Officers / Executive Committee

Nanda Nandkishore
President
Nanda Nandkishore has been involved with small businesses for around 37 years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering... Read Bio
MATT COLETTA
Past President / Co-Director of Government Affairs
Matt is a Certified Business Broker and the Managing Partner of Business Team, Business Sales & Acquisitions, the Largest Business... Read Bio
Amy Cole
Secretary / Director of Communications
Amy Cole brings 25+ years of diversified marketing, sales and operational expertise to her role as an M&A Advisor and Principal at ABI... Read Bio
Richard Schammel
Treasurer / Director of Governance
Richard Schammel is the owner and Principal Broker of Venture Investors Business Group.  Our services include: • Business... Read Bio
Gary Hines
President-Elect, Director of Membership
Mr. Hines, has over 35 years’ experience in the brokerage of small to medium size businesses. He has handled a wide variety of... Read Bio
Ronald Johnson
Co-Director of Education
Ron Johnson, M&AMI, CBI, CBB, Fellow of the IBBA, Fellow of the M&A Source Ron Johnson is Chairman of ABI Business Sales, Mergers... Read Bio
Tawnya Gilreath
Co-Director of Education
Tawnya Gilreath, JD, CM&AP, CBI, CBB, CFE has an extremely diverse background which makes her particularly well suited for the Merger... Read Bio
Edward Fixen
Director of Chapter Management
Ed is the President of BusinessQuest Brokers, Inc., a full service business valuation and business brokerage firm serving Southern... Read Bio
John Homan
Director - Affiliate & Sponsor Program
I have been a member of CABB for about a decade.  My personal experience as an attorney and accountant through the controller-ship... Read Bio
Al Statz
Director - Forms
Al Statz founded Exit Strategies with the idea of helping private business owners exit right and be well rewarded for years of hard... Read Bio
George Hicks
Director - CBB
I am the Founder and Chief M&A Officer for The M&A Brokers, having over 30 years of business experience and over a decade as a top... Read Bio