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skip-warner OUR TEAMSkip Warner

Senior Vice President

Having built and sold multiple businesses of his own, He is an experienced entrepreneur and business broker.

He knows and understands what it takes to successfully run, operate and grow your business in today’s global and highly competitive environment .

Skip knows what it takes and has the experience to sell your business.

SKIP’S prior background includes directing company operations, product design, merchandising, sourcing, production, manufacturing, sales, marketing, brand promotion, advertising and distribution.

SKIP has hired, trained, developed and managed both internal and external sales teams, negotiated license agreements and has traveled extensively both domestically and internationally.

Skip has helped make LISITEN ASSOCIATES the top Business brokerage M&A in North America Today!

lisiten.skip@gmail.com  212 661-4160 ext:203


AlanPfeiferSm-2 OUR TEAMAlan Pfeifer

Vice President

Being an M&A Business Broker at Lisiten Associates is a perfect fit for Alan.

He brings a wealth of successful Business experience to this position.

Alan is a true entrepreneur who has a vision for staying ahead of the curve.

His background is a unique combination of corporate success in both business and sales development with a dozen years in sales management at Levi Strauss and over a decade in business running a high profile division as President of Calvin Klein Jeans.

After 20 plus years from these two successful corporate roles, Alan forged his own jeans company and developed products for existing Brands and Retailers for over a decade.

The experience and gratification of running his own company satisfied his goals at the time.

He then sold his Company and briefly retired, but retirement does not suit Alan’s temperament.

He is constantly thinking of ways to grow so he reinvented himself and became a successful real estate broker at Douglas Elliman while honing his skills as a Business Broker.

This utilization of Alan’s prior work experience has contributed to his success as an extremely important Business Broker and team member at Lisiten Associates.

Lisiten Associates’s proven formulas for achieving Mutual Goals with their Clients has provided the platform for Alan to apply his highly recognized people skills and insatiable desire to help business entrepreneurs either sell or buy a business.

As a Business Broker he is able to evaluate an existing business with the Professional Tools and unmatched International marketing provided by Lisiten Associates and successfully market that business for sale.

Alan skillfully works with first time buyers as well as Corporations and Family Held Businesses looking for that just-right purchase or acquisition.


IMG_1943 OUR TEAMKimia Shadrokh

Regional Sales Director

Kimia is a seasoned professional with extensive sales experience.

Kimia is armed with a resolute determination to achieve success in her field.

She works tirelessly to successfully find the right deals for her buyers, to market each seller’s company with all tools at her disposal and to negotiate the best possible value for all her clients.

Kimia began her career as the Director of Commercial Assets for nearly 10 years at a well-known REIT, The Moinian Group, and oversaw an $8 Billion commercial real estate portfolio.

She managed hundreds of employees and successfully completed a number of high-publicized deals.

Kimia spent the next several years working for Mark Cuban as an Executive Vice President of one of his data analytic firms, Motionloft.

Kimia has an impressive record of results, a sharp eye for detail, and an expert ability to build strong relationships with clients and peers thank to her keen listening and analysis.

Armed with fortitude, work ethic and personality to persuade by using facts and arguments to win, Kimia brings these extremely valuable talents to Lisiten Associates.

Her investigative skills and motto of leaving no stone unturned translate to unprecedented results for her clients.

Kimia graduated manga cum laude with a B.A. degree from New York University. She resides in New York City and is an avid runner that takes advantage of Central Park every opportunity she gets.

Lisiten.kimia@gmail.com  212 661-4160


jt2-200 OUR TEAMJack Trama

Jack is a seasoned business executive and serial entrepreneur with many years of top level business experience.

Throughout his career, Jack has taken on a broad range of business initiatives serving as consultant and intermediary to many companies and individuals in targeted areas of business development, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, and accounts receivable risk management.

Jack is a dedicated, focused, and visionary business intermediary with advanced skills in sales, negotiation, and relationship management.

Core to Jack’s values is doing business fairly, with the right parties, and negotiating win/win transactions.

Whether its developing relationships between entrepreneurs, managing an exit strategy, or facilitating joint ventures between potential partners,

Jack is singularly focused on getting the job done.

Jack has held several leadership roles in his career and currently serves on the advisory board of an emerging biotech firm. 

