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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.

212 661-4160 Ext: 210    lisiten.Alanp@gmail.com


IMG_1943 OUR TEAMKimia Shadrokh

Managing Director

Kimia is a seasoned professional with extensive sales experience and 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  the tools at her disposal and to negotiate the best possible value for all of her clients

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

While there, she managed hundreds of employees and successfully completed a number of multi-million dollar deals.

Kimia spent the next several years working for Mark Cuban as an Executive Vice President for his data analytic firm, 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 resides in New York City and  graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree from New York University.

Lisiten.kimia@gmail.com     212 661-4160 Ext: 204

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  0-3 OUR TEAMPETE CAMMARATA

Executive Managing Director

With his extensive experience on Wall Street and his Sell Side M&A background along with his entrepreneurial spirit as a successful business owner himself, Pete brings over 30 years of valuable, advanced knowledge to the table.

 His unique and effective M&A strategies are designed to quickly connect sellers of all types to a multitude of qualified, premium buyers.

 Mr. Cammarata earned his Series 7 License from FINRA in 1994.

He quickly became a VP of Private Client Services and an expert in picking quality IPO’s. He knows what it takes to grow a business and sell it at a premium with the right terms because he’s done it for himself multiple times.

When it comes to selling your business, there is no one better positioned to guide and advise you through the entire process right down to the closing table!

This is the greatest sellers market in history and Pete is receiving hundreds of Buyer NDA’s every week.

In fact, it’s likely that he probably already has a qualified buyer in his proprietary database that is ready and able to close a deal with you today!

 Lisiten – #1 Business Broker in America!

Lisiten.peterc@gmail.com ** Mobile: 631-707-2107 ** Office: 212-661-4160 x224

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JOHN M. LAMBERTI

Partner/ Business Broker

John has been a successful businessman and entrepreneur covering over 40 years, buying and selling million-dollar yachts and businesses.

His business experience started when he was 9 years old.

His father was an entrepreneur, who owned apartment buildings and operated several businesses, manufacturing retail store displays, retail/wholesale ladies & children stores.

John learned from his father and became very successful on his own.

Over the years he opened and managed multiple Gas stations, a Goodyear and Firestone repair establishment, Ladies & children retail stores, and established a Display Designer Service Business.

Other ventures included the boating industry.

He operated a large dealership covering a broad spectrum of manufacturers and vessel sizes.

These vessels range in class from performance and sport fishing boats to recreational cruisers and mega yachts. He sold mega yachts up to 200 feet.

John has been a real estate agent since 1999.

With his professional consulting and teaching experience, he has helped salesman learn the art of knowing the competition, hunting leads, cold calling, salesmanship, closing the deal, and overseeing a smooth final transition. He knows the art of making money selling properties and businesses.

Before john’s business activities, he graduated as an Aeronautical Design Engineer and had theopportunity to be an early part of Grumman’s research and development support engineer on the A6A Intruder, all weather attack plane, and the F-14 Tom Cat, bomber and interceptor attack aircraft.

John knows how Aircraft are designed and manufactured.

And lastly, there is nothing more pleasurable in business when you create a WIN WIN situation, leading buyers and sellers to a happy and successful conclusion.

It is up to the business broker to control the deal. If you lose control, the transaction will fail.

That’s why John firmly believes that,“Customer satisfaction is his #1 Priority” and “Hello to Delivery”

John can definitely help you to sell your business!

lisiten.johnmlamberti@gmail.com.  212 661-4160 Ext: 2019


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 has become one of LISITEN ASSOCIATES latest and trusted business brokers

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

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.

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

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

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Leonard Pesko

Len brings to Lisiten Associates almost 50 years of sales and marketing excellence. Len is extremely passionate about selling and exploring new markets and Ideas!

Len was an early mover in the energy business placing control computers in industrial power plants.

As the first contracted supplier of desktop computing to the US military, Len turned a $30 dollar order into a $3 billion business.

These skills earned Len the PHILLY 100 Award as the Fastest Growing Manufacturer of Energy IQ Systems

In parallel with these accomplishments Len donated 14 years as a board member of the University City Science Center Business Advisory Team.

Here he was helping entrepreneurs bring new technologies to market.

We are proud to have Len focus his vast knowledge of sales and negotiating skills on helping our Clients to sell their Businesses or Companies.

Len will be bringing you the best possible offers for the Sale of your Company.

lisiten.len@gmail.com.  212 661-4160 Ext: 228

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Nancy 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

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SOL MEYER

Sol brings a very unique skillset and entrepreneurial spirit to Lisiten Associates. 

While still in High School, Sol helped his Dad build a multi-million dollar data processing firm in NYC servicing companies like Merrill Lynch, Citibank and American Express.

