When you’re thinking about the long-term future of your business, you need solid information on the options available to you. You need a better valuation of the business than a generic “two times net” and a better valuation of the physical assets that “how much do you think it’s all worth?” Douglas Brown treats business brokerage as a service, not a quick hustle, and wanted to be able to offer owners solid answers to these critical questions.
Douglas is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point. His Army career included managing the spare parts inventory across all Army activities in Europe. He was an early adopter of technology, developing planning and estimating tools on the earliest PC versions. Those skills with spreadsheets and databases paid off well in his second career as a business management consultant and federal senior manager, responsible for forecasting and managing the costs of major projects and programs. Among other accomplishments, his cost model for military base closures was adopted by the US Government and used for over 15 years. He also developed a model for forecasting the costs of undefined IT initiatives that proved to be more accurate than the estimates of experienced subject matter experts. In the past several years he has applied his business advisory and analysis skills to business brokerage, and he is licensed to buy and sell commercial real estate in Virginia.
Douglas admits that he is pretty much of a nerd and his hobby is building business models on spreadsheets. Otherwise, he and his family enjoy history and the live arts, of which there is no shortage around their home in the Williamsburg area, usually accompanied by the family dog.