Meet our team.

About Us

Established in 1986, Business Acquisitions, Ltd. specializes in the sales of privately held companies in Denver, Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region and comprises a team of knowledgeable, licensed professionals with extensive experience in business sales, mergers and acquisitions.

Understanding the complexities involved in the transfer of business ownership and recognizing how vital it is for business owners to choose a trusted firm to guide them through the entire process, our team of specialists provides our clients the highest level of service and a disciplined approach to the marketing and sale of their businesses. More than 1,000 clients representing a diverse range of industries have selected the expertise, personal attention, and commitment of the Business Acquisitions, Ltd. team. We have decades of industry experience in finance, business ownership, marketing, sales and corporate management. This experience combined with our 30 years of established strategic alliances within the legal, accounting, financial planning, investment and banking communities enable us to provide our clients with expert resources to manage all matters involved in the complicated process of transferring business ownership. We are members of the M &A Source, the International Business Brokers Association, Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, are A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau, and we maintain strategic partnerships with other firms specializing in business sales, mergers and acquisitions. Representing business owners in the sale of their businesses for over 34 years, Business Acquisitions, Ltd. is recognized as one of Denver’s most professional and highly regarded business intermediary firms.

Business Acquisitions, Ltd. is a results-oriented firm with a team of seasoned professionals. We have the expertise to take a business from listing to closing by providing these key services:

Confidentiality   |   Professionalism  |  Proprietary Marketing Techniques  |  Negotiating & Structuring Transactions  |  Completing the Sale



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Cindy Gomerdinger

Cindy Gomerdinger is the owner of Business Acquisitions Ltd as well as Gomerdinger & Associates, LLC, a full-service accounting firm specializing in services for mid-size businesses and the business owner. Cindy has been a CPA for over 30 years. During this time her firm’s services have been focused on the success of their business clients, by providing long range strategic consulting and planning. This approach has included succession planning, preparing for 3rd party sales, internal transition planning, due diligence and tax planning. Expanding into business brokerage services through Business Acquisitions Ltd was a natural extension of these services.

Cindy’s career began in San Diego as a staff accountant for a large local CPA firm,

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Grant Hamel

Grant Hamel joined Business Acquisitions, Ltd. in 2019 as a management specialist with over 15 years of operations and project management experience.  He has worked in variety of industries where he has gained expertise in a vast array of administrative process and control systems and a deep understanding of organizational finances.  He manages all aspects of Business Acquisitions, Ltd. including finance and accounting, marketing, business development and public relations, operations and administration, growth and development, and sales and human resources. Grant has a passion for maintaining efficient and effective business operations and a proven commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and ensures these values are passed through every aspect of his performance.   

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Kevin B. Waide

Kevin Waide joined Business Acquisitions, Ltd. in 2000 as a Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist and began serving in his current position as the firm’s Managing Director in 2009. Kevin has spent most of his career in the financial arena, both public and private. Immediately before joining Business Acquisitions, Ltd., Kevin was Business Development Director for a large public accounting firm for seven years in the Denver metro area, where he assisted business owners in better understanding their company’s financial condition. He accomplished this task by performing business analyses, tax reviews and operating valuations. During this period, he had the opportunity to meet and work with over 1,100 different business owners in Denver and its surrounding communities.

D. Erik Porter

Joining Business Acquisitions, Ltd. in 2012 as a Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist, Erik brought over 27 years of experience in sales and building business ventures across the pharmaceutical, technology and agro-ecology industries to the firm. Erik has been a founder and leader of three startup ventures that spanned a range of products and services. Erik’s extensive experience and success as an entrepreneur brings a unique lens to transitions of business ownership.

Prior to Business Acquisitions, Ltd., Erik served as Chairman, Board of Advisors for Waste Farmers where he provided leadership to the management team focusing on fundraising, marketing and sales for the company.

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Larry W. Huff, Jr.

