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Meet Our Knoxville Team

Here is our Transworld Team in East Tennessee:

Doug Kose

Doug Kose, President

Doug Kose is the President of Transworld Business Advisors of Knoxville. He is certified through the TN Real Estate Commission and is a Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. Kose is a trusted counselor to the business community assisting visionary entrepreneurs to sell, acquire, and establish new businesses. Kose works diligently to help business owners navigate the challenges involved in selling their companies.

Previously, Kose was a CEO of a non-profit agency and an Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Sales at the The University of Tennessee. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two girls, Anabel and Adeline. Transworld Business Advisors has received local recognition including being named the 2019 'Best of Knoxville' and 2020 Best in Class from the Knoxville News in the business broker category. Also Transworld has received over 75 ‘5-Star Google Reviews’!


Phone: (865) 315-7327


Drew Rutherford

Drew Rutherford, Sr. Business Advisor

Drew Rutherford is the Senior Business Advisor and has extensive experience in the Knoxville market, and a well-known reputation for developing and maintaining outstanding client relationships Drew previously. Drew previously served as General Manager of All Occassions Party Rentals. He established and ran Tailgate Tennessee since its inception in 2012. Drew was also a former Media Relations Graduate Assistant with the University of Tennessee Athletic Department from 2010-12. 

Drew is on the Board of Directors for Random Acts of Flowers and has also been involved with mentoring youth by volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Winning Edge Leadership Academy. Drew was recently named one of Knoxville's '40 Under 40' honorees for his service to the community. 


Phone: (865) 696-8551

Sheila Hansen

Sheila Hansen, Business Advisor

Sheila Hansen’s mission is helping buyers find good businesses and/or franchise opportunities, and helping sellers find good buyers. She focuses her efforts in the Sevier County area - which is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. It's also the birthplace of Dolly Parton (a national treasure and her business role model) and Dollywood. Sevier County includes the cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Kodak, and Seymour. This tourist area sees over ten million visitors every year and it's also a lovely place to live and raise a family. Attractions, restaurants, resorts, and every business you can imagine is located here.

As a small business owner herself, Sheila brings the experience of being on all sides of the transaction (startup, purchase, owner/operator and sale). She understands what the buyer and seller need to complete the business sale transaction. She and her husband, Bob, live in Sevier County, have two sons and five grandchildren. So come on down, whether you're from the lakes of Minnesota, the hills of Tennessee, or anywhere from sea to shining sea; call her! Let's make your dream of owning (or selling) your business come true. Sheila works closely with the Knoxville/Sevier County team and our amazing Transworld (worldwide) team! Wherever you come from, wherever you may wish to go, she can help.


Phone: (865) 686-8333