B2B & B2C services, construction, manufacturing, distribution, and professional services
Al Fialkovich is the Managing Director 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!
Ali Elman is the Director of Operations for Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain.
She is a hospitality-industry driven entrepreneur with more than ten years of experience in business consulting as well developing, funding, opening, and operating many of her own concepts. In her prior career, as the Founder of Return to Lovely Hospitality, her approach to all endeavors has been to see hospitality as a “kind act” and an opportunity to make a human connection in a positive way. It is this innovative attention to detail that Ali brings to her role with Transworld, along with her operational experience that allows her to continually improve behind the scenes processes and logistics so Transworld can focus on best serving clients.
Ali graduated from the University of California with a Business Marketing degree in 2004 and moved to New York where she worked in estate management, and was able to hone her business intuition. This experience led her to establish many of her own companies in the coffee, bar/restaurant, and nail industries which she was able to scale to multiple locations due to her successful business models. After selling her most recent venture, Black Eye Coffee, Ali was able to bring her small business focus to Transworld. Outside of work, Ali can be found spending time with her husband and young children exploring the many treasures of Denver.
Dustin Audet has been in the hospitality and customer service world for nearly twenty years
Growing up in the Aspen Valley, he got into snowboarding at a very young age. His love of mountain sports led him to help some friends open Radio Boardshop. He then pursued an opportunity to work in an outside sales position with Ride Snowboards, controlling the Rocky Mountain territory. After a few seasons on the road and meeting his lovely wife, they settled in Denver. Seeing a few gaps in the marketplace, Dustin and his wife built up several small businesses, a coffee shop, restaurant, liquor store, and four non-toxic nail salons. But seven businesses and two kids later, it was time for a change. Since he can't give away the children, Dustin and his wife sold their businesses and searched for a new career opportunity. Dustin soon identified business brokerage as a career that could take all of the skills and small business experience he has acquired over the years and focus them into a purposeful, community resource for Colorado entrepreneurs.
B2B & B2C Businesses, Service-Based Businesses, Automotive, Property Management, Retail, and Food & Beverage
Linda Broom is a Business Broker for Transworld Business Advisors.
Linda is a proactive broker who helps people through the process of selling their business to ensure they are on the right path to get the most for their business. Specifically, Linda focuses on “Main Street Businesses,” such as restaurants, medical offices, salons, dry cleaning, lighting, automotive food services, e-commerce, fitness, and martial arts. She advises business owners on how best to expand and grow, she also analyzes the potential of selling and works with each client to ensure a proper exit strategy.
While Linda has had a successful career in the hotel business, she also had her own home-based business for over ten years, hitting the top rank in her company in her first three years, where she managed a team of over 400 people. Linda has taken her wealth of experience and now applies all her knowledge to help business owners achieve their dream of selling and/or expanding their business.
She has over 25 years in non-profits. She has held offices from Membership and Social Chair to Fundraising and President and raising several million dollars for Children’s Charities and Women’s Shelters. She has served on The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Board, The Tri Delta Alumnae Board, and the Junior League of PSDC Board. She enjoys hanging out on the water, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends.
Linda attended California State University, Long Beach, and received a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Information Systems.
B2B & B2C services, construction, manufacturing, distribution, and professional services
Aaron Wills is a business broker with Transworld Business Advisors.
Aaron is a mergers and acquisitions expert, keynote speaker, small business advocate, and visionary entrepreneur who strives to help business owners create their lasting legacy through growing and/or selling their business successfully, regardless of size.
He’s either founded or co-founded 5+ successful businesses and has acquired others. These experiences created a drive to help other visionary entrepreneurs do the same. He has lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex for most of his life and it has created many fruitful and meaningful business and personal relationships. During his free time, you can find Aaron working with horses, Labrador Retrievers, camping, and making memories with my wife and kids as often as possible.
Retail Businesses, Construction, & Manufacturing Companies
Andy Bartels is a Business Broker for Transworld Business Advisors.
Andy graduated from Southern Methodist University where he studied economics and finance and served as president of the rugby club. He has previously worked for a family office and commercial real estate start up where he gathered a deep understanding of real-world business valuation practices. He has always worked in family businesses whether it was bagging groceries or working construction in high school, or professionally at the mention real estate company. He works to bring the resources of the country’s largest business brokerage company to the small business world of Dallas, Texas. He brings this passion and commitment to every deal.
Ryan Eastwood has worked in and around small businesses for the past seven years in almost every role.
Whether it was a management position, handling Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, shipping and logistics, inventory control, or driving a forklift in the warehouse, he always brings a dedication to do the job in the best way possible. Ryan never stops striving for ways to improve everyday operations. Ryan has a passion to help business owners with problems in their business because he has worked through many of those problems himself.
Ryan has lived in Arlington, Texas his whole life and enjoys finding different recipes to use on his smoker with brisket being a favorite. Ryan is a sports enthusiast, he especially loves his Dallas Stars hockey. In his free time, he delights in his time spent with his wife and his daughter.
B2B & B2C businesses of all size and types
Scott Gorrill is a Business Broker for Transworld Business Advisors.
Bio coming soon!
Shawn Boedecker graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
He and his wife owned and operated 5 successful Restaurants in DFW for 11 years and then successfully exited the businesses. He then spent 5 years starting, growing and selling various B2B & B2C service businesses. Shawn joined Transworld Business Advisors in his desire to help others acquire and successfully exit their own businesses.
Shawn’s extensive small business experience allows him to understand and overcome the challenges involved with successfully navigating the business buying and selling process for his clients.
During his free time, he likes to hang out with his wife and two kids, 13 & 15. He also likes to relax in the Florida Keys when work allows him to escape for a few days.
Brandon Brizzi is a Buyer Representative with Transworld Business Advisors and joined the team in 2020.
Brandon was born in the great state of Colorado, but soon thereafter moved with his family to New Jersey where he spent most of his life on the east coast. While in college, Brandon valued his experience attending the Disney College Program, as well as the time he spent supporting the YMCA Buddy Program working with troubled children. Brandon graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Minor in Business and moved back to Colorado right after. As a Buyer Representative, Brandon supports the business brokerage team by connecting with potential business buyers and working with Transworld’s customer relationship management system. His experience up to this point has given him the tools to guide future entrepreneurs right when they reach out to Transworld and make sure they’re prepared to take the next steps in their entrepreneurship journey.
Lindsey Hayden began working with Transworld in February of 2019.
Lindsey grew up in Florida and obtained her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). She's a U.S. Army veteran and spent 6 years serving as a Language Analyst before deciding to move to Denver and starting a business with her husband, Tom, in 2017. Lindsey enjoys learning more about the small business world in Colorado and being a part of helping other business owners realize their dreams. She enjoys accounting and handles the bookkeeping, billing, and invoicing for Transworld Business Advisors and Transworld Commercial Real Estate.
When not at work, Lindsey loves to go hiking to take in the beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery, play video games with her husband, and relax at home while reading science fiction and fantasy books.
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.
Matthew Stengel attended the University of Colorado, earning his degree at the LEEDS School of Business. He joined as Marketing Manager in March of 2022.
He’s been in the software industry for most of his career, working on a number of traditional and digital marketing initiatives in the B2B space. Growing up, his parents owned their own business and he naturally adopted an ever-growing curiosity for Colorado’s small business landscape. When he’s not working, he enjoys mountain biking, exploring the Rocky Mountains in his Jeep, cooking new recipes or watching his favorite basketball and soccer teams.