About Us – Jacksonville’s Premier Business Brokers
As Business Brokers and transfer specialists in Jacksonville, we are your local experts in buying or selling a business.
Why settle for a broker that is out of the area or that will just list your business and not sell it?
Kim works in partnership with the national team at Murphy to leverage decades of experience in your industry to find you the perfect buyer and sell your business.
Kimberly Deas, BCI
Business Broker, Murphy Business & Financial Services
904-263-5546 – Cell Phone
904-374-1181 – Confidential Fax
Kimberly Deas graduated from the University of Akron with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and minors in math, computer sciences and chemistry. She started her career as a systems control engineer and then quickly moving into software development, and on to starting her own marketing company. She expanded the company from the US into Europe where she lived for 7 years. She grew her start up to a multi-million dollar business in over 20 countries, before moving back to the US in 2007.
In 2007 Kim became a professional speaker and trainer and toured the US training on business management, sales, marketing, and soft skills like dealing with difficult people and managing emotions.
She went on to develop and write custom training courses and record over 100 training online webinar courses for small businesses up to Fortune 50 companies.
In 2012, Kim leverage her extensive knowledge of business marketing and business operations to launch her career in business brokering. She saw an opportunity to provide a more professional services and partnered with Murphy Business and Financial Services.
Shortly after joining Murphy Business, Kim was hired to design, produce and coordinate an online training program for business brokers. This program has 23 courses and over 188 chapters. Today the course she created is required training for every business broker that joins Murphy Business and Financial Services.
In 2014 Kim became a franchise owner with Murphy Business and Financial Services and has been a trainer at their annual conference since 2014.
Kim has earned the prestigious Board Certified Intermediary (BCI) designation and the Million Dollar Plus Award in 2014 and 2015.
Kim is passionate about working with small business owners and serves on the Florida leadership board of National Federation of Independent Business Owners (NFIB) where she regularly goes to Tallahassee and Washington DC to give small business owners a voice.
Kim is also a member of Business Brokers of Florida (BBF), the Small Business Resource Network (SBRN), Jacksonville Chamber, Women Business Owners (WBO) and many other professional organizations. Kim has been named a top 50 business influencer by Advantage Magazine and is regularly quoted a business sales expert by the Times Union and Business Journal.
Murphy Business and Financial Services
Identifying excellence in a professional business brokerage firm shouldn’t be difficult. Take, for example, the following criteria:
- Proven track record of successful business closings
- High closing ratios
- Ready access to buyers and sellers, both nationwide and internationally
- Systems and processes to match buyers and sellers
- Highly experienced and credentialed business brokers
- Unsurpassed standards of business ethic
- Membership in all significant industry associations, group listing services, multiple listing services and brokerage networks
Founded in 1994 by Roger J. Murphy, Murphy Business & Financial Corporation meets these criteria. As a result, the firm has become one of the largest and most successful business brokerage firms in North America, with business brokers conveniently located throughout the United States and Canada.
Members of the Murphy team have been carefully recruited and selected for their high level of achievement as former CEOs, CFOs, CPAs, business owners and senior level executives in a wide range of industries and professions. But their accomplishments don’t stop with their prior experience. Our business brokers receive intensive training, ongoing support and many have subsequently received the highest awards, credentials and designations in our industry.
We invite you to learn more about Murphy’s approach to the business brokerage profession. We hope to demonstrate how we provide both clients and professional partners with the highest standards of professional service and unmatched performance in the sales of privately held businesses, mergers, machinery and equipment sales, sales and re-sales of franchise businesses, commercial real estate transactions, business valuations, acquisitions and business consulting.