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Stephen Strand, CPA, MBA
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A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in both Maine and Massachusetts with over 25 years experience in the business brokerage profession, Stephen has prepared business value opinions and has managed the sale of hundreds of mid-sized companies throughout New England. Stephen has successfully owned and operated a number of his own businesses.

Stephen holds a Masters Degree in Finance from Suffolk University and an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Maine at Orono. Stephen has taught at the University of Southern Maine, Salem State College, Bunker Hill Community College, Southern Maine Community College and St. Joseph's College, and he has been a frequent presenter at numerous small-business programs.

Stephen has authored a number of articles for the Business Brokerage Press and the International Business Brokerage Association.

David Fillinger, Entrepreneur
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With over 21 + years experience in starting, developing and growing his own businesses, David has gained significant experience in entrepreneurial management and entrepreneurship. David has been on the buying and selling side of numerous transactions, so he knows first-hand the processes, the emotions and the successes of selling and buying privately held businesses. Using his experience, David is able to find creative solutions for a wide variety of business problems and facilitate smooth, successful business transactions for both sellers and buyers.

A life-long "New Englander", David understands the special lifestyle that Maine offers entrepreneurs. David attended Northeastern University and is a member of the International Business Brokers Association, as well as the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.