Business Broker Profiles

Meet the WCI Commercial Team

Designated Broker & Co-Owner of WCI Commercial

Susan Tanko-Manogue

Over the past 27 years, Susan Tanko-Manogue successfully closed escrow on 100’s of profitable businesses. She is now the Designated Broker and President of WCI Commercial. Why use WCI? Regardless of who the listing or selling agent is, at WCI, WCI works as a Team to get the deal done and get it done right. WCI obtains more listings and closes more deals than your typical Brokerage firm. WCI provides an impressive 300 years of active combined experience. WCI agents will get to your goal!

Please call Susan at 602-373-4637 for a no obligation evaluation.

Co-Owner and Licensed Agent

Dennis Hayes

Dennis brings to WCI a wealth of knowledge and experience in connection with business and financial matters. Most notably, he grew a Michigan based auto finance company from 6 to 212 employees, from 2 auto dealers in Michigan to 2100 dealers in 17 states and from $3 Million to $180 Million in auto loan receivables. He has successfully negotiated and closed working capital credit facilities for hundreds of millions of dollars from institutional lenders.

Dennis is known as a “fixer” of broken business issues and truly excels at complex problem resolution. With lawyers, accountants, and bankers involved in most transactions, it’s comforting to have an experienced, calm voice of reason representing your best interests.

Please call Dennis at  602-795-2005 in the office, or on his cell at  480-518-7111.

Co-Owner and Licensed Agent

Vaneet (Vinni) Sapra

Vinni was born and raised in India, and from a young age always aspired to work with people, and break into the world of business. He learned much from his father, who owned and operated business. Vinni graduated from Punjab University with a degree in Psychology in 1998, and then “took the leap” to move to the United States in pursuit of his business interests. His story is classic…start from the bottom (clerking in his Uncle’s convenience store,) graduating to the exciting and proud acquisition of his first store, and ultimately expanding over time into a portfolio of 10 owned stores.

Vinni has won several business achievement awards, and, with joining WCI, has turned his focus to helping others to do the same. Being fluent in 3 languages helps him to make connections and facilitate deals involving people from all over the world.

Associate Broker at WCI Commercial

Richard Epstein

Richard is an Associate Broker at WCI Commercial. He graduated from the Boston University School of Management, was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, and spent 10 years as a National Sales and Marketing Manager for LG Advertising in Baltimore, Maryland. He moved on to become the C.E.O. of Commercial Real Estate Consultants in Boston, Massachusetts, handling sales and marketing of commercial real estate and other types of businesses.

Richard relocated to Arizona in 1992 and has been engaged in sales and leasing of commercial properties, and instrumental in all types of business sales, manufacturing, distribution, franchises and service companies. He excels at both the identification of excellent seller opportunities, and the identification of an appropriate buyer to fill the shoes of the exiting seller.

Licensed Agent of WCI Commercial

Steve Anderson

“The only broker you will ever need”. Call me and “profit from my thinking” Arizona’s business sales and acquisitions specialist. Enriching my clients with a unique blend of financial expertise, marketing savvy, and creative energy. The exceptional quality, uncompromising integrity, passion, unparalleled performance and boundless energy distinguishes me from all other Arizona business brokers.

My passion is to achieve your objectives whether buying or selling, exceed your expectations, and ensure our relationship will be a profitable one.

Licensed Agent of WCI Commercial

Paul Peterson

Relocating from Michigan to Arizona, Paul came to WCI from a position of Executive Management with a large International Company. He has 30+ years in a professional capacity with a diverse background in Management, Supply Chain, Purchasing, and Sales. Paul’s skills very much relate to the early identification of obstacles, and the problem resolution that logically follows. Paul has always been outcome-driven and believes that excellent communication is at the core of all successful transitions from our sellers to anticipatory and excited buyers.

Paul can be reached at 734-582-3071 or paul@wcibroker.com.

