Sunbelt of Ottawa

Office ID:
OTTAWON001
2821 Riverside Dr.

Ottawa, Ontario K1V 8N4
Canada

P: (613) 731-9140 or 1-800-905-3557
F: (613) 526-0997

About Us

Welcome to Sunbelt Ottawa

Sunbelt Ottawa is one of 30+ offices across Canada and part of an international network of over 250+ Sunbelt offices.

We are proud to serve the Ottawa region with our staff of professional sales representatives, brokers and support staff that you see below.

For more tips and resources and to learn more about why Sunbelt is "the place to go to buy or sell a business" visit SunbeltCanada.com

Office Owner

Greg Kells

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Greg Kells, Mergers and Acquisitions Master Intermediary, Certified Business Intermediary, Life Member Institute of Business Appraisers, Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser, Certified Senior Business Analyst, Licensed Business/Real Estate Broker, is President of Sunbelt Business Brokers Inc. (Canada). His focus on Sunbelt's development has made Sunbelt the premiere business brokerage in Canada. Greg Kells is an international entrepreneur with extensive business development, marketing, and management experience. Mr. Kells started the Canadian operations of Sunbelt Business Brokers in 2002 and in addition to opening 27 offices in Canada he is developing business brokerage in 10 other countries. Mr. Kells has served as president/chairman of companies in various industries including the hi-tech industry, manufacturing, business consulting, training, tourism, real estate development, business appraisal, television production and laboratories. Greg is very much a hands on CEO and his skills and experience are a significant asset to clients. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Yale, and Duke Universities as well as at numerous Canadian Colleges. He enjoys mentoring and is involved in teaching at Sunbelt and for the International Business Brokers Association. Greg is the supportive husband to contemporary artist Gayle Kells and is the proud father of three children. He is involved in his community on various levels including being the Chair of the Canadian Institute of Nature and the founding Chair of the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution. He has been a candidate for leadership of Ontario and is active in numerous community organizations.

Advisors

Mark Cullen

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Mark is a graduate in Business; major International Marketing. He has over 15 years of small business experience in owning and operating 3 successful business ventures. Mark is an innovative problem solver. Accompanied with this background it provides him with a unique perspective on daily business operations along with the ability to educate buyers on small business. Mark is now concentrating his efforts on assisting individuals in reaching their financial goals through the purchasing or selling of a business. Mark is a regular volunteer in his community and sits on various boards including the local Community Center, Township Committee and Church Council. Mark is married and the proud father of 3 children.

Ahtisham Fazli

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Graduated from Carleton University with Honours in Business Commerce, Ahtisham Fazli, CMEA started working at Sunbelt Business Brokerage in 2012. He is not only responsible for performing valuation through FAT (Financial Analysis Tool) and writing marketing packages for new engagements but also helps out with various small projects at the head office in Ottawa.

He has been awarded the CMEA designation (Certified Machinery/Equipment Appraiser) by the NEBB Institute. CMEAs are located throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries, and are used by banks, other lending institutions, accountants, lawyers, business buyers/sellers and others to provide needed financial information for a variety of reasons. He is also a member of SBA (Society of Business Analysts) and is currently pursuing CPA designation with the intention of completing it in three years.

In his free time, Ahtisham Fazli likes to surf online to catch up with news and latest trends, play soccer and work out.

Clancy Hoy

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Clancy Hoy has called this community home for nearly 15 years – all that time helping hundreds of business owners maximize the potential of their business as a radio commercial writer, an advertising salesperson and as a Sales and Marketing Manager. He is proud to be working with the premier business brokerage in Canada, Sunbelt Business Brokers, as a Sales Representative.
Clancy holds his real estate license from the Real Estate Council of Ontario, passing three pre-registration exams with an average grade of 94%. He is also a member of The International Business Broker’s Association.
He has been, and is, involved in the community on many levels including Member at Large for “Growing Up Great” a summer literacy program with the City of Ottawa Public Library, United Way Employee Engagement Co-Ordinator, neighbourhood rink volunteer, Little League Coach, various fundraising committees and most recently on the Executive of his children’s school’s Parent Council.

