Our LeadersABOUT JASON GUERRETTAZ
Co-Founder and Marketing Strategist; Mr. Guerrettaz is an Inc500 Serial Entrepreneur and former corporate counsel to Mid-Market as well as Fortune 500 companies. His duties have included serving as General Counsel to a number of companies as well as General Manager of the largest digital marketing firm in its industry. His focus as an attorney was on Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions. This experience motivated him to found his own company, United Commerce Group, which is the parent company for a large number of web properties and one of the fastest growing private companies in America.
The experience gained as a corporate attorney and mid-market Internet Company founder spawned the development of ValleyBiggs to focus on M&A advisory services specific to the Technology, Internet and Digital Media sectors in the Middle Market. ValleyBiggs is one of the few Business Intermediaries in the nation that specializes in the mergers and acquisitions of privately held companies in these sectors with gross sales between $1,000,000 and $250,000,000.
In addition to ValleyBiggs, Mr. Guerrettaz is also the Co-Founder of WebsiteClosers.com and WebsiteOperators.com. WebsiteClosers.com was created as an Internet Business Brokerage to represent sellers of Internet SBEs (website owners, Amazon companies, tech companies and more) looking to exit their business. WebsiteClosers.com has seen phenomenal success by providing Entrepreneurs with the guidance not only as a website brokerage that understands the daily operations of an Internet Business from the inside out, but also as a pioneer in the development of exit strategies for these industry-specific SBEs. The experience of owning and operating Internet companies, including those attaining Inc. 500 status, is what distinguishes ValleyBiggs.com from other brokerages. They provide a level of service that is unparalleled by other business brokers. Mr. Guerrettaz helped create ValleyBiggs.com to fill the void created by online businesses that wasn’t being filled by traditional business brokers.
Mr. Guerrettaz is also Co-Founder of WebsiteOperators.com, which came about due to work as an active Intermediary for Small to Mid-Market businesses in the Online Space. As client transactions go through the firms’ system, more and more buyers and buying entities are interested in having an experienced team of Internet operators run these companies, post-acquisition. WebsiteOperators offers a full range of services to eCommerce Retailers, Manufacturers and Small to Mid-Market Businesses (including Bricks-and-Mortar Retailers). These services help companies focus on their core competencies while Internet Professionals manage the nuances of website operations. WebsiteOperators offers a flexible array of solutions, where the needs and dependencies of the client dictate the level of service provided. This custom approach allows the team to manage all aspects of an e-commerce platform without losing the power and value of clients’ brands – all based on the needs of their individual business structure.
ABOUT RON MATHESON
Co-Founder and Business Intermediary; Mr. Matheson has been in the business of buying and selling Internet and Technology companies for over 20 years. For several years, he was affiliated with the largest business brokerage in the world. Out of several hundred brokers in the country, he was consistently in the top 10. He has won several awards and rightfully earned the reputation as one of the Top M&A Brokers in the country.
In 1985, Mr. Matheson saw an opportunity to become an Entrepreneur and dropped out of UCLA Film School to start his own Company. Later that year he opened his first store, an Art and Framing Gallery in Colorado Springs, named Off The Wall. He successfully expanded his retail chain to over 20 stores in Denver, Las Vegas, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Maryland, and Florida. In addition to Off The Wall, other store brands he owned and operated included Thomas Kinkade Signature Galleries, Dixies Hot Cinnabuns and Bearly Camelot.
In 2002, Mr. Matheson sold his portfolio of companies and began a search for a new sector. As he searched for company targets to acquire, he found bad business models and even worse business brokers representing them. From this, he decided that if he was ever going to successfully purchase a business, he would have to become an M&A Intermediary. Eventually, he purchased two businesses, but he found that he excelled as an Intermediary, so after representing many business owners during their exit, he decided to build in his own Business Brokerage, which he co-founded with Mr. Guerrettaz, ValleyBiggs.com.
With the vast successes and fast growth of ValleyBiggs.com, Mr. Matheson and Mr. Guerrettaz decided to expand their expertise in Technology & Internet companies beyond SBEs to include middle market companies, which is when ValleyBiggs was born. With an outstanding team of highly-trained professionals, a large network of expert deal makers and funding sources from all over the world, ValleyBiggs has become one of the few successful M&A firms that focus and excel within the Tech & Internet sectors.