About Us


Our Mission

MidStreet’s mission is to provide privately held, lower middle market companies with the knowledge and resources necessary to buy and sell businesses. We specialize in business sales and exit strategies for owners of privately held companies within a revenue range of $500,000 to $10 million. With a deep respect for small business owners, we strive to educate our clients and serve as an objective representative to help them navigate the merger and acquisition process.

Our Team

Jeff Baxter
Jeffery Baxter

Jeff brings over 25 years of executive leadership, mergers and acquisitions and entrepreneurship experience to MidStreet.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power Program, Jeff spent over 10 years working for Exelon. Jeff then entered the business brokerage field, becoming owner and operator of Sunbelt Business Brokers, a franchise business brokerage in northeastern North Carolina. Over the last 17 years, Jeff has personally assisted over 400 business owners with the sale of their business. Jeff excels at providing long-term exit planning and business development services to clients in a wide range of industries.

Jeff is a nationally recognized business broker, exit planning professional and business coach. With more than 15 years in the M&A industry, he has managed and supervised more than 400 transactions.  

Chad Barbour
Chad Barbour
Senior Business Advisor

Having been an entrepreneur for the last 23 years, Chad knows what it’s like to buy and sell businesses. He's familiar with how businesses operate, the financials that go with them and the intricacies of running one. 

Chad is passionate about helping small and mid-size business owners and is head of MidStreet's Franchise Resale Division. 

For 23 years Chad owned and operated a multi-unit Jackson Hewitt Tax Service franchise which, at its height, had 38 locations in three states with over 125 employees. During the same period Chad, along with three partners, owned and operated four Arby’s restaurants. After owning them for over six years, they were sold to another Arby’s franchisee.

Since 2010, Chad has owned “The Pointe at Lake Gaston”, a waterfront restaurant in North Carolina. Building off the name “The Pointe”, Chad opened a residential real estate office called Pointe Realty Group where he is licensed in NC and VA. There are now offices in at Lake Gaston and Raleigh, NC.

Chad has successfully completed a comprehensive business brokerage training program and earned the Certified Main Street Business Broker (CMSBB) professional designation.

Van Daughtry
Van Daughtry
Senior Business Advisor

Van is a Senior Advisor who helps business owners with the sale of their most important asset. He has a passion for helping small to mid-sized companies and the individuals who operate them. 

Van has been an entrepreneur and business owner for more than 25 years. With experience that spans many years and different industries, Van is uniquely qualified to help clients prepare to sell their business or buy a new business by having bought or sold several of his own businesses.   

For 11 years, Van was the owner of Daughtry Tax Service where he bought and sold Jackson Hewitt Tax Service franchises in North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, growing his operation to 20 locations. Daughtry Tax Service won numerous awards from the franchisor related to customer retention, overall performance, and tax preparer of the year. In August of 2017, Van successfully sold and exited Daughtry Tax Service.

Prior to his ownership of Daughtry Tax Service, Van was an operator of his family’s agricultural supply business, which resulted in a successful sale to a national agricultural conglomerate, Helena Chemical. In addition to his entrepreneurial experience, Van was a commercial banker for seven years and understands how acquisitions are financed.

Van earned a B.A. in Business Management from NC State University and his M.B.A. in Business Management from Campbell University.

Erik Sullivan
Erik Sullivan
Marketing Director

Erik Sullivan is a Marketing Director who understands the gravity of selling a business. He believes there's a right way and a wrong way to sell. The right way ensures business owners make informed decisions about their future, get what they deserve at the closing table, and achieve their personal goals following a sale. The wrong way can be disastrous, leaving lifetime scars on a business and its owners.

Knowing the impact of a business sale gone wrong, Erik’s mission is to make sure all business owners have access to the right path. By connecting them with accurate information, experienced advisors and state-of-the-art marketing, he helps MidStreet’s clients exit their business with confidence.

Erik is an award-winning photographer, videographer and content writer with years of experience in the field of digital and print marketing. Erik holds a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology & Technical Writing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as an active North Carolina Real Estate License.

Jeff Baxter Jr.
Jeffery Baxter Jr.

Jeff performs a variety of roles as an analyst. He works with our brokers and administrative staff to price businesses and prepares their financials for the selling process. He also manages the internal technology including CRM software, e-mail and document systems.

Jeff is currently attending Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he is pursuing a business degree with emphasis in investment banking and real estate. Additionally, he is pursuing a minor in Urban Studies and Planning through the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning.

As System Administrator at Tranquil Hosting, he worked with enterprise hardware and software, assisted in marketing efforts and answered customer inquiries. He was primarily in a technical role, but his efforts often involved working directly with customers and vendors to resolve technical problems.

In 2012, Jeff founded ExileServers, a sever company.  ExileServers has grown to become a global cloud-based technology company selling hosting services directly to clients and server infrastructure to gaming companies. ExileServers is specifically well-known throughout the gaming community with over 250,000 customers world-wide. As CEO, Jeff manages three full-time employees and ensures customers receive the best experience possible.

His professional interests include real estate, development, and city planning.

Jeff is a licensed real estate broker and holds several HubSpot certifications for inbound marketing.


A Message From the Founder

I founded MidStreet on a very simple premise: small and mid-size businesses require — and deserve — a higher level of service when it comes time to sell. 

Business Brokers generally sell businesses with less than a million dollars in revenue. Businesses with revenues of $20 million or more are considered to be in the "Middle Market". These companies are normally sold by investment bankers or Middle Market M&A firms. 

It's the companies between these two segments... companies with revenues between $1 million and $25 million that are too large to be served propertly by Business Brokers, but not quite large enough to be desirable to large Middle Market M&A firms. 

At MidStreet, we take your life’s work as seriously as you do. We strive to change the way small and midsize businesses are sold. From the emotional considerations to the financials, we are there with you every step of the way to ensure your business sale is a success. Your success is our main goal. We pride ourselves on our client-centered mentality, because we understand that selling your business is one of the biggest life decisions you can make, and we take seriously the trust you put in us to guide you through the process. We provide a better way to sell your business, because we believe business owners deserve better.

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