Gary Root

Broker License # 201216585

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Focus on integrity & the golden rule is paramount to all I do. Confidentiality is key to my process.


Advantage Business Advisors

Advantage Business Advisors focus is to facilitate a business owners exit strategy and maximize the value of a companies selling price. Often times a meeting 1-3 years in advance of actually selling your company we can advise you the business owner on steps to take to make your company attractive to the largest amount of buyers in your industry and price category. Give us a call today if you would like to confidentially discuss your options further regarding maximizing your price and /or planning your exit strategy.

Services Offered

Gary represents sellers and buyers in the business acquisition process.
He can facilitate business valuations and advise owners how to maximize the value of their existing company. Guide & Develop an exit strategy for a selling client.


Gary brings over 30 years of business experience with expertise in business ownership; real estate advisory, buying and selling; and business operations in the Silicon Valley. As a business owner/operator he has built companies with a planned exit strategy, thus increasing ownership value.
Gary’s professional career started as a proven leader at building companies through execution of superior operations; fiscal management; strategic marketing and team building. He managed and then later purchased BLR Sign Systems; a premier Silicon Valley advertising and sign company in 1999. Through a strategic plan of growth and market positioning he effectively repositioned the company as a leader in the industry and sold it for a 400 percent profit within 6 years of taking ownership.
As a real estate advisor Gary has facilitated his client’s companies in making the best strategic real estate decisions to further their growth and expansion plans and moving toward an exit (sale or merger) strategy when required.
The combination of extensive business management and ownership coupled with his experience in real estate make Gary a highly capable advisor for facilitating a company sale or merger. His background as a business owner gives him a cutting edge insight into understanding and implementing a company’s exit strategy and maximizing the value during a merger or sale event.

Gary is a Silicon Valley native and currently lives with his wife, Sheryl, in Gresham, Oregon. He enjoys traveling, biking, golfing, and collecting and enjoying fine wines from California and around the world.

Areas Served

  • Multnomah County, OR
  • Santa Clara County, CA
  • Washington County, OR

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  • Gary has a Bachelors degrees in Business Management and Finance. He currently holds a real estate brokers license in the state of California. As a member of CABB ( California Association of Business Brokers) he is actively pursuing continuing education in the art and science of Business Sales and Mergers & Acquisitions.

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