Our People

Our People:

James M. King, CBI – President

E-mail: jking@KingandKingLLC.com

Previous Professional Experience:

Most recently Mr. King served as the Senior Vice President, Controller, and Chief Operating Officer of one of the largest business brokerage firms in the mid-atlantic area. Under his leadership revenues were increased by 100% and the number of brokers affiliated with the company grew by 100%. During Mr. King’s tenure he lead a team that developed, designed, and implemented, the companies first web based listing management and broker management system, implemented the companies first computerized financial accounting system, and, established multi media “New Broker” and “Advanced Broker” training programs.

Before joining the brokerage Mr. King spent several years at KPMG, LLP, (the world’s third largest public accounting firm), where he worked with Fortune 500 clients to develop and implement business solutions and tax strategies designed to improve operations and reduce federal, state and local taxes.

Prior to KPMG, LLP Mr. King held management level positions in other boutique tax and accounting firms and founded a growth oriented, roll-up company in the commercial security and fire alarm business that successfully acquired and merged over 17 companies in a five year period.

Professional Activities and Affiliations:

International Business Brokers Association

Mid-Atlantic Business Brokers Association (Member B.O.D.)

National Association of Realtors

Associated General Contractors of America

Associated Builders and Contractors of America

Phil Blum, – Vice President of Sales

E-Mail: Phil@KingandKingLLC.com                                          Direct Line: 301-938-6468

Mr. Blum joined King & King in January of 2010. In 2011 Mr. Blum earned his “Certified Franchise Broker” designation and secured his Maryland Real Estate Salesperson license. Mr. Blum established his real estate affiliation with the Commercial Division of RE/MAX Realty Centre managed by Jim King/King & King, LLC.

Prior to joining King & King Mr. Blum spent over 7 years working as a Business Broker with another Washington area brokerage firm. In his tenure Mr. Blum won numerous awards for his achievements in sales including “Broker of the Year” several times over. Prior to establishing himself as one of the areas top Business Brokers Mr. Blum worked in his families retail furniture business for over 20 years. Working as a General Broker Mr. Blum has succesfully completed well over 100 business acquisition transactions of Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers, Independent Pharmacies, Gasoline Stations, Service Businesses, Restaurants, Body Shops, Beer and Wine Stores, Flower Shops, Salons, Spas, and various Retail type nbusinesses. Ms. Blum has a great deal of experience dealing with business sellers and business buyers. Over the years Mr. Blum has developed a sphere of transaction professionals that help him to get transactions structured, deals financed, problems solved and settlements done.

A native of Montgomery County, Maryland, Mr. Blum went to the University of Maryland. Mr. Blum has probably done more business acquisition transactions than most other business broker in the area.

John W. Waller, – Vice President Business Development-Director Franchise Group

E-Mail: John@KingandKingLLC.com                                     Direct Line: 240-409-3033

Mr. Waller is a lifelong resident of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He graduated from Mclean High School in Northern Virginia in 1980 and went on to attend George Mason University where he studied business administration.  Mr. Waller’s professional career, prior to joining the ranks of King & King, spans more than 26 years of single and multi-unit hospitality operations management within economy to upper focused-service, nationally branded hotels. Mr. Waller held management positions for several highly acclaimed hospitality management companies and established an outstanding track record of success in repositioning under-performing assets to significantly improve their revenues, profitability and valuations. Mr. Waller maintains a CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator) designation from The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and is a fully accredited Hilton Hotels and Choice Hotels International hotel administrator. Mr. Waller has been the recipient of numerous hospitality industry awards of excellence and distinction over his 26 year career and has been responsible for oversight of operating budgets in excess of thirty five million dollars. Since joining King & King, Mr. Waller has been personally responsible for negotiating numerous new partnerships with several well known, nationally branded, franchise organizations, to greatly enhance new business opportunities for our clients and add significant future growth potential for our organization. 

Roy Billesbach – Director of Sales/Southeast Region

E-Mail: Roy@knkmgmt.com                                                            Direct Line: 786 953-5826

Roy Billesbach brings over 20 years of experience and understanding of both the franchising industry and business management to King & King Business Advisors “KKBA”. With his in depth knowledge of what drives success, he is passionate about making the right fit for you.

Roy led the franchise development and merger/resale divisions of large brand names such as Coldwell Banker, GMAC, ERA real estate, and Molly Maid brands. His roles included identifying and qualifying candidates, establishing new franchise relationships, and converting businesses to a franchise model.

During his time at Coldwell Banker, Roy was involved with some of the largest conversions and merger/acquisitions in real estate. In addition Roy has a unique perspective from having led and managed the franchise development for a variety of franchising industries; Navis Logistics, Molly Maid and V2K in the home services industry, and The Alternative Board in the professional development industry.

Today, as a member of the KKBA team, Roy utilizes his years of personal experience and extensive franchise knowledge to help our clients determine if a new franchise, existing franchise (resale), or existing independent business will provide them the lifestyle fit and financial outcome they desire most.

Roy is an avid salt water angler and he enjoys golf and boating from his home in Miami Beach, FL.

Surinder Singal,Director, Pharmacy & Durable Medical Equipment Group Leader

surinder@KnKmgmt.com                                                  Direct Line: 301-464-2666

1985-Present: Mr. Singal owned and operated several independent retail pharmacies.  Working independently, and with King & King Business Advisors, these pharmacies were sold to independent operators and national chain operators.  During which time Mr. Singal also served as an advisors and consultant assisting others in opening new pharmacies and negotiating sales and acquisitions. Prior to Mr. Singal’s entrepreneurial activities as an owner and operator he served as the Pharmacy Director for two large Washington D, C, hospitals from 1977-1985.

Mr. Singal earned his B.S. degree in Pharmacy in 1974 from Ohio Northern University in

Ada, Ohio and later earned his M.B.A. from George Washington University in Washington D,C,.

Mr.Singal is a long time member of the Maryland Pharmacists Association (MPhA) and a well respected industry leader.

Rocky Gaut – Director of Petroleum Group Sales

Rocky@Knkmgmt.com                                                         Direct line: 410-303-6723

Mr. Gaut heads up King & King’s Petroleum Group which is responsible for all retail gasoline station sales.  In his previous professional life, Rocky worked in a management capacity for Exxon overseeing several retail gasoline units, (company owned and dealer operated), in the mid-atlantic region.

After retiring from Exxon Rocky spent several years working as a business broker for one of the oldest business brokerage firms in the Washington DC area.  Rocky has sold over one hundred retail gasoline businesses in his career and has already completed several transactions since joining King & King.

If there was a “who’s who” list of the top Retail Gasoline Station Brokers, no doubt Rocky would be in the Top 5 in the country.

NOTICE: To join our team please contact K&K .