Our Associates

Tony T. McDaniel, CPA, CBB, BBN, ABC – President

As our President, Tony has extensive knowledge and experience in business sales and acquisitions. His broad based industry background includes working with companies in manufacturing, distribution, service, construction and retail. A summary of his credentials and experience is as follows:


  • CPA (no longer practicing public accounting)
  • Certified Business Broker
  • BSN Certified (Broker Services Network)
  • BBN Certified (Business Brokers Network) – established 1981
  • ABC Certified (Advocates Business Consultants) – four decades of business broker experience
  • Member of Chamber of Commerce
  • Former VP of a large, regional Public Accounting Firm
  • Prior employment with Ernst & Young – a large international accounting firm
  • BS, Accounting – Pennsylvania State University


  • Twenty-five (25) years broad based business experience working with closely held companies up to $100+ million in annual revenues
  • Business Sales and Acquisition expert
  • Accounting, auditing, financial reporting & due diligence expertise
  • Outstanding supervisory and project management skills
  • Time sensitive and deadline oriented
  • Assist buyers with securing corporate financing

Cristopher Maragos, CBI, CBB, SBC, Lifetime CBI – Vice President / Senior Business Associate

As prior owner of five successful companies, Cris brings over 22 years of business brokerage / advisory experience across a broad spectrum of small to medium-sized manufacturing, distribution and service companies. Cris attended Ohio State University and is a Certified Business Intermediary with extensive Merger and Acquisition skills. Cris is also a long-time member of the International Business Brokers Association and actively participates in semi-annual conferences held throughout the United States.  In 2016, the IBBA presented Cris with the honorable Lifetime Certified Business Intermediary distinction.  Cris originally earned his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) credentials in 2001, which is granted to a select group of individuals who are seasoned in the industry, have completed hours of course work related to the sale of a business and have passed a comprehensive exam.

David M. Kelly – Senior Business Associate

Dave brings 30 years of broad based experience working with privately-held companies including the manufacturing sector with United Technologies (production, purchasing, operations, sales management, strategic planning and acquisitions) and the Conair Group in Pittsburgh (operations and sales leadership).  Dave completed his undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame and later received an MBA from Pepperdine’s Mendoza School of Business.  Dave is also a successful business owner providing consulting services in the areas of acquisition, divestiture, business enhancement and strategic marketing.

David Mills – Senior Business Associate

David is a 1982 graduate of Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University with a B. S., Industrial Management degree. David has over 25 years experience in the areas of finance, international business, product development, product management, operations, relationship management, marketing, and sales. He has served on the Board of Trustees at Carnegie Mellon University and has been a member and President of the Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association Board. David has served as a Board Member and President of the Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh Alumni Clan. He founded and led the Pittsburgh Entrepreneur’s Network and was a Member and President of the Allegheny County Fair and Exposition Board.

Denis M. Vinski – Senior Business Associate

Denis has over 30 years experience with closely held, owner managed companies.  He has a business managment degree from Point Park University and extensive knowledge of manufacturing, sales and operations.  Personal experience in succession planning and board development gives Denis a unique perspective on business improvement.  As a former business owner, Denis understands the needs and concerns of individuals considering the sale of their company.

Eric G. Burstock, CPA – Senior Business Associate

Eric resides in Winchester, VA and has over 30 years experience working with closely-held companies providing accounting, tax and business advisory services.  Eric is also a business owner who understands the needs of Sellers and is uniquely qualified to assist business owners achieve their business sales objectives.

Gary J. Frink – Senior Business Associate

Gary brings 30 years of business advisory experience across a broad spectrum of industries including family owned and privately held businesses to large corporations. As a former business owner, Gary is understanding of how market fluctuations can impact a business. Part of his experience involved confidential corporate divestitures, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and facilitating national corporate training sessions to improve revenue streams. Two thirds of Gary’s business experience involves direct sales and marketing initiatives.

James B. Posca, ChFC – Senior Business Associate

James is a graduate of Temple University with a B.A. in Marketing and Risk Management. James resides in Philadelphia, PA and has extensive financial planning experience including coordination of investments reviews, in-depth portfolio analysis and evaluation, customer-based service, and a broad range of retirement investment planning. James is a successful client service provider and understands the needs of both buyers and sellers.

Jim Livingstone, CPA, ABV – Senior Business Associate

Jim has over 25 years of business experience working with small to mid-sized companies, both as an advisor and as an owner.  He has extensive experience in accounting, tax, business valuation and due diligence.  Jim has worked in a variety of industries, including retail, distribution, manufacturing, consumer products and service-oriented businesses.   Jim is a graduate of Syracuse University.  He is a CPA and has also attained the Accredited in Business Valuation designation issued by the AICPA.

Kevin D. Alexander – Senior Business Associate

Kevin resides on Long Island, NY and is a graduate of the State University of NY with both a Masters and Bachelors degree. Kevin has over twenty nine years experience in Information Technology, business and management consulting. He has also served as an adjunct instructor at the State University of NY.

Lori A.Sexton, CPA – Senior Sales Executive

Lori’s 25 years of experience has focused on manufacturing, distribution, service and financial industries both nationally and internationally. She has extensive experience in financial accounting and analysis, due diligence, risk management along with other areas of merger and acquisition experience. Lori has undergraduate degrees in Communications and Accounting with Edinboro University of PA and Slippery Rock University of PA, respectively.

Mark Davis – Senior Business Associate

As prior owner of four successful companies, Mark brings 25 years of business advisory experience across a broad spectrum of small to medium-sized manufacturing, distribution and service companies. Additionally, he served as a business management consultant with an international firm. Mark has refined negotiation skills and is results-oriented. He personally understands the needs and concerns of sellers as a former business owner.

Robert A. Markley, Jr. – Senior Business Associate

Founder of five technology companies based in the Pittsburgh area. He sold the first two organizations in 1999 and the remaining three in 2004. Robert has been lecturing on Entrepreneurship and Information Systems at Saint Vincent College and is a volunteer at the Small Business Center. Bob’s extensive experience in exit planning, maximizing value through selling, intermediary and the entire buyer and seller process has a proven successful track record.

O. Wayne Fulmer, J.D. – Senior Business Associate

Wayne is a graduate of Capital University with a B.S. in Business Administration.  Wayne also is a graduate of Capital University Law School where he received his J.D with a course focus in contracts, entrepreneurship, and business law.  Wayne resides in Columbus, Ohio and has nearly 15 years of broad based mergers and acquisitions experience focusing on the distribution, manufacturing and business to business services industries.  Wayne is a successful and diligent negotiator and understands the needs and motivators of both buyers and sellers.

Richard Noblett – BSN

Richard has personally trained more than 200 current business brokers and supported nearly 300 more brokers. Richard has a wealth of experience in broker operations and training. He is considered one of the industry’s top experts in business brokering and training. Prior to BSN, Richard served as National Recruiting Directory for one of the industry’s largest business broker franchise opportunities.

Scott Radin – BSN

Scott is a highly regarded sales training and developer of sales and marketing systems. He has appeared on NBC as a sales expert and is the author of Assume The Sale, the self-discovery sales training workshop originally designed for Verizon Communications and now being used throughout North America. He conducts this workshop for all BSN participants. Scott graduated from Bethany College.

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