We Support and Empower our Clients and Each Other

Advanced Business Brokers serves individual buyers and sellers, family-owned businesses, and mid-sized corporations throughout the Midwest and California. Our team is comprised of successful individuals that have experience in business-to-business sales, and commercial banking, and often have personal experience running and/or selling a small business of their own. We enjoy building relationships with our clients in the communities we serve to bring buyers and sellers together.


Larry Baumgart

Founding Partner
Business Intermediary & Analyst
MBA, ​CMA® (Certified Management Accountant)

E. Brad Scoffin​

Founding Partner
​Business Intermediary
​Director of New Business Development

Our Associates:

Frank Cobb

Business Intermediary

Doug De Jonge

Business Intermediary

Mark Dobbins

Business Intermediary / California Regional Mgr.

Larry Baumgart

Larry has built a unique insight to business transactions with almost 30 years of business appraisal experience. His background in finance and business appraisal allow him to help business owners traverse the obstacles in selling their business and help take the worry out of the process.
Larry earned his undergraduate degree in finance and Masters of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. He is married with three grown children and lives in Portage Michigan. He is active in his church as well as several outdoor activities.

​Larry specializes in manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics companies.

E. Brad Scoffin​

Brad has over 30 years of experience in business to business sales, working with business owners and corporate officers.  Building connections and relationships with consultants and trusted advisor professionals, he brings a unique skill set that helps our clients navigate the ever changing business climate.  Brad has a diverse background in financial services and insurance sales & marketing.  Brad also gives back to the small business community through volunteer work with and SBDC of Michigan.  Brad is the current president of the Michigan Business Brokers Association (west) as well as the president of the State Association.

Brad earned his degree in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences from the University of California San Diego.  He, relocated to Michigan in 2005, and became active with many business advocacy groups serving on several boards at both local and state levels. He enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife and kids in the Vicksburg area,  supporting youth sports, playing golf, kayaking, working on home improvement projects or exploring the great state of Michigan.

​Brad specializes in business to business service companies, computer & IT companies, and construction/skilled trades.

​Frank Cobb

Frank covers the West and Northern Michigan. Frank is a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker in Muskegon where he has served over 1000 residential and commercial clients over 22 years and has earned the Lifetime Hall of Fame Award.  He has now turned his focus to helping the small business community

Frank is a graduate of Aquinas College in Community Leadership; he has served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity and is currently active on the Pointe Marina Association Board. He is also a member of the West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee and the Muskegon Career Tech Center Construction Advisory Committee. Frank enjoys sailing on Lake Michigan with his family and racing their classic sailboat “Minnie”

Douglas De Jonge

Doug has been engaged in market making activities for businesses in the West Michigan area for over 25 years.  Doug earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Grand Valley State University with areas of study in finance and economics.  He is an active member of the Michigan Business Brokers Association as well as numerous trade associations and business specific groups to keep up to date on the latest trends in various industries.

Doug was born and raised in the Grand Rapids and Hudsonville area. He enjoys baseball and golf here in Michigan.

He has experience in many industries and has worked closely with businesses in manufacturing, B2B service, professional practice, recreational and leisure.

​Mark Dobbins

Mark Dobbins has been working with pharmacy owners for over 7 years helping them buy and sell neighborhood drug stores.  With over 60 pharmacy transactions during this time, Mark knows the unique challenges the independent pharmacy owner faces when deciding to buy or sell a store.  The industry is changing and consolidating, and owners need an expert who knows the pharmacy business and how to maximize the value for buyers and sellers.   With a career including radio advertising and currently a restaurant owner, Mark knows first hand what it is like to be a small business owner and all the ups and downs that go with it. 

Mark lives in San Diego, CA where he was born and raised. Mark is married and has 2 daughters that keep him busy with gymnastics and soccer.

Mark specializes in the sale of pharmacies nationwide and is dedicated to service local service, manufacturing and other small businesses throughout California.