About Us

Our Company

At Vantage Business Brokers, we only work with qualified businesses and buyers. You can trust that any buyer we present to you has been fully vetted and has both the desire and ability to close a transaction. And just as importantly, as a buyer you can trust that any business we present to you is a qualified business with proven financials and historical success. You can be sure that in any transaction we understand the strengths of the business, the strengths of the buyer, and the opportunity that exists by combining the power of the two.

Our President, Steve Ahearn, brings over 25 years’ experience in buying, selling and operating businesses to each transaction. He understands the confidentiality necessary and the emotional curve the sale of a business can create. His experience can help both buyer and seller fully understand the transaction and the growth prospects of the business. It is vital to his business that all parties are fully educated and are excited to move forward with the closing of the transaction.

Through our partnership with Stone Street Partners, LLC, a private equity firm that works with thousands of qualified, high net-worth individuals who are actively searching for investment opportunities, your listing will be viewed by a connected group of professionals who can refer your business to their broader sphere of influence. For larger deals, it gives us a possible acquisition candidate. We can also introduce you to the Stone Street Partners team to review your current financial plan and provide advice for future planning.

Our Team

Steve Ahearn

Steve Ahearn


Steve has extensive experience owning, operating, and selling businesses. He sold his West Coast company to a major Fortune 200 player in 2006. Steve then spent four years in mergers and acquisitions for a large financial organization and another four years in divisional and national business development for one of the largest banks in the United States.

Knowing that his heart was in small business, Steve opened, operated and sold several businesses in the Charlotte area. It was this activity that lead to the creation of Vantage Business Brokers. Steve brings his over 25 years of business experience to each transaction. He understands the importance of confidentiality. He also understands the emotional side of selling a business. He can help you to make sure your legacy is protected and your business is in good hands.

Shane Krobisch

Shane Krobisch

Client Relationship Manager

Shane brings a combination of education, enthusiasm and experience to her role at Vantage Business Brokers. Her background ranges from Mergers & Acquisitions, to Digital Sales and Marketing Strategy for one of the largest banks in the United States. Shane’s 16 years of experience in the Financial Industry help shape her drive and attention to detail. Along with managing communications, social media, and marketing for Vantage Business Brokers, Shane leads clients through every step of the sales process to help ensure that the people who work with Vantage Business Brokers have an incredible experience.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Steve and Nichole are extraordinarily good at what they do and a pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend their personal and professional qualities high enough.

Chan Mo Ahn, Esq., Rock Hill, SC.

Our thanks to Steve Ahearn for an outstanding job in the sale of our business. From initial contact, through a fair valuation of the business, gathering financial data needed, vetting prospects, and…

Steve Freyer, Matthews, NC