Larry Huff has been with Business Acquisitions, Ltd., since May 2013 as a Merger and Acquisitions Specialist. Throughout his varied career, he has gained expertise in sales and relationship management. He is a skilled negotiator and values creating transactions that are in the best interest of all parties involved. He brings a wide array of professional business experience and expertise to Business Acquisitions, Ltd. Since 1988 he has provided consulting services to business owners in a variety of industries. Working with business owners has given him valuable experience and understanding of the challenges of business ownership. At Business Acquisitions, Ltd., Larry has represented business owners through the complex process of transitioning a business to new ownership in a wide array of industries including large construction,

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Dennis A. Patten

Dennis joined Business Acquisitions, Ltd. in 2014 as a Merger and Acquisition Specialist with a diverse business background that incorporates entrepreneurial, financial and marketing expertise. From 1996 to 2014, Dennis was Executive Vice-President at International Business Group, Ltd., Denver (IBG) selling privately held companies. He has over 23 years of transactional proficiency in market preparation, deal structuring and negotiations, due diligence requirements management, and coordination of critical advisors for the completion of a successful transaction. Dennis has expertise in numerous business sectors including business-to-business, direct to consumer, value-added distribution, manufacturing and wholesale. His industry experience includes oilfield services, employment agencies, proprietary products manufacturing, IT consulting and services,

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E. Douglas Hawkins

Doug joined Business Acquisitions, Ltd. as a Merger and Acquisition Specialist in 2016, bringing with him over 30 years of experience helping business owners prepare to exit their businesses at optimum value and improve bottom line results. He has worked with many privately held companies, helping business owners achieve their personal goals for their businesses. Equally comfortable in the boardroom and on the factory floor, Doug has led teams at all organizational levels and across many industries. His experience also includes major P&L responsibilities at Gates Rubber Company, a multinational automotive and industrial parts manufacturer with sales in excess of $2.0 billion. Doug also held numerous management positions responsible for mergers and acquisitions,

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Eric S. Hill

Eric Hill joined Business Acquisitions, Ltd. in 2020 as a Merger and Acquisitions Specialist. His strengths in building and managing relationships, business growth and innovation, process development, and negotiation lend themselves well to the art of buying and selling businesses. Eric intimately knows the struggles and triumphs that come from being an entrepreneur having built, operated, scaled and sold very successful businesses. But his true passion is helping other business owners succeed. He is committed to building lifelong relationships based on trust and honesty.

Prior to joining Business Acquisitions, Ltd. Eric gained experience in multiple industries. He began his career in graphic design,

W. Jeff Brown

W. Jeff Brown recently joined Business Acquisitions, LTD as a Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist. He brings a unique and valuable perspective to the role, having managed business acquisitions from all angles in the past 25 years. As a former M&A attorney, Jeff has extensive experience counseling clients in the purchase and sale of businesses and an intimate knowledge of the legal and business issues surrounding these transactions. Jeff has also bought and sold several businesses on his own behalf in the construction, consumer shows, e-commerce, and professional services industries.

After graduating from Vanderbilt Law School, Jeff worked as an associate with two of Atlanta’s largest law firms,

Paull Dinerman

Paull Dinerman recently joined Business Acquisitions, LTD as a Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist. He brings a wealth of experience in business acquisition transactions having co-founded and operated a business brokerage as managing broker in the early 2000’s. Paull grew up in an entrapenuerial family which owned and operated a manufacturing business and has first hand experience in a broad variety of fields including B2B sales, metal fabrication, technology, retail, distribution and real estate. His corporate experience spans 30+ years and includes stints as a Field Service Engineer, Technical Specialist, Pre-Sales Engineer and various Sales and Sales Management roles. Most recently Paull served as VP of Global Sales for Farsight Security and Head of MSP Sales for Check Point Software Technologies.

Dave Shaw

Dave Shaw joined Business Acquisitions, LTD as a Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Specialist and brings over 40 years of entrepreneurial and M&A experience. Dave has been the owner of successful businesses in a wide variety of industries – IT, hospitality, manufacturing, franchising, professional services and more. His experience in M&A started with the buying and selling of his own businesses and evolved into mergers and acquisitions for a VC firm and partnership groups.

A graduate of Colorado State University, Dave started in a family-owned business in the office equipment and supplies industry. Later, he was recruited by a VC firm to oversee a roll-up M&A and IPO strategy for a web services equipment company.

Caroline Goecke

Caroline Goecke joined Business Acquisitions, Ltd. in 2022 to assist the Director of Operations by providing marketing and administrative expertise to the brokers and the firm. Caroline graduated from the University of Iowa in 2019 and has been effective in administrative roles for over 6 years. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys disc golfing, board games, thrifting, and traveling.