ABMI Agents, Advisors, Consultants & Personnel
ABMI agents, advisors and consultants are comprised of individuals who are former business owners, and with prior experience in real estate, retailing, banking, manufacturing and service industries. These associates offer a blend of experience and maturity that allows us to provide clients and customers with the most professional services possible in the listing and sale of businesses of all kinds, all types, all sizes and all prices. These team members are highly trained experts in business valuations, pricing, acquisitions financing and in the marketing of business assets, with our goal of low risk for all parties. Starting with brokering businesses in metropolitan Kansas City in 1982, ABMI agents have assisted Missouri business owners, Kansas business owners, and business owners throughout the Midwestern USA and beyond with pricing, evaluating, marketing and selling their business assets, and our agents have helped thousands of buyers, from every state in the USA, and many foreign countries, find their "ideal business deal".
To arrange a no cost, no obligation consultation, please email any of the associates shown, or phone ABMI at 913-341-6300 or register with this ABMI web site.
Joseph P. Bodine
Joe Bodine is a recognized expert in mergers and acquisitions who credits his business achievements to his visionary approach and strong customer focus. Owning and selling numerous successful companies from across diverse industry lines, Joe is a skilled consensus builder who brings together like-minded parties in order to create tangible deals. As CEO and owner of ABMI (American Business Masters and Investment) since 1998, Joe has shaped business strategies to positively impact growth and stability. Joe also acts as principal and/or equity owner of five companies from a variety of industries.
Currently working with one of the top industry consultants, Joe is expanding ABMI by establishing offices in cities nationally. Having sold nearly 1,000 businesses, ABMI is the largest and oldest firm of its kind in the Midwest, with more than 6,000 active business buyers and sellers. While ABMI’s foundation lies in small business, Joe expanded service offerings with the Middle Market Division in 2007. Employing more than 20 talented brokers, ABMI provides sound representation of sellers and buyers, connects teams with capital, and consults on management/strategic planning efforts.
Joe currently sits on the Board of Directors at Digital Pipelines. He is deeply committed to and passionate about advancing community education initiatives, generously donating his time, energy, and earnings to support good work. Because of his highly empathetic nature, Joe introduced and executes a private scholarship fund that provides monetary assistance to qualifying families. He serves as an advisor to several companies, as well as Reaching Out Ministries in Kansas City. With his wife Laura, Joe is a proud father of Austin and Brianna.
Dave Hawkins is the CFO/COO of ABMI. Prior to joining ABMI, Dave owned and operated several businesses in the Kansas City area. One business he started was a distribution business in which Dave was involved in everything from sales and marketing to operations and finance. This business led to the co-founding of a transaction processing company with national contracts with the major wireless carriers and sales reps from coast to coast. In this business, Dave oversaw operations, finance, IT and logistics. The business was sold in 2003 to Euronet Worldwide where Dave served in a consulting role for 2 years.
Married with 6 children, Dave is actively involved in church and other non-profit groups, serving on the board of Kids4Truth International and Urban Life Kansas City.
As a top individual producer at ABMI, Jud has been with ABMI for more than 15 years. Jud has extensive management experience in corporate America including eight years with Chrysler Corporation and 18 years as Vice President of Sales with the largest commercial chinaware manufacturer in the US, Syracuse China Corporation. In 1995, Jud and his family moved back to his hometown of Kansas City and bought a Dairy Queen. Seeing exciting financial results quickly convinced Jud to open two more.
Jud exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and offers a refreshingly unique perspective from his personal experience managing the operations of his own business. His entry into the brokerage business happened by accident, and we are glad it did. His success in brokering at ABMI resulted in his decision to sell off his Dairy Queens to dedicate 100% of his time to buying and selling of businesses. Jud's successes are unequaled due to his strong understanding of the business world, both corporate and private businesses. His inter-relations with buyer and seller and understanding of their requirements are paramount.
Joe Meagher has over 30 years in the Brokerage, Consulting and Management field. With an entrepreneurial background, he has worked with the national leaders in the Food and Beverage Industry, of hotels and restaurants. Working over 25 years in the Hotel and Restaurant Management industry, he’s managed many, as a General Manager, Director, President and Owner operator. The last ten plus years he’s worked on Merger and Acquisition purchases and Buyer side search programs.
A BA degree in Business from The University of Missouri, KC in 1975, was the basis for his development in business. Joe owned, operated and sold his first business in 1992. This was his first awareness that selling a business was complicated and that you needed a professional to guide you on the right path to determine the sale price, marketing strategies closing agreements, etcetera.
As a Vietnam War Veteran he understands the importance of family, faith and country. Joe is a long time active member of Vietnam Veterans of America. He has worked with the Director of an after school program called, the Upper Room for several years. Joe has a passion for Softball, and has been playing on the same softball league for 27 years. He also enjoys golf and his golf partners meet at least once a week.
Joe has two beautiful daughters. Katie, 28 who is married to Ryan and Erinn, 31 who is married to Paul. Erinn and Paul have two children, Luke, 7 and Krisalyn 5. Joe came from a family of three brothers and four sisters and currently has 26 nephews and nieces.
Patrick J. Cheek, CPA, MBA
Pat joined the firm in 2011. He is a senior financial executive with comprehensive analytical skills, refined communication skills, and extensive financial and operating experience within the industrial manufacturing sector of the middle market. He is experienced in market research and the formulation and administration of plans for implementing strategic direction as well as the commercialization of new products and intellectual properties. Pat has been characterized by others as incisive in identifying business issues and tradeoffs, creative in formulating tactics and strategies, and pragmatic in implementing solutions to complicated diversification and expansion problems. He is experienced in business development, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and due diligence. Pat has worked in leveraged and non-leveraged environments with an array of debt and equity structures. He has concurrent information systems and ERP/ MRP management experience.
Pat has a BA from Kansas University, an MBA from Georgia State University, and is a CPA. He has four years of professional experience with Ernst & Young, Atlanta, Georgia and thirty years of CFO experience with Preco, Inc., Immata Worldwide LLC, ROM Corporation, and the Central Fiber family of companies.