Richard Schammel

Broker License # 01476657

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Former President, California Association of Business Brokers – 35+ years of financial experience!


Indicates membership in the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). The IBBA is the only certifying organization for Business Brokers and Intermediaries who assists people in buying or selling a business.Indicates membership in The California Association of Business Brokers (CABB).


The CABB Certified Business Broker (CBB) certification distinguishes its holder as a seasoned professional who has a solid educational background, proven accomplishments in completing deals, and an active membership in the CABB.


Venture Advisors Business Sales & Acquisitions


Venture Investors Business Sales and Acquisitions works with individuals and corporations, representing privately held businesses of all types. Our Brokers specialize in both “main street” businesses (with revenue to $2.5M) and larger businesses that may be of interest in strategic buyers or private equity investors with revenue up to $50M.

We represent both Buyers and Sellers, and take a proactive, consultive approach to guide and help our clients through each step of the sales transaction or acquisition process.

For Business Sellers our services include:

• Pre-sale preparation and consulting,
• Business valuation and pricing,
• Screening and presentation of qualified candidates,
• Preparation of all transactional documentation, and
• Management of the due diligence and closing processes

For Business Buyers our services include:

• Assistance in creation of definitive, detailed acquisition criteria,
• Assistance in development of an acquisition budget,
• Actively searching within the Business Team network, on all commercial “business for sale” sites, and even directly approaching businesses that may not be actively marketed “for sale,”
• Representation with other Brokers and/or Business Sellers,
• Evaluation of targeted acquisition candidates and pricing,
• Completion of all transactional documentation,
• Referral of qualified

Services Offered

Our services include:
. Business valuation and pricing
. Strategic marketing and seller representation
. Acquisition searches
. Distressed business dispositions
. Equipment valuation
. Management of due diligence
. Enterprise value enhancement focused consulting


Rich has led numerous corporate acquisition efforts and has extensive experience representing clients in pricing, marketing, due diligence and structuring business sales and acquisitions.
Additionally, he has over 30 years experience in senior financial positions at industry leading firms, including the titles of Senior VP and Divisional CFO, and VP Finance at CBRE and Grubb & Ellis Real Estate Management services, respectively. As a Director at KPMG Consulting he managed domestic and international consulting engagements.
Rich has a BA in Economics from UCLA, and MBA from the University of Santa Clara and attended Loyola University law school.
Active in the Pasadena community, Rich is a past Chairman of the Pasadena Center Operating Company and is currently a Director of the Rose Bowl Operating Company.

Areas Served

  • Los Angeles County, CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • San Bernardino County, CA
  • Riverside County, CA
  • Ventura County, CA
  • San Diego County, CA
  • Santa Barbara County, CA
  • Santa Clara County, CA
  • Alameda County, CA
  • San Mateo County, CA

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  • Director, Former President - California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) Certified Business Broker (CBB) MBA, Santa Clara University BA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Former Captain, USAF


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