Angelica Michail, MBA, CBB, CBI
Phone: 626-395-0717 ext. 103
Angelica worked for more than 25 years as an actuary for life insurance and actuarial consulting companies such as Metropolitan Life, Transamerica, Swiss Re and National Actuarial Network. As a reinsurance actuary, she worked with many national and international life insurance companies pricing, negotiating and auditing reinsurance contracts. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and her degrees include an Executive MBA from the Drucker Business School, Claremont University and a BS in Mathematics from the University of the Philippines.
She is the owner of Sunbelt Business Brokers of Pasadena. Angelica has earned the designation of Certified Business Broker and Certified Business Intermediary. As a business broker, she helps people buy and sell businesses.
Angelica is a member of International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), California Association of Business Brokers (CABB), Industry Manufacturers Council (IMC) and a board member of the San Gabriel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is active in her community through Soroptimist International of Puente Hills and Toastmasters International and she is the President of the San Gabriel valley Consortium on Homelessness. Additionally, she is the Founder/President of Valley Housing Partners, a nonprofit that provides housing for homeless families and individuals.
Gregory Michail, CBB
V.P. of Operations/Broker
Phone: 626-395-0717 ext. 102
Gregory Michail is a second generation Broker, with extensive knowledge of the Los Angeles and Orange County marketplace. Prior to becoming a full-time Broker with Sunbelt, he worked in a variety of roles at Wells Fargo, including Store Manager and Regional Private Banker, during his 11 years there. His roles always centered on understanding his clients' wants and needs and helping make them a reality. He prides himself on providing exceptional customer service, ensuring that his clients receive the highest level of attention and care. He takes a sincere, consultative approach in getting to know his clients, by asking the right questions and listening intently to understand their criteria and what is most important to them.
Gregory is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Legal Studies and a Minor in Business Administration. Along with his Real Estate training, Gregory also has a decades’ worth of experience in Investments and Financial Advising, and currently holds his NASD Series 7 & Series 66 licenses. When Gregory is not busy with his clients you can find him spending time with family, doing work around the home or scouring local golf courses for his golf balls.
Gregory uses effective marketing and develops customized strategies for each seller and buyer he represents, combining cutting edge technology, print media and target mailings to ensure maximum exposure that leads to their success.
Gregory applies the Golden Rule philosophy to his life and clients "Do unto others as you would have them do onto you". He makes the ordinary "Extraordinary", by consistently going above and beyond for his buyers and sellers with his committed efforts, knowledge, dedication, professionalism and his keen sense of humor; and ability to deflect any problems that may arise in the normal course of a transaction.
With his well-rounded experience, Gregory prides himself on being a one-stop-shop for buyers and sellers. When you select Gregory as your Broker you are receiving a professional and personal commitment to ensure the best possible outcome
Gregory is committed to keeping his clients well informed every step of the way. Gregory’s powerful network of influential community contacts make him a perfect choice for buyers, sellers and investors in pursuing their business buying/selling goals.
VP of Sales, Broker
Phone: 626-395-0717 ext. 106
As President of BBI Certified Intermediaries and business performance advisor to small and medium sized private companies, Frank has helped business owners and their management teams succeed for nearly 30 years. “MY passion is educating and guiding buyers and sellers through the complex processes involved in today’s business transactions” and sharing value-added support that includes Business Brokerage and Valuation services, Financing, Due Diligence, Succession Planning, Business Performance Consulting, Human Capital Management, and Employee Insurance/ Risk Management services. With his deep network of business support specialists across Southern California, Frank brings a broad and unique skillset to help lead and enable Sunbelt’s brokers and clients realize their dreams.
Certified Business Broker (CBB)
Phone: 626-395-0717 ext. 104
Iris practiced law in China for nearly a decade. Her experience in commercial resolution utilizing negotiation and communication lends itself well to business brokerage. Iris values her clients goals tailoring her services to their specific needs. She prioritizes the relationship with her clients, dedicated to fulfilling their expectations through listening to and caring for them. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin(中文).