Licensed Agent of WCI Commercial

Leah Hayes

Leah joined WCI in 2020, after acquiring a real estate license, a Juris Doctor, J.D. (graduating #2 in her law school class), and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology + Law, all in her home state of Arizona. She has rapidly become the firm’s “go-to” source where research is needed and has demonstrated a heightened ability to meticulously and skillfully draft the documents and contracts that govern the business and real estate transactions in which WCI facilitates. Leah’s excellent attention to detail, an inherent personality trait further cultivated throughout her law school training, has certainly not gone unnoticed by Sellers and their Buyers.

With youth on her side, Leah is engaging, innovative, and passionate about the concept of continuing education for purposes of staying ahead of the industry and providing every business listing with a first-rate professional representation. She is communicative, thorough, and detail-oriented — and she’ll be alongside you every step of the way!

She can be reached at 480.216.5612 or leah@wcibroker.com.

Licensed Agent of WCI Commercial

Jesse Hayes

Jesse has spent his career in the finance industry working as a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones; and Securities Broker for Charles Schwab where he worked on the active trader and derivatives desk.

Licensed with both a Series 7 and 66, he is accustomed to assisting clients with all forms of complex financial matters.

Our clients find him to be highly organized and an excellent problem solver.

He can be reached at 480-204-6003, or by e-mail at jesse@wcibroker.com.

Transaction Coordinator & Licensed Agent of WCI Commercial

Shelly Poore

Shelly’s career has been checkered with physical moves prior to landing in Arizona in 2005. Industries of note are IT, medical transport and publishing wherein she has supported senior level managers, operating in deadline-driven environments.

In Shelly’s capacity as a licensed real estate agent, she has developed a strong background in writing and editing to include experience facilitating the process flow of contracts. Her sharp attention to small details is tailor-made for the Transaction Coordinator function at WCI.

Shelly can be reached at 480-923-6219 or shelly@wcibroker.com

Licensed Agent & Executive Admin Assistant

Katie Ward

Katie Ward, a native of Arizona, brings a wealth of real estate experience to the WCI team. Having earned licenses in Arizona, California and Nevada, Katie has masterfully negotiated hundreds of contracts while associated with a few of the largest iBuying companies in the US.

Rooted in a family with a history of owning and operating multiple construction businesses in Arizona, Katie possesses an innate understanding of the local market. Her commitment to continuing education ensures she stays at the forefront of both the business brokerage and real estate industry changes, allowing her to represent clients with the utmost care.

Whether buying, selling, or investing in Arizona businesses or commercial real estate, Katie’s expertise and dedication earn her a trusted partner status.

Licensed Agent of WCI Commercial

Ray Hinesly

Ray moved to Arizona from Iowa in 1965. He has owned and operated several businesses including a business brokerage, a manufacturer’s representative firm, a motorsports promotion company, a courier service, and a towing/impound company. Ray acquired extensive corporate business experience in 19 years of construction materials sales with the largest construction accessory supply company in North America.

He began in sales and transitioned through sales management, profit center management, operations troubleshooter, North American Division Manager to ultimately to Vice President. He has a BA from Iowa State University, and an MBA from the University of Texas -Denton. Ray will always devote himself to the tasks at hand and the time necessary to provide professional representation in the sale of your business.

Ray can be reached at 602-820-8590 or rjhinesly@q.com.

Licensed Agent of WCI Commercial

Randall Stone

Mr. Stone is a Business Broker and Attorney. He received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee, his M.B.A from The College of William and Mary Graduate School of Business, and his LL.M(Tax) from the William and Mary College of Law. He is admitted to practice in Arizona, Colorado, Virginia, the U.S Federal Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

A pilot himself, he specializes in litigation and aviation law and has represented pilots and aviation interest around the country. His business interests include service businesses, franchises, technology, and aviation.

WCI clients are always well represented by Randall who can be reached at 602-363-4882 or at randall@wcibroker.com.

