B2B & B2C services, construction, manufacturing, distribution, and professional services
Al Fialkovich is the Chief Executive Officer at Transworld, a company he co-founded with his business partner and wife, Jessica.
He is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) through the International Business Brokers Association. Al is a business-savvy advisor to mature businesses as well as a trusted counselor to the business community assisting visionary entrepreneurs to sell, acquire, and establish new businesses. Inspired by the business communities in Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Colorado, Al works hard to help business owners navigate the challenges involved in selling their companies. His experience falls into a wide variety of industries including B2B & B2C services, construction, manufacturing, distribution, and professional services. This knowledge combined with his role as a business owner of over 10 companies allows him to offer clients a unique combination of service and perspective. Al is a Member of the International Business Brokers Association, the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries, and the Entrepreneurs Organization. Al enjoys traveling with his wife, Jessica, and dog, Sailor, skiing, hiking, and collecting wine.
Jessica Fialkovich is a Certified Business Intermediary and operates as Transworld's President, overseeing strategic planning, marketing, and support for the company.
After over a decade of buying, building, and selling successful businesses in the wine & spirits and retail industries in Colorado and Florida, Jessica established Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain to employ her passion and experience in business by guiding others in their entrepreneurial quests. Outside of Transworld, Jessica is the President of MOD Assistants and is involved with the Denver Metro Chamber, Entrepreneur's Organization, Broadview Denver, and the Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute among other organizations. Jessica is a charismatic and savvy advisor, with a passion for outdoor recreation, her husband, Al, and pup, Sailor!
Jessica is also the host of The Deal Board Podcast, along with Andrew Cagnetta, CEO of Transworld Business Advisors. The Deal Board is a place to learn about the best way to sell a business or acquire a new business across a wide variety of industries. The podcast's aim is to help listeners understand the process through conversations with successful entrepreneurs who have learned the ins and outs of buying and selling businesses as part of their own business endeavors.
Sailor Fialkovich is the full-time office greeter and mascot as well as the official treat tester at Transworld.
Although the specifics of the small business world do interest him, he much prefers enjoying the finer things in life! During the business week, Sailor can be found exploring the Transworld offices looking for snacks and pets, but he truly lives for his weekends where he can almost always be found outside. Some of his favorite past times include taking long hikes, camping in the mountains, or road tripping to Carmel with his parents, Al and Jessica!
Steve Reesing is the Managing Director of Transworld Business Advisors of Central Texas which serves the entire Texas market.
Transworld Business Advisors is a full-service business brokerage firm and lower middle market M&A firm. We connect business buyers and sellers. We can also assist you if you would like to explore the fast growing world of franchising whether you are interested in entering the entrepreneurial world by becoming a franchise owner or would like to expand your present business by becoming a franchisor.
Steve has been in the business community in the Austin and San Antonio Area of Texas for over thirty years including over twenty years as CFO for local manufacturing companies and one highly successful start-up financial service business. His broad range of experience includes extensive work in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and private placements of debt and equity as well as all finance, accounting and treasury functions.
He began his financial career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Houston, TX after earning a BBA from the University of Texas. He is also a Certified M&A Professional. He is married and the father of two sons and one daughter.
Kelsey Fagan is the Chief Operations Officer for Transworld Business Advisors – Colorado, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Las Vegas South
She joins the Transworld Business Advisors’ team with a short stint in residential real estate before running the operations for a Colorado based technical staffing agency for the last seven years. In her prior career, she learned to lead the team with a “listen to understand and not simply to respond” mentality that she carries through to Transworld today. Kelsey has a strong background in process improvement, Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) integration, strategic partnerships and leadership. She thrives on building collaborative teams and structuring workflows to capitalize on efficiency.
Kelsey graduated from Colorado State University with an international relations and German language major with a business minor in 2012. Through her college years, Kelsey was a competitive downhill skier which lead her to compete internationally and spend summers in Austria training and living on a farm. It was there, that she really had the opportunity to hone in on discipline, structured organization and smooth operations both on the hill and managing hay fields. Outside of work, Kelsey can be found traveling the rodeo circuit and creating western styling concepts for women in the agriculture businesses and lifestyle.
B2B & B2C services, construction, manufacturing, distribution, and professional services
Karl Fricke is a business broker with Transworld Business Advisors.
Karl is a graduate of Baylor University calling North Texas home for the last 26 years. Joining Transworld business Advisors was a natural fit after starting his own company in 2005. He endured, (and survived) all the trials and tribulations of starting a business from scratch and building to annual sales of more than 400K by the time he sold it in 2018.
Karl's passion is to help business owners develop and successfully execute an exit strategy while helping entrepreneurs find the business of their dreams.
His hobbies are golf and skiing when not enjoying his grandkids alongside his wife of 25 years.business.