Heman Hui

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Cell: (613) 762-4820
Heman Hui has been working at Sunbelt as a sales representative for 4 years. He is knowledgeable in the functioning of different types of businesses and the accurate evaluation of their values. He understands buyers’ and sellers’ needs and is experienced in coaching the sellers to prepare the sale of their business as well as coordinating due diligence processes on behalf of his clients. As a past franchisee, Heman is well-versed in the operation of small business, franchise agreement, lease negotiation, and financial management. Heman has also worked briefly in the financial industry. Heman graduated from McGill University in engineering and had worked in the manufacturing industry as a design and project engineer for twelve years. Heman is a member of PEO and OREA in good standing. It is his pleasure to serve his clients in English, Cantonese or Mandarin.

Jason Kells

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Cell: 613-276-9140
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Francois McDonald

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Francois, a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and member of the International Business Brokerage Association, is a graduate in Business; Major Finance. He possesses over 20 years of business experience in management and operations in the automotive industry. After acquiring expertise in Financial Services, Francois exited the position of Regional Manager - Eastern Canada to acquire experience at different manufacturers where he held Sales Operations management positions, responsible for the Quebec provincial territory. During his tenure over the years, he helped operators with the purchase of franchises, specialized mergers and acquisitions, as well as securing mortgage and capital financing; he gained experience in assisting operators in making the proper choices to assure their financial success in a very competitive industry. His expertise and dedication to customer service allowed Francois to enter the retail operations where he successfully operated and managed automotive and recreational vehicle dealerships. This background provides Francois with a solid perspective on business operations, processes and efficiencies, and the ability to mentor and educate business buyers and sellers while providing best-in-class service. He is now concentrating on assisting venture enthusiasts in reaching their financial goals through the purchase and sale of businesses. Francois is perfectly bilingual (French and English), lives in Ottawa with his wife and 3 children.

Gavin McLintock

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Gavin McLintock, CMEA, SBA, PCIP, P.Eng., B.Sc., M.Eng.

Gavin McLintock is a Professional Engineer, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and a Professional in Critical Infrastructure Protection. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Over more than 30 years of business experience as a consultant and entrepreneur he has led or participated in the creation of six technology, consulting or media production enterprises. He works with Sunbelt carrying out business valuations and machinery and equipment appraisals.

As a consultant, engineer and project manager he has held COO and CTO positions and has led or personally carried out dozens of projects for large and small companies and non-governmental organizations as well as for many Canadian and U.S. Government Departments. In starting and managing several small enterprises, and in several consulting assignments, he has gained experience in finance, human resources management, marketing, product development and project management, both nationally and internationally. He is a skilled communicator with more than 25 technical papers, magazine articles, lectures and conference presentations and several radio and television appearances to his credit. He has written numerous reports, proposals, marketing and business plans. He has also developed curriculum for, and instructed in, the certification program for the Professional in Critical Infrastructure Protection designation.

Mr. McLintock is active in the community having served, or currently serving on the Boards of several community, not-for-profit and charitable organizations.

Olga Nadjakova

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Olga is excellent at connecting buyers and seller. She has a strong background in a variety of industries. She began her career in the hospitality industry working with international organizations. She has held a wide variety of professional positions such as translation, paralegal, immigration and sales. She came to Sunbelt through her own acquisition of a business and liked the service so much she joined the staff. Olga is a hard worker who does a great job marketing her listings and connecting her sellers the right buyers.

Patrick Ryan

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Allan Schwartz

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Allan Schwartz is a graduate of both an Industrial Management Technology Program from The Hamilton Institute of Technology (now Mohawk College) and holds a B.Adm degree from the University of Ottawa. For 35 years he was a Principal and CEO of a metal fabrication plant in Ottawa, specializing in the supply of stainless steel food service, hospital and laboratory furnishings throughout Eastern Canada. During his years of stewardship, Allan was involved in all aspects of running an industrial manufacturing facility including, but not limited to internal and external contract negotiations; human resources management; marketing; financial planning, and product engineering and design. He is therefore quite familiar with those day to day issues which concern owner-managers of commercial and industrial operations.

In addition, Allan assumed the responsibility for Property Management of their premises which involved lease negotiations with various sub- tenants as well as the day to day operational maintenance of the building and property for 30 years until the property was ultimately sold in 2013. He has also completed a Condominium Directors course and is currently a licensed Real Estate Agent in the Province of Ontario.

