Emerald Coast Business Intermediaries

Emerald Coast Business Intermediaries was formed to provide a new level of service for those looking to sell and buy businesses in NW Florida and South Alabama. Known as “The Business Owner’s Business Broker”, our intermediaries are trained to the highest professional standards. They have years of experience and our managing intermediary in the Destin office has been helping people to sell and buy businesses for over 20 years. We have unique tools and processes to help people looking to sell or buy businesses with a national reach. The ECBI Team offers extensive knowledge of the current local market along with professional expertise to make buying or selling a business as smooth as possible for both Main Street and the larger Merger & Acquisition (M&A) transactions.

Our Mission

Our mission is to conduct a thorough, professional, well-planned, and well-executed transaction for both seller and buyer. For the business owner who is ready to sell, a detailed roadmap will be provided explaining the complete process of how we will guide you as you prepare your company for sale, and how we intend to market it to the world. For those who are new to business ownership or are looking to expand or diversify their business portfolio, we will customize a business search that lines up with not only individual business goals, but personal and financial aspirations as well. Together, we will provide South Alabama and North West Florida a new level of professionalism when buying or selling a business.

Our Team

The Emerald Coast Team is comprised of a group of experienced entrepreneurs that have started, bought, and sold businesses, and also participated in numerous national and regional mergers and acquisitions. Each member has their own individual skill sets and abilities, while overall possessing a strong business acumen. We understand both sides of buying and selling a business, and our number one priority is to meet and exceed your expectations. Each of our intermediaries have a Florida Real Estate license, but we only do business sales for companies with or without real estate ownership. Selling Businesses is our only Business!

Greg  is a successful entrepreneur that has founded, merged, acquired and managed more than a dozen growing companies.  These organizations have ranged from small independent companies to multi-state corporations with revenues in excess of $50 million.  He founded a same day courier company that grew both organically and through acquisitions to become one of the leading same day solutions providers in the Southeast. Prior to being sold to a private equity group, the company had grown to 18 offices with over 700 people. Greg also co-founded Falcon Flowback an oil field service company providing well monitoring services. Responsible for funding, startup and business strategy, senior leadership and mentoring. Prior to being sold to a private equity group in November 2015, Falcon grew to be the leading Flowback company in the region. He is graduate of the University of Arkansas, a current school board member and is active in his community.

A veteran business intermediary with 23 years of experience doing both Main Street and M&A transactions, Jeff has the knowledge to guide buyers and sellers through the acquisition and divestiture process. Jeff has a degree in Business Administration from Auburn University and received the designation of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) from the International Business Brokers Association. After over 15 years in plant, operations, and general management, with large food companies, including helping to sell a manufacturing and distribution division, Jeff and his wife Sheree opened an office with one of the large business brokerage franchises. As a licensed real estate broker in both Alabama and Florida, Jeff has been involved in the sale of many businesses in his career as a professional business broker. Now as manager and broker of the Destin office, he looks forward to helping you with a successful business transaction.

Daniel is a 4th generation Florida panhandle native, who was raised in Walton County. Outgoing and entrepreneurial by nature, he was drawn to the business world when he was just a boy, selling produce from his family farm.  Daniel has a Finance degree from Auburn University.  Since graduation, Daniel has worked extensively in sales where he excelled at developing and maintaining customer relationships, winning numerous accolades and awards. In his current role with Emerald Coast Business Intermediaries, he excels in bringing his area knowledge, financial acumen and small business skills together to design a professional, personal approach to each business engagement. He will help you sell your business for the best price in the shortest amount of time.  Daniel also believes in helping those in need and giving back to the community. He is a member of the Brain Disorder Support Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors and is a founding member of Friends for Autism Awareness.

Michelle is a 21-year sales and marketing veteran who specializes in formulating competitive marketing plans to help business owners sell their businesses. Prior to joining the company, she was the Community Relations Director for a Central Florida law firm and also consulted with western companies in the Philippines.  As an Executive Director of an Orlando furniture bank she introduced social enterprise and a recycling program that created self-sustaining revenue and offered empowering employment opportunities to those transitioning their lives. She is a Business Administration graduate of the University of Central Florida, Vice President of the Board of Directors with Rebuilding Together Orlando, and a Fellow of the Florida Bar Foundation.

Jim Hinds is a seasoned professional who has a diverse background in the manufacturing sector, financial services discipline and as a small business owner. Jim is a graduate of the University of Alabama College of Commerce and Business Administration with emphasis in the area of Corporate Finance. Jim has been a resident of Northwest Florida since December 2003 and has a very solid understanding of the business landscape in this region. During his career, Jim created a financial model for a large steel mini-mill manufacturer that was used as a basis for cash forecasting that was instrumental in procuring a $30,000,000 debtor-in-possession facility from the company’s banking syndicate. In addition, Jim has received awards and acknowledgments from management in his roles in the banking arena ranging from Top Quartile performer from a sales production standpoint to credit underwriting to the highest standards while maintaining accuracy and timeliness of booking these approved commercial loans. Jim is very customer centric and is excited about the opportunity to help a seller create a strategy that will allow for a successful transition to the prospective buyer.

Bryan is an experienced finance professional. Prior to joining ECBI, Bryan spent three years at Stephens Inc. as an Investment Banking Analyst. While at Stephens, he gained comprehensive deal exposure within both buy-side and sell-side mergers & acquisitions. Bryan’s transaction experience spans across diverse industry verticals and includes due diligence, financial analysis & modeling, marketing and negotiation. Bryan earned a B.S. in Accounting and Finance and a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Arkansas.