Jon Tichich specializes in facilitating business transactions of small companies valued under $50M in the manufacturing, dentistry, education and construction sectors. He is one of the most well-rounded advisors in our firm offering solutions to business owners selling not only to third parties but to partners, employees, family members or competitors as well. Earning the prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation combined with his versatile skill set is what separates Jon from other advisors in the industry. Prior to joining Sunbelt Business Advisors in 2013, Jon was a top sales associate for a Minnesota based public company.
At Sunbelt, Jon is a member of the President’s Club and consistently ranks at or near the top in terms of number of closings and value of businesses transferred. In recognition of his accomplishments, Jon was named Broker of the Year in 2020, outperforming the nearest advisor by nearly 20%. Jon embodies Sunbelt’s core value of “Help people first, success will follow.”
As a member of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association, Mr. Tichich has extensive experience in transitioning manufacturing companies and is recognized as one of the most trusted advisors in the industry.
Outside of the office, Mr. Tichich enjoys spending time with his family, church, golfing and traveling.
2020 Broker of the Year
2020 Presidents Club
2019 Presidents Club
2018 Presidents Club
“Jon and his colleagues at Sunbelt went and above and beyond what was expected,” Wade said. “We were able to quickly find a good buyer, work through unexpected problems, sell at a respectable price, and walk away with no regrets.”
~ Wade Coffman, CNC Metalcraft
“It was a bit of serendipity that brought me to Sunbelt. After 2 1/2 years of trying to sell my dental practice with varying degrees of disappointment, my son called and said he had a friend I should talk to. He explained that his friend worked for a company whose business it is to spend 100% of it’s time and energy towards the end goal of getting that business sold. It took only about 10 minutes of discussion with Jon Tichich of Sunbelt to realize that my reluctance to utilize a brokerage firm was unfounded. This was proved time and time again throughout the course of negotiation and sale. It took less than 5 months from that first meeting with Jon to get the deal done.
I attribute much of this success to Jon Tichich. Let me start by saying that Jon is one of the most honest, upright and congenial gentleman that I have ever known. I first witnessed his demeanor in various conference calls with potential buyers. His quick assessment of personalities and calm approach to negotiation put everyone at ease. That is a trait few people possess and fewer use to their advantage in advancing a sale. My buyer was as impressed with Jon and his skills as I was. He fielded any and all questions from the buyer. When he felt there was more to gain from the buyer, he worked tirelessly on my behalf. In every phase of transition his hand was tied to making the deal go down, fielding calls, answering questions, making sense out of numbers, calming emotions endlessly at all hours. Work ethic, integrity, commitment, he’s the real deal. Hands down, the best money I ever spent. I am eternally grateful and happily retired thanks to Jon and Sunbelt.”
~ J. Christopher Hieb DDS
“Jon represented my wife and I in the selling of our machine shop, with a closing in Spring, 2019. We are very satisfied with the outcome as Jon successfully negotiated our receiving the asking price as well as maximizing the tax benefits later on.
Throughout the process Jon maintained a professional and courteous correspondence, and kept us up-to-date on the status of the listing.
He kept an eye on the big picture to ensure our shop was seen by as many people as possible… On a personal note Jon is an excellent business partner. He is personable, likable and does a good job to respond back quickly with our questions.
We found Sunbelt to have an excellent resource base, and is second to none in professionalism. The organized staff and team made the closing fast, seamless and an overall pleasant experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Jon (Sunbelt) as a broker to sell another business.”
~ Klaus and Jane H.
“We originally listed our business with a competitor of Sunbelt. After a year of underwhelming activity and no offers, we fired our broker and were thinking of alternative solutions to sell. Using another broker was not our preferred option, until a friend of ours introduced us to Jon at Sunbelt. He set realistic expectations from day one, was in constant communication whether it was good news or bad, effectively interviewed buyers to eliminate tire kickers (saving us time) and ultimately engineered a deal that worked for both parties. After we accepted an offer, Jon really shined. He managed the due diligence process like a pro, structured the deal from an allocation standpoint in a fair but favorable manner, minimized the working capital we included and knew exactly which assets should be included and which should be excluded. The way he structured the deal paid for his fee twofold. On top of that, he assisted the buyer in getting SBA financing, teamed up with our attorney on all legal matters and truly quarterbacked the entire transaction. It was very clear to us that he had done these many times and we could not be happier with his performance and our results. I highly recommend Jon to any business owner who wants to sell their company.”