He was also the former Founder and President of Network Business Brokers, a boutique New York business brokerage firm, assisting metro New York area companies manage successful exit strategies via acquisition.

He was also the Founder and President of Trade Risk Strategies, an accounts receivable risk management firm, providing trade risk insurance and accounts receivable finance to New York area corporations.

Having a keen understanding of what it takes to source the right relationships and close a variety of different business transactions,

Jack puts forth the necessary effort and attention to detail it takes to manage the effort from start to finish. His strong leadership Jack is a seasoned business executive and serial entrepreneur bringing many years of top level business experience to Lisiten Associates.

Lisiten.jack@gmail.com  212 661-4160 ext:235


allan OUR TEAMAllan Montalbano

Regional Sales Director

Allan joined Lisiten Associates as a leading sales consultant in the financial field and new business development in outside markets.

Before that, Allan was a branch office owner at a large independent financial institution.

Throughout his 14 years in the finance industry, he was highly successful in guiding clients to reach their financial goals.

He was responsible for developing and leading sales teams and building client wealth.

He personally grew his branch to top 3 in the company.

Allan has continued that success in his time with LISITEN ASSOCIATES.

He brings a wide range of knowledge across all industries that is needed when servicing business owners.

As a result of his finance background, he is able to work seamlessly with buyers and sellers to expedite the sales process.

He is very honored to play a key role in helping other business owners reach their goals.

Allan is born and raised in Nassau County, and still lives there with his wife and two daughters.

Lisiten.allanm@gmail.com  212-661-4160 ext 220


sandra OUR TEAMSonya Perrotti

Sonya Perrotti is a seasoned sales professional and entrepreneur. She has been involved in many successful business ventures of all types. She adds a wide variety of expertise to Lisiten Associates.

Her knowledge in supply chain optimization, manufacturing sales, creation and execution of sales drivers are second to none. She also worked as an Acquisition Specialist at ADP.

Sonya’s strong knowledge and background will bring business buyers and sellers to an achievable end result.

Sonya has easily become one of LISITEN ASSOCIATES Top Salespersons

Sonya earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management in California at the University of LaVerne.

Lisiten.sonya@gmail.com   212 661-4160 Ext 205


paul-k OUR TEAMPaul Kanengiser

Paul Kanengiser is a seasoned sales professional and entrepreneur.

He has a vast background involving many successful family business ventures.

Paul’s first venture into the business brokerage industry was the sale of his family’s chain of Roller Skating Rinks.

He adds a wide variety of expertise to Lisiten Associates.

His knowledge in family and multi business ownerships, manufacturing sales, creation and execution of sales are second to none.

In 2012, He was named to the Northern Advisory Board for Two River Community Bank, Middletown, NJ

Paul’s strong knowledge and background will bring business buyers and sellers to achieve a smooth transition of ownership.

Paul has become one of LISITEN ASSOCIATES latest and trusted business brokers.

Paul earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Volunteered as an EMT in his home town as well as coaching basketball in his town over the last 12 years.

He has led his teams to 7 Championships and 5 runner ups. Always bringing a winning attitude wherever he is involved.

Paul will bring that same winning attitude to help sell your business.

lisiten.paul@gmail.com   212 661-4160 Ext 219


IMG_2806 OUR TEAMNick Bruzesse

Nicholas has over 25 combined years of Wall Street and Business experience.

In addition to a few businesses, he has built, managed and operated eight restaurants.

Nicholas has worn many hats in building a variety of businesses.

He has been involved from conception to build-out, formation, construction, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, legal and accounting,
suppliers, real estate, inventory, procurement, personell management, licenses, permits, architects, operations and equipment.

His Wall Street tenure speaks for itself.

He started by cold calling on retail accounts to managing portfolios and everything in between.

He has worked with Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, fixed income, trading options, short positioning, to life and health insurance.

After about 8 years of retail, Nicholas became involved within the investment banking side, from private placements, reverse mergers, and raising capital.

He has excelled at bringing companies public, exit strategies, foreign equities, mergers & acquisitions and private equity.

Nicholas also understands current Securities laws, and is used to working with corporate attorneys and SEC auditors. With his vast knowledge and expertise in the business and financial sector, you can rest assured that Nicholas will be your confidant in assisting you with buying or selling your business.

