Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory

A Neumann & Associates, LLC

June 28, 2021

Meet The Team: Ted Kantor Managing Director of South NY / Connecticut

By Achim Neumann

Ted Kantor Business Broker New York and Connecticut Where did you grow up?

I was born in New Haven, CT and grew up outside the city in Orange, CT.  

Where did you study for college?  

I went to Cornell University for both my undergraduate, BS in Hotel & Restaurant Management, and my MBA from the Johnson School of Management.

What was the first job you had out of college? What was the most important lesson you learned there that has stuck with you for your entire professional career?

My first job out of college was in hospitality industry in Hyatt’s Corporate Management Training program.  I worked at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and rotated through all the different departments in the hotel including food & beverage, front desk, housekeeping, engineering and sales.  It was an incredible experience to see all the aspects of what it takes to make a business work.  My biggest learning was how important the total team is to being successful.  Sales could sell a large convention but if all departments weren’t functioning optimally, then the guest experience would fall apart.   Bringing a team approach, and valuing each member regardless of their position, has stuck with me throughout my career.

What drew you to working with A Neumann and Associates? 

After great conversations with several members of the team, I was impressed by the thoroughness of their transaction process.  The process creates value from start to finish by offering our clients the information they need to control the process and make their best decisions. The process also helps owners to avoid the easy short cuts that ultimately may slow down the process once buyers are involved.   As a former CEO and now advisor, I trust this approach, honed over 30 years, to offer our clients the maximum financial return for their business sale.

What counties and states do you represent?  

New York:  Westchester, Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam and Bronx

Connecticut:  Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, Tolland, New London, Windham

What do you feel makes your region unique compared to others? (tax benefits, special laws, etc.)?   

The region contains businesses of all sizes within many industry sectors. The region’s population is also highly cultural and economically diverse as well.

What do you find is the biggest challenge in your region compared to others?

Every region has its own share of challenges and opportunities.  I am excited about the opportunity to assist the business owners of my region.

What do you find is the biggest advantage working in your region compared to others?  

I have lived in the region for the majority of my life.  I been able to spent time in all corners of my region getting to experience what makes it such a wonderful part of the U.S.  I trust that these experiences can help me work with sellers and assist attracting the right buyers to the table.

What is the most rewarding experience you’ve had working in your region?

I enjoy meeting business owners and understanding their business history.  As a former business owner, I respect their passion and the sacrifices they have made to run a successful business.

Best advice for someone considering selling a business in your region 

Don’t go it alone. At A Neumann & Associates, we are professionals that work as a team dedicated to marketing your business for sale with the utmost confidentiality throughout the entire process. We also advise having the right legal and accounting professionals in the mix as well. Call us today to set up your appointment for a business valuation in New York or a business valuation in Connecticut.

Best advice for someone considering buying a business in your region

A buyer should engage professionals in their search for a business. The A Neumann & Associates confidential approach is best for a buyer as well as a seller.

About A Neumann & Associates, LLC

A Neumann & Associates, LLC is a professional mergers & acquisitions and business brokerage firm having assisted business owners and buyers in the business valuation and business transfer process through its affiliations for the past 30 years. With an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, the company has senior trusted professionals with a deep knowledge based in multiple field offices along the East Coast and has performed hundreds of business valuations in its history. The firm’s competitive transaction fees are based on successfully completing transactions. For more information, please contact A Neumann & Associates at 732-872-6777 or

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“I had been in touch with Karin and Gary from A Neumann & Associates regarding some opportunities and was looking forward to meeting with them. Hence, when they organized a seminar in Princeton, NJ, I was quick to sign up. The seminar was very informative as the team walked the attendees through various scenarios and referenced real life buying/selling situations they had been through. The sessions by Gary, Karin and Achim were crisp and focused and brought clarity to potential seller and buyers. I strongly recommend the team and look forward to continue working with them.”

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“Thank you for your Event on "How to value, Sell, and Buy A Business for Maximum Profit" and the insight into ANA’s approach on what is involved in the Business Exit for sellers. Garys Hervieiou's "Business Valuation", Achim's "Deal structure" presentation and Karin’s "Preparing the Package" are real street knowledge shared. They answered attendees questions which makes it more interesting for learning from others. Great for small businesses like us. The presentations were totally worth our time and travel for the event to Princeton, NJ from Rockville MD. Ravi Bhutani, President, CIPS”

Ravi Bhutani

“Gary, this is to thank you for an excellent job done in selling our business. We could never have done it without your professional expertise, dedication and time put in without reservation to make it happen. We will gladly and highly recommend you to anybody in our position.  It was a pleasure to work with you.”

Pat Iammatteo, Owner

“Your vetting is simply outstanding, among the best I've seen from a broker.”

Eric H., Investor

“I recently contacted A. Neumann and Associates about getting a valuation of my business done. I spoke with Marc, who explained the process in detail. After meeting with Marc in order to get a clear understanding of my business, and what I was hoping to accomplish. His patience in answering all my questions and his knowledge of the proper way to market my business gave me great confidence that this is the firm I will be using to sell my business for max value. Working with Marc at A Neumann & Associates was very easy and professional. I did not know all that was going to be involved in selling my business but they helped me through the process. What I thought was going to be a just another one of those pushy sales companies was just the opposite. Polite, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to talk to and deal with. I highly recommend this firm to anybody who wants to sell now or down the road. Marc not only knows his stuff, but actually is a real nice guy.”

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“Used A Neumann & Associates to sale my business. could not imagine having done it with out the patience and experience Gary provided. Thanks Gary,”

Dennis Frazier

“Working with Marc and his company was a pleasure. What I thought was going to be a just another one of those pushy sales companies was just the opposite. Polite, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to talk to and deal with. Marc handled most of the interaction and he has one of the greatest demeanors. Again, it was a pleasure working with him and his firm.”

Douglas DiCeglio

“I recently completed an acquisition using A Neumann & Associates. Tony Valentino was very helpful and accessible during the entire process. They do a thorough job vetting both parties and got us to the finish line.”

Srini Mudambi

“Claus out of Florida helped us with the sale of our business. We had never done anything like this and him and his team walked us through the process from start to finish. We had some challenges through the process and Claus continued to show up even in the difficult conversations.”

Colby Harris, Co-Owner, Del Mar Designs

“Claus Madsen thoroughly helped us with selling our company. From the 1st introductory meeting explaining to us what was possible, to providing us with resources to assist with the sale. Claus was invaluable throughout the whole sales process. Claus was with us every step of the journey and always made himself available for any questions or issues that came up along the way. If you are interested in selling your business, I encourage you to reach out to Claus and the ANA team so that they can let you know what’s achievable. These guys will make it happen!”

Ron Harris, Co-Owner and Vice President, Del Mar Designs
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