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Charlie Cole

Charlie Cole
When Experience Matters

Charlie Cole helps entrepreneurs buy, sell and appraise businesses. I’m a business broker and valuation specialist with a diversity of experience in the private, closely held business arena. Having worked in large corporate environments, but primarily in small and family owned businesses, I have a comprehensive business background spanning over 30 years, which includes experience in startups as well as established entities. I spent a large portion of my career as President of manufacturing and service firms and also served on the boards of both state and nationally chartered banks. My experience comes from direct hands-on management, ownership, valuation and transfer of small companies.

As founder and President of Cole & Company, Inc., a firm that offers business intermediary services, business valuations and machinery & equipment appraisals; I have consulted, valued and transferred ownership of manufacturing, service, energy, medical, agricultural, retail, distribution and professional practice firms throughout the United States. I’ve been awarded several prestigious designations including; Certified Business Intermediary (“CBI”) by the International Business Brokers Association, Business Certified Appraiser (“BCA”) by the International Society of Business Appraisers and Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (“CMEA”) by the NEBB Institute. These designations are held by a select group of individuals located throughout the U.S. and around the world offering business valuation and transfer expertise to Entrepreneurs, Lenders, Attorneys, CPA’s, Governmental Agencies and Business Buyers and Sellers. I support entrepreneurial clients throughout Colorado, Texas and New Mexico with national and international business brokerage and appraisal services.

Certifications and Designations:

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


International Business Brokers Association
International Society of Business Appraisers
National Equipment and Business Brokers Institute
Colorado Association of Realtors
Durango, CO Chamber of Commerce
Farmington, NM 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 a 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 a business 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