Once he completed his education, he joined the business and propelled it to new heights.  

In 1997, he sold a 1-800 number to AT&T for millions of dollars by targeting one of the most profitable consumer service units within AT&T and reaching out to the then Chairman Robert Allen.

The deal was consummated in an unheard-of timetable of only 29 days. The story was featured on page one of the Wall Street Journal and in the business section of The New York Times. 

 Fortune magazine later ran a story on why AT&T felt compelled to purchase this number and the strategy behind the acquisition.

 Sol’s timing for approaching AT&T was brilliant and the deal structure he proposed was exceptionally creative.   

In 2004, Sol switched gears and obtained a Series 7 and 63 license to apply his business and deal-making acumen as an investment banker at a prestigious Wall Street firm. During the ensuing years, he raised tens of millions of dollars for early stage consumer and business technology firms.  

Between 2010 and 2017 Sol was instrumental in doubling the size and scope of a tax compliance firm by attracting clients such as Comcast, WalMart, KPMG, and other Fortune 500 companies.  

Sol’s unique business experience, his ability to think outside the box, and his creative problem solving skills, make him a highly effective business broker.   

He and his wife Cathy are the very proud parents of five sons and three daughters and many grandchildren. The Meyers reside in Toms River, NJ. 

Lisiten.sol@gmail.com 212 661-4160 Ext:231

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thumbnail_Christine-Cumming.1 OUR TEAMCHRISTINE CUMMING

Chris has lived and worked on the West Coast and lived in California.

Chris had been focused on M&A transactions, Business Brokering and Commercial Real Estate for over 22 years.

 She had been mostly dealing with Manufacturing, Production and Distribution Businesses.

These were Sold along with their Real Estate.

 Chris had been working alone as well as working with other Top brokers while building her Valued Network.

 Chris has built an Amazing Array of Relationships over the years.

Her focus has been Excellent Customer Service wile utilizing more than 25 years experience in Marketing and Advertising.

 Chris has now Joined Forces with LISITEN ASSOCIATES and now has their amazing access to the World at her fingertips.

 Chris is Committed to Helping you to sell your business in a most professional way.

lisiten.chrisC@ gmail.com.   212 661-4160 Ext:225

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ROBERT KENT

Bob Kent is a very successful Businessman.

BOB Started his career by opening an Insurance Agency at age 24.

After 2 years he already had 3 offices and 15 employees.

He still owns them and has a Manager running them for him.

In 2006 Bob opened his first Imaging Center in Park Slope New York aligned with NYU.

He then went on to open another in 2018.

They are very successful and are Run by Onsite Managers.

In the interim years,  Bob bought and sold some other Businesses

Nothing held his attention until he joined LISITEN ASSOCIATES.

Bob says that he loves helping people buy and sell businesses and that this will be his focus for the rest of his life.

With his vast and diversified business experience, BOB can definitely help you to sell your business!

lisiten.bob@gmail.com    212 661-4160 Ext: 239

 


Nicole-Photo-1-edited OUR TEAMNicole Van Valkenburgh

When Nicole knocks on doors…They open!

With a profound background in sales her diverse experience in various industries gives Nicole an edge when working with her clients. She can relate to all, and has vast experience and insight to bring to the table. Her upbeat personality paired with her professional demeanor are the perfect blend of success.

With a passion to learn, understand and help others Nicole’s persistent nature ensures that she will not stop until the job is done. She enjoys “thinking outside the box.”
Her sales and management experience consist of working in the Medical device industry, Manufacturing, Distribution, Supply and Wholesale, as well as helping small businesses and start up companies grow their product distribution and services.

Nicole has worked in the entrepreneurial community coordinating events, networking and building various marketing campaigns, as well as assisting in professional development seminars and business focused educational programs.

Nicole’s number one asset is connection. She is hard working, driven, and believes in the importance of follow up and that business relationships are built on consistence and trust.

Lisiten associates is grateful to have Nicole on our team, and Nicole looks forward to helping you achieve your Business goals, so you can reach your personal goals!

NICOLE CAN DEFINITELY HELP YOU TO SELL YOUR BUSINESS!

lisiten.nicole@gmail.com        212 661-4160 Ext: 216

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JON SHEKLOW

Jon understands effective marketing and business strategies like few others.

He has worked for some of the largest and most cutting edge Advertising Agencies on Earth including Grey, Interpublic Group and DiMassimo.

They have  won awards for ‘Fastest Growing Companies in America’ and ‘Agency of the Year’.

Jon has helped build and grow brands for The Plaza Hotel, Colgate-Palmolive, Jackson Hewitt, The Tribeca Film Festival… and and some ‘dot com’ companies that aren’t around anymore… 

There’s no challenge more satisfying than being able to bring creative solutions to age old problems.

