ERIC GAGNON is the founder and President of We Sell Restaurants and wesellrestaurants.com, the nation’s largest restaurant brokerage firm and the only franchise specializing in restaurant sales.
Eric is an industry expert in restaurant sales and holds the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokerage Association (IBBA). A frequent writer and speaker in the restaurant industry, Eric co-authored Appetite for Acquisition, an award-winning book on buying restaurants.
Eric was named a Fellow of the IBBA in 2018 for his outstanding contribution to the business brokerage industry and was a recipient of the Outstanding Producer Award given by the International Business Brokers Association for multiple years.
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 nearly two decades ago. He oversees the development and training of Restaurant Brokers nationwide and has created the industry's only Certified Restaurant Broker coursework and testing program.
Past President of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) and Lifetime Member of their Million Dollar Club; he was also the recipient of the GABB Phoenix Award, presented to a select few who have received the Million Dollar Award for more than a decade.
Eric is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) where he serves as a board member for VetFran, a strategic initiative of the IFA and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Franchise Forum (SEFF).
Eric has also been designated a Business Industry Expert by Business Brokerage Press.