My name is Ralph Santos, a Los Angeles native that is now working for you alongside with Healthcare Biz Brokers. I am a no nonsense person who doesn’t believe in mediocre work. I grew up in Gardena, California and upon graduating from Gardena High School, I was given the opportunity of being able to serve our glorious country! I was accepted in the United States Army. As the end of my military service came about, I opted to pursue my college education. I graduated with honors, Cum Laude, from the University of Southern California (USC) with a degree in Occupational Therapy. While working as an OTR/L, I decided on going back to school to work on my graduate degree in the field of business. I obtained my Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in Carson, California.
I am Broker of Record for Healthcare Biz Brokers and for Simple Realty Solutions. Our brokerage would be your one stop shop for all things healthcare business related. Our dedicated team along with our lifetime of healthcare experience will work for you. Whether you are one of our seasoned sellers or an up and coming entrepreneur, our brokerage will help you with navigating your journey. What makes us different from our competitors will be defined by our clinical experience, our business experience and our brokering experience.
My clinical experience spans a twenty year time frame within different settings in the healthcare continuum. I have had the opportunity to have worked in acute care hospitals, outpatient therapy centers, skilled nursing facilities, adult day health care center, home health agencies and hospice agencies. As an Occupational Therapist (OTR/L) I worked diligently in the rehabilitation of my clients. My experience with a diverse patient and diagnosis population has given me the insight that I now have when we are assessing the clinical viability our healthcare businesses. I do believe that being a licensed clinician affords me an edge over our competitors who may have the business knowledge base, yet lack the skill set that our clinical buyers are looking for when it comes to purchasing or selling a healthcare business.
As a healthcare business owner myself, I know intimately what it takes to operate a business. I owned a skilled home health agency in Pasadena, California for over ten years. Our agency was Medicare insurance based with an amazing team that focused on quality care. Our patients were the cornerstone of our practice and thankfully the majority of our patients believed in us and were loyal to us. We went through multiple Joint Commission surveys and we always strived to learn from our mistakes to create a healthy agency. We also gave back to our community by attending numerous healthcare functions where our nursing team provided free consultative services. Our team also attended numerous California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) seminars and conferences which added to the value of the healthcare services which we rendered.
Finally, our brokering services at this point have become an evolution that does not stop growing. We are constantly learning new and innovative ways to help our clients with their respective business transactions. As members of the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) and of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) we are constantly adding to our knowledge base and our network resources. As I mention to all of our clients, no two transactions are alike, therefore having a broker who understands the various phases of the sale process will help you, our client, to have a smoother transaction. This added value of striving to be as competent as possible had led to many of our clients being impressed and protected. Our job as your broker is make sure that via our fiduciary duties that we create a transaction that is transparent and honest. Our goal is to give the opportunity to our client to make an informed decision that will allow them to proceed with a healthy and hopefully profitable financial decision.
On the real estate side of the continuum, Simple Realty Solutions is the part of our brokerage puzzle that helps our clients who are looking at the selling of or the acquisition of a piece of real estate, whether it be a commercial piece or a residential piece. We have the know how to help you assess the value of the real estate. Simple Realty Solutions is a major driver when it comes to you looking at making an offer or you accepting an offer. We understand that a home that is now a facility is special and that this facility has components that make it unique. A realtor who does not understand our world will not understand how to value and or market your facility the right way. Our added value is our experience in the healthcare marketplace. Let our value become your value as you look at healthcare real estate.
Healthcare Biz Brokers and Simple Realty Solutions come together to help our healthcare business community sellers and buyers. You have many options when it comes to brokerages, we ask that you allow the opportunity to come to the table to explain to you what we do and how making us a part of your team will bring you positive outcomes.
Call us (888)736-2911 or email at info@HealthcareBizBrokers.com to talk with one of our dedicated team members to learn more about how Healthcare Biz Brokers can bring value to you. Make sure that you check out our website at Healthcare Biz Brokers.com.
My name is Lady Pepito. I am a woman who carry my own initiative and zest for life. I enjoy the challenges of my work and I enjoy being a part in being part of the solution. As a part of my functions at Healthcare Biz Brokers, part of my expertise is to begin with pre-due diligence phase of the transaction.
