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8894 N. 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

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Salvatore B. Urso

Salvatore Urso founded Florida Business Acquisitions in 2006 after the realization that the business brokerage industry in the Tampa Bay area was in dire need of a business brokerage firm that is equipped with the proper tools and knowledge to properly evaluate and sell main-street businesses.

Mr. Urso has been selling and valuating small, closely held businesses since 2005. Since then, his practical transaction experience as a business broker, along with his keen understanding of business valuation theory, have provided an invaluable framework for rendering realistic, accurate business valuations and expectations that are critical in the process of selling businesses.

Salvatore is a certified business appraiser who holds the very prestigious CBA designation from the Institute of Business Appraisers (member ID 62312). Because of the stringent peer review criteria, there are fewer than 400 individuals in the entire country who have earned this title; from this very select group, few have the extensive practical transaction experience that he has gained during his professional career. 

Mr. Urso has personally interviewed over 1,000 business owners, performed over 800 business valuations, and sold over 80 companies. In addition, he has over 25 years of experience in managing and operating small businesses as well as outside sales & marketing, through which he has cultured valuable skills that have help render him very adept and effective at applying professional judgement and experience to his work product.

 

In 2010, Mr. Urso founded a spin-off, affiliate company called Ameri-Street Advisory, Inc. which focuses primarily on business valuations and consulting related to business acquisitions across the United States. Mr. Urso also co-founded two family businesses. He has personally invested in, bought, operated and sold investment properties and businesses for over two decades. His fundamental recipe is to combine integrity, honesty, experience and attention to detail such that all parties involved experience a win-win business transaction.

Founder, Broker, Certified Business Appraiser

Francesco Urso

Franc is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida with nearly 20 years of experience in business consulting and operations and buying and selling businesses. Franc began his business career when he co-founded a real estate investment group that purchased, managed and sold commercial real estate and retail property. Franc has a Masters Degree from the University of Florida in Accounting and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Engineering from the University of South Florida.

 

After graduating from The University of Florida, Franc joined the Tampa office of Price Waterhouse where he serviced clients in the manufacturing, real estate, retail and financial services industries. His clients included both large and small companies like Thrucomm, Lykes Brothers, Walter Industries, World Access, Nobility Homes, Sun Hydraulics, Pinnacle Towers, Prudential Florida Realty, Bay Transportation, Lehigh Acres, Celotex, Health Plan Services, Harvard Industries and Disney. His primary responsibilities included auditing his client's books and records and performing due diligence for acquisitions. Franc was also involved in the IPO of Sun Hydraulics.

 

Franc then joined Gulf Atlantic Capital, an investment banking firm, located in Tampa, Florida, where he helped clients sell their middle market companies. While at Gulf Atlantic, Franc was integral in selling the following businesses:

 

  • $45 million wallboard manufacturer, located in Birmingham, Alabama

  • $6 million apparel machinery manufacturer, located in Atlanta, Georgia

  • $100 million auto parts distributor, located in Dallas, Texas and Tampa, Florida

  • $50 million 50-chain restaurant franchisee, located in Scottsdale, Arizona

  • $15 million specialty wire manufacturer, located in New York, New York

  • $80 million go-cart manufacturer, located in Ft. Wayne, Indiana

 

CPA, MBA, Sr. Associate

Anthony LoMenzo

Anthony LoMenzo began his career in the real estate industry in 2001 with Century 21 in Long Island, NY in the residential arena.  He then moved to Tampa, FL where he has been a Business Broker since 2004.   

 

Prior to the real estate occupation, Anthony was a technology consultant for over 18 years, where he helped many business owners find and implement technology solutions tailored to their businesses.  

As a Business broker, he has continued supporting business owners as a business intermediary, helping them coming up with the win-win formula that will attract the right buyers, resulting in the sale of the businesses.

Most of the relationships that Anthony creates with business owners continue even after the sale.  Anthony is also fluent in Italian and Spanish.

 

He has all the skills, knowledge, experience, work ethic, and drive to ensure that his clients will achieve their goals. These attributes, coupled with his honest and confidential approach, allow him to produce high and consistent results.

Broker Associate

Bradley Freeman

Brad Freeman is a Certified Public Accountant. Brad graduated with degrees in Accounting and Finance from Florida State University.  After graduating from FSU, Brad worked in Public Accounting joining Vestal & Wiler in Orlando and Deloitte & Touche in Tampa where he serviced clients in the manufacturing, real estate development, utilities, hospitality, and insurance industries. 

 

After Deloitte, Brad became the Florida Controller for Anthony & Sylvan Pools, a national manufacturer of pools.  While at A&S, Brad helped develop strategic goals in reviewing financial reports; he highlighted favorable and unfavorable variances, including trends that may impact the future performance of the business. Brad also analyzed procedures for receiving, storing, relieving and costing inventory. 

CPA, Sr. Associate

Dave Winter

While pursuing a business degree from Emporia State University in Kansas, Dave took advantage of an opportunity to move to Baton Rouge to learn the printing and copying business. After seven years of working, learning and managing five locations he purchased the Tampa franchise in 1988. The acquisition of a competitor 1992 allowed him to expand with a second location. Years later, after buying a building he was able to consolidate the two operations and expand from within. Dave was the CEO of DocuSource, a successful independent printing and copying business in South Tampa for over 23 years. With the two locations and consolidation he learned the importance of leadership, organization and keeping a close eye on the bottom line.

 

Since the sale of his business he has taken his years of small business experience and used it to help over 20 other small business owners sell their companies and move on to the next stage of their lives. His experience, dedication and communication skills give him a unique perspective and understanding of successfully selling businesses.

 

Sr. Associate

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