Meet the Experts

Charlie Cole
When Experience Matters

Charlie Cole is one of 500+ worldwide Certified Business Intermediary’s (CBI) with a diversity of experience in the private, closely-held business arena. Having worked in large corporate environments and family owned businesses, Charlie has a comprehensive business background spanning over 30 years which includes experience in startups as well as established entities. Charlie spent a large portion of his career as President of manufacturing and service firms and served on the boards of both state and nationally chartered banks. His experience comes from direct hands-on management and ownership of small to mid-size companies.

As founder and President of Cole & Company, Inc., a Durango Colorado firm that offers business brokerage services, business valuations and equipment appraisals; Charlie has appraised, evaluated and transferred ownership of manufacturing, service, retail, distribution and professional practice firms ranging from food service to high tech. He specializes in representing small to mid-size, privately held companies to a network of qualified, serious buyers on a national and international basis. Charlie supports entrepreneurial clients throughout Colorado and New Mexico with national and international business transfer and appraisal services.

Certifications and Designations:

CBI – Certified Business Intermediary
BCA – Business Certified Appraiser
CSBA – Certified Senior Business Analyst
CRB – Colorado Real Estate Broker
CMEA – Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser

Affiliations:

International Business Brokers Association
International Society of Business Appraisers
National Equipment and Business Brokers Institute
Colorado Association of Realtors
Durango Chamber of Commerce
Farmington Chamber of Commerce.

Jennifer Sokol
Business Intermediary

Jennifer has a rich and diverse background in business ownership, management, and public service. After owning and selling businesses herself, she was inspired to help others navigate the challenging process of business transition. Her experience makes her the ideal advisor to help any business owner who would like to sell their business or potential buyer in the market to acquire a new business opportunity. Having been a small business owner herself for almost a decade, she brings the knowledge, compassion, and understanding needed to navigate the complicated process of buying or selling a business. She is proud to be a member of Cole & Company, Inc, a professional business intermediary firm. Cole & Company, Inc. has been representing small to midsize companies and investors in domestic and international markets for over 20 years.

Member: International Business Brokers Association