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Blake Taylor Business Broker NYBlake Taylor
Managing Director

Blake has 20 years of experience as a Business Broker and M&A Advisor, and 35 years of business experience, including growing a start-up company as a VP of Sales and Marketing and working for Fortune 500 companies. He has experience negotiating and closing hundreds of large deals and employs a win/win negotiating style that benefits both parties. Blake has won numerous awards throughout his career, including the #1 sales executive worldwide. As a VP of Sales & Marketing, he increased revenues by over 2,000%, which ultimately resulted in the company's sale for $20Million. In addition to extensive sales and negotiation experience, he also has experience working as an economic analyst in analyzing financial information, including budgets and business forecasts, and projections. Blake manages the team of Brokers and Marketing Staff that regularly generates thousands of inquiries from interested Business Sellers and Buyers around the US and Worldwide. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors Program at the State University of New York at Albany with a degree in Economics and Business.
email: [email protected]
phone: (914) 738-9350
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Bo Prybyla CT Business BrokerBo Prybyla
Senior M&A Broker

Bo has sold dozens of businesses throughout CT & NY and works with potential buyers and sellers throughout the US.  He has worked for Synergy for over seven years. In addition to business brokerage, he has over 25 years of experience as a Sales and Marketing Executive. His experience includes holding key positions for several Fortune 500 companies and buying and selling several of his own businesses. He has negotiated and closed hundreds of sales contracts on local and international levels. He employs a win/win style that works to benefit all parties and deliver results.  He has an extensive network of potential buyers throughout the North East. He graduated Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Oswego with a BS in Marketing. He obtained an MBA in Global Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
email: [email protected]
phone: (860) 983-9151
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lincoln taylor synergy business brokers maLincoln Taylor
Senior M&A Broker

Based out of Massachusetts, Lincoln sells businesses throughout New England, including MA, RI, NH, VT, and ME.  He has over 15 years of experience as a Business Broker and M&A Advisor and over 25 years of experience as a sales and business development executive. His experience includes starting a business brokerage company, growing an IT services company as the head of sales, and senior-level sales positions in fortune 500 software and services companies. He has negotiated and closed hundreds of transactions and employs a win/win style that works to benefit all parties. He enjoys helping buyers and sellers throughout the business ownership transfer process. He has won various awards throughout his career, including the #1 sales executive worldwide while working for a consulting company with a sales force of several hundred sales executives. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Albany, where he studied Economics and Sociology.

email: [email protected]
phone: (978) 443-3238
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Raj Sheth Business Broker NYRaj Sheth
Senior M&A Broker

Based on Long Island, NY, Raj has a background that spans 30 years in industries as diverse as manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, real estate, retail, and finance. With nearly 500 transactions closed as a principal, Raj has vast experience and has been engaged as a consultant by attorneys and real estate professionals on complex transactions. He is also regarded as a turnaround specialist, having successfully led several companies out of insolvency back to profitability. He has won multiple awards for bringing in Millions of dollars in annual transactions. Having been both an owner and executive in many businesses and industries, Raj understands both buyers' and sellers' unique needs and the nuances and sensitivities needed to successfully close a deal. Raj has worked for Synergy for over six years. He graduated Magna cum Laude with a B.S. in Finance from New York University. Raj sells businesses in the Northeast and the South.
email: [email protected]
Phone: (516) 749-1756
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Joe Coculo NJ Business brokerJoe Coculo
Senior M&A Broker

Joe has over 30 years of experience as a Sales and Marketing Executive. His experience includes holding key positions for fortune 100 financial service companies & working closely with “C suite” level executives to help grow their market share. Joe managed strategic sales & marketing projects on a national scale for Wells Fargo and developed a reputation of successfully delivering value on time. Having gone through the process of buying and selling a business, Joe understands the emotional attachments that owners have to their business. He considers this while searching for the right potential buyers who will honor their legacy and, at the same time negotiating top dollar. His knowledge of business financials helps the transaction close smoother and promptly. Joe has worked for Synergy for over 5 years. He has a degree in Business and Marketing from the College of New Jersey. His passion is around bringing value to sellers who desire to exit their business. If you are interested in having a confidential discussion about the potential sale of your business in NJ, PA, MD, the Mid-Atlantic, and beyond, please give Joe a call.
email: [email protected]
Phone: (609) 672-6467
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Texas Business for sale BrokerDewey Vaughn
Senior M&A Broker

