Amelia, Sophia, Cecilia, and Jetson. Clint grew up in Wichita Falls where he was part of his family’s 4th generation family business, Smith’s Gardentown Farms. He also holds a Professional Aeronautics Degree with minors in Business Administration and Navigation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and frequent presenter and contributor at the International
Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
Certified Value Builder (CVB)
Texas Real Estate License #677362
Member International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
Member Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Brad’s main focus is ensuring that details don’t derail deals. Starting with the initial review of the profit and loss statements, Brad makes sure each business we list is supported by solid historical earnings. He prepares a marketing package that will answer almost every potential question a buyer could have and includes detailed financial and return-on-investment analyses. He excels in obtaining and distributing documentation to the many parties involved, strives for consistency, and makes sure things don’t fall through the cracks. He also connects buyers with trusted bankers, CPAs and attorneys to help with the process.
Brad’s combination of real estate appraisal training and commercial/community banking experience makes him the perfect candidate for business valuation. Without any prior credentials, Brad completed the necessary coursework, wrote the demonstration report, and obtained the Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) designation faster than anyone in the history of the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA). In his previous career, he built underwriting departments for small finance companies and banks. He created an efficient single-worksheet Excel model that presented financial ratios for quick credit decisions and packaged over 150 new closed loans/renewals in 2015 alone. He’s guided small business owners through the banking process, goes the extra mile to understand the true cash flow of a small business, and tells the story behind the tax returns.
The value of a small business changes with each new statement of earnings. No two deals are the same. Brad loves looking under the hood of small businesses and is always happy to tell you his unbiased opinion of value.
Brad holds bachelors and masters degrees from Texas A&M University and lives in the Texas Hill Country with his beautiful wife and daughters. He usually spends his weekends playing drums in the praise band at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio or watching/attending as many Fightin’ Texas Aggie sports events as possible.
Lara Bruhn fell in love with the challenge of business in college when she became Business Manager of The Daily Princetonian newspaper. Over the ensuing 25 years, she has contributed to the success of a wide variety of enterprises, including a global consulting firm, a Fortune 500 company, a non-profit, a university, and a small business. Her skills as a general manager with a special emphasis on strategic discipline and leadership of people have allowed her to achieve results in such diverse arenas. Some of her more interesting projects have included: founding the UK office of BrassRing, an HR talent management system, to launch the European sales and service arm; revamping Crimson & Brown, a company whose mission was to promote hiring of diverse candidates nationally; growing Prantl’s Bakery, an iconic local bakery in Pittsburgh, PA, to a position of financial health and stability. Her involvement in such a varied array of organizations gives her insight into best practices and helps her continue to think outside the box while recognizing real world constraints. Lara’s interests outside of work include travel, food, and community service. She lives north of San Antonio with her husband Matt, two sons Simon and Owen, their seven steers and dog Stella.
• Prantl’s Bakery: co-owner
• Valdosta State University: professor of business
• BrassRing: general manager, UK
• Crimson & Brown: general manager
• The Washington Post: sales and marketing
• Greater D.C. Cares: program manager
• Andersen Consulting (currently known as Accenture): consultant
• A.B., Princeton University, major: psychology,
• M.B.A., Harvard Business School
Lead Production Assistant
Dusty is a Kerrville native who has spent most of his life living in the Texas Hill Country. He graduated from Ingram Tom Moore High School. After attending Texas A & M in Kingsville, on a track scholarship, Dusty worked as a Production Manager at a local metal fabrication company in the Kingsville area.
In 2014, he moved back to Kerrville to pursue a new career as an entrepreneur in contracting. He built a successful business, and reputation in Kerrville, and has been actively involved with community business organizations since moving back.
Dusty took a position with Texas Business Buyers in early 2017 in a supportive role for outside Producers and is now helping lead the headquarters staff.
Jane has an extensive professional background in Executive Administration and Property Management and has an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. She worked as First Deputy for County Treasurer in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma from 2001-2006.
She spent the next years raising her two children, Clint, 26, and Sarah, 22, and now is the grandmother of a 2-year-old, Abel.
From 2011 to present she participated in a series of monthly business seminars, both as an attendee and event volunteer.
Jane is new to Kerrville but has many ties and relationships in this area, and she is involved in local church and community business organizations. She brings a dynamic set of skills that are vital to Texas Business Buyers’ headquarters.
Robert has started three successful small businesses and ran a family farm in Northern California for nine years. After moving to San Antonio in 2013, he began consulting full time and has consulted 25 different businesses in the greater San Antonio area across a wide variety of industries. Robert is a natural teacher and often speaks and presents on a wide range of business topics. His primary work today is being a market leader in San Antonio, Austin, and Central Texas on the Texas Business Buyers’ team connecting high-quality buyers and sellers.
Robert has been married to his wonderful wife Jenny since 1999, and they have ten amazing children. He is passionate about family and understands the impact small business can make for future generations.
Member of International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)