ROI Corporation (http://roibusinessbrokers.com), a Rockland-based business brokerage firm serving the needs of businesses since 1997, has a new owner, the firm announced Oct. 6.
Denis Mezheritskiy of Bedford has acquired the firm from Gary Rayberg of Rockland, who remains with ROI in the role of founder.
Mezheritskiy has been with the firm in varying roles since 2015. He first joined ROI Corporation as a Business Broker, and then served as the firm’s Vice President for four years.
“Gary and I had worked out to plan to slowly integrate me into an ownership role, and in preparation for that event, I was given more and more responsibility over time and served in a Chief Executive Officer role in preparation for the ownership transfer,” he said.
He described the experience as a cordial and smooth transition.
“Gary and I have worked together for seven years. He is a remarkable professional and a true wealth of knowledge about our industry,” he said. “I am thrilled that he will remain with ROI and help us not only in future business development but in sharing his industry experience. He has built a tremendous business and I am honored to have the opportunity to build upon his good work. ROI has a very strong group of high level professionals.”
Mezheritskiy has worked across a number of industries while at ROI, including service, manufacturing, medical practices, and more. Their business is helping other businesses sell to new owners, so he said that both he and Rayberg appreciated the experience they have in putting this deal together. “We took our time to develop a thoughtful and proper plan for ownership transition.”
All brokers who have been with ROI will remain with the company, so that the public will have the same team in place that has served them for many years. Currently, ROI has a team of nine brokers and is looking to expand.
His business experience also includes having opened a Physical Therapy practice with his wife, Jane, called Moving Forward Physical Therapy. He also owns a Crossfit business in Bedford.
“Denis is the ideal choice to take ROI to the next level,” said Rayberg. “I am proud of all we have accomplished since opening our doors in 1997 and I look forward to continuing to work with Dennis and the team. Denis is a talented professional and all-around good person and I have confidence that his leadership will help us continue to grow, and assist the many business owners who are seeking to transition from their businesses.”