Joe enjoyed a 40-year dual career in sales management and political campaign management. He made himself a student of both crafts, exercising leadership and creativity to advance causes of both for-profit and non-profit entities.
Joe was able to help launch projects that changed industries starting with being the founding Internet Sales Manager for a high-volume retail auto dealer in Northern Virginia. Growing into a six-person team in three years, his team increased sales to over 20% of company total, and consistently generated a higher percentage of store’s gross profits.
FordDirect.com recognized Joe’s team for achieving the number one lead-closing ratio in the eastern region (out of 1,200 dealers). He was recruited by Ford Motor Company to participate in a 10-member lead management council at Microsoft headquarters in Redman, WA, to evaluate and recommend changes for Ford’s corporate-wide lead management marketing software.
Later, Joe started a freelance consulting/writing business which provided clients with marketing material, business and campaign plans, training materials, speeches, media releases, book reviews, public policy essays, and even ghost-written full-length non-fiction manuscripts. Still having the political itch after majoring in Public Policy, Joe co-founded an independent political party in Virginia and ran for public office numerous times, which included making the ballot for US Congress in three successive election cycles.
Most recently a sales trainer and life coach, Joe welcomes the opportunity to be a transaction intermediary for sellers looking to maximize their benefits from exiting their business ownership.
He and his wife Deanna relocated to the Charleston, SC, area in 2020, where the only thing missing are the hills to present more challenging bicycle rides.
“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.”
Business Owner – 2019
“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.”
“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”
“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.”
“Your vetting is simply outstanding, among the best I've seen from a broker.”
“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.”
“Used A Neumann & Associates to sale my business. could not imagine having done it with out the patience and experience Gary provided. Thanks Gary,”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
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