Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC Recognizes Best of the Best

Names “Top Producers,” “Multi-Million Dollar Club” Members

North America’s Leading Business Brokerage Firm Presents Coveted Awards at Annual Conference

May 25, 2017 // // CLEARWATER, Fla. - Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC (MB&FC), North America’s largest full-service business brokerage firm, recently hosted its annual conference where the brand announced its 2016 “Top Producers” and welcomed new members to the exclusive “Multi-Million Dollar Club.” With more than 170 franchise units in the United States and Canada, MB&FC organizes a conference each year to reflect on the past year and honor achievements met by members of the network.

Themed “Game Changers; Leading the Industry,” this year’s conference was held at the TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach and featured educational courses to assist attendees with overall business brokerage, goal setting and more.

“On behalf of the entire company, I would like to congratulate all of our award winners for the overall incredible results they have achieved in 2016,” said Tom Coba, CEO of MB&FC. “I’d also like to thank our entire franchise network for continuing to uphold the highest level of client service year after year.”

The coveted “Top Producers” award was presented to members of the MB&FC network that provided top-notch client service and closed high-priced deals. The honorees, their regions and number of years they have received the “Top Producer” award are listed below: ?

First Year

  • Daz Connell - New Jersey

Second Year

  • Gokul Padmanabhan - Florida
  • Ron Buck - North Carolina
  • Dan Bauer - Minnesota
  • Mike Kendall - Missouri
  • John Kraft - Florida
  • Douglas Batts - Texas

Third Year

  • Jim Dunmire - Florida
  • Celine Defresne - Florida
  • Ray LeBlanc - Missouri
  • Rey Gonzales - South Dakota

Fourth Year

  • Russell Cohen - Florida
  • William White, Sr. - Ohio

Sixth Year

  • Matt Slappey - Georgia
  • Bruce Burns - New Mexico

To be considered a member of the brokerage firm’s “Multi-Million Dollar Club,” brokers had to secure more than $2 million in transactions in 2016. The welcomed members are as follows:

  • Douglas Batts - Texas
  • Dan Bauer - Minnesota
  • Denis Berger - Florida
  • Calvin Breske - South Dakota
  • Ron Buck - North Carolina
  • Bruce Burns - New Mexico
  • Michael Carrozza - Ohio
  • Russell Cohen - Florida
  • Daz Connell - New Jersey
  • Celine Defresne - Florida
  • Jim Dunmire - Florida
  • Judy Elrod - Washington
  • Teresa Farrell - Oregon
  • Andres Fischer - Florida
  • Rey Gonzales - South Dakota
  • Richard Halterman - Virginia
  • Sandra Harvey - Ontario
  • John Hayes - New Jersey
  • Mike Kendall - Missiouri
  • John Kraft - Florida
  • Peggy Kragh - Montana
  • Ray LeBlanc - Missiouri
  • Russell Miller - New Jersey
  • Gokul Padmanabhan - Florida
  • Ken Pokorny - Texas
  • Gordon Schofield - Ontario
  • Matt Slappey - Georgia
  • Marvin Slovacek - Utah
  • Brad Sturn - North Dakota
  • Geary Welch - Oklahoma
  • William White, Sr. - Ohio

“This was the first conference I’ve attended with Murphy Business,” said Coba, who was selected to lead the business brokerage firm in March of this year. “The teamwork, expertise and willingness to help others in this franchise network is unlike any other I’ve been a part of and I’m proud to lead an organization with such integrity and professionalism. As a network, we’re energized and look forward to what’s to come.”

Offering entrepreneurs both regional developer and unit franchisee operating models, the Murphy Business home office supports both groups and their agents with extensive training, along with initial and ongoing marketing efforts that help Murphy Business owners to focus on the most important part of their business - spending more time with their clients.

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About Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC

Clearwater, Florida-based Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC is a full-service business brokerage firm facilitating business sales, purchases, consulting, valuations, mergers and acquisitions. Closing deals at a higher ratio than the business brokerage industry average, several accolades have been bestowed upon the company including being recognized as one of Franchise Business Review ‘s Top 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winners for ten consecutive years.

Media Contact:

Liz Robinson
All Points Public Relations
(847) 897-7497

SOURCE Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC



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