Family Business Radio, Episode 11: John Marsh, Bristol Group, Cheryl Blazej, Blazej and Associates, and Valencia Holland, The Style Educator
Host Anthony Chen welcomes John Marsh, discussing his firm’s work with business transitions, Cheryl Blazej, whose firm provides accounting services to small businesses, and Valencia Holland, who provides personal style services for women. “Family Business Radio” is broadcast from the North Fulton Studio of Business RadioX®.
John Marsh, Bristol Group
The Bristol Group is a boutique Business Brokerage and Mergers and Acquisition firm that helps business owners successfully transition ownership. They build trusting relationships before transactions and assist their clients throughout the selling process. While the firm represents the interest of sellers, they are constantly qualifying buyers and have relationships with financial, strategic, and individual acquires around the country. Bristol Group’s typical client has a business valued between $1M and $50M.
John is a successful cross functional executive with experience leading and strengthening finance, accounting, and operations organizations. He has held a variety of executive roles including CFO, VP of Supply Chain and Planning, and EVP of Finance and Operations during his 17 year career. In those roles, John served as an integral part of the leadership team that scaled a medical device company and sold it to a private equity firm for $161M. John led integration efforts and was a part of due diligence on all of the companies acquisitions.
John started his career with the accounting firm, Ernst and Young in Atlanta, GA and has worked with both start-ups and a large private equity owned medical device manufacturer. He leverages his significant mergers and acquisition experience to help entrepreneurs successfully transition business ownership.
Cheryl Blazej, Managing Partner, Blazej & Associates
- Rely on family or admin staff to handle day-to-date accounting and it’s not working
- Are preparing to seek funding for expansion
- Have disregarded standard accounting practices and procedures due to lack of expertise among staff
Valencia Holland, Owner, The Style Educator
The style educator is a full service image consulting firm specializing in personal styling services for women. The services they provide range from 1-on-1 styling, closet/wardrobe organizing, personal shopping, and more.
Owner Valencia Holland’s expertise has been proven and awarded by various clientele, including the modeling agency Leon Dash Media and Aquila Style magazine along with artist Amanda Holley, Delux Magazine, GMI Clothing Commercials, and Project Hope CT which donates prom attire to underprivileged girls. Valencia also had the opportunity to be an Assistant Stylist for Levi’s, Fuzion Magazine, and Team Swerve with the use of her education in fashion styling from New York City’s School of Style and an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration & Management from Colorado Technical University.
Anthony Chen, Host of “Family Business Radio”
This show is sponsored and brought to you by Anthony Chen with Lighthouse Financial Network. Securities and advisory services offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. (RAA), member FINRA/SIPC. RAA is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of RAA. The main office address is 575 Broadhollow Rd. Melville, NY 11747. You can reach Anthony at 631-465-9090 ext 5075 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony Chen started his career in financial services with MetLife in Buffalo, NY in 2008. Born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens, he considers himself a full-blooded New Yorker while now enjoying his Atlanta, GA home. Specializing in family businesses and their owners, Anthony works to protect what is most important to them. From preserving to creating wealth, Anthony partners with CPAs and attorneys to help address all of the concerns and help clients achieve their goals. By using a combination of financial products ranging from life, disability, and long term care insurance to many investment options through Royal Alliance. Anthony looks to be the eyes and ears for his client’s financial foundation. In his spare time, Anthony is an avid long-distance runner.