President - Austin Office
Managing Director – Houston Office
Mr. Elliott is a Certified Business Intermediary as designated by the International Business Brokers Association. A member of the Institute of Business Appraisers,International Business Brokers Association and the M & A Source (a national organization of Merger and Acquisition specialists).Over 10 years experience in mergers, acquisitions and business sales. Experienced in representing companies with revenue up to $50,000,000. Extensive experience in Business Valuation services to determine Fair Market Values for businesses. Mr. Elliott has extensive expertise in distribution, service and manufacturing businesses.
Jeff Rabkin brings over 35 years of business administration and management skills to the Sunbelt team. After college, Mr. Rabkin joined a multi-million dollar corporation. As Vice President, he was responsible for sales, advertising, and launching of the largest trade show of its kind in that market. In 1987 Mr. Rabkin moved to Austin, and from that period to now he has bought, operated, and sold several local businesses. His diverse business experience includes industries such as commercial printing, office supplies, wholesale automotive products, water purification, advertising specialties, and signage. He has also owned and managed commercial real estate in Austin. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Rabkin has had many “hands-on” successful experiences with mergers and acquisitions. His broad range of proved success in business enables him to assist both buyers and sellers to achieve a successful and mutually beneficial ownership transfer. Mr. Rabkin and his wife, Marilyn, live in Austin.
Phone: 512-349-7100 / Cell: 361-772-4495
Brent Hiller has been a business owner for over 30 years, including twenty-plus years in the automotive industry as the owner of several automotive parts and service companies and Chevrolet, Dodge, and Chrysler dealerships. He also owned a Yamaha motorcycle dealership. After selling his businesses he became a business consultant to business owners in the industry, and then turned to advising buyers and sellers, with special expertise in automotive and related industries. In addition to facilitating the sale of his own companies, Brent has several years of experience representing sellers and assisting buyers in a broad range of business types. He applies his skill of building relationships and solving problems to dealmaking, to find value and create deals that work for all parties. Brent holds a Texas real estate license and recently returned to Austin where he enjoys being close to kids and grandkids.
With over 30 years business experience, Karl founded, operated and sold two multi-million dollar businesses. His experience has given him valuable insight into the problems facing both buyers and sellers of businesses. Karl works personally with both the buyer and seller to achieve a fair market value price.
Mr. Teusink has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has been active in the Houston market since 1976 dealing with the sales, mergers, acquisitions and financing of small and middle market companies. He has extensive experience in the negotiation and structuring of business sales and purchases. His background as a business owner and expertise in various commercial industries allows him to work with both buyers and sellers to achieve their goals.
R.W. “Rich” Baier is a retired professional Chemical Engineer. Rich has managed engineering projects in excess of 100 million dollars and was the Operations Manager for a company with over 200 employees. He has eigbht years experience as a business broker and is the only original Sunbelt broker on the Houston team. Rich did take a two year leave to attend to two businesses and rental property he owns. He’s back now and anxious to assist you in either selling or buying a business. Rick, has been active in assisting small business owners in obtaining permits and licenses such as liquor, used card dealers, freight haulers, day care, food service, tobacco, lottery, etc., both at the state, county and city level.