The Green & Co. Team

At Green & Co. Business Brokers, our team is growing, and we want you to get to know all of the wonderful people here, who are passionate about our customers and about selling businesses.

Southwest Florida is one of the best places in the state to own and operate a small business. When it comes time to either sell your business or buy a business, we want to be the ones to help you do it. Not only are we very successful when it comes to confidentially marketing and selling a business,  but we are unique in the fact that we have Brokers on our team who specialize in working exclusively with buyers. 

If you are a seller or a buyer, we've got you covered with a team of expert Business Brokers. We also pride ourselves in having the highest level of communication and customer service in our industry as well, so when you do work with us, we will make sure that you receive the great service you deserve.

Meet Our Team...

Richard Green of Business Guide Florida

Richard J. Green 

Richard J. Green is the Lead Listing Broker and Co-Founder of Green & Co. He works exclusively with business owners who are looking to sell their business. He brings a wealth of knowledge from his 30 years in the business arena, and he uses it to his sellers’s advantage. Richard’s clients claim that he is a great negotiator, an excellent communicator, and he goes the extra mile to deliver outstanding service, producing great results for his sellers. 

Fun fact about Richard: He was a foreign exchange student, and came from London to Orlando to complete his senior year of high school.

Elise Green 

Elise Green is the Buyer Specialist Team Lead, Broker, and Co-Founder of Green & Co. Business Brokers. She works closely with the Buyer Specialists on our team. Elise is responsible for training, productivity coaching, and mentoring. She also oversees all of the company’s marketing efforts. Elise has a background as a Business Broker, specializing in working with Buyers, as well as many years of real estate sales in the commercial and residential sectors. She is passionate about all of the people who work for and work with Green & Co. Business Brokers. 

Fun fact about Elise: She worked for Disney for 16 years. First as a dancer at Disneyland, then she came to Orlando to take a promotion at Walt Disney World, and went on to work at sea with Disney Cruise Line as an Entertainment Manager.

Michael A. Candela

Michael A. Candela is a licensed Business Broker and Buyer Specialist on the Green & Co. team. Before moving to Florida and becoming a Business Broker, he worked for 15 years in the finance and banking industry. Michael specializes in assisting buyers who are looking to purchase an existing business. His background in lending is a great advantage, and he can put his expertise to work for all of the buyers that he helps. He prides himself in being responsive, professional, and reliable.

Fun fact about Michael: Born and raised in Michigan, he is a die-hard University of Michigan fan, GO BLUE!!!

Chase Cotton 

Chase is our team’s Marketing Coordinator, and he is the driving force behind the media division of Green & Co. He is responsible for all of the advertising, video production, and digital media that drives Green & Co. Born in Australia, Chase grew up on the east coast of Florida, and then graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Florida Gulf Coast University. He enjoys promoting Green & Co’s listings, and helping our sellers get the confidential exposure they need to sell their business. 

Fun fact about Chase: He's traveled to 79 countries around the world and he speaks Danish!

Logan D. Lee

Logan is a licensed Business Broker and Buyer Specialist. Before becoming a Business Broker, he had a successful career as an executive recruiter. Logan specializes in assisting buyers who are looking to purchase a business. He is truly fascinated with the intricate details, thinking outside the box mentality, and perseverance that’s required to make a business sale successful. Logan values each and every buyer that he assists, working diligently to help them achieve the results that they expect and deserve.

Fun fact about Logan: He lived and studied in Costa Rica for a short time, and he speaks Spanish!

Rick Ramnarine

Rick is a licensed Business Broker and works exclusively with Sellers, as a Listing Specialist. After moving to Florida from New Jersey, Rick worked with franchisees and local business owners to successfully grow their businesses. With his years of experience in the medical sales field, and his go-getter attitude, Rick has transitioned seamlessly into his career as a Business Broker. His management experience, people skills, and caring attitude is exactly what Rick’s customers appreciate when working with him.

Fun fact about Rick: He was a martial arts instructor and taught Muay Thai , Jeet Kune Do, and Wing Chun gung fu styles at the YMCA and competed in various events and competitions.

Zane S. Stearns

Zane is a licensed Business Broker and works exclusively with Sellers, as a Listing Specialist. Before Zane began his career as a Business Broker with Green & Co. he was trained at one of Google’s Entrepreneur’s Hubs, specifically focusing on how to own and operate a small business, so he knows what it takes to run a business. Zane’s customers would say that he is hard-working, knowledgable, and that he genuinely cares about what is most important to them. 

Fun fact about Zane: He used to be a competitive slalom skier!

Tammy Heisler 

Tammy is our Green & Co. Business Brokers secret weapon. She is the glue that holds our team together. Tammy efficiently carries out the roles of Office Administrator, Listing Coordinator, and Contract-to-Close Manager. She is a licensed Business Broker and real estate professional, with many years experience closing deals for high performing teams like Green & Co. Sellers will be communicating with Tammy a lot once they list their business with us, and then again when the business goes under contract with a buyer. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, yoga, and spending time with her dog Berkley. 

Fun fact about Tammy: Originally from Pittsburgh, PA she is a huge Steelers and Penguins fan!