Bill Patten has over 30 years experience owning, selling, and managing businesses including a micrgraphics business, a records storage and shredding business, two large printing companies, a tool manufacturing company, and an automation company. These businesses have ranged from 5 employees up to 200 employees. One of his businesses earned recognition from Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing privately held businesses in the country. With this experience Bill understands the challenges and gratification of owning your own business, the emotional conflicts when selling your business and the importance of knowing how to best market, package and sell or purchase your business.
Born and raised in the Northwest, Bill understands the business culture here and has a wide network of business professionals to help you in selling your business. In 1994 Bill earned his MBA from the University of Washington Executive MBA School. This business and financial training combined with his experience makes Bill well qualified to help you sell your business or purchase a business professionally and fairly. Bill is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Oregon.
Pat Lawrence has over 20 years experience in the brokerage industry. She is president and owner of the
Portland and Salem, Oregon branch of Sunbelt Business Brokers, which she opened in May of 1997. Since its inception the company has assisted in the sale of a variety of businesses ranging from small businesses to manufacturing companies, from restaurants to major distributors. With her increasing success, Pat has expanded her territory to include service to businesses in the Vancouver and Salem areas. Pat's goal has been to create win/win situations for sellers and buyers. Through her skills, hard work and determination her company has become one of the leading business brokerage firms in Portland. This year Sunbelt Portland is anticipated to grow 30%. Pat has Real Estate Broker Licenses in both Oregon and Washington.
Jim Ampe has worked at Sunbelt Portland as a business broker for six years and has been a business broker for 25 years. He has owned several businesses, including two computer companies, a manufacturing company, a tanning salon, and a Laundromat. Jim has started, operated, and sold his own businesses, so he understands the needs of business owners and every phase of the ownership and selling process. Jim holds a B.S. in Agriculture from St. Cloud State College and has complete post-baccalaureate courses in Economics and Business Management. He has extensive experience in both the high tech and agricultural industries. Jim has sold 46 businesses including import/export, manufacturing, restaurant, night-club, mailbox services, coffee shop, automotive, and retail. Jim is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Oregon.