MEET Our Founders
Andy is the founder and an active broker at Lighthouse Business Brokers. With over a decade of professional experience as a broker Andy has been party to hundreds of transactions, including the purchase and sale of his own business. Before becoming a business broker Andy was a Realtor and accountant for a prestigious futures trading firm. Andy is an entrepreneur at heart and a seasoned expert in all aspects of M&A transactions. Andy's meticulous attention to detail, constant professionalism, unwavering ethics, and commitment to client satisfaction have contributed to a long track record of achieving shared goals. Andy is a licensed business broker and licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois. Andy has a degree in Accounting from the University of Montana. In his free time he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and spending time with family.
Maria is partner and senior broker at Lighthouse Business Brokers. A life-long Chicagoan and born into a long line of entrepreneurs and realtors, Maria studied Public Relations and Marketing at Columbia College of Chicago before beginning her career as a Realtor and business broker. With over a decade of real estate and business brokering experience Maria prides herself on her ability to build strong relationships with her clients and to make sure they feel comfortable with what may be their largest personal transaction. Maria, who is also fluent in Spanish, brings an extensive knowledge of marketing and real estate; This coupled with her adept negotiating skills and unshakable enthusiasm, makes her an invaluable resource at Lighthouse Business Brokers.
Our headquarters is in Chicago, IL and primarily serve the Chicago market, although we have successfully listed and sold businesses all over the country. Our digital marketing is designed to have international reach and we have successfully closed deals with buyers from all over the world. We use a combination of in-house and advisory services with the ultimate goal of providing the best experience possible for our clients. We understand the challenges in selling a business and we have the tools and expertise to guide you to the finish line.