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In 2008, Michael Saunders purchased Lesdon & Associates, a successful independent business brokerage operation. It was a comfortable move for this veteran real estate entrepreneur and business owner with his already well-established track record of buying, growing, and selling capital intensive investments over more than two decades. Since taking the helm at Lesdon, Michael Saunders has overseen the sale and/or purchase of over a hundred and fifty businesses, valued at over one-hundred million dollars.
During more than a decade with Lesdon & Associates, Mr. Saunders has assembled a team of highly experienced brokers who share his passion for serving clients. There is no cookie-cutter approach at Lesdon. Every new client has specific requirements. Listening and responding with the right recommendations is always the primary emphasis at Lesdon.
Beyond bringing you personal service, navigating the complexities of the deal-making process requires competent brokers. If you are buying or selling and are looking for a company that has mastered the art of business brokerage, Lesdon & Associates will prove to be your most valuable ally.
Michael Saunders - President
Warren Whitis - General Manager
Warren Whitis went to college on a football scholarship and became an All-Conference player while at MSU. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Technology and worked at DuBois Chemical for twenty years, then went on to obtain his M.B.A. from the University of Dallas. He was a Vice President at Novamax Technologies during the later part of the 80s and through the 90s. In 1999, he ventured in a new direction, becoming the General Manager for Spectrum, a large commercial glass security company in downtown Dallas. Michael Saunders owned that company, and as the two men worked together, they found they had similar management styles and philosophies.
Mr. Whitis went on to work for Toyota and Xerox, but the two men stayed in touch. In 2017 Michael invited Warren to join him at Lesdon & Associates, as the General Manager of a smaller, but much more personal firm. Managing a team of veteran business brokers, focusing on helping people with what is very often the largest venture of their lives, is intensely satisfying for this long-time winner in large corporate environments.
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Whether you are trying to determine the value of your own business and an optimal marketing strategy or are looking to buy a business to meet your particular goals, doing due diligence with one of our brokers will arm you with the information you need to move forward with minimum frustration and wasted effort.