Tawnya Gilreath is the founder and CEO of LA Business Pros. She has an extremely diverse background which includes 20+ years’ experience in Information Technology in roles ranging from programmer/analyst to Director of IT. Over the years, Tawnya has owned half a dozen different businesses and has consulted for private and publicly held companies ranging in size from small mom-and-pop shops to large corporations such as Agilent Technologies and Investor’s Business Daily.
Tawnya got involved with business brokerage in 2006. The skills she used previously to analyze business processes and procedures carried over well and helped her to extract information from business owners, quickly assess their businesses and identify potential deal breakers. As the business transaction values increased, she realized that with a broader base of knowledge, she would be able to provide her clients with better service. Based on that and other factors, she went to law school and obtained a Juris Doctor degree.
Tawnya is passionate about education and regularly takes new courses to improve her skills. She is also passionate about writing courses to help educate others and has been the lead subject matter expert for courses written for both the California Association of Business Brokers and the International Business Broker Association.
Tawnya is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Professional, Certified Exit Planner, Certified Business Intermediary, Certified Business Broker and a practicing attorney (she owns a law practice in which she handles business law and estate planning matters.)
Tawnya is licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate as a Broker, #01313195 and as a Designated Officer for Whizdom Group, Inc. dba LA Business Pros, #01403121.