Dewey is based in Dallas, TX, with an office in Santa Fe, NM. He relates to both buyers and sellers, having bought and then sold several of his own companies. This gives him knowledge of the complete experience from start to finish. Working as a CFO in a Private Equity firm and working with many Venture Capital companies gives him an understanding of capital markets and investment strategies.​ Dewey has experience as a management consultant, helping companies with exit strategies, financial planning, and investment. He has handled large and small M&A transactions throughout his career.​ Dewey has experience in various industries, including Energy and Oil & Gas, having purchased, operated, and sold businesses within this sector. ​Dewey graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Business, later furthering his education with an MBA. He also has received post-graduate degrees in Business Management (GBM) and Management Consultant (GMC).  Dewey sells companies throughout the Southern US, including  Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arkansas.

email: [email protected]
Phone: (214) 871-3330
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Ashish Bhatt Synergy Business Brokers FloridaAshish Bhatt
Senior M&A Broker

Ashish Bhatt has over a dozen years of experience in mergers & acquisitions and business brokerage. His experience includes working in the Corporate Development Group at E-Trade Financial (now Morgan Stanley), acquiring a motorsports e-commerce business, serving as General Manager at a health informatics company, investing in privately held software businesses, and operating an M&A advisory practice. Ashish earned an MBA from the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management and a BA in economics and mathematics from Amherst College. He sells businesses throughout FL, GA, SC, NC, AL, and more. He has a Florida Real Estate License with Synergy Business Brokers of Florida.
email: [email protected]
Phone: (407) 777-2155
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Robert Stiplosek M&A Business Broker LouisianaRobert Stiplosek
Senior M&A Broker

Robert is based out of the New Orleans, Louisiana area. Having formerly run a Business Advisory Practice within a major financial institution, Robert has an extensive background assisting many business owners with improving and selling their business within the $5 Million - $250 Million revenue market. Robert has accumulated over 1400 consulting engagements to date, reviewed 7,000 plus businesses over the course of his career, and met with thousands of business owners and senior-level executives across all industries within North America. Additional experience includes building and later selling two companies: a $6.3 Million revenue textile manufacturing business and commercial/residential property holdings business. Robert sells companies in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and more.
email: [email protected]
Phone: (504) 273-3226
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Michael Farruggia best Hudson Valley NY Business BrokerMichael Farruggia
Senior M&A Broker

Based in the Hudson Valley area of NY, Michael has enjoyed a diverse business career over the past three decades. Before Business Brokerage, Michael successfully grew a family business, which he sold. Also, he had senior roles as an executive manager and sales professional. Each experience has allowed him to develop a broad range of solid expertise in many types of businesses, including manufacturing, engineering, construction, retail, services, and more. With a solid business background, he has a firm belief in effective communications and is skilled at negotiating and closing equitable deals. Michael enjoys investing time and thought in building business relationships. He appreciates that working with buyers and sellers requires special handling and a complete understanding of each side's differing perspectives. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology College of Business.  Mike sells businesses in NY, NJ, and beyond.
email: [email protected]
Phone: (845) 222-2240
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Grant Taylor Business Broker in Westchester County, NYGrant Taylor
Senior M&A Broker

Grant has worked for Synergy Business Brokers for over 10 years. He started out in marketing and gained knowledge of our business brokerage process before becoming a business broker. He utilizes his skills to maximize the value of his client's business and match the right qualified buyers. In addition to business brokerage, he also has been successful in media sales., search engine optimization (SEO), Email Marketing, Content Development, and Video Production.  He utilizes his skills to increase the reach of Synergy for both buyers and sellers. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Hofstra University.
email: [email protected]
Phone: (914) 315-9269
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John Meyers Business Broker Chicago IllionoisJohn Meyers
Senior M&A Broker

