Steve Sink CBI-M&AMI

(309) 688-5050

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Phoenix Affiliates offers clients comprehensive buying, selling, acquisition, valuation services and strategic services while buying and/or selling a business. As business brokers, we specialize in handling transactions in central and downstate Illinois and all of Iowa.

Company Information:
Phoenix Affiliates is downstate Illinois' largest business brokerage firm with 10 brokers and a marketing department. Other Illinois offices are in Bloomington, Champaign and Quincy. Offices in Iowa are in Des Moines, Denison and Pella. We are locally owned. We have the resources to service the most demanding and unique situations. We work with buyers and sellers in total confidentiality. Plus, we can assist in locating financing including bank, SBA, venture capital and equity financing. We also offer general business valuations. We promote local businesses nationally and attract national buyers to local businesses.

Steve Sink, Owner, CBI (Certified Business Intermediary), Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI). Licensed Business Broker and Licensed Franchise Consultant. Graduated from Michigan State University. Business experience includes: running corporate divisions and start up companies for Fortune 500 companies, Franchise development, raising capital, selling corporate and personal business.

Brad Glenn owns and manages BNG Realty, a small real estate firm. He is also President of Glenn Bros., which he founded with his brother David Glenn in 1984. Glenn Bros. is an agricultural production and services company. In 1997 Brad was the Geo AgPLUS joint venture partner, which was sold to IGF Insurance in 1998. Geo AgPLUS was a fee-for-services product focused on providing precision farming data and software to the agricultural community. In 2003 he helped found South American Soy, a vehicle for US based farmers and investors to capitalize on the opportunities being created in the rapidly expanding agricultural sector in Brazil. Additionally, Brad is the former President of the Illinois Soybean Association and served on the Chicago Federal Reserve Advisory Council on Agriculture. He earned his BS in Agricultural Economics from Western Illinois University. You may contact Brad at or (309) 275-7178.

Tom Thompson, Owner, has an extensive background as an entrepreneur and in retail management. He is former vice president of Thompson Food Basket, operator of 12 conventional and price-impact supermarkets in Illinois and Iowa. He was responsible for procurement, marketing and advertising. Subsequent to that, he built, owned and operated three restaurants. Tom is a graduate of Drake University with a degree in Business Administration. You can reach him at 309-688-2972 or email him at

Michael Troup, founder, owner, President of KeyBridge Partners, Inc. He holds a BSBA in Management Science and a MBA specialized in Finance, and has over twenty years of financial and executive management experience. Michael has been involved in international fast growing organizations, start-ups, turn-arounds and small to mid-sized businesses. He is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), the oldest professional society devoted solely to the appraisal of closely held businesses. You may reach him at (217) 223-5102 or email

Mike Ciolli has over 40 years of experience as a corporate executive, including more than 50 sourcing and procurement visits to Asia and Europe for numerous product categories. He was the chief executive or chief operating officer for product category leaders Hobbico, Hobby Dynamics, a subsidiary of Circus Circus Enterprises, and SERV-U, a food service equipment distributor, for over 30 years. Sales and marketing for SERV-U was catalog and internet-focused. Mike earned a B.S. from the University of Akron and an M.S. from Indiana University. You may reach him via phone at (217) 637-1872 or email

Ken Livingston is an army veteran. For over 32 years he worked as an operations management executive as well as a field executive in marketing and sales. He served on the corporate acquisitions team, and served on the Corporate Presidents advisory team. He successfully operated his own Management Consulting Business for 19 years. He attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Central State University of Oklahoma and did post-graduate work at Georgia State University. He was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International, served as a two-term Mayor and is Past President of the Northwest Iowa League of Cities. He is a graduate of Sales & Marketing Executives International and Fellowship of Life Underwriter Executives. You may reach him at 712-269-5276 or email

Doug Van Zee has been employed in the Sales and Service Sector for over 30 years. He is a member of the Multi Million Dollar Club. He is involved in the following community organizations: member Marion County Board of Realtors, IAR, NAR, Certified Relocation Specialist, Pella Lions Club Member and Past President as well as currently the Iowa Kidsite Resource Coordinator for the Pella Lions Club. He was awarded the 2007 President's Circle Award (top 5% Sales Professionals with Prudential Real Estate). You may reach Doug at (641) 780-1608 or email

Kevin Woods is the President of Woods Consulting Group. Woods Consulting is based in Normal, IL with a satellite office in Muskegon, MI. Kevin has been a consultant of governments, non-profit agencies and private corporations for over fifteen years specializing in the areas of strategic and business planning, organization development, leadership development, needs assessments, market research, and project feasibility studies.

Kevin also serves as Adjunct Instructor at Lincoln College in Normal and as Adjunct Professor of Management at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI.

Kevin facilitates the Sales Professionals Workshop for the McLean County (IL) Chamber of Commerce. He also facilitates a Circle of 7 entrepreneurs group for the Center for Emerging Entrepreneurs at Illinois State University. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation based in Bloomington, IL.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Detroit and a Master of Regional Planning degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. You may reach him at (309) 533-8600 or email

We work on a straight commission basis.

IBBA, MBBI, M&A Source, M & A Intermediary, Certified Business Intermediary, Pella, IA Chamber of Commerce.

Areas Served

  • Peoria County, IL

Established Businesses For Sale

Real Estate For Sale

Real Estate For Lease

McLean County, IL

Peoria County, IL

Peoria County, IL

McLean County, IL

Tazewell County, IL

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