Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC Recognizes Best of Best; Names “Top Producers,” “Multi-Million Dollar Club” Members

June 29, 2018 |

North America's Leading Business Brokerage Firm Presents Coveted Awards at Annual Conference

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC (MB&FC), North America’s largest full-service business brokerage firm, recently hosted its annual conference where the brand announced its 2017 “Top Producers” and welcomed new members to the exclusive “Multi-Million Dollar Club.” With more than 150 franchise units in the United States and Canada, MB&FC organizes a conference each year to reflect on the past year and honor achievements met by members of the network.

Themed “Winners Keep Score,” this year’s conference was held at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast celebrating a record year for the brand and featured educational courses to assist attendees with overall business brokerage, goal setting and more.

“On behalf of the entire company, I would like to congratulate all of our award winners for the overall incredible results they have achieved in 2017,” said Tom Coba, CEO of MB&FC. “I’d also like to thank our entire franchise network for continuing to uphold the highest level of client service year after year.”

The coveted “Top Producers” award was presented to members of the MB&FC network that provided top-notch client service and closed high-priced deals. The honorees, their regions and number of years they have received the “Top Producer” award are listed below:

  • Scott Belden,  Missouri
  • Bruce Burns, New Mexico  
  • Russell Cohen, Florida
  • Daz Connell, New Jersey
  • Linn Crader, Oregon
  • Jim Dunmire, Florida
  • Judy Elrod, Washington
  • Teresa Farrell, Oregon
  • Andy Fischer, Florida
  • Shannon Foust, Ohio
  • Gokul Padmanabhan, Florida
  • Ken Pokorny, Texas
  • Matt Slappey Georgia
  • Marvin Slovacek, Utah
  • Bill White, Sr., Ohio

To be considered a member of the brokerage firm’s “Multi-Million Dollar Club,” brokers had to secure more than $2 million in transactions in 2017. The welcomed members are as follows:

  • Dan Bauer – Minnesota
  • Scott Belden – Missouri
  • Ron Buck – North Carolina
  • Bruce Burns – New Mexico
  • Dan Carelli – Florida
  • Russell Cohen – Florida
  • Daz Connell – New Jersey
  • Linn Crader – Oregon
  • Darrel Damhof – Minnesota
  • Celine Dufresne – Florida
  • Jim Dunmire – Florida
  • Judy Elrod – Washington
  • Teresa Farrell – Oregon
  • Andy Fischer – Florida
  • Shannon Foust – Ohio
  • Dan Gore – Florida
  • John Holland – California
  • Bill Ilgenfritz – W. Pennsylvania
  • Tiffany Kert – Ohio
  • Peggy Kragh – Montana
  • Rick Kunze – Minnesota
  • Paul Lapidus – Florida
  • Art Lennig – Georgia
  • Mike Metzger – Virginia
  • Russell Miller – New Jersey
  • Gokul Padmanabhan – Florida
  • Edwin Pena – Florida
  • Ken Pokorny –Texas
  • Tony Samples – Georgia
  • Gordon Schofield – Canada
  • Dexter Sherman – Montana
  • Matt Slappey – Georgia
  • Marvin Slovacek – Utah
  • Bill White, Sr. – Ohio

“It’s great to see the franchisees all in one place, further developing their skills,” said Coba,. “The teamwork, expertise, and willingness to help others in this franchise network is unlike any other I’ve been a part of and I’m proud to lead an organization with such integrity and professionalism. As a brand, we’re energized and look forward to what’s to come.”

Offering entrepreneurs both regional developer and unit franchisee operating models, the Murphy Business home office supports both groups and their agents with extensive training, along with initial and ongoing marketing efforts that help Murphy Business owners to focus on the most important part of their business – spending more time with their clients.

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About Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLCClearwater, Florida-based Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC is a full-service business brokerage firm facilitating business sales, purchases, consulting, valuations, mergers and acquisitions. Closing deals at a higher ratio than the business brokerage industry average, several accolades have been bestowed upon the company including being recognized as one of Franchise Business Review ‘s Top 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winners for ten consecutive years.



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