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, service, shipping, communication, 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.
Rhett has been married to his wife for 18 years, and they 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 accounting, business organization, development, and tax strategies in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. In a period spanning 30+ years, Steve built a highly successful accounting firm and later was a partner and member of the executive committee in a firm which ranked nationally in the Top 100 for the better half of a decade.
Steve has a vast amount of experience in leadership roles. Since 2000, he has served as treasurer, president, and board member for various business associations in the Sacramento region.
He advises businesses owners in the construction, real estate, manufacturing, and trucking industries, among many others.
Steve has been married to his wife for 44 years, and is the proud father of four children, who have given him four grandchildren.
Paul Stark, business broker, is a seasoned professional in sales, marketing, business development, and business operations. Having completed the rigorous “Innovation Engineering Blackbelt” coursework, Paul specializes in evaluating a company’s strengths to determine the highest market value for his customers. With expertise in manufacturing, food and beverage processing, distribution, construction, and technology, Paul brings a level of experience to the table ensuring a “win-win” for everyone involved in his transactions. Paul has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.
Natasha Kniep, executive admin, has been working in various roles of business support and management for several years. She is a current student at Sierra College in Rocklin, working toward a business degree. In addition, she is a professional model, dancer, ballet instructor, and lifeguard. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and close friends.