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Meet The Team

Ryan Gipple, Principal  – Ryan Gipple was born and raised in the Midwest where the importance of hard work, integrity, and communication were instilled at an early age.

He graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Finance Degree from the University of Colorado and holds a Graduate Banking Certificate from the University of Washington (Pacific Coast Banking School), where he also graduated with honors.

After completing his formal education, Mr. Gipple spent the next 18 years in the Financial Services Industry (Private Banking, Small Business Banking, Mortgage Banking and Retail Banking). His progression up the corporate ladder was culminated with the position of Regional President over a five state region for a national banking franchise. He utilized his experience in finance, sales, marketing, operations and leadership combined with his broader economic experience to lead his group to financial success. Whether you are a corporate executive looking to transition to the incredible world of an entrepreneur, or a current business owner reviewing exit strategies, Mr. Gipple is uniquely qualified to help.

Ryan was recognized in for the past five years by the Arizona Business Brokers Association for “Outstanding Performance” in both the number of businesses sold and also the dollar volume of business listed.

He has been happily married for 24 years to his wife Kindra and has three children. He and his family currently reside in the SE Valley of Phoenix Arizona.

Brent Schmick, Business Intermediary – Brent understands the life cycles of business as he has bought, sold, and founded several companies. With over 20 years’ experience in business growth, development, strategic planning and execution, he has helped hundreds of new and experienced entrepreneurs buy, sell and run successful businesses. Brent understands the high level of commitment involved in these processes and is dedicated to serving his clients with confidence.

Brent has functioned as the President of a service-based company, accounting company, franchise sales company, and most notably with the franchisor of the BounceU concept, a children’s entertainment facility with locations across the United States. Brent has also been employed in the field of public accounting with an international accounting firm, where he earned his Certified Public Accountant license. He has served as an advisor to small- and medium-sized companies covering a variety of industries. Brent has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of emerging companies and non-profit organizations.
Brent resides in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife and two children and enjoys outdoor activities, especially bicycling and hiking.