Since the late sixties Bill has been involved in management, ownership and development of small businesses. In the seventies he founded “The Bottom Line Group,” a turnaround firm for distressed family businesses and in the early eighties sold it to his partners and retired for 6 weeks. He then changed his focus to profitable businesses and co-founded, “The Business Exchange Center,” a full service business brokerage.
Then in the early nineties, once again sold to his partners, retired again, this time for several months, and then created a virtual Brokerage model serving privately held companies with revenue under $20 million. The virtual model continues as Transition360.
Small Business Value Development, Exit Strategy Planning, Valuation, Business Sales transaction designfor privately held companies with emphasis on value growth and transition profit maximization. Risk reduction for the Seller and transaction finance management through a happy conclusion.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Licensed and Certified in Business and Real Estate Brokerage in the state of Washington. Life Memberships: National Association of Accountants, 1976 and International Accountants Society, 1978. Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network, 2008. Board Directorships: Sino Metrics International, Inc., Transition360, LLC, Planetary Sales, Inc., and International Communications Management, ICMTT, Inc.
WILLIAM E. PEARSALL, P.S., INC. – Bellevue, WA (1982 – Present) THREE DECADES – WOW
Founder, private business brokerage & consulting practice specializing in client representation for business growth management, acquisition and divestiture of privately held family businesses.
BUSINESS EXCHANGE CENTER, INC. – Bellevue, WA (1991-95)
Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board. Designed and implemented specialized marketing concepts for business brokerage and exit strategy consulting. Sold to co-founders 12/95.
BOTTOM LINE GROUP, INC. – Seattle, WA (1976 – 1982)
Founder and CEO. Consultants to the retail and franchise industry for divestiture, acquisition and turn around management of branch and loss position units. National and international clients including, Bell & Howell, Saab Scania, Gold’s Gym, AB Volvo and Best Western. Sold to managers 12/82.
BELL & HOWELL, INC. – Seattle/Chicago, IL (1974 – 1976)
(DeVry University) Regional Manager for admissions operations for 11 western states. Marketed and managed 112 field accountant / evaluators to recruit accounting students as CPA training candidates.
I MAGNIN & CO. – California/Washington (1968 – 1974)
Retail store operations manager. Responsible for all facets of store operations. Managed all store management duties plus ‘Back Room” operations including implementation of credit card and in house credit systems.
THE MAY COMPANY STORES – Los Angeles, CA (1964 – 1968)
Merchandise management and Retail store management. Store operations accounting and security.
UNITED STATES ARMY- California/Kansas/Europe (1961 – 1964)