Chief Operating Officer
Jeff is a graduate of Miami University. He has been the Chief Operating Officer of Merrymeeting since its inception in 2001. Prior to joining MMI, Jeff was the Chief Financial Officer for several businesses. He was also previously a Manager with KPMG, the international accounting and consulting firm.
Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and a licensed insurance broker. He is also a certified instructor for the International Business Brokers Association.
Brian has over 20 years of experience as a business owner and managing business transactions. As a seasoned intermediary, Brian has successfully represented companies in a broad range of industries helping business owners achieve their desired exit strategy or growth initiative.
Brian is also co-owner of Sunbelt Indiana and Managing Director of MMI Capital Partners, a Franchisor focused investment banking firm.
Previously Brian was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures as well as having held corporate roles in Franchise Development for Prime Hospitality and Choice Hotels.
Brian is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Management Information Systems and earned his MBA from Butler University. He has received the Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designation, holds both the Series 7 – General Security License and the Series 63 – Uniform Securities Licenses, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. He has been affiliated with several organizations including the Entrepreneur Organization, a Member of the International Business Brokers Association, Venture Club, and a Board Member of The Entrepreneur Institute.
Mark Sweeterman joined Merrymeeting Group, Sunbelt’s parent company, five years ago as a member of the franchise development team. He is currently the Brand Manager of Sunbelt Business Brokers. In this position, Mark is responsible for franchise unit growth and operations of the Sunbelt system.
Mark’s previous experience is in franchise consulting and development for several national brands. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Wittenberg University.