Meet the Parkwest Team

The Parkwest Business Partners, Inc. team members possess top notch professional and educational experience. Member educational backgrounds range from PhD candidates and MBA’s in Finance, Economics, Marketing, and Engineering, to professional experience in executive management at multi-billion dollar corporations, and fiscal responsibilities up to 2 billion.

Besides corporate backgrounds, members have all been serial entrepreneurs so our clients can feel confident that we understand both the buying and selling side of the transaction. Transactions that members have sold range from $200,000 to valuations over $100 million.

Confidence

We are confident that we can handle your transaction with professionalism regardless of size and scope!

Julie Rossi

Principal

Julie Rossi has an MBA in Marketing from Park University, and is a veteran of the United States Army. She has extensive experience in manufacturing, operations, supply chain, and logistics management, along with performed acquisitions due diligence for multi-million dollar acquisitions at a Fortune 500 company. Julie is also a serial entrepreneur, having started three successful businesses, and acquired a fourth, which was sold in 2008. As an award winning business intermediary, she has sold companies across the nation from just beyond start up level, to valuations over 100 million. Julie is not intimidated to take on even the most challenging of situations, and she works diligently to see transactions through to the end.
Masters of Business Administration, Park University
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Chris Quinn

Principal

Chris Quinn has an extensive background in starting, buying, selling and operating businesses for himself, as well as for mid to larger size corporations. Personal and corporate M&A transactions facilitated have been well over $100,000,000 in value. It’s his attention to detail and focus that helps Chris not only represent a company for sale, but to establish a fair value, improve the firm’s marketability, and to guide them in streamlining operations in preparation for selling.
As a long term business owner and entrepreneur, he embraces the processes from both a financial and emotional perspective. Chris understands that complexities aren’t only in the analytical details, but in expectations and relationship management. He strives to ensure both buyer and seller are successful in reaching their “wish list” goals in closing the transaction, which is a very challenging balance to keep, but Chris regularly finds a way to make it a reality. Outside of business, Chris enjoys family time, particularly coaching his kids in multiple sports. He also actively volunteers with his children’s schools, and in his community.
Bachelor of Arts in both Business and Philosophy, William Jewell College
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Scott DeMayo

Scott DeMayo has a wealth of industry knowledge having started, purchased, operated and sold, multiple companies. In addition, he has an extensive background in finance, real estate, company valuations, mergers, acquisitions, negotiations and exit strategy development.
With having a keen understanding of both the buyer and seller perspective, Scott can appreciate both sides of the transaction. Clients will quickly see that he knows how to build relationships/partnerships right from the beginning between the prospective buyer and seller to ensure a smooth transition. He is creative in providing solutions for them to secure the most ideal outcome for all involved.
Scott’s traits of follow through, ethics, professionalism, confidentiality, and activism are a lifestyle for him in business and family. He is involved with his community, his children’s schools, and in volunteering his time to help entrepreneurs develop their companies.
Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, William Jewel College
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Gianluca Rossi

Partner

Gianluca “John” Rossi is an IPhD Candidate in Economics and History from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and has Master’s Degrees in both Economics and Public Administration. Internationally, John has a degree from the University of Pisa, Pisa Italy, with an emphasis on International and Business Law, which included attending the Universities of Oxford in England, and Edinborough in Scotland. John has Finance Management experience with a Fortune 500 company, with a focus on statistical, econometrics, and sales strategy modeling. In addition to corporate management, John has owned and partnered in multiple companies. He is fluent in many languages to include English, Spanish, Italian, and French, and is conversational in German and Portuguese. His research and analytical skills, along with his language abilities are invaluable for clients in the M&A industry nationally, and internationally.
IPhD Candidate in Economics and History, University of Missouri
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Theresa Bentley

Theresa Bentley holds an MBA with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Finance. As a previous Investment Analyst at a major investment firm, Theresa was responsible for $1-2 Billion on a $10 Billion fund. She was also the Economist for a team based fund. Besides over a decade of corporate experience, Theresa is a 20 year entrepreneur. She understands both the buying and selling side of transactions, and is ingenious at developing solutions for clients, including identifying and matching the right buyer to fit the format of the company being sold.
Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Finance
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When it’s time to sell your company…Choose Parkwest to help you navigate through the confidential selling process.