Selling businesses is our business
Community leaders, successful entrepreneurs, business owners, finance and real estate professionals… Our team's unique set of skills and experiences along with our proven process provide our clients the highest level of assistance when selling or buying a business. We believe that trust is fundamental, and we believe in providing the highest level of honesty, integrity, and confidentiality.
Confidential Business Intermediaries (Click To Visit Our Corporate Office Website) was formed by Carl Grimes in 1994 in Northwest Arkansas with the goal of helping business owners right here in the mid-south. Over the years, the company has grown to have four affiliate offices: Northwest Arkansas, Central Arkansas, Tulsa, OK, and us, the Fort Smith and River Valley office serving Eastern Oklahoma, Western Arkansas, and the Russellville River Valley region.
Our process has been tried and proven over the last 20+ years. We have sold businesses in many different industries with sale prices from the small mom and pop business for under $100,000 to the lower-middle market-sized business for over $20 million. Our team would enjoy meeting you to discuss your future plans and goals for your business.
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN ARKANSAS OR OKLAHOMA, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SELLING A BUSINESS, BUYING A BUSINESS, OR TO SCHEDULE AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING, COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW, CALL 479.784.9522 OR EMAIL MARK.KINCANNON@CBITEAM.COM.
Mark Kincannon became the managing partner at CBI Team Fort Smith-River Valley office in the Spring of 2016. As managing partner, Mark coordinates CBI Team Fort Smith-River Valley to assist business owners with the difficult process of selling or buying a business. Skilled in organizational leadership, Mark utilizes his years of experience as coach, athletic director, and executive pastor to lead business owners through some of the most complex and stressful situations they have ever experienced. Mark’s experience and understanding of the process has allowed him to successfully work with accountants, attorneys, bankers, as well as buyers and sellers. He has had the privilege of facilitating the sale of everything from small retail boutiques to dental practices to multi-million dollar service companies. The leadership, trustworthiness, and communication skills that Mark brings to CBI Team Fort Smith-River Valley help clients navigate some of the most stressful experiences of their careers. Mark lives in Fort Smith and is married to Michelle. They have two sons and one daughter. He currently serves as a board member of Arkansas Family Alliance and is a member of the 2019 class of Leadership Fort Smith.
Isaac Davis brings advanced communication skills, partnered with expert marketing and sales experience to the CBI Team. A native of Ghana, Isaac became an entrepreneur at a very young age. Graduating high school at the age of 16, he started a small business which sustained him through college. He graduated from the University of Cape Coast and then moved to the United States receiving graduate education at Harvard University and Berkley College. Isaac gained valuable sales, marketing, and management experience as he was instrumental in helping a Great Britain-based clothing retailer gain a North American foothold as part of their new store launch team. Isaac lives in Fort Smith and is married to Dr. Daphne MacBruce-Davis MD.
Jay Richardson brings his leadership, knowledge, and experience from over 20 years in the corporate world to CBI Team Fort Smith-River Valley. Jay grew up in Fort Smith, AR, and after graduating from John Brown University he experienced a successful multi-state career in corporate leadership. His thorough understanding of business strategy, direction, profitability, and growth allows him to have a unique insider perspective that is beneficial to both the buyers and sellers we encounter at CBI. He excels in delivering the desired results for a business through his expertise in operations and interpersonal skills. Jay serves on the boards of Lincoln Childcare Center, Arkansas Family Alliance, and Prime River Valley Professional Summit. He and his wife, Talicia, live in Fort Smith and have one son and one daughter.
Chad is a former Certified Public Accountant and brings his expertise in all things finance to CBI Team Fort Smith-River Valley. Originally from Fort Smith, AR, Chad is graduate of both the University of Central Arkansas (Bachelors of Business Administration) and the University of Arkansas (Master of Accountancy). Chad has served the majority of his career as a Chief Financial Officer; his experience in business planning, forecasting, and corporate tax helps CBI clients understand the financial side of a transaction and allows him to expertly walk alongside both buyers and sellers every step of the way.
A native of Fort Smith, AR, Rachel graduated with a degree in Interpersonal and Public Communication in 2001. Since that time, she has enjoyed working in various roles including event planning/coordination and teaching. From 2014-2017 Rachel lived with her husband, Donnie, and three children in Central Asia where she was involved in humanitarian aid work. She also spent those years heavily involved in the international school her children attended where she was the elementary school coordinator and director of teacher recruitment. Rachel helps to implement and execute communication and marketings strategies for CBI Team Fort Smith-River Valley.
Joe Edwards brings over 50 years of banking, finance, and entrepreneurship with him as he helps business owners think through the process of buying and selling their businesses. Joe also understands the stressful and complicated process of selling a business first hand. Joe built a successful community bank called Benefit Bank that was sold to Armstrong Bank in 2014. Joe’s accounting and banking background helps the CBI Team properly evaluate and navigate business transitions. Joe lives in Fort Smith and is married to Judy. They have four children and nine grandchildren.
Greg is a successful entrepreneur with 30 years of sales and management experience and 18 years of logistics experience. Greg truly is the “business owners’ business broker.” Having successfully sold two of his own businesses, he understands the emotion and stress of sitting in the seat of a business owner who is selling the company they worked hard to build. Greg lives in Fort Smith and is married to Aaron. They have three sons and three daughters.