Licensed Agent of WCI Commercial

Joe Decker

Joe has been active in the commercial real estate and development industry in the western states, primarily Arizona, for over 40 years. His focus has been on sales and development of multifamily housing, land and subdivision acquisition, custom home building, and venture capital funding. Joe also served as a VP of a savings and loan.

More recently, Joe has been associated with new business acquisition and development, with sales recruitment and training in corporate agricultural sales. His business ownership and management, in tandem with his role at a savings and loan, proves a valuable asset when counseling our business sellers in transitioning their companies to acquirers who are ready to hit their new road running.

Joe is always reachable at 480-416-2582 or email at decker.jj88@yahoo.com.

Licensed Agent of WCI Commercial

Keith Elgin

Keith found his way from Virginia to Arizona in 1973 and graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1984. Following a 5-year stint with the Motorola Government Electronics Group, Keith was retained by ASU as its Property Control Manager where he retired following 22 years of service.

He has assisted hundreds of clients to plan their financial future through his ownership and operation of a financial services business.
Keith has always possessed the personal drive and commitment to make a finish line, clearly evidenced with his capture of the National Junior College Wrestling Championship in 1981.

He currently holds active Life Insurance and Real Estate licenses and can be reach here: 480-695-1843 or by email at keith@wcibroker.com

Licensed Agent of WCI Commercial

Steve Leal

Steve is an Arizona native and graduated from Arizona State University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He brings 40 years of experience in marketing, lending and finance including 15 years as a business acquisition specialist. He will work tirelessly and professionally to get your deal done.

He can be reached at 602-818-3947 or steveleal@wcibroker.com.

Licensed Agent of WCI Commercial

Russell Standage

Russell comes to WCI as a seasoned business broker and M&A advisor. Owning and operating small businesses for >20 years, combined with his business brokerage experiences, has provided him with excellent instincts when structuring the sale and purchase of a privately held company. From listing to marketing to financing and through closing, business sales always seem to run most smoothly with a first-rate intermediary like Russell. He received his CM&AP (Certified Mergers & Acquisition Professional) designation from Kennesaw State University and is a graduate of the W.P Carey School of Business.

Licensed Agent of WCI Commercial

Charles “Charley” Beck

Charles (“Charley”) is an Arizona native whose family has been operating a variety of businesses, ranging from auto dealerships to gasoline stations, since the 1920s. After graduating locally from Brophy College Prep, Charley earned a Bachelor and Master of Finance at Texas A&M University. He then spent 5 years with one of the world’s largest commodities trading firms, devoting half of that time in their Latin American headquarters in Montevideo, Uruguay, and the other half in Houston, Texas.

Charley’s formal education in finance, in tandem with his employment experiences in Uruguay and Texas, nicely positioned him to transition back to Arizona and to take over his family businesses. He grew income streams, diligently maintained books and data, and ultimately sold one location through WCI Commercial. Charley found the process was drama-free and seamless, and his selling experience was the catalyst for securing his Arizona real estate license, and for joining the WCI team.

Paralegal & Executive Administrative Assistant, WCI Commercial

Amy Newman

Amy has been a treasured asset of WCI for over 20 years. She started in a general admin capacity, graduating to the role of an executive assistant to the company’s founder, Chuck Tanko. Her front desk in the WCI lobby functions daily as an information hub, disseminating documents to buyers, sellers, lenders escrow companies, and licensed agents of WCI.

Amy acquired an extremely useful degree in 2012, graduating from Brown Mackie College with an Associates in Paralegal Sciences. When entering the WCI offices, Amy is always the first friendly face encountered.

