Bonaventure Wakam, CBI
(805) 644-9588 ext 22

Bonaventure Wakam started KHAM Inc. in 1998 after fourteen years in manufacturing in the Automotive Industry. In 2002 he successfully completed and passed professional tests and requirements to be a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI). He held various positions including: Product Engineer with Chrysler Corp; Specialist with Mazda Motors Manufacturing, Director of Quality with General Safety Corp; Operations Manager with AlliedSignal Corp; Manufacturing Manager with American Axel & Manufacturing and Operations Manager with Kaiser Aluminum. Bonaventure received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit and an M.S. in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. He is a Licensed California Real Estate Broker and is a member of the California Business Brokers Association (CABB) and the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA).

Glenn Brown
Vice President
(805) 644-9588 ext 26

Glenn Brown has over 30 years of executive management, operational, financial, sales, and strategic planning experience as well as a personal entrepreneurial background conducting acquisitions and sales of companies on his own behalf. Glenn's foundation is diverse and dynamic – he was an officer in the U.S. Army before joining the corporate management team with AT&T/Bell South in Atlanta, Ga., folding that experience into numerous collaborative enterprises with privately held corporations. His exposure covers a broad range of industry types – automotive, furniture, industrial seals and gaskets, technology & communications, manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, printing, and computer services. Glenn earned his MBA from Georgia State University with honors and a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from Georgia Tech.

Brian P. Jaye, CPA
Business Broker
(Seller Representation Only)

(805) 644-9588 ext 24

Brian P. Jaye is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. After obtaining his California Certified Public Accountant license in 1979, he founded the firm of JRRO, LLP - Accountants & Consultants. Over the past 35 years Brian's responsibilities have included providing accounting, business advisory, estate planning, financial planning, succession planning and taxation services to closely held businesses and their owners. A primary focus of Brian's has been to assist business owners with increasing the value of their business for a successful transition. Brian retired from JRRO, LLP in January 2016 to devote his career experiences to representing business owners with their sale, succession and transition plans. In addition to being a licensed California Certified Public Accountant, he is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and a member of the California Business Brokers Association (CABB). Brian enjoys spending time at lake and mountain recreational areas, and visiting his three adult sons in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fred Mercuro
Business Broker
(805) 644-9588 ext 29

Fred Mercuro spent twenty-five years (25) in the field of investment banking dealing with financial institutions including: commercial banks, savings & loans, credit unions and insurance companies.

Fred’s work was often focused on working towards consummating mergers and acquisitions. His functions included advising his clients in the area of asset liability management. Those duties included maximizing yield, managing duration and credit risk and safely leveraging their balance sheets. Fred worked directly with the institutions senior management and Boards of Directors devising growth strategies. Fred’s efforts at facilitating enhanced balance sheets frequently led to highly profitable business sales for shareholders.

Fred’s thorough knowledge of bank regulatory matters, combined with his investment acumen was responsible for rescuing a number of savings & loan institutions from failing during the thrift industry collapse in the late 1980’s thereby saving millions of taxpayer dollars in government bailouts.

Fred worked closely with a number of mutual (depositor owned) community savings banks devising portfolio strategies that would make them attractive candidates for conversion into stock ownership institutions, and thereafter establishing acquisition partners for them. In addition, Fred’ also served as a consultant in both New York and London to a number of leading Wall Street firms including: Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, Solomon Brothers, E.F. Hutton and Bear Sterns.

Most recently Fred has focused his experience and skills on working with both Sellers & Buyers of Main Street & Middle Market businesses. He has successfully assisted in the sales and purchases of dozens of businesses ranging from manufacturing, service, retail and health care; often helping to secure the necessary acquisition financing.

Fred brings over 30 years of practical business and financial experience to the table. He is highly skilled at managing client relationships and functioning as a financial intermediary. Marketing, optimizing business valuations and successfully closing transactions have been the hallmark of his career. Fred is a highly skilled negotiator capable of navigating complex financial matters and establishing and promoting value to both prospective Buyers and Sellers of Businesses.