John is based in the Chicago, Illinois area and sells businesses in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and throughout the Midwest and beyond.  John had a successful career as a business broker prior to coming to Synergy and has sold multi-million dollar companies in manufacturing, printing, engineering, construction, and more. In addition, he has owned multiple businesses having successfully grown a printing and marketing business and a real estate brokerage. John has also worked with transportation companies and in the finance industry where his efforts generated more than $20 Million in annual revenue. He excels at clear communication and negotiation, especially with his ability to set expectations, understand both buyer and seller perspectives, and negotiate top-dollar and the best terms for his sellers. His educational background includes a BS in Business and an MBA from Keller Graduate School.
email: [email protected]
Phone: (847) 533-7115
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John Geaneotes Business Broker NJ PAJohn Geaneotes
Senior M&A Broker

John is based out of the Philadelphia Metro area. Before coming to Synergy, John worked for a number of years for an M&A firm. He joined Synergy because of our comprehensive marketing strategy and database of potential buyers. Before M&A, John was a Director of Strategic Advisory for KPMG and a Manager of Strategy Consulting Services for Deloitte. He also worked as a financial analyst for GE Capital and a Consultant for TD Banks. John has worked on a $5 Billion Healthcare M&A Deal and a $25 Billion Chemical Company M&A project. Also, he worked on smaller M&A deals at GE Capital. John has an MBA from Temple University and a BS at Drexel University. He also has a Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate from Villanova.  John brings a wealth of experience in various industries in selling businesses in PA, NJ, MD, and DE.
Phone: (215) 402-7075
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Mark Ilardi Synergy Business Brokers New JerseyMark Ilardi
Associate Broker

Mark spent 24 years in a Wealth Advisory role with a key fortune 100 company.   He brings a broad range of expertise to help clients navigate through a sale process. His reputation & knowledge of the fiduciary responsibility entrusted to his clients and providing white-glove service while maintaining his client’s confidentiality are his core values.  His experience includes strategic positioning, allowing his clients to maximize profits, thinking outside of the box, and always putting his clients first to help them achieve their objectives. Marks, formula, “Success lies in listening to your clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations.” Mark is part of Joe Coculo’s team, as an associate Broker.
email: [email protected]
Phone: (732) 841-5051
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Rick Shea Associate Broker Rick Shea
Associate Broker

Rick is a Broker Assistant to Robert Stiplosek. With a 40+ year career featuring a mix of executive management, consulting, marketing, client services, and business development roles, Rick brings a broad strategic perspective and a customer focus to his work and his business relationships. Through a career spanning a range of industries and company sizes and stages, Rick has primarily served as a strategic asset consulting to and advising clients in senior management, marketing, and business development roles. Areas of expertise include marketing, consumer promotions, direct marketing, business development, customer research, market research, strategic planning, and content development. Rick’s expertise has led to a number of speaking engagements on a range of topics, participation on industry association boards, and advisory and mentorship roles through startup incubators and universities.
email: [email protected]
Phone: (917) 905-9055



Cristian Tofer Synergy Business Brokers FloridaCristian Tofen
Associate Broker

Cristian is an experienced Corporate Finance professional with a proven history of offering strategic and corporate finance services.  Before working with Synergy Business Brokers of Florida, he held multiple Corporate Finance / Investment Banking roles in the Big 4's (Ernst & Young, Deloitte), a top European regional investment bank (WOOD&Co.), and a French M&A Boutique (Pegase Capital).  Industry agnostic, he has worked on various transaction types (M&A, IPO, and fundraises), and analyzed opportunities in a wide array of fields, including Tech, Financials, Consumer, Payments, Industrials, Auto, Healthcare, and Marketplaces.  His experience includes working with various investment banks, consultancy firms, hedge funds, PE firms, venture capital firms, and startups across the globe on various opportunities. He holds a BSc in Finance & Banking from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania. He has completed various programs in Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Management Consultancy.
email: [email protected]



