Murphy Business Recognizes Top Producers and Multi-Million Dollar Club Members

Leading Business Brokerage Firm Presents Coveted Awards at Annual Conference

CLEARWATER, FL – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC (MBFC) a full-service business brokerage firm, recently hosted its annual conference where the brand announced its 2018 “Top Producers” and “Multi-Million Dollar” award winners. With more than 125 franchise units and over 225 business brokers in the United States and Canada, Murphy Business organizes a conference each year to reflect on the past year, education, and honor achievements met by members of the network.

The 2019 Murphy Educational conference, themed “Playing to Win,” was held at the Wyndham Grand Resort in Clearwater Beach where Murphy associates gathered to recognize another record year for the brand and featured educational courses.

“Our franchisees and agents enjoyed two and a half days at a beautiful resort in Florida engaged in learning, fellowship and awards recognition at our closing banquet. I’m proud of on how they served our clients this past year with the utmost honesty, integrity, and professionalism and at the same time I’m proud of their focus on continued professional growth through our annual conference, which also gives them the opportunity for sharing best practices and attending many educational workshops,” said Tom Coba, CEO of MBFC. “Congratulations to our award winners and all our Murphy associates for yet another record-setting year!”

The coveted “Top Producers” award was presented to the top 15 business brokers of the MBFC network that provided top-notch client service and closed high-priced transactions. The honorees are listed below:


Dan Bauer, MN Rey Gonzales, SD
Ken Bohenek, ID David Hamm, MO
Chris Bond, MA Jennifer Hendrickson, MO
Ron Buck, NC Peggy Kragh, MT
Bruce Burns, NM Mariann Montgomery, TX
Russell Cohen, FL Ken Pokorny, TX
Teresa Farrell, OR Matt Slappey, GA
Shannon Foust, OH

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 2018. We congratulate the following business brokers:

Douglas Batts, TX Bob Farris, TX Shan O’Keeffe, FL
Dan Bauer, MN Richard Gadberry, TX Edwin Pena, FL
Ken Bohenek, ID Rey Gonzales, SD Ken Pokorny, TX
Chris Bond, MA Paul Gorny, FL Michael Rooney, IA
Ron Buck, NC David Hamm, MO Jamison Rounds, SD
Bruce Burns, NM Steve Herrera, TX Matt Slappey, GA
Dan Carelli, FL Anton Joro, FL Marvin Slovacek, UT
Russell Cohen, FL Peggy Kragh, MT Claudia Smith, WA
Daz Connell, NJ Marcello Leandro, UT Bill White, OH
Jim Dunmire, FL Russell Miller, NJ
Judy Elrod, WA Mariann Montgomery, TX
Teresa Farrell, OR Sean Murphy, NS

Offering entrepreneurs unit franchisee operating models, the Murphy Business home office supports franchisees 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 LLC
Clearwater, 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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