THOMAS L. JELEPIS
THOMAS L. JELEPIS
TJELEPIS@GMAIL.COM | (440) 773-9912
Tom Jelepis is a Managing Director and Principal of Agency Professionals, LLC, and its Agency Professional companies, providing business and real estate brokerage services to its clients in Ohio and Florida.
Prior to his current role with Agency Professionals, Tom served in various capacities throughout his 30-year career in the real estate industry, holding leadership and ownership positions for firms such as Bass Ohio Real Estate, Ostendorf Morris – Colliers, and Coldwell Banker Commercial.
A former Councilman and Mayor of the City of Bay Village, Tom was Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, and was an 11-year member of the State of Ohio Athletic Commission, first appointment by Governor Taft and reappointed by Governor Strickland. Tom served as the Board’s Chair for 4 years.
Tom also has served on numerous boards and commissions throughout his career, including United Way of Greater Cleveland, the Ohio Board of Realtors as a Director, the Akron Cleveland Area Board of Realtors as Vice Chair of Legislation, the Cuyahoga County Mayors and Managers Association, the Council of World Affairs, and as co-founder of “Friends From The Start”, a Foundation focused on providing support to individuals and their loved ones touched by cancer.
A Marine Corps Veteran, Tom is a real estate broker in Ohio and Florida, a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) with the IBBA, and a graduate of Leadership Cleveland, Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University.
EZERUCHA@THEAGENCYPROS.COM | (216) 645-8224
Ellen Zerucha is a Managing Director and Principal of Agency Professionals, LLC, and its Agency Professional companies, providing business and real estate brokerage services to its clients in Ohio and Florida.
Prior to her current role with Agency Professionals, Ellen served her clients as a licensed commercial real estate associate with Coldwell Banker Commercial, focusing on areas such as office, industrial, and retail leasing and acquisition/disposition.
Before joining Coldwell Banker Commercial, Ellen was Senior Vice-President of Marketing and Strategy Development for Tremco Inc., an RPM Company. Ellen engaged with national and international architects, construction management firms, consultants, and engineers as it relates to building materials and the design and construction of watertight structures.
Ellen’s extensive experience in commercial construction includes broad industry association involvement, developing strategic partnerships, and collaborating with international sister companies to bring innovative building solutions to the NA market. Ellen also engaged in M&A prospecting, company evaluation, and integration into the Tremco organization.
Ellen earned her B.S. in Marketing from the University of Akron and her MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She is a board member of Cleveland Central Catholic high school.
BBURENS@THEAGENCYPROS.COM | (216) 258-9984
Betsy is a Associate Broker with Agency Professionals, providing business and real estate brokerage services to its clients in Ohio. She began her career in Marketing at The David Group - a niche Advertising agency in Cleveland. As an Account Executive she serviced accounts ranging in industry from Manufacturing to Healthcare.
Betsy later joined Citiroc as a Marketing Strategist for the boutique agency, specializing in high end residential real estate in Cleveland. She became a licensed real estate agent in 2012 and made a segue into the commercial real estate sector joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as a Transaction Services Specialist. In her role as TSS, she supported a team of top producing brokers, primarily operating in the Office and Industrial sectors.
Betsy brings Marketing expertise, market knowledge and a passion for providing exemplary client services to the Agency Professionals team.
Betsy earned her B.A. in Philosophy and English from William Smith College.
DWDUNN249@GMAIL.COM | (440) 554-6833
Dennis Dunn is Managing Director of Operations for Agency Professionals Business Brokerage, LLC. (Ohio), and its affiliated Agency Professionals companies, providing real estate and business brokerage services to its clients in Ohio and Florida.
Prior to Joining Agency Professionals, Dennis enjoyed a highly dynamic and successful career in the food and beverage industry, becoming a recognized leader in building top-producing sales organizations through strategic marketing, tactical sales, and key account management.
Dennis built and served as President/Co-Founder of Garden Food Service, Inc., a food service and beverage company which experienced double-digit top lines sales six consecutive years. As CEO of the firm, Dennis took part in all aspects of the operations including but not limited to daily management, sales, negotiations, implementation of industry specific technology, and training and oversight of staff. Dennis sold his company in 2019.
Before the creation of Garden Food Service, Inc., Dennis worked in sales and management positions for food and beverage companies such as Shearer’s Foods and AVI Food Systems.
Dennis earned his B.S. in Marketing from John Carroll University and his MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College. Dennis and his family reside in Westlake, Ohio.
AMAJKUT@MAJKUTCPA.COM | (216) 389-3127
Andrew Majkut is a Senior Associate - Financial Analyst with Agency Professionals Business Brokerage, LLC (Ohio), and its affiliated Agency Professionals companies, providing financial analysis and valuations to its clients in Ohio and Florida.
Andrew, a Certified Public Account since 1973, is Managing Member of Majkut CPA.s, Ltd., a certified public accounting firm providing services for numerous companies and non-profit organizations in Northern Ohio.
During his long and distinguished career, Andrew has conducted hundreds of valuations for individual clients, arbitration, and personal acquisition. Andrew has also provided expert testimony for the courts.
A Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Andrew has served on various boards of privately held companies and nonprofit organizations, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.
Andrew and his family reside in Elyria, Ohio.
CLEVELANDAUCTIONEER@GMAIL.COM | (440) 454-1121
John Froelich is an affiliate of Agency Professionals Real Estate, LLC. (Ohio), and Agency Professionals Business Brokerage (Ohio), providing real estate and brokerage services to its clients in Ohio.
