After obtaining his MBA, John began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the international accounting and consulting firm, and subsequently joined Progressive Corporation, a large U.S. based insurance company. John was a Division President at Progressive and subsequently became the CEO of a New York based private equity investment company. In 2001, he founded MMI as a platform investment company and MMI has subsequently acquired 10 additional companies. John is also a founder and co-owner of SFI Investments, LLC, a registered broker dealer.
John’s professional credentials include being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Series 7-General Securities Representative, Series 24-General Securities Principal, Series 63-Registered Representative and Series 79-Investment Banking Representative, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He is a frequent speaker on various business topics and most recently was the subject matter expert for the writing of “Selling Your Business For Dummies,” a Wiley Press publication.
Chief Operating Officer
Jeff is a graduate of Miami University. He has been the Chief Operating Officer of Merrymeeting since its inception in 2001. Prior to joining MMI, Jeff was the Chief Financial Officer for several businesses. He was also previously a Manager with KPMG, the international accounting and consulting firm.
Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and a licensed insurance broker. He is also a certified instructor for the International Business Brokers Association.
Brian has over 20 years of experience as an independent business owner and managing business transactions. As a seasoned intermediary, Brian has successfully represented companies in a broad range of industries helping business owners achieve their desired exit strategy or growth initiative.
Brian is a Senior Partner at Indiana Business Advisors, Managing Director of SBB Capital Partners investment banking office in Indianapolis, co‐founder of Ninth Rule Capital, a Private Investment Company, and Regional Developer for Franchise Growth 360 helping companies achieve growth through franchising.
Previously Brian was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures as well as having held corporate roles serving as Vice President of Franchise Development at Prime Hospitality and Director of Franchising for Choice Hotels.
Brian is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Management Information Systems and earned his MBA from Butler University. He has received the Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designation, holds both the Series 7 – General Security License and the Series 63 – Uniform Securities Licenses, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. He has been affiliated with several organizations including the Entrepreneur Organization, a Member of the International Business Brokers Association, Venture Club, and a Board Member of The Entrepreneur Institute.
Director, Business Development
Kylene has worked for Merrymeeting Group (MMG) since 2001, overseeing operations for several of MMG’s franchise system subsidiaries. Her expertise includes: strategy definition and goal setting, business model development, new product/service line development, franchise disclosure document and agreement design, marketing campaign development, brand management, operations design, technology platform design and deployment, franchise sales, franchisee relations, training and business owner coaching.
Kylene is currently the Director of Business Development for MMG’s franchise acquisition and investment subsidiary, MMI Capital Partners (MMICP). In this role, Kylene manages the Sunbelt Business Brokers franchise system; oversees MMG’s company-owned unit operations; and leads the delivery of business process outsourcing services to franchisor clients.
Kylene holds Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Logistics from John Carroll University, and a Master’s from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Mitchell joined Sunbelt’s Management Team in August of 2014 after graduating from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. Prior to earning his law degree, Mitchell received a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Akron.