Business Broker Profiles

Meet The WCI Commercial Team

At the top when it comes to Arizona Business Brokers. This WCI Team will help you buy or sell your next business.

Charles J. Tanko

Owner of WCI Brokers Central/Broker

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Office: (602) 795-2005 tankowci@aol.com

Charles J. Tanko, has over 53 years experience as a business broker. He is an attorney licensed in California and in the Federal Court System, but does not practice law in Arizona. Mr. Tanko, known as the Father of Business Brokerage, participated in over 4,999 business sales and oversees the operations of WCI Brokers Central.

Susan Tanko – Manogue

Designated Broker for WCI Commercial

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Office: (602) 795-2005 Susan@wcibroker.com

Over the past 20 years, Susan Tanko-Manogue has successfully closed escrow on 100’s of profitable businesses. In 2017 she became an Associate Broker and in 2018 partnered with Dennis Hayes to form WCI Commercial, an affiliate of WCI Brokers Central and WCI Business Brokers of Northern Arizona. Why use WCI? Regardless of who the listing or selling agent is, at WCI, we work as a Team to get the deal done and get it done right. We do more deals and obtain more listings than your typical Brokerage firm. We provide an impressive 50 years of experience. We will be the one that helps you get to your goal! Please call Susan at 602-373-4637 for a no obligation evaluation.

Dennis Hayes

Owner of WCI Commercial/Independent Agent

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Office: (602) 795-2005 Cell: 480-518-7111 dennis@wcibroker.com

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 or email Dennis with the contact info above.

Don Lawrence

Independent Agent of WCI Commercial

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Office: (602) 795-2005 CoachDonL@cox.net

I’m a Certified Business Counselor and Associate Broker with WCI Brokers Central. For over 35 years I’ve had the honor of helping 100’s of individuals and corporations buy and sell businesses ranging in price from $15,000 (a long, long, long time ago) to over $10,000,000. I’m a graduate of Stanford University, served with the Army Signal Corp, where I received a direct commission, and owned my own audio-visual firm in Chicago before moving to Phoenix. To better serve you, I’ve taken advanced programs in business brokerage from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Princeton research Institute, the Institute of Certified Business Counselors and the Business Valuation Institute. I look forward to the privilege of working with you to achieve your business goals.

Joe Decker

Independent Agent of WCI Commercial

Office: (602) 795-2005 admin@wcibroker.com

Joe Decker is currently on temporary leave of absence.

Max Wagner

Independent Agent of WCI Commercial

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Office: (602) 795-2005 Max@wcibroker.com

I am Max Wagner and I have always been in the business of helping people, which I love. After graduating college, I worked as a head hunter for many businesses until I raised my two children. I ran my own faux finishing/design business for the last 20 years. I always have a positive outlook on life and never met a stranger! I am here to make a match and to create a win win for the buyer and the seller when buying, selling and financing a business.

Paul J Peterson

Independent Agent of WCI Commercial

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Office: 602-795-2005 Cell: 734-582-3071 paul@wcibroker.com

Paul J Peterson is an independent broker with WCI Commercial in Phoenix, Az. A Mid Westerner for majority of my life, I moved to Arizona in 2016 to begin the next chapter of my life. I have enjoyed a successful career as a business professional with over 30 years of experience in Operations, Supply Chain, Purchasing and Sales. I have an excellent skill set in overcoming obstacles and resolving issues. I provide prompt professional service and believe good communication is at the core of having successful transactions for all involved. Call or email me today on how I can help you achieve your financial goals.

Randall Stone

Independent Agent of WCI Commercial

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Office: 602-795-2005 Cell: 602-363-4882 randall@wcibroker.com

Mr. Stone is a Business Broker and Attorney. He received his J.D. from the the University of Tennessee. He later received his M.B.A from the 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. He specializes in litigation and aviation law, and has represented pilots and aviation interest around the country. He is a pilot (single engine and glider). His business interest include service business, franchise, technology and aviation. Call or email today to discuss how we can assist you

Ray Hinesly

Independent Agent of WCI Commercial

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Office: (602) 795-2005 rjhinesly@q.com

I moved to Arizona from Iowa in 1965. I have owned and operated several businesses including a business brokerage, a manufacturer’s representative firm, a motor sports promotion company, a courier service and a towing/impound company. I acquired extensive corporate business experience in 19 years of construction materials sales with the largest concrete accessory company in North America. Beginning in sales and transitioning through sales management, profit center management, operations trouble shooter, North American Division Manager to Vice President. I have a BA Iowa State University and an MBA from University of Texas -Denton

Richard Epstein

Independent Agent of WCI Commercial

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Office: (602) 795-2005 Richard@wcibroker.com

I am an Associate Broker at WCI Brokers Central. I graduated from Boston University School of Management and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, spent 10 years as a National Sales and Marketing Manager for LG Advertising in Baltimore Maryland. Richard 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. I relocated to Arizona in 1992 and have been engaged in sales and leasing of commercial properties and all types of business sales, manufacturing, distribution, franchises and service companies. I’m ready to help you find a great business or a great Buyer.

Steve Anderson

Independent Agent of WCI Commercial

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Office: (602) 795-2005 Steve@wcibroker.com

“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.

Vaneet (Vinni) Sapra

Independent Agent of WCI Commercial

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Office: 602-795-2005 Cell: 480-227-3184 vinni@wcibroker.com

Vinni, born and raised in India, from a young age aspired to work with people and break into the world of business. Learning from his father, who owned and operated a business of his own. He graduated from Punjab University with a degree in Psychology in 1998 and then took the leap to move to the United States to pursue his business interests. Starting from the bottom, Vinni learned the in and out of what it takes to run a business under the leadership of his Uncle’s convenient store. From buying his first store in 2006, to now, owning a total of 10 locations and winning several business achievement awards, he has ventured into helping others to do the same. Fluent in 3 languages helps him to make connections with people from all over the world to pursue their business buying/selling needs.

Ken Hanover

Broker

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Office: (602) 795-2005 Kenhanover@wcibrokertucson.com

Ken Hanover has owned and operated several businesses over the past 30 years. His early interest was in clothing, working for corporate companies and later owning his own stores in his native state of Maryland and Washington DC. His easy going manner brought him many prestigious clients such as; Chief Justice Rehnquist, the Kennedy family, and many senators. He moved here in 1993 and switched careers to real estate, where he found he enjoyed matching sellers and buyers needs with success. Moving on to business brokerage has allowed him to put his business skills and people skills together in an affable manner to please the most discriminating buyer and seller.