Officers / Executive Committee

Tawnya Gilreath
Past-President and Director of Forms
I sell businesses. I am an M&A Advisor, Business Broker, and an Attorney. I help business owners with business succession and exit... Read Bio
Edward Fixen
Ed is the President of BusinessQuest Brokers, Inc., a full service business valuation and business brokerage firm serving Southern... Read Bio
Randy Katz
President-Elect, Director of Webinars, and Conference Chair
Randy founded Synesis Advisors with the intention to bring high-end client focused advisory work to the main street business owner. ... Read Bio
Matt Coletta
Secretary, Director of Website, and Director of CBB
Matt Coletta is the Co-Founder / Managing Partner of M&A Business Advisors, a full-service Business Brokerage and M&A... Read Bio
Richard Rayl
Treasurer and Co-Director of Government Affairs
Rick Rayl is Co-Owner and CEO of Transworld Business Advisors – Coachella Valley serving the Eastern Inland Empire.  Rick is a... Read Bio
Ronald 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 31-year career in the business brokerage industry. He has been involved in... Read Bio
Greg Carpenter
Director of Marking & Communications
Serving sellers and buyers of Upper Main Street and Lower Middle Market businesses and related real property since 1985.  I provide... Read Bio
Steven Hanson
Co-Director of Education
Adding value by assisting business owners in the confidential sale of their business and/or growth through franchise Development. Through... Read Bio
Lynn Colclough
Co-Director of Marking & Communications
Having lived in Orange County, California nearly most of my life, I’ve seen it grow from its humble beginnings of strawberry farms,... Read Bio
Kelley Cheney
Director of Affiliates & Sponsors, Co-Director of Governance, and Co-Conference Chair
Kelley Cheney is Vice President and SBA Business Development Officer at Plumas Bancorp, a full-service community bank headquartered in... Read Bio
William Ziprick
Director of Governance Director of Government Affairs We are a boutique law firm, with an emphasis on corporations (for-profit and non-profit), limited liability... Read Bio