JC Maldonado, III
J.C. Maldonado III, is the CEO and a Managing Principal of BizGro Partners, Inc. JC originally founded the predecessor entity, that evolved into BizGro, in the year 2000 as a Mergers and Acquisitions Intermediary Firm that focused on helping Small and Middle Market Companies buy and sell companies. With years of transaction experience under his belt, JC, along with his partner Sam, in the year 2010 decided to focus on an underserved market by acquiring profitable Small Companies in the B2B arena of a certain size, essentially transforming BizGro into a Large Holding Company that is a professional acquirer. JC has 20+ years’ experience in the Investment Banking Buy/Sell Transaction Arena, as well as, experience training, motivating, and managing entrepreneurs, investors, business owners, executives, and salespeople. He has a J.D. from Fordham University and chose to go into business instead of practicing law.
Samuel Maldonado is the Chief Financial Officer and Managing Principal of BizGro Partners, Inc. Sam became a partner of the entity that evolved into BizGro in 2002. His professional background is in the the area of Financing M&A transactions and Business Valuation. He has directly participated in hundreds of Buy/Sell transactions as an Intermediary and has raised hundreds of Millions of dollars necessary to complete these same deals. He has even testified in Court several times over the years to render his opinion on Business Valuation matters. Sam, plays an intricate role in the day-to-day management of the Holding Companies that own all of BizGro’s business assets. He is directing responsible for managing the cash-flow of each business BizGro has a stake in and brings skills that are necessary to improve the value, profitability, and efficiency of each business that is acquired. He has 20+ years of metric and business analytic development along with vast IT software management implementation that deals with current office staff and reallocation and repurposing of staff. Sam attended Baruch College and majored in Finance.
A key member of BizGro Partners since 2013, Gohar Orozco is currently VP of Operations. In addition to holding an MBA in International Business (EU Business School, Barcelona), she has extensive experience in sales and marketing as well as in the B2B and finance sectors. Easy going and highly personable, Gohar is adept at making others feel at ease from the get-go, in part, as a result of having lived in different countries, worked in an array of business cultures, and being fluent in four languages. Known for her work ethic as well as her ability to keep in mind both the big picture and the small details, Gohar provides the support people need in order to succeed in their business endeavors and move on to their next level of growth and development.
Erin currently serves as a Chief Business Analyst for BizGro Partners. She has over 9 years of M&A experience including business brokerage and franchising. She holds the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) accreditation as a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and currently serves on several committees for the organization. Erin was the recipient of the CFE Women’s Executive Scholarship, which allowed her to earn her Certified Franchise Executive credentials in 2013. She enjoys mentoring other brokers and has developed educational seminars for the Business Brokers of Florida series in South Florida, where she is able to share her experiences with other brokers who are just getting started in their careers. Since 2014, Erin has brokered over 60 business sale transactions across the country.
She holds an MBA from the University of Florida and is a native born Floridian. Erin resides in Wellington with her 3 children and 2 French Bulldogs, Harley and Tucker.
Brad Palmer, CPA
Brad Palmer, C.P.A. has joined the BizGro Partners team as an outside financial adviser. He has been a N.J. Certified Public Accountant for over 30 years and he has extensive experience in assisting small and mid-sized closely held entities in dealing with their accounting, tax and financial challenges. He has also represented numerous clients before the Internal Revenue Service with respect to various tax controversies such as offers in compromise and innocent spouse issues.
In addition to being a practicing C.P.A., Brad also has a business brokerage company that acts as an intermediary in facilitating the transfer of small and mid-sized businesses, and he has qualified as an expert witness in the New Jersey Superior Courts in the area of business valuation. He holds a B.A. from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA., and an M.B.A. form Syracuse University , Syracuse, N.Y.