We all have our own forte (strength or gift). Ours is to assist others in achieving their goals in acquisitions and sales of Florida Businesses. We operate with the philosophy of “Trust is the strength of healthy relationships”. We have a confident team and like to encourage others to develop their strengths to be independent. We believe if you apply your forte, personal success will follow as we assist you in purchasing or selling a business. Truforte will provide unique marketing programs, product offerings, services and investment opportunities.
OUR MISSION AND GOAL
Our mission is to serve others as an intermediary in the sales and acquisitions of Florida businesses helping buyers and sellers to achieve their goals.
Bob Pockrandt is a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker who has over 50 years of business experience including start-up, management and ownership. Bob has been a principal in Southwest Florida Business Brokerages since 1993. He has consistently year after year marketed and sold a variety of business for many clients ranging from service, retail, manufacturing and more. He has trained many through his firm to also be successful business brokers. Bob has been an executive in a Fortune 500 company and his General Management and many years of hands-on experiences makes him a very knowledgeable resource for both Sellers and Buyers.
Bruce Pockrandt is a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker with active experience since 1983 in Marketing, Sales, Customer Service and Distribution. He has extensive background in the Entertainment and High Tech Products industries employed by major companies in these fields. Bruce has experience in the selling of many different types of business including distribution companies, restaurants, retail, service business and many others. He enjoys working with people and helping them to find solutions to their problems in their pursuit of buying or selling of a business.
Brian Londergan is a licensed Real Estate agent and an experienced business advisor, and is also a former practicing CPA with extensive experience on both sides of business sale transactions in various industries. As a former CPA firm partner and owner in other real estate ventures, Brian is well prepared to assist you with your business sale transaction. Brian’s CPA career spanned 30 plus years and included experience as a family business advisor on financial and accounting issues, tax compliance and planning, and business succession. Brian has assisted numerous small and large companies on all aspects of merger and acquisition transactions from the planning phase, valuation, contract negotiations, due diligence procedures, financing, and post closing financial integration issues. Brian is a graduate of Ashland University.
Charbel Abinajem is a licensed Florida Real Estate Agent who excels in sales, customer service and management. He has over 30 years of experience with a proven track record as a business broker. Charbel graduated in Belgium with a degree in hotel restaurant management and has been an owner/operator of restaurants and video game routes with distribution in Belgium, France and Lebanon. He relocated to Chicago and became an owner/operator of a successful major oil company service station/car wash. Charbel’s international and stateside business experience gives him a keen understanding of problems and challenges of business owners and buyers from around the world. In 1986 Charbel joined a national franchise business brokerage in Chicago and in the mid 90”s he relocated to Fort Myers and has continued to be a local and national top 10 sales award winner. Charbel speaks fluent French, Arabic and English.
Gary Gardner began his business career evaluating companies as a research analyst for a brokerage and investment banking firm. After several years of researching companies in many different industries, Gary decided to see how successful companies are built, managed and grown, from the inside out.
With over 20 years of experience working in senior leadership roles, Gary is a Florida licensed real estate professional and business value consultant with Truforte Business Group. He has consulted with business leaders in several industries and has been directly involved in company sales, mergers and acquisitions.
Jose Toledo, is a licensed Florida Real Estate Associate and retired engineer with decades of business experience. He is originally from Venezuela, immigrated to the USA in 1998 and has been a resident of the USA ever since. He acquired an engineering degree from the University of Missouri in Columbus, Missouri. His experience in business as an entrepreneur in both Venezuela and the USA gives him the necessary skills in relating to Buyers and Sellers as a business broker who is also bilingual in Spanish.
Justin Falta is a licensed Real Estate Associate and also a Florida native. He has lived in Southwest Florida for the past 20 years with active experience in marketing, hospitality, and business management. Being employed by corporate businesses makes him highly experienced in dealing with building trustworthy relationships. He enjoys working with clients to achieve the highest success possible.
Jamie Aymerich is a licensed Real Estate Agent and a business savvy senior management professional with more than 30 years of business, management, and marketing experience. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies and small start-ups and has vast hands-on business knowledge. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Jamie has lived in SW Florida for 12 years. She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a B.S. in Business and a M.S. in Technology Management. Jamie has been the VP of a lifestyle and business magazine in the area and is well connected with the Sarasota and Manatee business communities.