Not only are you getting a representative from LISITEN ASSOCIATES, the Premier Business Brokerage and M&A Agency in the Country, you are getting someone that understands, and can help you through, the entire buying and selling process.

Nicholas has held a series 7 and 63 securities license and has his Health and Life licenses.

Nicholas has a Bachelors degree in business management from CUNY in New York.

Nicholas resides in New York with his wife and 2 children.

Lisiten.nicholas@gmail.com   212-661-4160 ext 224


nancy-bio-pic-e1519246722726 OUR TEAMNancy Schuster

Nancy brings with her over 15 years of her Business and Sales Development Expertise. She has extensive experience providing new business strategy and implementation services within the business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets.

Nancy has an In-depth understanding of core business processes. She is able to define, communicate and fulfill project goals and break complex issues into manageable parts. Nancy has a proven record of leading successful teams to achieved desired goals.

She consistently meets or exceeds sales goals and extremely adept at multi-tasking and time.

212 661-4160 Ext: 206      lisiten.nancy@gmail.com


thumbnail_Lisiten OUR TEAMCarl E. Guzman, CPA

After leaving one of the largest most prestigious accounting firms in the world, and Starting without contacts, experience, or knowledge in the mortgage industry, Carl started a Mortgage Broker/Banker business and built his Mortgage Company into a seven figure business.

Carl is a CPA, real estate broker in New York and New Jersey, and seasoned businessman with over 28 years of extensive business ownership and operations experience.

Carl has an intimate knowledge of business operations (human resources, administrative, product development, and marketing) and total respect and appreciation of what it takes to be an entrepreneur and business owner.

His goal is to always provide clarity and the best professional and ethical advice to business buyers and sellers.

He has developed, authored, and conducted seminars throughout numerous well known and respected universities and educational providers.

He has served as a board member of the New York Association of Mortgage Brokers, Chairman of the Association’s Education Committee, Treasurer for the Teaneck Economic Development Corporation, and as an arbitrator on large real estate cases for the American Arbitration Association.

Carl has appeared on TV and radio and is frequently published and quoted in various news media.

Carl has the experience and understanding to assist entrepreneurs in their pursuit of fulfilling their dreams.

Carl can help you to sell your business.

212 661-4160 Ext: 207      Lisiten.carl@gmail.com


IMG_2835-e1526048076745 OUR TEAMAnthony Pagnozzi

Anthony has been around business his whole life – having grown up in a family of entrepreneurs, and businessmen alike. He has grasped common business concepts and strategies from a young age. He knows what will work and won’t work. Anthony finds it a pleasure to be around others and he loves helping people. He has a passion for building his clients trust. He is a very hard-working, understanding, and helpful man. Anthony also has a vast understanding in both finance and marketing. Anthony has just recently joined Lisiten Associates in 2018 with a goal and vision to better the company even further. Anthony’s contact information is posted below. He can help you sell your company.

212 661-4160 ext: 226      lisiten.anthonyp@gmail.com

thumbnail_Jeremy-Dickstein-Photo-e1498849524836 OUR TEAMJeremy Dickstein

Jeremy has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry with firms such as Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, Morgan Stanley and Fidelity Investments.
Jeremy’s roles have included Financial Advisor, Branch Manager and Director of Business Development Communications.

He has trained and supervised teams engaged in financial planning, asset allocation, investment vehicles and educational and retirement planning.

Jeremy has a long history working with business owners and entrepreneurs in all facets of their businesses.

Prior to joining Lisiten Associates. his focus has included helping employers reduce their payroll taxes, retain and educate their employees and enhance their benefits offerings.

A natural leader and trainer, Jeremy has been teaching financial literacy for over 20 years.

Leveraging his quick wit, Jeremy keeps the serious business of wealth management alive to ensure his high-net worth clients are laughing all the way to the bank.

As much as he loves teaching people how to accumulate wealth, he loves making a difference, creating value, contributing to his community and paying it forward.

He recently worked with the Wounded Warrior Project, helping veterans with their financial lives upon returning from serving their country.

Jeremy worked extensively with inner-city kids including curriculums in the New York City and Philadelphia school systems within the Weill Institute, Harlem RBI and Junior Achievement.