As an experienced entrepreneur and business owner, Victor Aguilar is a Business Broker that can show compassion to those he works with.
Victor brings an impressive track record of success and a unique set of skills to the table.
Throughout his career, Victor has established himself as a results-driven business leader who is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for his clients. With over 18 years of relevant experience, Victor has honed the skills necessary to deliver exceptional service to clients.
Victor’s extensive knowledge of what it takes to run a successful business and knowledge of what it takes to help people sell a business is matched only by his unwavering dedication to his clients. He is passionate about helping business owners achieve their goals, whether that means selling their business for top dollar or identifying the perfect acquisition opportunity. Victor’s approach is always customized to meet the unique needs of each client, and he takes great pride in providing personalized service and guidance every step of the way.
Victor is dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest market trends and industry developments, so he can provide the most appropriate advice and support possible. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a business, Victor is the expert you can trust to deliver the results you are looking for.
Angela Lee is a seasoned Business Broker based in Austin, Texas, serving the entire Central Texas region.
With over 21 years of combined industry experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each transaction. As a native Texan, I am deeply rooted in the local business community and have successfully represented clients across various industries.
Integrity, energy, hard work, and innovative service processes are the cornerstones of my approach. I am dedicated to providing exceptional service and delivering successful outcomes for my clients. Throughout my career, I have focused on assisting entrepreneurs in finance, manufacturing and fabrication, high-tech, medical, restaurant/bar, and health and beauty industries.
Working closely with business owners is not just a job for me; it is my true passion. I thrive on helping clients navigate complex financial transactions, whether it involves business sales, franchise sales, franchise development, SBA loan packaging, or commercial lending. My extensive experience and unwavering commitment bring a unique value to every client I serve.
I am proud to have built my reputation as a trusted advisor and consultant in the local business community. I am excited to continue partnering with entrepreneurs and leveraging my expertise to help them achieve their goals.
Thank you for considering my services. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and contribute to your success.
Nicholas Carey Carey is a Business Broker for Transworld Business Advisors of Central Texas.
SHe joined the Transworld Business Advisors’ team after owning and running the operations for two small businesses in Colorado over the course of 5 years. In his prior careers, he learned that success comes from persistence and attention to detail that he carries through to Transworld today. Nicholas has a strong background in operations management and sales management. He thrives on strong communication and organized workflows to capitalize on efficiency.
In his free time, Nicholas likes to play chess, drive his Tesla, snowboard in Colorado, and enjoys spending time hiking and fly fishing.
Susan Peterson joined Transworld as Sales and Marketing Coordinator in February 2022. She supports the sales team, VP of Operations and Sales Directors.
Susan has a long history in conference planning and hotel management. After taking time off to raise two now competent and independent teenage girls with her husband, she rejoined the workforce in 2015. In her most recent role, Susan worked as a Virtual Business Assistant with Mod Assistants. This provided her the opportunity to work with TransWorld brokers prior to joining the organization. She is excited to now be a full-time member of this dynamic team.
In her free time, Susan enjoys running, working out, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Lisa Schmidtetter was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA
She received her bachelor's degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Duquesne University. She always had a desire to get into the real estate world before college and just a couple years after graduating from college, she quickly learned she had a real passion for real estate.
She's worked in commercial and residential real estate for three years, working in administration, marketing and social media and management. Two years into her real estate career, she helped start a real estate brokerage in Pittsburgh, PA. Having been a part in the business opening, creating all of its marketing and social media, they successfully grew the business to have 10 agents. And it's still growing. Working with this company was a great opportunity for my career in business and real estate as it allowed her the opportunity to learn how real estate transactions work and how to learn, manage and grow business processes. After managing that office for almost two years, she decided to move to Dallas, TX, a place she’s always wanted to live.
In her free time, she enjoys running, yoga, being outdoors, and learning her new city!
Jaime Palmer Palmer graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance.
She’s worked in various marketing and advertising roles since, gaining experience in many different industries.
In her free time, Jaime loves to explore the beauty of the world, whether that is in the mountains of Colorado or in other countries around the world. She also loves to spend as much time as she can with family, friends and her dog Riley.
Christopher Sparks attended Central Washington University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Pubilc Relations.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for six years working in Public Affairs. During his time in the military, he traveled to over 20+ countries with multiple deployments.He enjoys going to the movies, outdoor sports, and cheering on the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners!
Amy Sailors was born and raised in Belton, Texas.
She received her B.S. from Tarleton State University, and her passion is helping to meet the needs of and advance the goals of others with whom her path crosses.
In 2018, she married her best friend, Alan; they live together with their dogs, horses, cattle, and whatever else wanders across the farm/ranch. In her spare time, she enjoys all things outdoors, quilting, birding, diving into the world of AKC field trials, and finding the little joys in each moment.