John Gough, following 5 years at sea with the British Merchant Navy and the Royal Naval Reserve, John joined Lloyds of London where he enjoyed a lengthy and successful career as a reinsurance broker and underwriting member. During this period he owned his own broking companies which were successfully sold. Subsequently, John and his wife have owned two manufacturing businesses in the USA; one in the gift industry and the other in steel fabrication. In 2000, after immigrating to the United States, Gough became involved in the business of mergers and acquisitions and business brokerage. John became a US citizen in 2009.
Lino Galati is a licensed Florida Real Estate agent with over 20 years experience in Business Brokerage activity, specializing mainly in the food retail field. (restaurant, pizzeria, deli, etc.) Lino graduated in Naples (Italy) with a degree in the science of electrical engineering. He has more than 40 years of work experience building up strong technical and business qualifications in sales, marketing, and general management, working and traveling all over the world. Lino is fluent in English and his native Italian, and he is also adept in conversational French and Spanish.
Rafael "Ray" Aymerich has been a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Florida for 10 years in the residential and commercial market. His professional career includes extensive knowledge of food service operations both in the restaurant and distribution sectors. He has held management, training and sales position in major Fortune 500 companies and has owned his own food service distribution company. Ray is involved in the local business and philanthropic community in SW Florida and is bilingual in Spanish. He has a B.A. from the University of Buffalo and holds advanced certificates in Business Management. If you are looking for a broker who is dedicated, hard-working, ethical and attentive to detail; contact Ray Aymerich to help achieve your goal of buying or selling your business.
John Milian brings many years of sales and marketing experience to all of his transactions. Prior to joining Truforte Business Group, he worked with a top ranked Fortune 500 company. John’s greatest strengths during his 25 year tenure was his exceptional leadership, creativity to promote sales results and strategic business development. John was recognized for the prestigious ‘Top Sales Leader’ award across the company foot print and consistently earned other notable awards for his outstanding achievements. Earlier in his career, he owned and operated two restaurants in South Florida and knows what it takes to manage a small business. He holds a Florida real estate license and is bilingual. He loves golfing, fishing and spending time with his family. Whether you are listing or selling a property with John, you will see how he stands out and is eager to please his customers.
Scott Senne, D.C. is a Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker associate and Doctor of Chiropractic medicine whose focus with Truforte Business Group is on the consultation and brokering of Chiropractic practices and other healthcare practice sales. Dr. Senne obtained his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr Senne, through the assistance of a Business Broker, successfully sold his own well established practice before relocating to Florida. Before joining Truforte, Dr. Senne brokered several chiropractic practice sales throughout the state of Florida. He has lectured extensively on the subject of practice purchasing and sales through seminars and various forms of media. Dr Senne also provides consulting services to other healthcare physicians regarding clinical, business, and practical management solutions. He is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association
Phil Host is a licensed Real Estate Agent and Business Sales & Mergers & Acquisitions Specialist with more than 30 years of entrepreneurial, sales, business development and management experience. Phil focuses primarily in the Gulf Coast market, but he can also serve Buyers and Sellers and Mergers & Acquisitions clients throughout the State of Florida.
The Business Brokers at Truforte Business Group have been successfully marketing and selling businesses since 1994, throughout Southwest Florida including businesses in Naples, Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda, Sarasota and all of the surrounding areas.
We have experience in selling many different types of business including: restaurants, franchises, commercial lawn biz, truck & automotive businesses, retail, distribution, internet companies, website companies, homebased businesses, telecommunications, dry cleaners, coin laundry, construction cleanup, pest control, electrical contractors, residential lawn services, pizzeria, beauty salons, ice cream, marine related, excavation & site prep, roofing contractors, pool service, property management, window treatments, computer training, transportation service,cabinet mfg, vacuum s/s, tanning salon, gas stations, c-store, vending and many others.
We are conveniently headquartered in the heart of the Fort Myers Business District off College Parkway in the Fountain Court Office Complex.
8270 College Pkwy. Suite 105, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone: (239) 284-1317
9040 Town Center Pkwy., Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Phone: (941) 302-4871
6750 N Andrews Ave. #200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 329-2449
OUR MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
-International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
-Business Brokers of Florida (BBF)
-Alliance of Florida Business Brokers (AFLBB)
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