Meet our team.

About Us

Business Acquisitions, Ltd. is a results oriented firm with a team of seasoned professionals. We have the expertise to take a business from listing to closing by providing
these key services:

  • Confidentiality
  • Professionalism
  • Proprietary marketing techniques
  • Negotiating and structuring transactions
  • Completing the sale

Patricia H. Williams

Pat has over 25 years of experience in the management and operations of a variety of organizations. She has an undergraduate degree in Business Management and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Pat began her career in the Denver area serving as the Regional Administrator for a property management/sales company. Moving to a somewhat related industry she held several positions for a national modular building sales and leasing company finally serving as a Division Administration Manager in Phoenix, Arizona.

Returning to Denver in the early 1980’s resulted in her beginning her 15 year career in law office management,

Kevin B. Waide

Since graduating from Central College in Pella, Iowa, Kevin Waide has spent the majority of his career in the financial arena, both public and private. He brings a wide array of professional business experience and expertise to Business Acquisitions, Ltd.

Before joining Business Acquisitions, Ltd. as a Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist, Kevin was Business Development Director for a large public accounting firm in the Denver area. His primary responsibilities included assisting business owners in better understanding their company’s financial condition. He accomplished this by performing business analyses, tax reviews and operating valuations. During this period, he had the opportunity to meet and work with over 1,100 different business owners in the Denver metro area.

D. Erik Porter

Erik has over 27 years of experience in sales and building entrepreneurial business ventures across the pharmaceutical, technology and agro ecology industries.   Erik led the start-up and growth of three ventures that spanned a range of products and services involving sales, fundraising and client relationship management. Erik serves as a Business Intermediary at Business Acquisitions, Ltd. assisting businesses in transitioning ownership.

Prior to Business Acquisitions, Ltd., Erik served as Chairman, Board of Advisors for Waste Farmers where he provided leadership to the management team focusing on fundraising, marketing and sales for the company. Waste Farmers was created to collect organic waste from restaurants,

Larry W. Huff, Jr.

Larry is a native of Colorado and received a degree in Finance from Metropolitan State College. Prior to joining Business Acquisitions, Ltd., he was a leading professional in the areas of business and personal planning.

Since 1988 he has provided consulting services to business owners in a variety of industries. Working with business owners in developing business continuation plans; setting up and managing 401(k) plans, SEP and retirement plans; executive compensation planning; key employee retention and buy sell agreements has given Larry valuable experience and understanding of the challenges of business ownership.

He qualified for the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table numerous years throughout his professional career and has participated in countless leadership and business conferences.

Dennis A. Patten

Dennis joined Business Acquisitions, Ltd. in May, 2014 as a Merger and Acquisition Specialist.  He has more than 18 years of transactional experience in market preparation, deal structuring and negotiations, due diligence requirements management, and coordination of critical advisors to the completion of a successful transaction. Dennis has extensive involvement in business sectors including business-to-business, direct to consumer, value-added distribution, manufacturing and wholesale. His industry experience includes oilfield services, transportation and trucking, proprietary products manufacturing, IT consulting and services, housing and commercial construction services, and industry parts distribution. He has a special emphasis on the engineering/professional business services vertical.

Dennis has a diverse business background that incorporates entrepreneurial,

E. Douglas Hawkins

Doug joined Business Acquisitions Ltd. as a Merger and Acquisition Specialist with over 30 years experience helping business owners prepare to exit their businesses at optimum value and improve bottom line results.

Prior to joining Business Acquisitions Ltd., Doug founded Big Gear Business Advisors Inc., a management consulting business, which since 1999 has provided management expertise to hundreds of privately owned companies with sales revenue up to $30 million. As an advisor, Doug’s specialty was collaborating with his clients to install business infrastructure, leadership methods, management teams, and management processes to achieve self-sustaining businesses that function smoothly, consistently, and profitably, so owners could optimize the value of their company and secure a higher selling price whenever they might choose to exit their business.

Fred Jorgensen

Fred joined Business Acquisitions Ltd. as a Merger and Acquisition Specialist with over 40 years experience in the public and private sectors.  He has extensive experience in business process control and has helped many businesses streamline and update their processes.

Prior to joining Business Acquisitions Ltd., Fred was a Realtor in the Denver market and has helped many clients in the purchase and/or sale of their home.

Fred started his career in public accounting and earned his CPA and MBA while still working in public accounting with KPMG, a major accounting firm. After KPMG, Fred held a number of management level positions with Dow Corning,

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Gary D. Williams

Gary D. Williams was a partner with Business Acquisitions, Ltd. since December, 1991. He had been a Business Intermediary since 1987. He received his Mechanical Engineering degree with honors from Virginia Tech and his MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Colorado at Denver.

In addition to his commitment to Business Acquisitions, Ltd., Gary was very involved in several professional organizations including the International Business Brokers Association and the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries. He was also active in a number of service organizations including the Denver Cherry Creek Rotary and Boy Scouts and was a long time member of Greenwood Community Church.