About

Gary R. See, CBI, MBA, President/Owner

“The fact that I have worked in corporate America, as well as purchased and sold my own independent and franchised business puts me in the unique position of understanding the process and the concerns of both buyers and sellers”

Gary started Business Marketing Services in 1997 in WNC after operating his own brokerage office for 4 ½ years in New York. He started his career in 1976 as a consultant with Arthur Andersen & Company in New York City. At Anderson, he worked with various clients on projects ranging from accounting system design to strategic planning. Following a two year break for graduate school, Gary joined Mobil Oil Corporation. At Mobil he held various positions including Commercial Credit Manager and Planning & Product Economics Manager. In the later position, he was responsible for the evaluation of new business opportunities in the eastern US. In 1987 Gary left Mobil and purchased a small manufacturing company in upstate New York through an experienced Intermediary. He ran this company for 10 years and sold it in late 1997. In 1995 Gary also began his business brokerage career when he opened an office and affiliated with Country Business Inc. the largest regional business brokerage firm in New England. At Country Business, he was responsible for brokerage activities in a 5 county area of upstate New York. He ran this office until relocating to western North Carolina after the sale of his manufacturing business in 1997. Since 1997, Gary has owned several franchised and independent businesses while simultaneously managing his Business Brokerage and Franchise Consulting Practices. To learn more about franchising, visit www.seefranchises.com.

Gary has a BS in Industrial Distribution from Clarkson College and a MBA in Finance from Columbia University. He has also taken numerous advanced courses in the practice of business appraisal. Gary has earned the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) of the International Business Brokers Association. He is also a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers and a Licensed Real Estate Broker in both North and South Carolina.