Sam Levine Senior Broker

Sam Livne
Associate Broker

Sam is based in Westchester County, NY. In addition to Business Brokerage and M&A experience, Sam has 20 years of sales experience in various industries, including wholesale/distribution and import/export markets. He has achieved many awards throughout his career, including top sales executive with annual revenue generated over $3Million. He has successfully implemented strategic sales and marketing programs for small and large businesses and understands the issues that owners and potential buyers face. One of the keys to his success has been his ability to establish relationships with his clients, which has led to successful closings. He graduated with Honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Queens College.  Sam sells businesses in the Northeast and beyond.
email: [email protected]
Phone: (914) 733-2337
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M&A Advisor NYSuyen Lyn
VP of Marketing

Suyen is responsible for our marketing process. Our marketing includes internet advertising, search engine optimization, direct mail, telemarketing, and extensive email marketing.  Our digital advertising is on Google, Facebook, Bizbuysell, Bing, Yahoo, LinkedIn,,, IBBA, and many other websites. We also work with a number of Inc. 5000 national digital marketing consulting firms that assist us with optimizing our marketing process. This allows us to maximize the potential buyers that we generate for our clients to sell their business confidentially in a timely fashion. Suyen has been with Synergy Business Brokers for over 15 years, and before Synergy, she operated a successful small business and worked in the technology industry as a marketing executive. She graduated with honors from Amherst College.
email: [email protected]


Casey Hoskins Business Broker DE PA NJCasey Hoskins
Marketing Associate & Broker Support Services

Casey assists with the marketing and advertising efforts of Synergy. She writes marketing documents that bring out the value of a business for sale and speaks with potential buyers and sellers. In addition, she assists Joe Coculo in his communication with potential buyers and sellers and coordinates meetings and phone calls. Casey’s inbound and outbound support assists in our commitment to good communication. Prior to Synergy, she worked for 5 years in transaction coordination and marketing for real estate companies. Casey's experience allows her to maximize her efforts in effectively bringing in potential buyers for a business for sale. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Wilmington University. She also has several digital marketing certifications in SEO Management, Google Adwords, and Google Analytics. Casey is based out of Delaware.
email: [email protected]
Phone:  302-747-8827
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Synergy Business Brokers Gabrielle MeyersGabrielle Meyers
Broker Support

Gabrielle manages the office operations for John Meyers. She is an experienced administrative professional with a proven track record of expertise in organization, communication, and problem-solving. She brings over 10 years of experience in the field of business operations, sales, and digital marketing. Gabrielle has a knack for finding innovative solutions to complex problems and is committed to delivering exceptional customer service. With her unique blend of knowledge and passion for the industry, she is able to provide clients with the best possible experience when it comes to selling their businesses. Gabrielle holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Leadership from Saint Xavier University and is based in Chicago.
email: [email protected]


Paul Luzon Synergy Business BrokersPaul Luzon
Marketing Assistant

Paul assists Dewey Vaughn as part of his marketing team. He assists with digital marketing and social media and is involved with lead generation and following up on inquiries. Prior to working for Synergy, Paul worked in sales and marketing for Alorica and became a subject matter expert. His experience also includes working in healthcare and recruitment/HR. He has a degree in healthcare.
email: [email protected]


Anna Yu Synergy Business BrokersAnna Yu
Administrative Assistant

Anna is an assistant for Dewey Vaughn. She works with potential sellers and buyers to get confidentiality agreements signed and assess the qualifications of buyers for a particular business, as well as providing information on opportunities. Prior to working for Synergy, Anna worked for JP Morgan Chase Bank for 5 years and for Alorica in sales and customer retention. She also worked for Amore Food as an operations manager.
email: [email protected]


If you would like one of our M&A Professionals to contact you, please fill out our Confidential Seller Registration Form.

We sell businesses with annual revenues of $700,000 to $70 Million in NY, NJCTMAPA, MD, TXVA, LA, OH, FL, and throughout the US. We have experience and potential buyers in the following industries: Technology, Distribution, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Construction, Services, Education, and Transportation.  To watch a video with some of our Senior Brokers and clients, you can visit Overview Video.

If you would like to buy a business, please view our: Businesses for Sale.

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