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Eric Gagnon
 (404) 800-6704
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President, Industry Expert
ERIC GAGNON is the founder and President of We Sell Restaurants and wesellrestaurants.com.  He is the nation’s leading restaurant broker.  Eric is an industry expert in restaurant sales and valuation.  He is a frequent speaker, writer and co-host of the nation's only radio show devoted to the restaurant industry .  Eric is co-author of Appetite for Acquisition  an award winning book on restaurant brokerage published in 2012 and named "Best of" by Small Business Book Awards.  Eric began his career in the financial services industry for Bank of America, Bank of New York and big five accounting firm, KPMG before launching the nation’s premiere restaurant brokerage firm and  restaurant brokerage franchise.  Eric is designated a Business Industry Expert by Business Brokerage Press and earned the designation of Accredited Business Intermediary from the American Business Brokers Association.

Eric is Past President of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) and Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Club. He is a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) , Business Brokers of Florida (BBF), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the International Franchise Association (IFA) . Eric is also an active member for the for the Southeast Franchise Forum where he serves on the membership committee. Eric is licensed as a Broker in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.   He holds degrees from major universities in both the United States and Canada.
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  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
 
Robin Gagnon
 (404) 800-6701
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Chief Marketing Officer, MBA, Certified Restaurant Broker Trainer
ROBIN GAGNON is the Vice President of We Sell Restaurants and Chief Marketing Officer.  Robin co-hosts the nation's only radio show devoted to restaurants and is one of handful of women in the industry working as a restaurant broker full time.  She has carved a principal role in the industry as a writer and speaker and has addressed the International Business Broker Association, International Franchise Association, Sysco Food Show and multiple colleges and universities.   She has sold hundreds of restaurants and bars. Robin is a prolific writer and guide to the restaurant industry.  Her expert articles appear online and in print across the country. She co-authored Appetite for Acquisition, an award winning book on buying restaurants that was published in 2012 and named "Best of 2012" by Small Business Book Awards.  Prior to joining We Sell Restaurants, Robin served as Vice President of Strategic Marketing for a $4 billion dollar retailer and Director of Advertising and Director of Business Development for another Fortune 100 company. 
 
Robin holds an undergraduate degree and an MBA where she graduated first in her class and was named "Outstanding MBA." Robin is an emeritus member of the ASU Business Advisory Council. She is also a founding member of the ASU Entrepreneurship Board. Robin is a licensed real estate salesperson in both Georgia and Florida and member of the Business Brokers of Florida and the International Franchise Association.  She has been named a National Industry Expert by Business Brokerage Press.
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  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
 
Peter  Antoniades
 (678) 508-7427
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Business Broker
Peter Antoniades comes to We Sell Restaurants Atlanta with 12 years of experience in business brokerage. According to Peter, "I take great pride in helping clients make the right choices and to act as their guide through the many steps involved in purchasing or selling a business." Peter immigrated to the United States in 1993 and was instrumental in opening two major national franchises in Atlanta. He attended the Rand Afrikaans University and the Damelin Management School. He is also a Professional Chef with extensive culinary knowledge. He is a Board Certified Intermediary and holds a Georgia Real Estate License and was a Director and Past Secretary of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. Peter is also a Certified Business Value Improvement Program Manager (CBVI-PM) where, through the BVI exclusive proprietary Index, he identifies whether businesses are "market ready" to sell. If the business is not market ready, using the BVI Resources Index and industry specific consultants, Peter sets up a program together with the owner to get the business market ready. This program improves the businesses potential for sale as well as achieving a maximum ROI for the seller. “Peter brings immediate depth to the We Sell Restaurants team with his vast knowledge of the restaurant industry” says Eric Gagnon, President of We Sell Restaurants. He continued, “The combination of the We Sell Restaurants process and Peter’s background makes him an excellent choice for any buyer or seller looking for representation.”
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  • Georgia
 
Emily  Yessick
 (404) 668-6851
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Restaurant Broker
Emily is a Certified Restaurant Broker and licensed real estate salesperson both in Georgia and Florida.  She is graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering.  From preliminary drawings and construction inspections all the way to ownership, she has worked in all aspects of a business.  To bring her experience full circle she has worked in various positions of the food and beverage industry and also loves good food and wine.  Born and raised in Atlanta, Emily now lives in North Florida but staying involved in the Atlanta Community is important.  She serves on the Board of Advisors at First Landmark Bank in Marietta, GA and on the Board of Directors for United Medical Response in Roswell, GA.  As a Certified Restaurant Broker, Emily is one of the few women in the country with this designation.  Her positive attitude and drive for success makes her an asset to any team.  Let Emily help you buy or sell your Georgia or Florida restaurant today! 
States:
  • Florida
  • Georgia
 
