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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 info@neumannassociates.com

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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

“A Neumann & Associates is the only business broker I would use or consult with. They have assisted with 3 business sales over the past 15 years with me. They are honest and sincere and have always performed better than my expectations. They are the only one i would use for the sales of my businesses.”

James Belanger, Business Owner

“I wanted to take a second to commend the exemplary customer service from both you [Karin Neumann] and Mr. Valentino. It’s both a rarity in the industry, and very much appreciated.”

Andrew G., Investor

“We worked with Neumann & Associates to investigate the purchase of a research company in 2010 and found Achim to be capable, forthright and realistic. His depth of experience enabled us to fully understand our options, offering creative options that might enable the acquisition. While we didn’t acquire that particular company at that time, we know exactly who to call whenever we’re looking to buy or sell a business.”

Daniel Coates, Buyer

“Purchasing a business through this firm was a pleasure. Gary was very professional and transparent throughout the entire process. I look forward to working with A Neumann & Associates in the future.”

William Klemens, Buyer

“I utilized A. Neumann & Associates to assist in an M&A process. They are VERY thorough in using their time-tested process to calculate the value of investment opportunities, a process which provided a very detailed explanation for the value of the potential opportunity. Additionally, they also went above and beyond to extend other services including connecting with others who specialize in your industry and can assist with necessary steps including legal and accounting. Highly recommended!”

Edward Lane , Business Owner

“I recently contacted A. Neumann and Associates about getting a valuation of my business done. I spoke with Achim, who explained the process in detail. He had his colleague Gary come to my office 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 when the time comes for me to sell my business for max value. They gave me great insight into the steps I need to take now to get the best deal in the future. I highly recommend this firm to anybody who wants to sell now or down the road. They not only know their stuff, their actually just real nice guys.”

Robert Kardane, Business Owner
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