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|Address|| 625 Howe Street, Suite 215|
Vancouver, BC V6C 2T6
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About Sunbelt Fraser Valley
With hundreds of Sunbelt offices throughout the world, our reach is global, but our real strength comes from knowing local markets here in Vancouver.
With representation in major markets throughout British Columbia, from Vancouver to the Okanagan, we represent businesses of all sizes and types to bring buyers and sellers together in a confidential environment. Your Sunbelt Pacific broker is an experienced, highly trained and certified intermediary who will manage the negotiations, keeping your interests in the forefront whether representing you as a buyer, or a seller, until an acceptable deal is agreed upon and closing legalities are finalized. From start to finish, Sunbelt will professionally and ethically manage the process to ensure your goals are achieved.
Every one of our Sunbelt Pacific brokers is a fully trained and certified professional who brings the highest levels of:1. Knowledge and Experience
3. Marketing Expertise
4. Understanding of Business
5. Expert Negotiating Skills
6. Industry Market Specialization
Sunbelt Fraser Valley Staff
Pino Bacinello is President and founder of Sunbelt Business Brokers Pacific Inc, Pacific Mergers & Acquisitions Inc., is a CBI, (Certified Business Intermediary) an M&AMI (Mergers and Acquisitions Master Intermediary) a CMEA(Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser) and a CSBA (Certified Senior Business Analyst).Having owned several businesses both in Canada and in South Africa over the past 30 plus years he has garnered much knowledge and expertise in buying, selling, developing and restructuring of businesses, including all financial requirements.Through his own experiences, Mr. Bacinello recognizes that the process of buying or selling a business is a major undertaking. There is a lot at stake and must be done right the first time. The alternative consequences can be devastating.His vision for the creation of Sunbelt Business Brokers Pacific is to provide a highly confidential and professional environment that allows he and his associates to make the best use of their collective experience and specialized knowledge in helping others who are looking to sell or buy a business and or prepare it in order to be in a state he calls of â€œChange Readiness â„¢â€ and ready for market.Pinoâ€™s vast knowledge of divestitures, acquisitions, mergers and succession has earned him the reputation he currently enjoys as an authority on the subject and a mentor to other professional business brokers and intermediaries.Pino Lives in Vancouver and is a member of the International Business Brokers Association, where he servers on the board of directors as well as chairing the International committee. He is an active member of M&A Source, a founding member of the IBBA Canada, a member of the National Equipment and Business Brokers Institute, the Association for Corporate Growth, the BBB of BC, the Vancouver Board of Trade and various other Boards and Chambers throughout the Greater Vancouver Area.He is the co-host of the â€œEntrepreneurial Insightsâ€ weekly internet radio talk show on VoiceAmerica. He has served on the board of various not for profit organizations including Peace Arch Community Service, is a founding member and past President of the Semiahmoo Peninsula Marine Rescue Society as well as the founder and past Unit leader of the Current Crescent Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary unit 5. He currently also serves on the board of the Winston College and Small Business BC where he also teaches on the subjects of Buying and Selling Businesses as well as Succession and Divestiture planning. Pino is a certified instructor at the International Business Brokers Association, a licensed BC realtor under the Province of British Columbia and holds a Managing Broker license.
A native of the UK, Ian arrived in Vancouver in 1988 and immediately became involved in the dynamic Canadian business world. While living in Canada, Ian has gained over 20 years experience working in electronics distribution, and supporting small to medium business enterprises. During this time Ian worked in all facets of a multi-million dollar company taking on roles from operations and product flow management to sales, marketing and senior management. Through his experience, along with his designation of VP Sales and Marketing, Ian worked with teams covering three continents around the world and was instrumental in the sale of a major division of this business. As a result, Ian fully understands the process and attention to detail needed to successfully complete a business sale.Ian has always had a focus on the small to medium business entrepreneur, and learned quickly the importance of value added service and support required for business growth. From Europe to Latin America, it was evident that no matter where you are in the world or whatever your business focus and size, you can never put a price on the value of a key strategic partner. This same philosophy holds true when the time comes for the owner of the business is ready to sell, or a new budding entrepreneur is looking for that new challenge or opportunity. Ian’s background, experience, and empathy toward the business owner, along with his commitment to hard work and professionalism, will ensure he is an ideal partner to assist you in achieving your goals.During his busy business life Ian completed his Marketing Diploma, holds a Real Estate License and is an active member if IBBA (Independent Business Brokers Association). Outside of Ian’s involvement in the business community in Vancouver, he is also a keen sportsman enjoying skiing, golf and soccer along with a passion for the outdoors, and all this country has to offer.