One of my tasks is to assure that we vet our business opportunities and notify our sellers of any possible issues that may affect their transaction. Once the pre-due diligence is completed, I assemble the preliminary paperwork and create our offering memorandum that builds the buyers’ first impression on business opportunities. Furthermore, I work with the team on tasks such as recasting the financials, requesting for further documentation, coordinating the meetings, and ultimately, the posting of our blurbs. On the other hand, I assist in managing the various phases of the transactions as well as monitoring our social media campaigns which plays a vital part in our operations. Moreover, I share an integral part of the actual due diligence phase in coordinating the details of the buyer’s due diligence and the sale paperwork required to ensure a healthy transaction.
My background includes many facets and experiences which paved way to where I am right now. I am currently studying to finish my degree on Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). My greatest motivation is being able to help others. My knowledge from nursing school has become a mainstay in my current role because the concepts, the medical terminology and the objective analysis I have learned allowed me to quickly grasp different concepts which deal directly with our healthcare business models.
In addition, I am an ESL (English as a Second Language) Teacher for Korean children. I began this venture in 2014 and I still enjoy doing every bit of it. My greatest sense of fulfillment in life is to spread and advocate kindness. Being able to give back to the children brings a heartfelt satisfaction. As a byproduct of this part of my life, I understand rudimentary Korean, which I know one day will reap its own rewards.
I also have experience working with the Philippine Statistics Office (PSO) as a Team Supervisor. My job was to gather a myriad of variables to guide the government’s decision-making through statistical analysis, thereby creating various programs for the different regions in the Philippines. The experience I gained at PSO allowed me to use and enhance my critical thinking skills which have helped me in my current position.
My leisure is spending time in the country and living with nature. I believe that life is meant to be enjoyed and our earth is filled with vast beauty. I also enjoy dancing because it allows me to express my emotions. I am an affiliate with a dance group that motivates its members to appreciate the meaning of movement, music and life.
To our clients, the Healthcare Biz Broker family will always strive to make sure that our clients are given the most competent and honest brokering services available. It’s an honor to be of service to you!
My name is Mary Faustino, from Torrance CA. I was born in the Philippines and raised in different parts of the world. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Manila Central University in 2006 and obtained a nursing license in the Philippines. I am currently working towards acquiring my California RN license while also pursuing a degree in Theology at Horizon University in LA.
As a nurse, I was given the opportunity to serve in the Philippines as an intern at a provincial hospital, attending to the less fortunate. In 2010, I relocated to Tripoli, Libya, where I was assigned as an ER nurse for a year before the country’s war started. Among the lessons I have learned from these experiences is that life is full of unexpected events. Quick thinking and setting a clear direction that leads to your goals are essential, while also making sure a backup plan is in place. Along with that is to enjoy each and every moment. Balance in lifestyle is vital to progress and these are principles that I always incorporate with my work.
I was introduced to the home health industry in 2014 when I moved to Houston, TX. I was delegated at an agency to manage/coordinate patient care, PT/OT/ST Coordination, QA, and Intake and Staffing. Through the years, I have gained vast knowledge and experience in both the background and front works of a home health agency. Later, I was welcomed to the hospice world, where I integrated my expertise in the home health business. Some areas of my duties include intake and staffing, payroll and billing, payables and receivables, marketing, documentation, administrative work. Eventually, I had the chance to work with several agencies to handle their Change of Ownership (CHOW) applications and their Change of Location (CHOL) applications.
With Healthcare Biz Brokers, my job as an Administrator is to be the middle ground in creating relationships between buyers and sellers, from the beginning of the process up to the signing of transfers. I help match a buyer to a seller with whom they could potentially develop a strong chemistry, and vice-versa. In some cases, I get the chance to provide some teaching and guidance to our first-time buyers.
One of the most valuable practices we have at Healthcare Biz Brokers is that our transactions do not end after signing transfers. For us, any transaction we make is an opening to a new relationships. We value the connection we make with our clients.
Outside of my daily routine, I enjoy watching movies, singing, and doing water activities such as snorkeling and diving. Furthermore, one of my lifelong goals is to be an advocate for those who have no voice. Many indigenous people in the Philippines are struggling for their lives as we speak, and it is my dream to reach out and support these groups. In 2012, I co-founded an organization called Small Hands Ph, an embodiment of my beliefs. This organization is meant to provide assistance and represent the poor and marginalized. We are currently active in our works and licensed to operate as a foundation in the Philippines. My current studies, life experiences and formed relationships slowly equip me to fulfill this dream.
I am a straight-forward and honest person. I believe that there is no use in sugarcoating the truth and I am ready to deal with its consequences. With that said, your business with us is guaranteed to be 100% authentic and open. I stand by my word and will deliver the best service to you, our clients.
