About Horizon Business Group
The clients of Horizon Business Group have the advantage of an experienced team of business professionals that understand the challenges of business ownership. Having been former business owners, the partners of HBG can identify with the need for confidentiality in marketing a business for sale as well as understanding the wide array of emotions experienced both by the seller and buyer during the business sale/acquisition.
Horizon Business Group is an active participant in the two premier business brokerage organizations in the United States. The Texas Association of Business Brokers (TABB) and the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) are widely recognized as proponents of member education and adherence to a strict code of ethical conduct.
Striving to serve all of the potential needs of the client, the HBG professionals are properly licensed by the State of Texas to be involved in the sale of real property in addition to all other assets of the business.
Keith Chapman is currently president and managing director of Horizon Business Group, LLC. He has earned the designation as Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI). Keith is a certified public accountant with 23 years experience in public accounting before entering the merger and acquisition field in 1998. He was the managing partner in a CPA firm for 15 years. He is well experienced in negotiation, creative financing alternatives, business transaction structures, taxation and accounting matters, business valuations, and financial analysis. Keith teaches courses in business valuation and financing alternatives for middle market transactions for the International Business Brokers Association and the Texas Association of Business Brokers. He as also led seminars for members of the accounting profession, the American Institute of Banking, and various trade associations. He has also been qualified as an expert witness in litigation involving business valuations, broker issues, and securities licensing for business brokers.
Keith is a Life Member of the Texas Association of Business Brokers (TABB) with the designation of Board Certified Broker, a Fellow of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) with the designation of Certified Business Intermediary, and the M&A Source with the designation of a Merger and Acquisition Master Intermediary. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of CPA’s. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Accounting.
Keith is a Past President of the Texas Association of Business Brokers and has served on various committees of the International Business Brokers Association. Keith has also served as president of the chamber of commerce, president of the Lions club, and has served on the board of the East Texas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a silver beaver recipient and previously named as Panola County Citizen of the Year.
Pete Healey joined Horizon Business Group in 2004. Prior to joining HBG, Pete spent 19 years in the corporate world mostly as CFO of publicly traded companies. During that time, Pete’s emphasis was in areas including mergers & acquisitions, equity placements, debt restructurings (both in and out of Chapter 11 protection) taxation, SEC reporting, and banking relations. Prior to entering the corporate world, Pete spent 6 years in the tax department of the nation’s largest CPA firm where he specialized in providing tax advice in mergers and acquisitions for transactions in numerous industries.
Pete is a Board Certified Broker as designated by the Texas Association of Business Brokers. He graduated magna cum laude with a BSBA in finance from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1979 and became a certified public accountant in 1980. Prior to entering the University, he spent 4 years in the United States Air Force, earning the Air Force accommodation medal prior to his honorable discharge.
Roshelle Porter is very experienced in real estate and business transactions, having closed several multi-million dollar transactions over the course of her 20 year career, including marketing businesses. She earned a BBA in Management and Marketing at the University of Texas in Tyler where she was a free enterprise scholarship recipient and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in Accounting from Tyler Junior College. She is currently working on a BCB designation with TABB (Texas Association of Business Brokers) and the CBI designation with the IBBA (International Business Brokers Association). Her prior experience also included employment as a District Manager for Yellow pages in Northeast Texas where she recruited, trained and managed the top sales team. She has maintained and honed her skills through continuous education with various management, sales and financial courses. Her strengths include analyzing financial statements for improved efficiency and finding ways to increase the bottom line. Roshelle is a licensed real estate agent, having focusing primarily on commercial properties and investment buyers. She also volunteers with non-profit agencies such as United Way and PATH.