Doreen has been a Sell-Side M&A Advisor to lower-middle market and main street entrepreneurs in the United States for more than 10 years. Prior to her work in mergers and acquisitions, she held executive level positions within the franchise industry working as a Franchise Business Consultant and Director of Training and Development early in her career with Buffalo’s Franchise Concepts and then with Mrs. Fields Famous Brands on the corporate sell-side representing new development and divestiture opportunities for 5 of the company’s QSR concepts including; Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, Great American Cookie Company, Pretzel Time, Pretzel Maker and TCBY Yogurt. Doreen’s M&A practice remains centered around the franchise and specialty distribution verticals.
As a seasoned Franchise M&A Advisor, she has closed more than 70 transactions since 2005, representing franchisors, multi-unit franchisees, licensors, and distributors of proprietary and patented products and processes.
Her clients span a multitude of industries including: B2B Services, Healthcare, Education, Automotive Aftermarket, Security, Construction, Light Manufacturing, Textiles, Restaurant, and Retail.
Before acquiring Sunbelt Business Brokers – Atlanta, as a franchise resale from her long-time mentor, Doreen worked with an international M&A Firm/Investment bank and prior to that she practiced with a boutique M&A Firm based in Atlanta. She lives in Roswell, GA with her Husband and three children.