Rhett Kniep, certified business broker (CBB), certified business intermediary (CBI), and M&A advisor, heads the Centurion 7 team. He has sold a wide variety of businesses for over 14 years, and performed an active role in the design, construction, development, marketing, and selling of business enterprises, commercial buildings, multi-family developments, raw land, and subdivisions.
He has valued and sold construction, trucking, service, retail, communication, distribution, marketing, professional, and manufacturing companies.
He has also created and managed several successful businesses of his own.
Rhett writes articles and offers consultations on business selling and negotiating, regularly. Some of his work can be seen here at Ezine Articles.
Schooled in real estate investing, business communications, and law, he is grounded with a solid education and genuine experience. He gained the “Certified Business Broker” credential through the California Association of Business Brokers, and the “Certified Business Intermediary” credential through the International Business Brokers Association. He is also a member of the M&A Source, the elite organization for mergers and acquisitions.
Rhett and his wife have been married for 19 years, and have 6 children.
Steve Burnett, business intermediary and CPA, is a 40-year veteran of consulting business owners in multiple industries. He is a nationally recognized certified public accountant, providing expert counsel to clients in business accounting, organization, development, and tax strategies in the Western United States.
Over a three-decade period, Steve built a highly successful accounting firm, Burnett and Company LLP, which ranked in the top ten CPA firms in the Greater Sacramento area, and later was a partner and member of the executive committee in a firm which ranked nationally in the Top 100.
Steve has used his deep knowledge of accounting and taxation in developing and growing closely held businesses. He has worked extensively with contractors, real estate developers, suppliers, and manufacturers for many years.
Steve’s greatest strength is advising his clients in strategies to increase profitability. He is well-versed in estate planning and exit strategies and has excelled in the many roles a trusted advisor performs.
Since 2000, he has served as treasurer, president, and board member for various business associations in the Sacramento region, including NAIOP, Lambda Alpha International, and SRBX, among others. He is a licensed general contractor and real estate and insurance agent and carries the esteemed certifications CCIFP and CGMA. He is a member of AICPA, CFMA, and the California Society of CPA’s.
He has been married to his wife for 44 years, and is the proud father of four children, who have given him five grandchildren.