Best Business Brokers in NJ

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Mike Janis

Mike started his business career with IBM after graduating from Princeton University with a BA in Business.

Since 1982, Mike has been a serial entrepreneur having started and managed 4 successful software companies in New Jersey.

In 1997 and 1999, Mike was a finalist for the New Jersey “Entrepreneur of the Year”

He has bought and sold a number of companies and founded NJ Broker Plus, LLC to assist New jersey business owners to sell their businesses and qualified buyers to purchase a profitable business.

We have built a team of very professional business brokers, all with a “client first” mentality.

We are looking for new team members. Visit our Careers page to learn about current opportunities.

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Wendy Cormann

Wendy graduated from FIT with a BS in Marketing. Most of her career has been spent in the Digital Marketing realm working for companies like Advance Digital (Star-Ledger / and Townsquare media (94.3 The Point / NJ 101.5).

Her main focus has always been to help small to medium-sized business owners meet their marketing objectives; whether that be a direct response, boost website traffic, or increase exposure to strengthen the brand.

Wendy has worked with a variety of businesses to help increase cash flow and streamline their A/R process. Today, she spends most of her time marketing business opportunities and assisting business owners with the sale of their businesses.

Matt Lyna

Matt graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers Business School with a BS in Supply Chain Management. He began his career in IT operations, in which he has succeeded and specialized in project management, data analysis and cost optimization on a global enterprise scale. His accomplishments range from developing global technology pricing models, to the execution of operating model transformations, which directly realized multi-million dollar cost savings.  

Matt’s strong interpersonal skills, business acumen and growth mindset are key traits that enable him to embody NJ Broker Plus’ values. Exceptional client service, attention to detail and a genuine passion for helping business owners achieve their goals are Matt’s guiding principles.

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John Ratkoski

After graduating Villanova University with a Mechanical Engineering Degree, John worked as an Aeronautical Engineer for a manufacturing concern in NY.
He always had his eye on his ultimate goal, a Wall Street career. John was fortunate that his dream came true and he worked for various Wall Street firms for about 30 years.

He left Wall Street and worked as a financial adviser in the insurance and automotive industries.

John was recruited by NJ Broker Plus to facilitate the buying and selling of turnkey establishments.

Teddy Gross

Teddy studied Economics and Business at Cornell University. After graduating, he went directly to an investment bank focused on selling companies in the $10-100 million transaction price range. The companies spanned several industries, including building products, manufacturing, consumer retail, and healthcare services. Teddy was engaged in every stage of the deal process, preparing marketing materials, identifying potential buyers, conducting due diligence, and providing valuation analysis.

After his time in banking, Teddy wanted to venture on his own and buy a business. After sifting through thousands of businesses for sale, he decided on two pizzerias in Manhattan to purchase. Since their acquisition, he has increased profitability and runs them predominantly absentee.

Working with NJ Broker Plus, Teddy brings his professional expertise from his time in finance as well as his own personal experience of buying and owning a business to his clients, no matter how big or small.

Carlos Saucedo

Carlos is a 30+ year career sales professional with an original background in Enterprise technology and cyber security. He has been involved with franchising as far back as 2004 where he owned multiple businesses including a Handyman Franchise and most recently a Real Estate Investment Franchise in 2015.

Today Carlos continues his efforts as an entrepreneur and co-owns a Laundromat and wash and fold delivery business out of Bayville NJ as well as an independent Franchise Consulting/Brokering business that was started back in 2019.

As an affiliate broker with NJ Brokers Plus, Carlos will leverage his years of experience to help aspiring and existing entrepreneurs avoid potentially costly mistakes when buying or selling a business via an unmatched personal focus on individual client’s financial and personal goals.

Hariom Bhatt

Hariom graduated from Montclair State University with a BS in Finance. His career started in banking at Chase Bank where he nurtured many valuable relationships with bankers, lenders, brokers, and business owners. After building his network in banking, his next venture was to gain corporate experience.

Hariom is a big picture individual that drives his work with the purpose of personal development so he decided to join a corporate with a culture of growth, Kumon North America Inc. With his understanding of business trends, real estate, and finance he uncovers growth opportunities for Kumon as a Strategy Analyst.

At NJ Broker Plus, Hariom aims to assist his clients with buying and selling a business while delivering an unmatched level of client satisfaction.

Phil Rutigliano

While attending Fordham University Phil focused his studies and double majored in Finance and Marketing. This combination proved to be extremely helpful as he worked in the banking and investment arena on Wall Street. While working in NY he pursued and obtained his MBA from Pace University. Later he operated a service and distribution company that he later sold.

As a consultant he is driven to exceed expectations. He is an innovative and creative thinker and a master connector capable of executing a business marketing plan that achieves top results. He understands that dedicating attention to the clients is vital and the foundation of our successful business.

Dwayne Zulauf

Dwayne started his career after graduating The Culinary Institute of America with an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies in 1979. He became corporate chef for a major hotel chain on the east coast. After being a chef for 10 years, he purchased a bagel & bakery business in Hoboken, NJ and successfully operated this business for eight years. After 9/11, he felt it was time to shift gears and therefore sold his business to become a sales consultant for an industry related company. With extensive first-hand experience as both a business owner and seller, Dwayne decided to join the NJ Broker Plus team where he facilitates the buying and selling of small to medium sized businesses.

Rutul Shah

Rutul holds engineering degree and International Trade and marketing diploma with diverse work background from financial services to Supply Chain Management.

He has experience working for one of the big four consulting firms, helping clients assess their needs, formulate solutions to increase efficiencies and overall cost savings.

Currently he operates marketing and management consultancy firm providing services for trade missions, international market access, management consultancy and outsourcing.

His has a passion for entrepreneurship, trade, innovation, international markets, and business analysis skills gained from versatile business experience over the years brings him to NJ Broker Plus.

With right mindset and customer focused Rutul is the business broker you need on your side for all your buying or selling goals

Ken Freedman

Ken recently sold his IT Firm after successfully running it for 34 years. As a 1981 Rutgers University graduate he spent his entire career in the computer industry working with small to medium-size businesses.

His motto in life has been that “Nothing is impossible, the impossible just takes a little longer”. After years of being told his business could not be sold he proved those naysayers wrong after meeting with Mike Janis.

Together they listed his company and it sold in less than 6 months. The secret to having a successful sale is to prepare all aspects of your company just like selling a house.

Ken is proud to join this exclusive and professional team to help other business owners with the purchase or sale of their dream business.