Jeremy was named to the Greater New York Community Leadership Board for the American Diabetes Association in 2015 and also serves as a grassroots advocate for education, prevention and research towards a cure.

Jeremy recently added a new twist to his civic duty by becoming an Auxiliary Officer for the NYPD in Manhattan.

Jeremy received a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University. He serves as a Mentor, Class Agent, Reunion and Traditions Committees Member, Alumni Interviewer and Social Ambassador for Columbia.

He is also the Westchester Region Co-Chair for Columbia’s Alumni Representative Committee (ARC). Jeremy holds FINRA Series 7, 8, 63 and 65 licenses, as well as a New York State life, accident and health insurance license.

Jeremy can help you to sell your business with the utmost professionalism.

Lisiten.jeremy@gmail.com     212 661-4160 Ext: 233


alan-waldman1 OUR TEAMAlan Waldman

Alan began his career in business financing with a position at a New York based notes receivable Factoring company.

While working there Alan completed his M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

During the next decade Alan held finance and operations positions within the publishing and manufacturing industries.

It was during this phase of Alan’s career that he was able to lay the foundations of his finance, operations, manufacturing and distribution skill sets.

Alan has extensive experience in product and content creation, licensing, and product distribution.

With a strong background in sales, pricing and product profitability, deal structures and contract negotiations.

Alan has completed deals with numerous major household names such as; Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Fisher Price, Disney and Electronic Arts.

As a result, prior to joining Lisiten Associates in 2011 Alan was already the veteran of a number of multi-million dollar sales and acquisition transactions for his previous employers.

Alan also serves on the Board of Trustees for several organizations in the tri-state area.

lisiten.alan@gmail.com   212 661-4160 ext: 208`


ray-c OUR TEAMRaymond Chernaskey

Ray brings over 35 years of successful executive business experience and entrepreneurial spirit to his role as a business broker.

He has successfully completed complex business deals with Fortune 100 companies while holding Sales Management positions at IBM, NEC, NetApp, and several early-stage start-up technology companies.

Ray was a pioneer in voice processing founding Voicemark Systems in 1986 providing the then new technology and application solutions to transform small and large organizations business processes.

Ray also founded Liberty Services and Solutions successfully building a business to provide comprehensive data management solutions to pharmaceutical and financial organizations.

Ray is a trained negotiator and skilled at managing complex deals and agreements from a process, technical, and financial standpoint.

He is passionate about supporting his clients delivering high value with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

His years of experience taught him to always position the client’s needs and interests as the priority in any negotiation.

Ray attended Lehigh University and Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

lisiten.rayc@gmail.com  212 661-4160 ext:228


heather-sloane OUR TEAMHeather Sloane  MBA

VICE PRESIDENT

Global Communications

Heather is an exceptional and amazing Mother of three.

She is very tireless and extremely shy.

Heather has been with Lisiten Associates since 1998.

She started as a secretary to Mel Lisiten and has grown up with the company.

Today Heather heads up all International Communications between New York, Florida, Beverly Hills, China, India and the rest of the World.

In addition she oversees Our Public Relations, IT, Bookkeeping and is our General office MGR.

Heather graduated from the University of PA. with a BS degree in Communications and has now completed her Masters Degree at Columbia University.

Once her Children have all gone off to College, Heather is looking forward to joining our Sales Team full time.


rosemarie OUR TEAMRosemarie Antonelli

VICE PRESIDENT

MEDIA

Video Production and Graphic Arts

ROSEMARIE Heads up our Video and Graphics Departments.

She is both an Amazing and accomplished Artist. In addition she owns her own Extremely Successful Beauty Company.

Rosemarie also works tirelessly on projects for Lisiten Associates.

She is in charge of all artwork and videos to be used for Marketing as well as the Branding of the Lisiten Associates Concept.

She is currently working on Video Concepts to be used all over the World for the New and Futuristic (yet to be seen and leading edge Lisiten Associates Marketing Campaigns.

The current Marketing approach used by Lisiten Associates is unmatched anywhere in the World.

The Newest Futuristic and Technically forward Proprietary systems will propel Lisiten Associates further into the forefront of the Brokerage Industry and will be rolled out shortly in 2018.

ROSEMARIE is now working on our Newest Technology to be implemented by 2018 to all of our Listings – VIDEO TEASERS !