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About Us

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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 $1 million to $25 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, CBI, M&AMI
President

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. He is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Professional (CMAP), and a Mergers and Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI).

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.
Business Analyst

Jeff Jr is a business analyst with a passion for pricing businesses in the $1 - $25 million dollar range. He loves working with financials to create an accurate assessment of value but also understands the complicated emotional and procedural hurdles to selling a business.

Following his passion for entrepreneurship and technology, in 2012 Jeff founded a cloud-based technology company selling hosting infrastructure to gaming companies and individuals.

Jeff is currently pursuing a degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flager Business School with an emphasis in finance and real estate. He holds an active North Carolina Real Estate License and Certified Mainstreet Business Broker (CMSBB) professional designation.

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Jonah Pollone
Business Development Rep

Jonah is a business development representative passionate about cultivating new relationships with business owners. He enjoys connecting owners with useful resources to help them better understand the process of selling their business, so they are prepared once it comes time to sell.

Prior to working with MidStreet, Jonah was a fundraiser for UNC-Chapel Hill, securing unrestricted funds for the university. He also served as the Digital Marketing Director for UNC Manning West’s Community Government, where he acted as an intermediary between residents and community decisions.

Jonah is pursuing a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School with emphases on sales and real estate. He holds an active North Carolina Real Estate License.

Outside of the office, Jonah enjoys playing tennis, practicing jiu-jitsu, and reading.

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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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