John is also the owner & CEO of JF Marketing Ltd/Auction & Real Estate Services, a NE Ohio based firm. In 2010, John made a crucial decision to become an industry expert in the auctioning after a long and successful career in sales and management.
In preparation, a 10-year educational process occurred enabling John to earn the title of Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI), sponsored by the National Auctioneers Association. John joined 49 of auction colleagues in developing leadership skills with a master’s degree equivalent in the planning, operation, and growth of an auction company.
Out of the estimated 100,000 auctioneers in the United States, there are approximately 800 practicing CAI graduates and only 34 prestigious Rose Award recipients. John graduated #1 in his class and is a proud Rose Award recipient.
John has conducted auctions in every class of real estate and is considered one of the leading voices in the industry. John graduated with a BS/BA from Bowling Green State University after 4 years of service to our country in the United States Air Force. He and his family reside in Westlake, Ohio.
RKLEEM@THEAGENCYPROS.COM | (440) 225-3750
Raymond Kleem is a Real Estate Associate with Agency Professionals, providing real estate brokerage services to its clients in Ohio.
Prior to his current role with Agency Professionals, Raymond served his clients as a licensed commercial real estate associate with Coldwell Banker Commercial, focusing on areas such as office, industrial, and retail leasing and acquisition/disposition.
Raymond was introduced to business entrepreneurship at an early age, and now oversees management aspects of a family portfolio including office buildings, apartments, and restaurants. This first-hand exposure and experience in all aspects of real estate acquisition and disposition has given Ray a keen ability to identify and analyze opportunities most beneficial for his clients.
Raymond earned his B.S. in Marketing and Management from Baldwin Wallace University.
FURRER@FURRERCPA.COM | (440) 823-2324
Steve is the owner of Furrer & Associates, Inc. and has operated a successful accounting practice in Westlake for over 25 years. In October 2011, he acquired a second firm based out of Avon Lake. Over the summer of 2013, the two firms officially merged at the Westlake location.
Steve earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1986 and his Bachelors of Science from Indiana University in 1980. Steve advises clients in a variety of areas including business valuation, financing assistance and advanced tax and corporate structure issues.
Before founding Furrer & Associates in 2003, he was the managing partner of its predecessor accounting firm for 10 years. Prior to that, he was employed for over 10 years by National City Corporation in various lending and credit areas and by Deloitte Haskins and Main Hurdman CPAs both "big five" CPA firms.
He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ohio Society of CPAs and holds the Accreditation in Business Valuation (ABV).
Steve has three children, resides in Lakewood with his wife and he is an active member of the community.
Michael Sarris is a Real Estate Associate with Agency Professionals, providing real estate brokerage services to its clients in Ohio.
Prior to his current role with Agency Professionals, Michael spent over 28 years in business
development, project management, client relationship development, property management, strategic planning and talent acquisition for both corporate and entrepreneurial environments.
For the past 10 years, Michael successfully served his clients as a wireless consultant providing real estate site acquisition services, site development and site management services that included site analysis and identification, lease negotiation, zoning analysis/fulfillment and total project management. His clients included major telecommunication carriers, tower companies, private investors, real estate investment trusts and municipalities, with projects that varied in size and complexity from single site to multi-state tower portfolios.
As a real estate investor, Michael has 20+ years of experience in acquisition, ownership,
property improvement and repositioning, disposition, property management, real estate
finance and lease negotiation for a successful portfolio of properties that have provided
consistent positive cash flow along with long term asset appreciation.
Michael lives in Cleveland and earned his B.S. in Finance from Miami University Oxford, OH.
Gary Ebert is the Attorney for Agency Professionals and its affiliated companies, providing legal council and advice for the firm and all related business and real estate transactions in Ohio and Florida.
Additionally, Gary is the Director of Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash Co., LPA’s Estate Planning, Business Succession and Probate practice group; Municipal and Public Law group; Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use practice group; and Sports and Entertainment practice group. He has combined a private practice with his public role as the former Law Director for the City of Bay Village, in addition to his role as Law Director for the City of Avon Lake.
Gary’s previous tenure as Law Director in Bay Village gave him the distinction of being the longest serving Law Director in Cuyahoga County with over 30 years of continuous service.
Gary’s expertise serves Agency Professionals extremely due to his vast experience and knowledge in representing the business and real estate interests of hundreds of individuals and corporations throughout his 40 - year career.
He and his wife, Pamela, live in Bay village, and are the proud parents of three children and five grandchildren.
John Urbancich is an Associate with Agency Professionals business brokerage services to its clients in Ohio. A former Sun Newspapers Executive Editor, President and CEO during a 35-year print career, has been a Principle/COO for Bass Ohio Consultants since 2012.
In the latter capacity, John has helped formulate business opportunities in government relations, marketing, and oil and gas-related projects for the company he co-founded with business partner and Bass Ohio CEO Tom Jelepis.
Before that at Sun, which under his stewardship became the largest group of paid community newspapers in North America, John developed close ties with hundreds of public officials and influential readers who not only recognized the significance of the chain's local reporting, but also its clout in terms of political endorsements.
John, a journalism graduate of Rutgers University, was the president of his Leadership Cleveland Class of 1993 and remains active in a number of organizations, including as a Trustee on the board of the Frances & Jane S. Lausche Foundation.