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Business Intermediary
Phone: (813) 725-9227 10523 Cardera Drive Riverview, Florida 33578


Certified Mergers & Acquisition Intermediary

Luis Zavala brings over 30 years of financial management, business owner, and C-level experience, coupled with the vast resources of Murphy Business Sales and Murphy M&A Advisors, to help small and mid-market business owners prepare their companies for sale and then execute the transition, grow or realign their existing business. He can also help buyers find a business that meets their strategic and financial needs. He is focused on exceptional customer service to his clients, managing the transaction process so that his clients can stay focused on running their business. He is a Certified Mergers & Acquisition Intermediary, and a licensed Real Estate Sales Associate in Florida. Luis is also bilingual. 

Prior to joining Murphy in 2013, Luis was a business owner of a national distribution company and Controller in multiple industries where he was directly responsible for cost reduction and company revenue growth, thus increasing profits. He was instrumental in the acquisition of various businesses throughout his career.

During Luis’ tenure as Chief Financial Officer at Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, he has been involved with the M&A Advisors in many middle market deals as well as valuations for a multitude of companies in many industries.

Business Intermediary

Mark Purtee

Business Intermediary
Cell: (727) 518-5620 Phone: (727) 725-7090 407 N. Belcher Road Clearwater, Florida 33765
Mark has a unique background for working with business owners. As a former owner of a few different businesses, he has sold his successful business to a larger company. He also had the frustration of trying to sell his next business, without proper help, and ended up selling the company in pieces. And Mark has purchased an existing business. He now works with current business owners to help them benefit from his experiences and enjoy success.

For 10 years Mark was a Financial Advisor for the 2nd largest investment bank in the U.S., working with numerous business owners regarding their pension funds and investments. He also worked in real estate at several levels; commercial, investment portfolio, residential and development. While Mark was part of Senior Management for an International Developer, he attended Wharton for executive training in Implementing Change within a business.

Many clients hire Mark because he is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert, trained at Harvard. With his expertise and background, the Real Estate Negotiations Institute uses Mark as a respected negotiations instructor throughout Florida.

Most importantly, Mark shares his knowledge and experience with entrepreneurs to help them be more successful, and enjoy the rewards of having owned and built a business.