Former owner and founder of Encore Awards and Marking Corporation, one of the countries leading award manufacturers known for producing awards for the Golden Globe Awards, Country Music Awards, Student Academy Awards and many other corporate clients. Tom developed Encore over 25 years, through marketing and acquisitions of over 5 smaller companies and has developed detailed knowledge buying and selling businesses.
Additionally, for over 12 years, Tom has taught leadership, entrepreneurship and business classes for Pasadena City College, Glendale Community College and Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Concurrently, Tom has served in leadership roles in various community organizations including Board member and founder of the Pasadena City College Flea Market, President of the Board for the Pasadena Educational Foundation, Board Chair for Leadership Pasadena, Inc. and most recently served as President of the Board for the Pasadena Unified School District for 2 years 2008-2010.
Working with me the Business sellers can count on getting up to date market information, realistic business valuation and thorough screening of every potential Buyer. I keep in touch with a large number of investors and individual buyers. My customers will sell their business quicker and often get a better price because I evaluate the business using 30 different criteria. This identifies the strengths as well as improvement opportunities. For a confidential discussion please call 626 222 4039.
Phone: 626-395-0717 ext. 105
Sharon has worked over the last twenty five years in fast paced consumer driven environments. Her experience includes in-depth knowledge of business and management principles. She has acquired strong sales skills, negotiating and organizational skills. In this type of environment, excellent networking and public relations skills were essential and part of her daily routine. Dedication and attention to fine detail is what enables Sharon to understand her clients personal as well as business needs. All of these skills at one time or another come into play as a Professional Business Broker. Therefore business brokering was the perfect transition. Sharon works with sellers and buyers that encompass a broad range of industries. Sharon is a proud member of the International Business Brokers Association and California Association of Business Brokers. She also holds the professional designation of Certified Main Street Business Broker.
Phone: (626) 440-9511
Norman Blieden is the principal of a CPA firm in Arcadia, California. The firm’s practice is limited to domestic tax planning, estate planning, accounting, payroll and income taxes. The firm’s goal is to provide depth of seasoned expertise at a reasonable price. Most clients are closely held, privately owned businesses.
Norman received his bachelor’s degree in Johannesburg, South Africa, majoring in accounting and taxation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is registered in the State of California as a Certified Public Accountant. Prior public accounting experience in South Africa was with Arthur Young CPA’s as well as with Arthur Anderson, CPA’s. In South Africa, Norman owned and operated a hotel, restaurant and bar business for three years.
Norman focuses his practice on the areas of healthcare, restaurants and gas stations. Some of his experience has also been in private industry where he served in positions as controller/chief financial officer and some of these businesses had sales in excess of $1 billion.
Norman enjoys spending time with his wife, Elaine and two daughters. He enjoys travelling, golfing, tennis, hiking and reading.
Stacey is the Office Manager at Sunbelt Business Brokers of Pasadena. As the office manager, she will provide administrative support to the Sunbelt team.
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Sobhi Michail, CBI, CBB
We lovingly say "Goodbye" to Sobhi Michail.
Sobhi was born in Egypt and moved to the US in the early 70s. He started work as a security guard and moved on to become a pension actuary at Metropolitan Life where he met Angelica, also an actuary. They got married and had two sons, Gregory and Christopher, by the time they moved to Los Angeles. They continued work as actuaries in various insurance and consulting companies. In 1992, Sobhi changed careers after a series of assessments confirmed his strong sales aptitude. He bought into a franchise and then became a franchise consultant. He subsequently bought the Sunbelt Pasadena franchise and established offices in Pasadena where it has been operating since 2000.
He passed away on March 26, 2014 after a 2½ year bout with cancer. He bravely faced his illness, continuing work as a business broker until a month before his death. He got to see his son Greg marry Susan, attend Chris' law school graduation, cruise the Mediterranean with his brother and sister, enjoy Cancun's beaches, go on mini-trips to Las Vegas and Palm Springs and rediscover the theater scene in southern California.
Sunbelt Pasadena will continue operating as Angelica and Sunbelt Pasadena brokers and staff continue his legacy of serving clients with integrity and dedication. He will be missed but we will be sustained by memories of his sense of humor and wise counsel.