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

Patricia brought with her over 25 years of experience in the management and operation of a variety of organizations when she joined Business Acquisitions, Ltd. in 2009. She manages all aspects of the business including finance and accounting, marketing, business development and public relations, operations and administration, growth and development, and sales and human resources. Pat’s experience and background is uniquely suited to the ownership of the brokerage firm.

Pat began her career in the Denver area serving as the Regional Administrator for a property management/sales company. She also held several positions for a national modular building sales and leasing company, finally serving as a Division Administration Manager in Phoenix,

Kevin B. Waide

Kevin Waide joined Business Acquisitions, Ltd. in 2000 as a Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist and began serving in his current position as the firm’s Managing Director in 2009. Kevin has spent most of his career in the financial arena, both public and private. Immediately before joining Business Acquisitions, Ltd., Kevin was Business Development Director for a large public accounting firm for seven years in the Denver metro area, where he assisted business owners in better understanding their company’s financial condition. He accomplished this task 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 Denver and its surrounding communities.

D. Erik Porter

Joining Business Acquisitions, Ltd. in 2012 as a Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist, Erik brought over 27 years of experience in sales and building business ventures across the pharmaceutical, technology and agro-ecology industries to the firm. Erik has been a founder and leader of three startup ventures that spanned a range of products and services. Erik’s extensive experience and success as an entrepreneur brings a unique lens to transitions of business 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.

Larry W. Huff, Jr.

Larry Huff has been with Business Acquisitions, Ltd., since May 2013 as a Merger and Acquisitions Specialist. Throughout his varied career, he has gained expertise in sales and relationship management. He is a skilled negotiator and values creating transactions that are in the best interest of all parties involved. He brings a wide array of professional business experience and expertise to Business Acquisitions, Ltd. Since 1988 he has provided consulting services to business owners in a variety of industries. Working with business owners has given him valuable experience and understanding of the challenges of business ownership. At Business Acquisitions, Ltd., Larry has represented business owners through the complex process of transitioning a business to new ownership in a wide array of industries including large construction,

Dennis A. Patten

Dennis joined Business Acquisitions, Ltd. in 2014 as a Merger and Acquisition Specialist with a diverse business background that incorporates entrepreneurial, financial and marketing expertise. From 1996 to 2014, Dennis was Executive Vice-President at International Business Group, Ltd., Denver (IBG) selling privately held companies. He has over 23 years of transactional proficiency in market preparation, deal structuring and negotiations, due diligence requirements management, and coordination of critical advisors for the completion of a successful transaction. Dennis has expertise in numerous business sectors including business-to-business, direct to consumer, value-added distribution, manufacturing and wholesale. His industry experience includes oilfield services, employment agencies, proprietary products manufacturing, IT consulting and services,

E. Douglas Hawkins

Doug joined Business Acquisitions, Ltd. as a Merger and Acquisition Specialist in 2016, bringing with him over 30 years of experience helping business owners prepare to exit their businesses at optimum value and improve bottom line results. He has worked with many privately held companies, helping business owners achieve their personal goals for their businesses. Equally comfortable in the boardroom and on the factory floor, Doug has led teams at all organizational levels and across many industries. His experience also includes major P&L responsibilities at Gates Rubber Company, a multinational automotive and industrial parts manufacturer with sales in excess of $2.0 billion. Doug also held numerous management positions responsible for mergers and acquisitions,

In Memoriam: 1955-2009

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.