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Our Team of Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions Professionals


Diane Thomas
President & Designated Broker
dthomas@premiersalesaz.com

As President of Premier Sales, Inc., a 30 year old business brokerage firm in Arizona, Diane manages business sales transactions and engagements with privately held companies with revenue from $2 to $40 million.   The Premier Transactional Team achieves a 75% success ratio, which is well above the industry average of 30%.

Diane believes planning is essential to success.  Together with her value creation affiliate companies, Legacy Advisors Arizona and Legacy C-Suite, a client centric approach is developed.  This includes:  Value Enhancement; Business Continuity & Succession Planning; and, Business Exit Strategies to achieve stakeholder objectives. By designing a strategy first, Diane and her team are aligned with clients on goals and priorities.  Typical outcomes:  Improved Cash Flow, More Time and Better Quality of Life.

Diane is a frequently sought presenter and instructor on the principles of business transactions, value enhancement, finance and deal structuring.

Prior to joining Premier, Diane was the founder and CEO of Concord Capital Assets, Inc., an asset management company.  Her corporate and small business experience includes:   private placement real estate investment & management, business turn around management, acquisition analysis, market analysis and due diligence.

Diane earned B.S. degrees in Finance and Quantitative Analysis from California State University, Long Beach.  She shares her life with her husband and their blended family of 5 children.

Jerry Glover
Director of Mergers & Acquisitions
jglover@premiersalesaz.com

As Director of Mergers & Acquisitions, Jerry has worked with Mid-Market Business Owners to successfully monetize the business through acquisitions by private equity groups and strategic corporate mergers. Jerry is the former Chief Operation Officer of Transamerica Bank N.A. He has over 34 years of executive level experience with Transamerica Commercial Finance Corp and General Electric Capital Corp.

He has an extensive background in business valuations, contract negotiations, due diligence, business integration, mergers, strategic planning, P & L management, exit strategies, Six Sigma and process re-engineering.

Jerry holds a B.B.A degree in Business Finance from West Texas State University.

Dean Scholfield
Senior Business Intermediary
dscholfield@premiersalesaz.com

With over 34 yrs. experience in the business brokerage/commercial real estate arena, Dean has consistently delivered results to hundreds of business owners. Dean has represented businesses that vary in size and industries. He is particularly skilled in creating solutions that are acceptable to both parties, which is the key to success in deal making. Dean’s business philosophy is to meet and exceed clients’ expectations with personal integrity and bull dog determination.

Following his formal education, both undergraduate and post-graduate at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA, Dean entered into the garment industry for several years in both partnership and complete ownership capacities. After selling his company in 1980, Dean entered the business brokerage/commercial real estate market. His expertise include business administration, finance, and general management and consumer relations.

Jim Roth
Business Intermediary Emeritus
jroth@premiersalesaz.com

Jim assisted clients with business sales and acquisition for decades. He brought his extensive knowledge and experience to his transactions. Jim continues to support business owners with his small business mentoring volunteer work.

Jim owned and operated a VR Business Broker franchise for twelve years. He successfully lead the business from an under-performing franchise to being 6th highest performing franchise in the nation. Jim sold the business in 2002 and continued to work in the profession as an agent at Premier until his retirement in 2017.

Prior to owning his brokerage, Jim worked for GTE in various management positions. His last job when he retired was as Director of Strategic Planning. His last major assignment was to facilitate the merger between GTE-AG Communication Systems & ATT. In that role he was the liaison between the two businesses.

Jim graduated with a B.A. degree with a double major in Mathematics and Economics form Blackburn University.

Chuck Canli
Business & M&A Advisor
ccanli@premiersalesaz.com

As a Business and Mergers & Acquisition Advisor at Premier Sales, Inc., Chuck works with business owners to position, market and sell their privately held companies. Chuck brings to the Premier team his broad experience which includes: transactional sales, business start-ups, operations and business value growth.

Prior to joining Premier, Chuck established several food distribution companies here in Arizona and in Illinois. He was instrumental in the management and operations of his companies. Chuck utilized organic growth strategies coupled with acquisitions. Eventually, Chuck sold these businesses at greater value and higher multiples on earnings than industry standards.

Chuck has an entrepreneurial spirit grounded in operations and management. His greatest gift and talent is understanding his clients. Chuck works tirelessly to achieve his business owner clients' objectives.

Beyond financials and ROI, Chuckís philosophy includes ensuring he believes in the nature and the purpose of a business. He looks for organizations with business ethics and practices that align with his moral compass. He also has to be able to see himself as a consumer of the business.

Outside of work, Canli shares a life with Emily and their dog Wilson. In his free time, he acquires, develops and manages real estate investments in his portfolio. He also enjoys golfing and traveling not just to popular destinations, but also to hidden gems. To him, itís about getting to know local traditions and indulging in authentic local foods. His lifeís goal is to visit as many countries as possible.



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