Jay Fenello is principal and founder of BizPlacements.com, a full-service business brokerage firm that specializes in helping people buy and sell small businesses and franchise resales.
Jay started his career as a computer engineer for IBM, Boca Raton, where he worked on a new product called the IBM PC. After successfully designing a PC card and its supporting software, he left IBM for a small start-up called Core International. As one of 13 employees working in an old house, Jay helped that company more than quadruple sales and double in size in less than a year.
That experience taught Jay many lessons, and helped him to recognize his preference for smaller companies. Soon after, Jay returned to school where he earned an MBA in Entrepreneurship from one of the top programs in the nation. He has been involved in small businesses and start-ups ever since.
Jay first started in business brokerage in 1995, and has since worked for several brokerage firms, including one of the largest M&A firms in the country. Today, he specializes in helping people buy and sell small businesses and start-ups, especially owner-operated businesses and franchise resales.