John Sparks
 (404) 800-6706
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Certified Restaurant Broker
A native Atlantan, John is a University of Georgia graduate and a licensed real estate salesperson, as well as a Certified Business Broker. John came to We Sell Restaurants in 2014 with 25 years of business experience – starting, growing, operating and selling several businesses in his career. Although he is relatively new to the restaurant brokerage business, John feels that his business background and work ethic makes him a natural fit for the restaurant brokerage business. John always welcomes calls from both buyers and sellers!
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  • Georgia
 
Nona Kouzmanova
 (404) 274-8137
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Restaurant Broker
Nona was born in Bulgaria. She speaks four languages - Bulgaria, Russian, German and English. She became a United States resident in 1998 and has called Georgia home since that time. She received an M.S. degree in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry from Georgia State University in 2004 and became a naturalized citizen the same year. A entrepreneur by heart and driven by the American dream, Nona and her husband opened their own business in 2005. She became licensed as a Georgia real estate salesperson recently and joined We Sell Restaurants. While Nona is new to the brokerage industry, she is no stranger to the concept of hard work, dedication, goal achievement and creating overall happy and satisfied clients. With her background and language fluency, Nona is happy to work with clients seeking an E-2 visa qualified restaurant.
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  • Georgia
 
JK Kenny
 (770) 598-1695
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Restaurant Broker
JK brings 46 years of experience in the beverage alcohol/hospitality industry to the We Sell Restaurants team. He has worked on both the supplier and retail side of the industry, so he is able to give different view points concerning many aspects of the restaurant operations. His extensive network of industry professionals gives him a unique advantage as a resource for new and experienced operators.
 
JK was born and raised in New York City and began his career in the beverage and food industry in 1968. He opened his first pub in 1977 and after 8 successful years, moved into the supplier side as NY Metro Promotional Manager for Amaretto di Saronno.
 
In 1987, he moved to the Atlanta area representing Rolling Rock Brewery, overseeing local sales and marketing in GA, SC, NC, & Fl. Subsequently he joined Molson Breweries USA managing on-premise sales and promotions in GA & SC.
 
In 1995, JK opened the first successful franchise of The Wild Wing Cafe  in Marietta, Ga. Now in it's 18th year, his original store is a multimillion dollar location. In 2013, JK ended his relationship with the Wild Wing Cafe Company and redeveloped the concept as The Wing Cafe & Tap House, creating new business opportunities and savings, while increasing sales.
 
In addition, in 2011 teamed up with a good friend Chef Patrick Gebrayel to open a artisan butcher shop in Marietta, Heywoods Provisions. Moving with the "farm to table" trend, Heywoods has been able to promote it's retail and wholesale offerings to many great Atlanta restaurants and customers, garnering many accolades from several food and dining articles and magazines.
 
JK also is a licensed real estate professional and Business Broker, specializing in the Hospitality industry. His strong background in restaurant operations, marketing and business development is another reason informed buyers and sellers choose the We Sell Restaurants team to represent them in the Atlanta marketplace.
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  • Georgia
 
Jason Holbrook
 (678) 463-0115
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restaurant Broker
Jason Holbrook joins the team at We Sell Restaurant with a background in both real estate and restaurant ownership and operations. Jason graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate. He was an original Georgia franchisee and Board Member of the Gandolfo's Deli franchise, named one of the fastest growing franchise concepts for 2006. He has a strong background in Property Management and Development and worked in this capacity for both Bohannon Holman and The Trilogy Group. He has performed site location for several national restaurant chains and most recently worked as a Landlord Representative for a real estate development firm in Gainesville. Jason's background as a restaurant owner, landlord representative and real estate specialist makes him the ideal broker to assist you in the purchase or sale of your restaurant.
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  • Georgia
 
Bob Weinberg
 (770) 757-8654
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Restaurant Broker
Bob is a licensed broker in the state of Georgia. Bob has held an active real estate broker's license since 1972. Bob serves as President of Weinberg & Company, Inc. and manages investment property for WIC, LLC. In addition to his real estate experience, Bob also serves as President of W & W Ventures, Inc., a new product development and marketing company. Bob was the co-owner and operator of S&W Seafood Co. Inc. (established in 1934) from 1974 to 1989. He also developed several other restaurants including Skipper Sam's, Mack Marvin's, S&W Jr. and The Chesapeake House. Bob is a native Atlantan and attended Emory University and the University of Georgia.
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  • Georgia
 
Certifed Restaurant Broker©

What is a Certified Restaurant Broker©? A Certified Restaurant Broker© has undergone pre-testing, post-testing, classroom instruction and field training by some of the industry's experts in restaurant brokerage. This 100 hour program is the beginning of attaining this important certification. Ongoing mentoring, support and training are required to maintain Certified Restaurant Broker© status.

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