Our Team

 

Suzanne M. De Lucia CBI, Fellow of the IBBA – President/Managing Broker

Ms. De Lucia has been the President and Managing Broker of Front Range Business, Inc. for over 20 years. Her other work history includes ownership of both distribution and food manufacturing businesses, as well as six years as a chemical engineer. She holds an MBA from the University of Northern Colorado with an emphasis in Management, as well as a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Colorado, and a BS in Biology from the University of Denver. Suzanne has been selected as a Fellow of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), the association’s highest honor. She has also earned the IBBA’s Certified Business Intermediary (CBI). Suzanne has served on the IBBA Board of Directors, and as Vice-Chairman of several committees in the IBBA. She is a founding member of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI), where she is a Past President and Past Chairman of the Education Committee. Her other interests include membership in Naturally Boulder, which nurtures and promotes natural products businesses of all kinds, and the M&A Source, an organization that supports Mergers & Acquisitions professionals.

Paul W. Chambliss CBI – Vice-President/Broker

Mr. Chambliss has been a business broker in Colorado since 1992. His previous background includes 14 years in the homebuilding industry. For six years, Paul was the Denver Division Manager, then the Vice President and Construction Manager for Wonderland Custom Builders, a custom homebuilder located in Boulder. Paul brings real estate knowledge and property management experience to the office. He is an honors graduate of the University of Colorado with a BS in Finance and a BA in French. Paul has earned the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He contributes sale data to BIZCOMPS, Pratt’s Stats, and BizBuySell‘s Sold Comps, which are national databases of Guideline Private Company sales statistics. He is also an active member of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI), where he serves as the Vice-President of Communications and the Chairman of the Website Committee. His other affiliations include the M&A Source, the Denver Metro Commercial Association of Brokers (DMCAB), and the Commercial Brokers of Boulder (CBB).

Thom Beckett CBI – Broker Associate/Breckenridge Office

Mr. Beckett is a Certified Business Intermediary and a former small business owner of 10 years. He brings twenty-five years of business experience with him, including four years in the corporate world. With a B.S. in Marketing and a Colorado real estate license, he focuses exclusively on business transactions and associated commercial real estate. From high atop the Ten Mile Range in Breckenridge, he serves the central Colorado mountain corridor, focusing on the counties of Summit, Eagle, Grand, Chaffee, Garfield and Pitkin. An active member of both the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI) and the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), he participates in both his profession and his community. Specializing in hard work, he brings a great deal of enthusiasm and energy to the success of your transition. His passion for business is rivaled only by his love for cycling.

Bill ScottBill Scott – Broker Associate/Fort Collins & Boulder Offices

Mr. Scott’s experience includes many facets of Business Ownership and Management over a 35 year period.  He is a Civil Engineering Graduate of Colorado State University.   His areas of expertise include Engineering, Manufacturing, Distribution, Consulting, Construction and Service Providers.  He has unique experience with emerging technical markets such as solar, wind and hydrogen energy, and with emerging consumer markets such as home elevators.  He has successfully sold businesses that he started from scratch, and has been involved in strategic mergers and acquisitions.

 

Don HobbsDon Hobbs – Broker Associate/Boulder Office

Mr. Hobbs is a 45-year resident of Boulder County who brings a solid background in entrepreneurship and running service-oriented business. His previous experience includes serving national clients as varied as Microsoft, Volvo, Tom Peters, Chipotle and the Adolph Coors Co. He has led business initiatives from business planning, product development, to service operations. Don was the Technical Director for the Coors Bicycle Classic during the 80s, and the founding Race Director for the Tour de Trump. He actively cycles road, dirt and velodrome for fun and fitness. He is especially proud of his achievement in raising over $3 million for The Children’s Hospital Foundation and The Red Cross.

 

Kimberley RiveroKimberley Rivero CBI – Broker Associate/Boulder Office

Ms. Rivero began her career in high-tech by co-founding a Boulder computer store in 1990. She successfully sold that business in 1996 and moved into web development. She worked for several Boulder high-tech startups then ran her own boutique web communications firm. Her desire to work once again with entrepreneurs brought her to business brokerage where she can help business owners transition to their next venture. Kim holds a Colorado real estate license and is an active member of both the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI). She has earned the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the IBBA. Kim has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Computer Art as well as a Web Technologies Certificate. She enjoys running and hiking with her dogs.

Dave HarrisDave Harris, Broker Associate/Boulder Office

Mr. Harris brings to Front Range Business, Inc. 28 years worth of passion and expertise in technology and the health/outdoor industries. As a sales and marketing executive, his wide range of experience spans raw start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, including Adobe and Texas Instruments. He has in-depth knowledge in both starting a business as well as in buying, developing, and selling existing businesses. Over his career, Dave has been involved in M&A transactions worth $860 million. He is most proud that each transaction produced a successful organization with a thriving workforce. Before joining FRB, Dave and his wife sold their adventure travel business in collaboration with the FRB team. When not helping buyers and sellers successfully reach their goals, you can usually find Dave on his bikes – road, mountain, and touring. He rides them all. In one of his most fun and challenging adventures, he cycled the entire Pony Express route from St. Joseph, Missouri to San Francisco. In his spare time, Dave works on his passion project as a board member of www.OxygenBuzz.com, a lifestyle publication for active Baby Boomers. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Northeastern University. He also makes a mean chili.

David YanishDavid Yanish – Broker Associate

Mr. Yanish began his career during the high-tech communications industry boom of the 1990s. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing with experience spanning from global Fortune 500 management and manufacturing to owning his own property management company in Grand County, Colorado. He has worked in marketing, sales, operations, and product management where he developed new product lines and was awarded numerous design and utility patents. He has managed global teams, national channel partners, and personnel all the way down to individual contractors. His experience also stretches into renewables, such as solar and wind. He offices in Evergreen and Winter Park, Colorado.

 

Michael H. Marks, Lifetime CBI, Fellow of the IBBA – Broker Associate/Denver Office

Mr. Marks is a Certified Business Intermediary with over forty years of business experience and ownership. He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Colorado and has been selling businesses for over twenty-one years. Michael is a Past President and a founding board member of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI) and an active member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He is the author and instructor of an 8 hour educational course for members of the IBBA entitled “Effective Negotiations for the Business Broker” and has presented this course in Denver, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, New Orleans, Phoenix, Reno and Dallas and Boston. Michael has been selected as a Fellow of the International Business Brokers Association, the association’s highest honor. Since his initial sales and marketing training with the Maytag Co., Michael has owned and operated ten companies in widely diverse industries including printing, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and mail-order. Michael holds a BS in Business Administration with a specialty in Marketing from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He has served as an Army Artillery Battery Commander in the Republic of South Korea. Michael has taken up cartooning as a hobby in recent years and has found by using those skills along with his extensive business experience, he has created the Toons and Tips Drip Marketing program with the message of Maximizing Business Value for Business Brokers across the country.