OUR  TEAM

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ELLEN ZERUCHA

Ellen Zerucha is President of Agency Professionals Business Brokerage LLC.   Agency Professionals provides buy and sell side business brokerage to low and middle market (<=$25M revenue) businesses. Ellen is also a licensed commercial real estate broker. 

 

Before forming her own brokerage, 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.  In this role, Ellen prospected companies for possible acquisition or strategic partnerships.  She evaluated dozens of companies, meeting with business owners in North America, Germany, and Australia.   She played a key role in the acquisition of ~$60M combined businesses. 

 

Ellen earned her B.S. in Marketing from the University of Akron and her MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  She has completed executive training at the Army War College, Cornell University, Northwestern University, and the Center for Creative Leadership.

 

She is an Advisory Board member for Cleveland Central Catholic High School, a NOBBA (Northeast Ohio Business Brokers Association) board member, and a Union Club member in Cleveland. 

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KYLE HARTUNG

Kyle Hartung is the Vice President, Director of Investment Sales with Goodman Real Estate Services Group LLC. 

 

Kyle graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.S.B.A. in Finance and International Business and a B.A. in Spanish. He has extensive experience in all aspects of owner/seller and tenant/buyer representation. During his 17 years with the company, Kyle has represented clients in a broad assortment of transactions including sale-leasebacks, 1031 exchanges, portfolio sales, asset repositioning and analysis, lease modifications, and more, for retail, industrial, and office properties throughout the country.

 

Kyle started the investment sales division of Goodman Real Estate from the ground up and currently markets investment properties for sale throughout the United States to a continuously growing list of national and international buyers.  Kyle offers national investment advisory and brokerage services to sellers and buyers alike; and because the company has an in-house leasing team with direct lines of communication with national tenants, he is able to provide his clients with reliable and accurate information in order to assist them in making sound investment decisions.

 

His viewpoint is created by combining essential financial, economic, and real estate business data with the current market conditions and trends. Today, along with listing national and regionally tenanted investment properties for sale and representing buyers in search of investment properties, Kyle provides a variety of client services, which include representing owners in renegotiating and extending tenant leases, assisting in positioning assets for sale to maximize return, and integrating his clients with the company’s leasing team to stay ahead of the market. This diversity brings an uncommon and valuable point of view to Kyle’s business not often offered by most real estate service professionals.

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ANDREW MAJKUT

AMAJKUT@MAJKUTCPA.COM | (216) 389-3127

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.

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Thomas Sear is a team member of North 2 Florida, and Agency Professionals Business Brokerage LLC. We provide business and real estate brokerage services to clients in Ohio and Florida. He is enthusiastic about all aspects of real estate. He enjoys helping people find the home, business, or investment that best suits their needs. He is currently working on a degree in Business management and Entrepreneurship. After completing all of his real estate salesperson courses before graduating highschool, he is now pre-licensed in Ohio and pursuing a second license in the state of Florida. Thomas has an extensive background in real estate and it has played a significant role throughout his life. His Grandfather was a successful builder and developer, his Father and Mother are involved in remodeling, design, and management of new and existing homes. Both have their brokers and salesperson licenses respectively. Thomas has a hard working and problem solving personality. He is happy to assist throughout the process of buying and selling. He has a passion for helping people and enjoys all facets of the real estate profession.

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JON MAJKUT

JMAJKUT@MAJKUTCPA.COM | (440) 365-0204

Jon Majkut is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he majored in accounting. Upon graduation, Jon worked at a well-regarded Central Ohio accounting firm for 5 years, where he gained substantial knowledge and skill before joining the firm Majkut CPA's, Ltd.. Jon's civic involvement includes sitting on the boards of directors of The Lorain County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the Wesleyan Village. Jon is also a member of the Elyria Sunrise Rotary club and is a resident of North Ridgeville. Jon enjoys spending time with his three little dogs, traveling whenever possible, and fly-fishing.

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STEVE FURRER

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.