As an experienced Manager/ Broker, Jon is able to engineer new and advanced tactics to help innovative businesses become more successful and sell for the highest possible valuations. 

Whether developing and marketing exciting new apps or consulting on new start-ups,

Jon has a wealth of valuable strategies to help people succeed. 

Most recently, Jon has been a key consultant in the launch of a new Silicon Valley electric motorcycle company “Gauss Moto” as well as a start-up Privacy & Security company in Rhode Island. He has helped countless people realize success in the fields they love. Jon LOVES helping the best and brightest to stay on track and bring their dreams to life.

Jon lives with his wife and 2 kids (and 2 insane cats) in Connecticut.

lisiten.jons@gmail.com   212 661-4160 Ext: 23

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BRAD NAPOLI

Brad believes in a bright future and is grounded by his core values of Love, Integrity, Innovation, Service and Humility.

 He is a result oriented and disciplined sales professional with decades of highly successful experience.

Brad has been working across the financial profession, business ownership and consultation.

He has bought and sold several businesses.

He has a comprehensive understanding of the evolving marketplace and technology. 

Brad believes that money in the hands of good people can change the world at faster speeds. 

Brad  earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrated Science and Technology through Business at James Madison University.

His greatest accomplishment in life is his family,

A beautiful wife and 3 amazing children.

The greatest lesson that he has learned is that communication and strong relationships with those around you is everything.

Brad  wakes up each day with a deep passion for inspiring, motivating and leading those around him to live, create and have the best and most incredible life possible. 

Brad  is dedicated to help business owners reach the next phase of their lives. 

 BRAD CAN DEFINITELY HELP YOU SELL YOUR BUSINESS!

lisiten.brad@gmail.com.  212 661-4160 Ext:241

 


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

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RUSSELL-COHEN-BIO-PIC OUR TEAM RUSSELL COHEN

Russell Cohen brings with him over 18 years of experience in sales, marketing, advertising, distribution, logistics and new product
development. Over the course of time, he has worked with businesses both large and small, near and abroad

Having owned and run a large successful family business, from the ground up, Russell has the knowledge and skillset of seeing value within businesses.

Graduating with an MBA in finance as well as a BS in business management and marketing from Long Island University has laid the foundation for his entrepreneurial mindset and financial understanding of the corporate world.

Russell’s pride and joy is spending quality time with his wife and baby girl. He loves watching his daughter grow up and teaching her new things.

Since the time he was 12, Russell has volunteered his time with United Cerebral Palsy. He has worked directly with the kids afflicted with cerebral palsy in various buddy events. He works one-on-one with these individuals in various activities such as Buddy Hockey, BuddyBaseball etc. Russell assisted in running fundraisers that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years for his local UCP center. In return, he has received dozens of awards for his contributions to United Cerebral Palsy.

Russell is proud to have joined Lisiten Associates brokerage team and is here to guide you in selling your business with the best outcome. RUSSELL CAN EASILY HELP YOU TO SELL YOUR BUSINESS !

lisiten.russell@gmail.com 212 661-4160 Ext: 218


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Kristin Egmont

Kristin brings over 17 Years of Enterprise Sales Experience to Lisiten Associates.

She has an entrepreneurial background as well as vast experience from multiple successful business ventures over the years.

Kristin’s tenacious spirit contributes to, and generates positive results for her clients.

Kristin always puts her customer’s needs first and easily builds long term relationships coupled with success.

Kristin employs strong business skills complete with a high level of service to her clients.

She is always there to support her clients through every step of selling their business.

Kristin can help you sell your Business!


mark-samoka OUR TEAMMark Savoca

Mark is a serial entrepreneur with 30 years’ experience in building and analyzing businesses.

Mark started his career in 1988 at Lehman Brothers, learning the intricacies, complexities, and nuances needed for proper business valuations.

After many years managing upwards of $50 million dollars in customer assets, Mark went on-to co-found a successful boutique trading firm, also on Wall Street.

With a keen eye for risk management and analytical prowess, Mark was able to generate astronomical compounded returns year over year for nearly 15 years.

Prior to joining LISITEN ASSOCIATES, he was the National Sales Director for an automotive services company, providing sales tools, software, and valuable metrics to increase car sales for every national dealership franchise enlisted as a client.

Mark resides in Long Island, on his down time you can catch him at a local softball or soccer field doing what he loves the most, coaching his two daughters and their teams.
Mark can easily help you to Sell your Business!

212 661-4160 Ext: 221     lisiten.mark@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


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`


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HEATHER QUARLES

VICE PRESIDENT  MBA

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, Europe, Israel, 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 2020.

ROSEMARIE is now working on our Newest Technology to be implemented by 2019 to all of our Listings – VIDEO TEASERS !