Meet Our Executive Team
Dan Long, Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)
I am a native Cincinnatian and a graduate of St Xavier High School and the University of Cincinnati College of Business. I have been a self – employed business owner my entire career. In my mid 20’s, I owned and operated a multi-unit service business for 10 years. After selling my service business, I purchased, owned and operated for 17 years, and sold a local manufacturing and distribution business. I use my experience in owning and operating companies that I have bought and sold when representing the best interests of both buyers and sellers. I pride myself in giving 100% effort and great service to not only the seller, but the buyer as well. Selling a business is for many owners a once in a lifetime experience, and I am very well versed in making that happen successfully since becoming a business broker in 2005.
I am one of two Certified Business Intermediaries in Greater Cincinnati. A CBI is an experienced business broker who is committed to the highest level of professional development the industry has to offer and has ethical values aligned with the International Business Brokers Association standards of professionalism. A CBI has the ability to objectively guide clients through the intricacies of the entire marketing and negotiation process of a business sale, resulting in successful transactions and satisfied clients. Along with having undergone a specialized initial program of detailed training, a CBI is required to earn continuing education credits to maintain the credential.
I received the IBBA Chairman's Circle Award for 2018 at our 2019 IBBA Convention in Orlando, Florida. This award recognizes sales excellence in the business brokerage community.
I am very active in the community as President of the Cincinnati District Council for St Vincent de Paul, a Christ Hospital communion distributor, a tutor at St Joseph School, a downtown Cincinnati Rotary member, and as a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.
I live in Mt Lookout and have been married to my wife Lisa since 1979 and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
I am a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and began my career in 1975 in Cincinnati as a CPA with Arthur Andersen and company. I purchased my first Company in 1981, a multi unit nightclub company, with $8 million in sales. Since that time I have owned, operated, managed, bought and sold many different companies in many different industries. I sold my last company, a start up vending company, in 2005 after building sales to $2 million per year.
Over the years I have bought and sold and brokered many companies for myself and others. I have a personal and first hand understanding of business owners, owning a business, and the mental process sellers go through before selling. I also understand buyers and what they are looking for in businesses to buy and their decision making process. I can put this first hand knowledge to good use in bringing buyers and sellers together and being very successful in getting businesses sold.
I have been married to my wife, Mary Helen, for 35 years and we have 5 children.