Sunbelt of Mt. Vernon Team

When you’re preparing to buy or sell a business in Mt. Vernon, you need an experienced, winning team to guide you through the transaction process. At Sunbelt of Mt. Vernon, our brokers and M&A advisors have decades of combined experience and are well-versed in the Mt. Vernon marketplace. Give our team a call today to begin your search for a business or prepare your business for sale.

Jeffrey Bury
Office Owner
Jeffrey Bury
Office Owner

Jeffrey Bury Ph.D., M.Ed., CBI, SMS B, OREA, CREIM is a member of the International Business Brokers Association where he is a Certified Business Intermediary, past member of Sunbelt Presidents Advisory Council, a Certified Main Street Business Broker and holds extensive business background in the public and private sector both domestically and internationally as a senior executive.  Jeff is a licensed real estate agent, is president of the FAAA and is a Certified Real Estate Investor Manager.  Jeff was a previous officer and Board of Director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Club in Canton, Ohio, and is a Rotarian where he is a Paul Harris Fellow and held numerous committee chair positions.

Prior to assuming the president/CEO responsibility of Sunbelt Business Brokers of Northern Ohio, Jeffrey ran two private companies over the past twenty years in addition to holding key corporate executive positions.  Bury sharpened his marketing and business development skills out of college at Proctor & Gamble.  Next he tackled the Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development positions at Wyandot Corporation.  Bury then assumed the Executive Vice President and Corporate Director position as a Board of Directors member at Stoller’s Corporation.

Dr. Bury holds his Bachelor of Science of Management Degree, Master’s Degree, and Ph.D. in  Business with concentrations in Marketing and International  Business.  He is also named a lifelong member of Delta Mu Delta for executives who dedicate time at Universities.  Jeffrey enjoys evaluating, packaging, marketing and selling businesses by aligning individuals with business opportunities.

Jeff and his two sons excelled in football playing in five Bowl Games and three All Star games including one NFL All Star game among the three family members.  As a former Purdue University football player, Bury enjoyed watching his older son, Brian, a former scholarship football player for Michigan State being named to the All Big 10 Academic Team and numerous brief stints in NFL camps.  Brian is now a marketing executive with a prominent global consumer packaged goods company.  And Brad, also a former scholarship football player for the University of Cincinnati, where he was named to the All Big East Academic Football Team, is now a corporate litigation attorney.

Linda Kniss
Administrative Manager
Linda Kniss
Administrative Manager

Linda came to Sunbelt following a 25-year career in higher education as a professor of business.  Her concentration areas included Communications in Business as well as Entrepreneurship.  Linda focuses on the administrative operation of all the territories comprising Sunbelt of Northern Ohio

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Everett Stewart
Director of Business Development
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Everett Stewart
Director of Business Development

Independent contractor engaged in mergers, acquisitions, and sales of small and medium sized businesses with revenues up to $20MM. Specialized in analysis, consulting, and valuation of businesses. Everett has also Negotiated sales and managed buyers and sellers from presentation through deal closure.

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Heather Riffle
Technology Administrator
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Heather Riffle
Technology Administrator

Heather is an experienced technology expert in multiple realms assisting and providing result-oriented services and support for Sunbelt of Northern Ohio.

Jim Knotts
Business Broker
Jim Knotts
Business Broker

Jim is a seasoned technology professional with 15 years in the industry.  Previously working with Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Moen Incorporated, and Forest City Enterprises, Jim has a deep understanding of the technology industry and what it takes to be successful.  Jim holds numerous technical certifications in addition to being a Certified Main Street Business Broker.

He has worked with several startups and is highly skilled in the technical arena.  Jim has led numerous technology service companies from introduction through extremely high growth status.  He has created highly productive and creative technology platforms and grown dynamic corporate entities as an executive leader.

Elisabeth Huard
Business Broker
Elisabeth Huard
Business Broker

Elisabeth Huard brings deep, hands-on experience in business, operations and management to the Sunbelt Business Brokers of Northern Ohio team.  As a licensed Realtor in the state of Ohio, she is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Oho Association of Realtors, The Toledo Board of Realtors, and the Heartland Board of Realtors.

She has extensive experience negotiating and completing sales transactions.  Her business operations and management acumen is extensive buying, completely turning around and selling ten businesses in the last fourteen years in the retail, restaurant, bar, night club industries.  Beth is an expert in the startup, consultation, realignment of business platforms, strategic marketing, financial analysis and operations.  She has also personally managed the staffing, training, hiring, firing, payroll, inventory, ordering, food preparation, pricing, financial analysis, service and general management of these many enterprises.

Elisabeth has owned and managed a start up in the retail mall kiosk industry and originated and managed customer service and sales for a multi-million dollar fabrication company.  Her entrepreneurial background through the temporary industry provided her initial training in office administration, production, executive administration, advertising, retail management, inventor control, telemarketing and warehousing.

Beth holds dual degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo and is a resident of Findlay, Ohio, servicing the greater Northwestern Ohio area.

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