CBI:Portland Office

Donald F. Giancola

Donald F. Giancola
Vice President
Portland, Maine

Donald F. Giancola has successfully led assignments on behalf of CBI clients for nearly twenty-five years. Giancola has focused on mid-sized businesses with unusual characteristics; many one-of-a-kind companies with strategic elements which provide significant barriers to entry, making them unusual and outside of the norm, and where he can focus on achieving premium transaction values. New England is made up of many businesses that fit this model and Giancola has been adept at identifying buyers who can add value to these firms. Prior to joining CBI, Giancola held senior management positions with several of the nation's leading retail companies. During that time, he gained extensive overseas experience including the establishment and development of foreign offices in European and Far East markets. Mr. Giancola was one of the first US executives to trade with China and was invited by Chinese officials to China shortly after Richard Nixon normalized relations. Donald Giancola's commitment to improving the level of professionalism in the brokerage industry is evidenced by his active involvement in the International Business Brokers Association where he served on the Education Committee, and where he earned the professional designation, Certified Business Intermediary. Mr. Giancola obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from Northeastern University and has participated in the advanced studies program at Harvard University, focusing on Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning.

Dennis George

Dennis George
Portland, Maine

Dennis George brings nearly 30 years of entrepreneurial experience to CBI. Dennis has an unusually strong ability to identify business growth opportunities. He’s a sharp numbers guy, but also is a keen-listening, straight-talking person who inspires trust and confidence with the people around him. In the 1970s, Dennis and his wife Sue bought a small, New England-based wholesale fish market. “Fixer-upper” was an understatement for the condition of that business, but they determined a restaurant would be a good add-on venture. Several years, a major renovation - and a few gray hairs – later, the Georges were steering a highly profitable destination seafood restaurant that served 1,100 meals on peak days. When it came time to exit his business, Dennis chose CBI to lead the sale. Always stringent about offering the highest levels of customer service, Dennis found CBI was the only company that matched his core values. The match was so good, that CBI soon invited Dennis to join the company! Dennis is an excellent judge of character; a trait that has served him well when hiring staff for the restaurant, and today serves CBI in creating solid matches between sellers and buyers. “Customer service has always been my number one priority,” says Dennis. “Here at CBI, I strive to give business owners a relaxed, completely confidential opportunity to market their business.” Outside of work, Dennis’s passion is drag racing. He and his wife spend much of their free time racing his 1963 Chevy Nova throughout racetracks of New England.

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