Designated Broker & Co-Owner of WCI Business Brokers, N. AZ

Matt Uhler

Matt Uhler is an experienced business broker and entrepreneur who has been self-employed since he was 17 years old. He was initially introduced to business brokerage when he sold his 40-employee service company in 1998. He began his career as a business broker, facilitating business acquisitions in 1999 with WCI Brokers and went on to form the Northern Arizona Division of the company, Comprehensive Business Services, LLC dba WCI Business Brokers in 2008. He is the co-owner and Designated Broker of the Prescott, Arizona brokerage, facilitating transactions throughout the state of Arizona. During Matt’s career as a business broker, he has analyzed over 3,000 business and commercial properties to determine the fair market value and personally participated in the sale of over 800 business and real estate transactions. Additionally, as the Designated Broker, he has assisted his agents with hundreds of additional transactions. Matt has won the Arizona Business Brokers Association, Broker of the Year award and other distinguished awards for many consecutive years throughout his career. He was also the former vice president of the Central Chapter of the Arizona Business Brokers Association, co-founding board member, vice-chair and state delegate for the Arizona Business Brokers Association Northern Chapter and served on the board of directors and executive committee for the Prescott area Habitat for Humanity.

Matt also has an ownership interest in various businesses which employ over 150 employees combined. These businesses include commercial and residential real estate sales and management, senior and assisted living, private money lending, excavation, trucking, plumbing, insurance, health and fitness, event and media production, automotive, wholesale and retail sales, sweeping and pressure washing services, and rental property acquisition, sales and management. Aside from his career as a business broker, Matt enjoys spending time with his family and engaging in outdoor activities such as mountain biking and off-road adventures. He is also passionate about health and fitness and loves to travel with his wife, Audrey, and their four children. Matt’s extensive experience as a business broker and entrepreneur has given him a unique perspective on the industry and has made him a valuable asset to the Arizona business community. He continues to be an active member of the community and is dedicated to helping his clients achieve their goals and find success.

Business Broker & Co-Owner of WCI Business Brokers, N. AZ

Jared Lubeck

Jared is a knowledgeable and experienced professional who quickly developed a passion for Business Brokerage when he joined the industry in 2016. He has since become a trusted advisor to business owners and entrepreneurs looking to buy or sell businesses throughout the state of Arizona. Jared is the co-owner of WCI Business Brokers and during his career, he has analyzed and participated in the sale of over 200 business and commercial properties. He is also currently involved in the ownership and management of numerous other businesses including senior assisted living, sweeping and pressure washing services, event and media production, excavation, trucking, off road UTV rental, and income producing real estate management.
Jared spent over 10 years in sales and managerial positions, primarily in the off-road industry, where he honed his leadership and communication skills. He takes the time to understand his client’s unique needs and goals and works tirelessly to help them accomplish success. Jared’s vast experience in both real estate and business brokerage has given him a unique perspective. He understands the complexities of buying and selling properties and businesses and is dedicated to helping his clients achieve a positive outcome. His dedication, hard work and attention to detail has earned him a reputation as one of the most respected and effective Business Brokers in the industry. Jared has won the Arizona Business Brokers Association, Broker of the Year award, Chairman Circle Award, and other distinguished awards throughout his career.
Jared is an Arizona native who was born and raised in Flagstaff. He developed a love for the outdoors and adventure at a young age. He is an avid scuba diver and loves just about anything that will get his adrenaline running (mountain biking, paramotor, dirt biking, trophy trucks, etc.). Jared is married and resides in the Phoenix area with his wife, Nicole, and two adorable daughters. Outside of work, Jared loves spending time with his family and enjoying the great outdoors. Whether they are mountain biking, boating, camping or off-roading, Jared is always up for an adventure and ready to take on new challenges. His passion for the outdoors and his commitment to his family are a testament to his character and values. This is a big part of what makes him such an effective and respected Business Broker.