Marion Van Keken-Rietkerk
Focused on matching and transitioning business ownership, Marion has helped both family and non-family enterprises successfully transition business ownership. Having worked as an entrepreneur, she understands what makes businesses successful. Having studied Business administration and Family Business consulting, she understands the complexities of governance, growth and succession.Marion is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), a designation held by only a handful of business brokers in Canada. She emigrated from The Netherlands in 1983 and has since called Canada her home. In addition to business administration, her background includes Food service, Hospitality, Real Estate, Special events, Event Rentals and Athletic Apparel. She is an MBA graduate from Athabasca University and wrote her applied project on Family Business Succession. She continues to study at the Sauder School of Business in the area of Family Business Advising and has chosen to apply her background, experience and education to help business owners plan for succession, intergenerational transfers and divestitures. Her 25 years of experience includes family and personal businesses. The process of starting and growing businesses, separating related companies and selling a company has given her great insight into due diligence requirements, general and specific knowledge required to buy or sell a business, as well as the need for careful planning and execution. As a business Intermediary, she brings value to the process with intuition, knowledge and ethics.As an active member of the International Business Brokers Association she gives back to industry as a speaker and committee member. Interested individuals can attend Marion’s seminars on buying or selling businesses at Small Business BC in the Waterfront station.
Prior to joining Sunbelt Pacific, Tim owned and managed businesses at all levels of the consumer goods industry: importing/distributing, manufacturing, sales agency and retail. As an entrepreneur, his commitment to exceptional customer service contributed to his success over the twenty years in business. During this period, Tim purchased a retail store in 1988, and after years of hard work and growth, was able to sell it in 2002. His positive experience with the process led him to a career in business brokerage. Tim was passionate about his business, and he understands the importance of balancing both the financial and other, intangible considerations in any transfer of ownership.As a Business Broker, Tim appreciates the needs of business owners wishing to sell and of entrepreneurs hoping to buy. He is committed to facilitating win/win outcomes for his clients and managing the process with creativity and perseverance. Tim enjoys helping others to attain their personal and financial goals through the sale or purchase of a business.Tim has a B. Comm. (Marketing), holds a BC Real Estate License and is a member of the International Business Brokers Association.
Having successfully completed projects with firms including Google.org, Wal-Mart, Cisco, Georg Jensen, and Nortel Mike delivers results for his clients. His ability to manage and focus expectations to the task at hand, and bring together the appropriate experts, at the right time, achieves the goals set out. As co-founder of a renewable energy company whose operation now resides in the US, Mike’s first hand experience ranges from the passion of an entrepreneur, the strategic position of Director of Business Development, to the corporate executive level while at the centralized European head office of the world largest IT publisher IDG (International Data Group) EMEA in London, UK. With an extensive background in developing business he was responsible for securing new customers, penetrating new and existing markets and delivering on time sensitive projects. From assessing target market opportunities to gathering intelligence on customers and competitors his main deliverable was to act on said information. Born in BC, Mike studied at the University of Victoria before graduating with a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Mike is a PADI Scuba diving instructor, a professional photographer, former chair of the sustainable transportations sub-committee for the VBOT, advisor to several clean technology firms, a licensed commercial real-estate agent and an avid automotive enthusiast. Mike is also a member of the International Business Brokers Association and is working towards his Certified Business Intermediary designation.
John spent 15 years practicing commercial law before joining Sunbelt. His business law experience included acting for small and medium sized businesses in the fields of forestry, tourism, employment, commercial leasing, real estate transactions, construction and First Nation business. He is intimately familiar with the challenges faced by businesses today, and through his legal background has honed negotiation skills to help these businesses find practical and progressive solutions. As a former partner and commercial litigator at one of British Columbia's oldest law firms, John understands the workings of business. In joining the Sunbelt Pacific team John is now able to apply the breadth of his experience to business brokerage clientele, and looks forward to the challenge of finding creative solutions "to get the deal done". He has particular interests in the tourism and hospitality industry, succession planning for business owners, and resource companies. John is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and a Director of the Vancouver East Cultural Centre and the International Business Brokers Association.