My name is America Quintanilla and I am delighted to be a part of the Healthcare Biz Broker family. My passion is in working within the real estate industry and as a licensed Realtor, I feel privileged at having the opportunity of being able to help others. My main role with our company is in working with our real estate clients in the capacity of guiding and consulting with them. Simple Realty Solutions is the part of our brokerage in which I find myself evolving as a professional Realtor. In my current role, I work with many of our healthcare business buyers and sellers and I feel very comfortable being able to talk about healthcare facilities and issues as they relate to RCFEs, CLHFs and the like. I realize that in our healthcare niche, we need to have a unique knowledge base to be able to work with our clients and I am very grateful to the Healthcare Biz Broker team for helping me to acquire this knowledge base.
My background has been in the service sector, working within the grocery business industry for 34 years in which I learned how to interact with a wide and diverse clientele. My interpersonal skills have improved over the years and I do believe that as a service-based provider that the customer does come first. I also have a passion for helping those that are less fortunate. In our communities those that now find themselves without a home are abound and I am always looking for opportunities to help others.
I have three children and two granddaughters which are the center piece of my life. When I am working with my clients, I take into account my family and I think of our clients as our extended family.
My past education would include completing my general education pattern (2 years) at the Los Angeles City College (LACC) as well as earning my Real Estate License, my Notary Public License, my Tax Preparation certificate (Jackson Hewitt), my Notary Signing Agent certification, and my Mortgage Loan Originator training (Affinity Real Estate).
I feel that what sets me apart is my desire to better myself and to find the best solutions for our clients. I believe that the seeds that we sow today will bring many fruits in the future, and this is why I strive to do the right thing on a daily basis. I am very glad to be a part of the Healthcare Biz Brokers team and my goal is to ensure that our clients get the very best, most competent service that they deserve.
My name is Luz Acosta, your professional Realtor working with Healthcare Biz Brokers, and more specifically our sister real estate brokerage, Simple Realty Solutions. My primary role with our company is in the role of Realtor. One of my specialties is in the home-based facilities market to include our Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs), our Congregate Living Health Facilities (CLHFs), our Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs) and more. One of my passions is helping our clients who are expanding find those just right homes that can be converted to a facility. In the search for that perfect home your agent needs to know your industry and to know what to look for in that home that will become a licensed facility. As you can guess my passion in within the real estate industry and I do find a lot of intrinsic pleasure from helping my clients find their dream home or their dream facility.
My past experience starts with over 12 years of experience in the banking industry. My experience in the banking world includes working as a Mortgage Servicing Specialist, an Underwriter, a Short Sale Specialist, in a cooperative Short Sale program with Bank of America. During my time with Bank of America I was given the opportunity to have traveled throughout the United States to help homeowners with preventing their foreclosure situations, rendering home education workshops, and approving/declining loan modification requests. After my time with the bank, I went onto open and operate a private entity where I took my knowledge to help lenders and Realtors in helping their clients with short sale loan modifications which included the coordination of administrative, legal and financial functions. After this, I was given the opportunity to become a Government Loan Auditor where I organized FHA loan files according to HUD guidelines, performed detailed audits, coordinated with underwriters, branch managers and loan officers and completed FHA and VA loans.
My education would include being a Realtor, being a Mortgage Loan Originator, being a Property & Casualty Insurance Broker, being a Life & Health Insurance Broker, being a Certified Tax Preparer and being a Notary Public. I am very grateful at the opportunities that I have been given both in my work experience and in my educational experience. I do sincerely believe that my passion for working with my clients tied in with my overall life experience bring a value to our present and future clients.
In your search for a healthcare business or in your quest to sell your healthcare business entity or in your search for the just right home, please remember that we our here to be a part of your team. Let us join you in achieving your goals. As your Realtor, I Luz, am looking forward to helping you succeed. Please feel free to email me or call me with any question.
My name is Javier Benitez and I am very excited at being part of the Healthcare Biz Broker family. I am a person of deep faith and I feel very comfortable working alongside our amazing team. My role on the team is that of facilitating the initial contact with our buyers and trying to help our buyers understand the mechanics of purchasing a healthcare business along with trying to help our buyers find the just right fit when it comes to the array of businesses that we have in our dynamic inventory.
