Jay M. Inbar, President/Senior Business Broker, Certified Mergers and Acquisition Professional
Mark Sussman, Business Broker
Mark Sussman, a native New Yorker, brings to the Inbar Group team over 30 years of experience working closely with small and mid-sized businesses across multiple industry groups. As director of business development with StartUp Pros, Mark leveraged his accumulated sales, marketing and management expertise to help startups, as well as, established businesses achieve long-term success. Working in partnership with national and international clients, Mark has been successful at identifying unique opportunities and building strategic relationships with key decision makers in building brand awareness, increased sales metrics, and superior ROI.
Mark Sussman graduated, Summa Cum Laude, from The State University of New York at Albany with dual majors in Economics and International Relations.
Charles MacPherson, Business Broker
Charlie was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and is a graduate of both Franklin Institute and Eastern Nazarene College with degrees in Medical Electronics and Business Administration.
He has an inexplicable passion for all things Arctic and northern landscapes and wildlife in particular and has crossed the Arctic Circle 6 times so far. In addition to wildlife photography, his hobbies include Ham Radio, where he holds the call sign KS1C. Charlie is fluent in Morse Code to about 30 words per minute!
He resides in the peaceful town of China, Maine with his wife and serves northern New England as Business Broker with the Inbar Group.
As the former owner (and ultimately the seller) of a $5MM business, he is uniquely positioned to understand the challenges faced by those who are buying or selling a business.
Paul Vassallo, Business Broker
Paul Vassallo has a passion for business along with a diversified business background, including 30 years of ownership and management experience running successful businesses in retail, service and manufacturing industries.
Paul has excellent evaluation skills, a keen attention to detail, is informative and thorough. He is very adept at listening in order to gain an understanding of needs, identify opportunities and establish plans of action to help people achieve their goals. Paul’s experiences as a business owner bring both practical knowledge and established business relationships that help him get things done. He communicates very well and knows how to keep things moving forward.
In addition to his business experience, Paul holds an MBA Degree in executive management from St. John’s University. He grew up in Queens, NY and currently resides in beautiful Putnam County, NY with his wife and children.
Craig O’Donnell, Business Broker
Craig was raised in Scituate, MA and moved to Plymouth, MA in his 40's. Craig brings 40+ years business experience and has owned, managed, and sold businesses in Construction, Manufacturing and Services industries. His scale of knowledge and hands-on experience allows him to work easily and efficiently with clients, with a relatable personalized approach.
Craig's entrepreneurial mindset started early working in his family construction company. As an owner-operator and SOLD a successful service related business for 10+ years. He joined the management team of a local medical manufacturing company where he tasked with production line efficiencies and develop the service and recertification program required by CDC for the product line. His experience as an entrepreneur serves him well when evaluating businesses from purchase to sale. He manages our Boston, Massachusetts office.
Isaac Parker, Business Broker
Isaac Parker has over 25 years of corporate business experience having worked at several marketing agencies before moving into sales at CBS Television and Comcast Corp. As a Business Development Manager at CBS Television, Isaac worked closely with business owners to identify their goals for growth and to market their vision on his broadcast station. As a Regional Sales Manager for Comcast, Isaac managed a team that helped businesses across the Northeast corridor to prepare their messaging and target their audience across the Comcast properties. In addition to working closely with many business owners, Isaac has the additional experience of owning his own small business. With his corporate experience, combined with real world practical business ownership experience, Isaac has a unique understanding of the needs and priorities of the small business owner as well as the potential buyers.
Isaac Parker graduated from The Wharton Business School at The University of Pennsylvania with a major in Finance.
Melinda Torrens, Business Broker
Melinda Torrens brings 20+ years of real estate experience as top negotiator, marketer, manager, title agent, and sales coach to the business brokerage arena. A native New Englander, Melinda comes from a family of successful small business owners, so she understands the passion and commitment needed to grow a thriving business. While running her own consulting and real estate businesses, she led brokerage operations in multiple states for a high-growth, international, cloud-based real estate company. She loves startups and specializes in designing lean, scalable systems and leveraging disruption and technology to increase profitability. She brings her fresh, innovative, and creative approach to designing the best marketing plan for your business.
Melinda studied Economics and Psychology at the University of Southern Maine, Business Administration at the Purdue School of Business at Salisbury University, and holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Old Orchard Beach with her dog, Zoe, and loves spending time with her four grown children. She is an avid sailor and musician and enjoys travel.
Richard Salinas, Executive Marketing Assistant
Richard Salinas is a San Diego native with a B.A. degree in Political Science where he studied at Dominican University of California. He has extensive knowledge and working experience in the marketing industry and was a Sr. Marketing V.I.P. host with Tao Group where he networked with various industry leaders to increase company offerings and long-range sales growth. Richard is very thorough in implementing various marketing strategies and especially skilled at working with clients.
Sheila Hatley, Office Manager
Sheila was born in New Hampshire and had the opportunity to grow up in different parts of the Country including Georgia, Pennsylvania, California, & New Hampshire. She attended White Mountains Community College, in Berlin, New Hampshire, where she graduated with an Office Management degree. She has an extensive background in banking, healthcare administration, and substitute teaching pre-k through grade 12.
She transitioned from Berlin, New Hampshire to Jay, Maine in November 2022 with her fiancé, three children, and their cats. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and tent camping wherever the opportunity arrives; her favorite place being Machias, Maine. Her hobbies include knitting, puzzles, baking, preserving food, and spending time with her family.
Sheila works directly with Charles MacPherson at our Maine Office.
Ashley Kraemer, Executive Marketing Assistant
Ashley is a graduate of George Washington University and received her master’s degree in journalism from Temple’s Klein School of Media and Communication.
She has lived in South Florida, Italy, Chicago and DC, but when she moved to Philadelphia in 2002, she knew that this city was her home.
Ashley’s professional experience includes sales and marketing for real estate, hospitality and luxury brands. She currently lives in Bella Vista with her rescue pup, "Pretzel".
Scott Smith, Executive Marketing Assistant
Scott was born & raised in Orange County, California and is a graduate of Esperanza High School.
After relocating to Maine 35 years ago, he owned & operated a mobile DJ service performing at events & nightclubs throughout New England & Canada. He attended The University of Maine for Meat & Poultry HAACP/Sanitation, and Hospitality/Customer Service, which is fitting considering his Love for people.
He has an extensive background in Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Enhancement, and he’s an expert Horticulturist, which is also fitting, due to his great attention to detail, and desire to exceed expected goals.
In his free time, Scott enjoys a wide variety of interests & hobbies including Travel, Cuisine, Roller Coasters/Thrills, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Bible Study, & Traditional Chinese Martial Arts. As a Father, Grandfather, and former Little League & Youth Soccer Coach he finds great reward in teaching youth, watching them improve, grow, & succeed.
Scott works in our Augusta, Maine Office.