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Gateway Business Sales specializes in Mergers, Acquisitions, Business Brokerage and Consulting Services.

Our core value proposition: We maximize the value our clients receive for their businesses, simplify the process and build ongoing relationships with our clients.


Our team members serve as “master architects,” matching and guiding business sellers and buyers. 


GBS professionals have hands-on experience in buying, selling, starting and operating closely held businesses — that makes us uniquely qualified to advise our clients. We are committed to professionalism and technical excellence.



With experience in diverse industries, we negotiate and simplify transactions, resulting in successful outcomes for our clients. In fact, more than 75% of our engagements come from referrals from satisfied clients.





The GBS marketing and sales team meets with you and utilizes a variety of techniques and tools to define, map and analyze your company’s organization. . . and plan your exit strategy.


We perform an in-depth analysis of your business, using the most recent market data and state-of-the-art industry metrics, with the goal of maximizing the value of your business. We help you determine what your business is worth today, and more importantly, what it can be worth when you sell.


The final piece is the systematic approach of our business model. We help determine the soundest path to monetization of your company while recommending strategies and solutions that protect and build the value of your business and net worth.

Strategic Selling Process

Are you thinking of selling your business?  Do you know what your business is worth?  Get a no obligation opinion of value report.

Thank you for contacting Gateway. We will be contacting you. Contact us at 949.546.0903 for immediate attention.



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Our Team


Gregg Tobin

An entrepreneur for nearly 45 years, Gregg has sold seven of the companies he started or purchased and thus is a veteran of both sides of the negotiating table. That makes him uniquely well qualified to address and understand the needs of both sellers and buyers. As an industry leader in brokerage services for mergers, acquisitions and business sales, Gregg since 2003 has brokered the sale of more than 225 small, closely held companies spanning a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing,  wholesale, distribution, logistics,  professional service, technology, construction, and food service companies. Throughout this period, 75% of Gregg’s engagements have come through referrals, a sure sign of client satisfaction. Gregg grew up in Pittsburgh in an entrepreneurial family where his late father founded and developed the largest junior panel billboard business in the country. Gregg currently lives in Coto de Caza in Orange County.

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David works with GBS clients to help build and monetize business value. In addition to helping clients buy and sell businesses with M&A advisory services, David crafts exit plans, designs management buy-out plans, and provides consulting services to enhance enterprise value and prepare companies for a profitable transition. David has worked with more than 100 companies to help enhance enterprise value or convert business value into family wealth. David is an entrepreneur who has founded, grown, and crafted exit plans for three companies. He splits his time between Southern California and Pittsburgh where he is the managing partner of TobinLeff, LLC.

David Tobin
M & A Advisor
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Randy assists GBS in an advisory capacity with guidance in a variety of industries. He has over 20 years’ experience advising clients in mergers, acquisitions, valuations and raising debt and equity capital. Randy has completed more than 100 transactions and brings a wealth of transaction and complex negotiation experience to critical situations.

Randy Krauthamer
M & A Advisor 
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Joe Rutter is a long time GBS advisor and has worked with our group on projects that require strategic real estate expertise involving commercial and property management. Joe is owner of EHM Real Estate, a full-service real estate company located in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Joe has been a strong referral source for GBS and provides a high level of service to his clients and his years of experience as a real estate broker have earned him respect and popularity in Orange County and beyond. Joe, a Pittsburgh native, lives with his wife Kourtney and 3 boys in Dove Canyon.

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Jason Rhoda

Jason has over 20 years of experience performing business valuations and providing mergers and acquisitions advisory services.  He has held senior leadership positions at investment banks and in private industry. Throughout his career, he has led over 800 sell-side engagements across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, technology, distribution, medical, retail, and commercial services.  Prior to joining Gateway Business Sales, Jason worked as a Vice President for RSM EquiCo, which was a financial services division of McGladrey & Pullen, LLP.  During his tenure, Jason managed a group of ten individuals responsible for providing fair market opinions of value for private, middle-market businesses as well as market preparation materials. Jason's experience also includes a senior role for a subsidiary of Salomon Smith Barney, where he evaluated and marketed privately held, middle-market companies. Jason graduated with honors from the University of California, Riverside, with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He has also received his master's degree in business administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

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Stephanie works closely with GBS clients in business development and marketing while managing the data base and building targeted prospect lists. With over 15 years of background in Business Bulk Escrow, Stephanie brings a wealth of experience in working with business owners and buyers. Stephanie also interacts with GBS clients throughout the sales process and is instrumental in lead generation for prospective buyers on the sell side and also marketing the GBS brand. Stephanie, a California native lives with her family in Mission Viejo. 

Stephanie Olson
Business Development
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Sean has been an entrepreneur dating back to age 12 when he proudly sold fish to pet stores and this entrepreneurial spirit continued reselling floppy disks in bulk, selling NASCAR merchandise at a retail popup, and renovating motorhomes (which he expanded to 3 locations before it was acquired). Sean has been selling companies for 27 years and previously founded BottomLine Business Brokers which focused on main street businesses and the group collectively completed over 1,000 transactions while developing the most advanced technology in the Business Brokerage industry. Sean is a proud father of two adult children and he and his wife live in Palm Desert.

Sean Edelstein
Managing Director
114 Pacifica, Suite 370
Irvine, California  92618
phone 949.546.0903 | fax 949.266.9435

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