My background started more so in accounting with my past educational experience including three years of accounting classes. I later went to school to learn and eventually obtain my license as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) which I found myself doing for four years. During this time period, I really enjoyed working with other healthcare workers and I very much loved and still do love, working with older adults. After my time as a CNA, I was offered an opportunity to work with a Physical Therapy company and I was able to take my knowledge and skills from my CNA training to my newfound position as a Physical Therapy Aide (PTA). As a PTA, I worked with multiple therapists in nursing homes and I was able to understand from a therapy point of view the continuum of helping our patients become more independent and re-enter ‘normalcy’ with regards to their daily lives. As a PTA, I cherished being able to have made a significant difference in the lives of many of our patients and their families. After my time as a PTA, I was offered a position as a Discharge Planner in a nursing home and this was a unique and quite an unexpected change in my work life. I worked alongside Social Workers and I was able to learn the interplay of the varied levels of care that we negotiate throughout our lifetime. My tasks included helping our interdisciplinary team find placements for our patients as they were discharged from our facility and to talk with the families to understand what resources were needed to fill any voids that they were experiencing.
I was introduced to the Healthcare Biz Brokers team through my long-time friendship with Ralph Santos. He explained to me his vision and how I could take my past experiences to help healthcare business owners and healthcare business buyers navigate their way around the mergers and acquisition experience. I am a firm believe that life is a journey and not a destination, thereby leading me to say that this part of my journey is in its infancy and on a daily basis I am learning new skills to help our clients. I believe that the passion and skills that I bring to the team alongside with their training will enable to me to become an asset to Healthcare Biz Brokers. I am currently, enrolled in a series of real estate classes and I hope to take the real estate exam during the first quarter of 2021. Once I have my license and the subsequent real estate knowledge, I believe that whether it be the business side or the real estate side of the business, that I will be able to contribute to our overall success of the company.
My hobbies include my active and deep love for my church, its members and my family. I believe that my spiritual being is a big part of who I am and that this faith has been an everlasting part of the light on my journey. I enjoy reading a variety of genres to include history, poetry and now real estate. I also dabble with the guitar and although I am not musically trained, I do enjoy playing the guitar; it brings me a sense of tranquility and harmony. One of my favorite guitarists would be Jesse Cook, a Canadian guitarist. I also am an avid Soccer fanatic, enjoying all facets of the sport.
I feel that my biography will help you understand a little bit about who I am, but I would tell our clients that there is so much more to me. Let’s get to know one another and let me see about helping you either find that just right healthcare business or helping you sell your current healthcare business.
I’m Josie Chavez and I am working alongside the team at Healthcare Biz Brokers in which I am able to use my educational and professional experience to help our clients with assessing healthcare business company valuations, performing due diligence tasks, and guiding buyers with the selection of integral parts of their respective purchases. I do believe that our healthcare business buyers benefit from our professional services which are unique to the market. Insofar as working with sellers, our business is equipped with helping our clients with preparing their businesses for the market, when bringing a business to the marketplace.
My educational experience includes attending and obtaining my undergraduate degree in Business Administration (BA) which helps me to bring my business knowledge to the transaction table. There are key parts to a business to include the finance, the human resource, the accounting, the operations – all of which I am well equipped to help our clients navigate. I graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) with honors and an overall understanding the business fundamentals that now I am very blessed to bring to our clients.
My work experience includes working with a manufacturing business for over 18 years which allowed me to explore and learn the elements of logistics, operations management, finance and more. I am thankful for this experience because it allowed me to gain an understanding for the intricacies of the day-to-day operations of an established and rather large corporation.
Next, I was a part owner of an established and licensed Adult Day Health Care (ADHC), now referred to as Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS). Our ADHC was located in the Torrance area and we catered to a diverse participant population on a day-to-day basis. As the center’s Program Director, I oversaw the entire operations and I was responsible for both our staff and the safety and well-being of our participants. I had the opportunity to have owned and operated our ADHC for 9 years prior to our team selling the care center.
I also owned a skilled CHAP accredited home health agency in Alta Dena in which I was the Administrator. This role allowed me to understand the mechanics of operating a skilled home health agency which included having a solid understanding of the Federal and State regulations as well as working with a multitude of healthcare professionals on a daily basis. I am very grateful for this opportunity since it has given me a number of skills that I can use with our current clients.
I am a big family person and I must say that I treasure my family, especially my husband and our two kids. I am grateful to them for being there every step of the way as I have evolved in my professional life. My greatest enjoyment is watching my two beautiful children grow and mature.
Finally, I am a part of the Healthcare Provider Network which has been integral to my further understanding of the how to best provide help to those less fortunate. I do believe that my education and my professional experience will be vital to working with our clients moving forward. My goal is for our clients to have a positive experience with a competent understanding of their respective business model, whether selling or buying a business, I am here to be a part of your team.
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