Officers / Executive Committee

Gary Hines
Immediate Past President and Conference Chair
The 2018 CABB President, Mr. Hines, has over 35 years’ experience in the brokerage of small to medium size businesses. He has handled... Read Bio
Al Statz
Al founded Exit Strategies Group in 2002 with the idea of helping private business owners exit right and be well rewarded for their years... Read Bio
Richard Schammel
Treasurer and Director of Governance
Richard Schammel is the founder and President of Venture Investors Business Sales and Acquisitions, a Business Brokerage and Advisory... Read Bio
Matt Coletta
Secretary, Director of Website, and Director of Government Affairs
Matt Coletta is the Co-Founder / Managing Partner of M&A Business Advisors, a full-service Business Brokerage and M&A... Read Bio
Tawnya Gilreath
President-Elect, Director of Communications, and 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
John Homan
Director of Chapter Management
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
George Hicks
Director of CBB
George is 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... Read Bio
Edward Fixen
Director of Forms
Ed is the President of BusinessQuest Brokers, Inc., a full service business valuation and business brokerage firm serving Southern... Read Bio
Ronald (Ron) Johnson
Director of Education
Ron Johnson, M&AMI, CBI, CBB, Fellow of the IBBA, Fellow of the M&A Source Ron Johnson was principal and Owner and/or Chairman of... Read Bio
Tony Moran
Director of Membership
Tony has earned the trust and respect of his clients during his 30-year career in the business brokerage industry. He has been involved in... Read Bio
Bob Grewal
Director of Affiliates & Sponsors
Bob is a business advisor and President of Seapoint Business Advisors. He has an expertise in the sale of businesses in a broad set of... Read Bio
Randy Katz
Director of Webinars
Randy founded Synesis Advisors with the intention to bring high-end client focused advisory work to the main street business owner. ... Read Bio