Business Broker of WCI Business Brokers , N. AZ

Peggy Marsh

Peggy Marsh is a successful businesswoman and Business Broker with WCI Business Brokers. Peggy was born and raised in a successful business family, where she learned many aspects of business at an early age. Peggy was always fascinated by the world of business and her family’s success became a driving force in her life. After graduating from Northern Arizona University, Peggy co-owned and operated franchise hotels and quick-service restaurants for 28 years. Her experience in the hospitality industry gave her valuable insight into running a successful business. She has a detailed understanding of business operations including sales, marketing, financial functions, and customer service. Her experience in the hospitality and food service industry allowed her to develop skills in managing employees, operations, and financial analysis. In 2010, Peggy joined WCI Business Brokers as a Business Broker. Her experience in owning and operating businesses has given her a unique perspective on the needs and challenges of business owners. Peggy has been able to assist her clients in a variety of industries with their business brokerage needs. She believes communication and a strong attention to detail are both instrumental in completing a transaction and in creating a positive experience. Her clients appreciate her strong work ethic and her ability to successfully navigate the complexities of the business buying, selling and financing process. She is excited to help buyers fulfill their dreams of owning a business and to assist sellers with preparing, marketing and transferring their business smoothly.
Peggy is married and lives in Flagstaff with her husband, Bob and enjoys spending time with her family. Peggy’s commitment to her clients is a testament to her character and her passion for the Arizona business community.

Transaction Coordinator of WCI Business Brokers, N. AZ

Lindsay Denton

Lindsay Denton is a talented professional who joined WCI Business Brokers in 2018 as the Transaction Coordinator. Lindsay’s primary responsibility is to help buyers and sellers navigate the intricate business acquisition financing process and assist the Brokers in managing the details related to the transactions we facilitate. She has a wealth of experience in the world of business ownership, management, and real estate, which along with her strong attention to detail, makes her an exceptional resource for our clients who are navigating the complicated process of completing business and real estate transactions.

Lindsay’s entrepreneurial spirit is evident in her personal life as well. She is the owner of a local small business, and a licensed Realtor. Lindsay is always looking for new opportunities to grow and expand personally and professionally. Lindsay is married and has lived in Arizona her entire life. Her deep connection to the local community allows her to connect with clients on a personal level and provide exceptional service.

Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys spending time outside with friends and family, camping, and exploring backroads. Her adventurous spirit is reflected in her approach to business and life. She is always busy and never idle, constantly looking for ways to improve and grow. Lindsay’s dedication to her work and her clients is what sets her apart as a valuable member of the WCI Business Brokers team.

Office Manager of WCI Business Brokers, N. AZ

Jill Prather

Jill is a dedicated professional who has been working at WCI Business Brokers since 2017. Her role as the Office Manager has been critical in ensuring that the daily operations of the brokerage run smoothly, which includes assisting with the financial analysis, preparation of our marketing packages, prospective buyer registration, and marketing of the businesses we represent. She has also been instrumental in assisting the Brokers in their day-to-day activities, ensuring that they have the resources and support they need to deliver excellent service to their clients.

Jill is married and the mother of two grown daughters and has been an Arizona resident since 1999, after relocating from Florida. Jill brings prior knowledge and expertise in many different aspects including her experience as an estate manager for several wealthy families in Palm Beach, FL. Her knowledge and expertise are invaluable in helping the Brokers connect with their clients and build lasting successful relationships.

In her spare time, Jill enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering at local animal charities. She is passionate about giving back to her community and is always looking for ways to make a positive impact.

Jill’s dedication to her job, her family, and her community are a testament to her character and her commitment to excellence. She is a valued member of the WCI Business Brokers team.



    “We want to Thank You WCI, for the help and guidance in buying our new company.”


    “Thank you for all of your help. You helped the process go smoothly!”


    “It is great working with Susan, Dennis and all of your agents.  They are always professional and knowledgeable with each and every closing. We look forward to many more years of working with all of you.”


    “Your level of professionalism and dedication made me feel totally secure!”


    “The Sellers are happy, the team is happy and we have received a lot of compliments and positive feedback from customers on our messaging and announcement to them.

    We are very happy! Thank you again to you and your team for all yall’s hard work and support in this opportunity. Thank you!!”


    We simultaneously sold our 4 related companies in a complex mix of “C” and “S” Corps, and LLC’s.

    The professional advice we received from the WCI team proved invaluable. From valuation to the identification of a wonderful buyer, and through closing, we had reliable access to information 24/7. 5 stars!