Allan has maintained a residence in Ottawa for many years with his wife, and has children and grandchildren in both Ottawa and Toronto. He looks forward to working closely with clients to help them attain their business objectives.

Chris Skowronski

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Cell: 613.282.0125
Chris Skowronski is an experienced business intermediary and financial analyst specializing in small and medium size business transactions.

Having over 10 years experience in the business brokerage field and hundreds of successful deals and satisfied clients under his belt, Chris well understands the needs of sellers who want to divest their companies and buyers seeking to fulfill their dreams of owning a profitable business.

His expertise includes valuating businesses using approved market based techniques and identifying value drivers of companies, guiding the process of purchase and sale of the business from beginning to end, getting the best financial terms and minimizing tax implications while maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.

Chris is an international entrepreneur, a graduate of the Business Administration faculty at the University of Ottawa (MBA) and a licensed real estate professional. He is well rooted in the multicultural business community of Ottawa where he has resided for 25 years.

Chris is an advocate of win-win outcomes, strictly adhering to the business brokerage code of ethics and is committed to meeting and exceeding his clients’ expectations.

Chris Strang

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Cell: 613.791.1617
Chris Strang, P.Eng, M.A.SC, is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in small business. With International experience in the US, Europe and Middle East and his finance background has provided many business owners with great advice and counsel. Chris is focused at Sunbelt Business Brokers on assisting business owners and potential owners on gaining success through successfully transferring control of Ottawa Region based businesses to new management. Chris is happily rooted in Ottawa after a career in international business and successfully managing a local Financial Planning and Management Consulting business . His technical background, years of management experience and financial background combine to provide win-win solutions that securely develop business solutions that provide wealth and prosperity for both buyers and sellers of local businesses. Chris is actively involved in his community through charities, sports associations and initiatives to assist local business.

Rale Todorovic

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Rale Todorovic has an international background and experience working in various industries and fields. He acquired degrees in Journalism and Electrical Engineering, Senior Business Analyst and he is Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA), and Renewable Energy Professional (CREP). His professional journey began in journalism as a Journalist working for several newspapers as well as conducting a weekly show on the local radio station in his homeland. After graduation as an Electrical Engineer he worked as a Plant Engineer in a large beverage manufacturing company. His passion for computers and high-technology led him into IT field where he has accrued more than 12 years of experience working on various projects in the technical, software development and management sectors. Adhering to his principle, that knowledge is useful and powerful only if it is transferred to others, he was teaching and delivering commercial computer application courses. Throughout these courses more than 200 students gained basic and advanced knowledge of various commercial applications. As a technically oriented mind, he has been fascinated by Tesla's works and ideas about alternative and sustainable energy, as the only one harmless solution for global environment. He had acquired a CREP (Certified Renewable Energy Professional) designation and as a member of the team got an opportunity to apply his knowledge in a huge international green energy project designed for the crop-drying factory in Kagwe Kenya. He manages a small consulting business developing renewable energy projects in residential and commercial sectors. For last several years, Rale has worked as a Business Analyst and Sales Representative for Sunbelt. He found his niche in a business brokerage field where he could apply his wide accrued experience and knowledge. His expertise and accurate analyses of financial and other aspects of business help the buyers and sellers to achieve the business acquisitions on their mutual satisfaction. In many cases the fair market value of the company's hard assets is a crucial element in obtaining additional financing from financial institutions. Consequently Rale's analytical and professionally prepared machinery/equipment appraisals are the best way to get a loan. Not just in business brokerage, these reports are applicable in cases like Divorce Settlement, Insurable Value, Tax Purposes, Litigation Support and many others.

Raghu Vansadia

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Raghu is an International M.B.A. graduate from Bangalore University in India. He specialized in finance and marketing with a Bachelor Degree in Commerce. Raghu also graduated from Algonquin College in Business Accounting. His journey at Sunbelt Business Brokerage began in 2016. He is focusing on performing valuation through FAT (Financial Analysis Tool) and writing marketing packages for new engagements. Raghu helps out with various small projects with the accounting department at the Sunbelt head office in Ottawa. He has also attended the International Business Broker Association conference to enhance his knowledge in pricing small businesses, analysing and recasting financial statements.

In his free time, Raghu likes to socialize, catch up with news, travel, play cricket, do yoga and work out.