Geary Welch opened his Murphy Business office in Oklahoma in 2010. He and his family moved to Edmond, Oklahoma from Franklin, Tennessee in 2005 where he owned a small business and enjoyed a successful career in commercial real estate. Having personally experienced both the sale and purchase of businesses, Geary understands the risks and opportunities for both sides of the transaction. As a result, he promises to provide comprehensive advice to his clients, whether buying or selling. He aims to be the trusted advisor in the transaction, working cooperatively with all involved parties, to make this unique, complex, life-changing process one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of his clients’ business career. He holds a BBA in Business Administration and Finance from The University of Houston, graduating with honors. In addition, he has professional experience in Business valuations, Machine and Equipment Appraisals and Real Estate Appraisals.
He graduated from The University of Houston with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance and Accounting. Post graduate studies included advanced courses in Accounting from The University of Houston.
Geary has 10 years of professional Business Brokerage experience in the Oklahoma City/Edmond area. As an experienced entrepreneur and business owner he is acutely aware of the challenges faced by small-business and middle sized business owners when it comes to cash-flow, inventory and growth management. His experience spans multiple industries.
One of the biggest challenges he had faced as an entrepreneur was finding a qualified buyer for his own business. So, today, he is glad that he can guide other business owners through the difficult process of selling or buying a business by helping them with business valuations, buyer interviews, loan pre-approvals and closing.
Geary assists business owners on a local, regional and national basis in deriving a sound value and a profitable sale of their business focusing on the small to middle market sector with businesses that sell from $500 thousand to $5 million and works in all areas of the state and has sold businesses in many different types of industries.
Murphy Business is one of the largest and most successful business transaction firms in North America. Murphy provides clients with the highest standards of professional service and unmatched performance in the purchase or sale of privately held businesses; mergers and acquisitions; franchise sales; professional business valuations – often the critical first step in a successful business sale – and machinery and equipment appraisals. With the team at Murphy Business, clients can be assured that they are represented by outstanding, experienced, and knowledgeable professionals who will provide sound financial, strategic, and tactical implementation to achieve a successful transaction. When you want to sell your business you've spent your life building, it's reassuring to know you have serious, committed professionals on your side with Murphy Business.
Some of the Licensing and Professional Designations that Geary has earned over the last 10 years are as follows:
CBI – Certified Business Intermediary – International Business Brokers Association
Managing Business Intermediary Designation from Murphy Business & Financial Corporation 2010.
IBBA member - International Business Brokers Association
Member of the International Society of Business analyst (SBA)
Accredited M&E Appraiser NEBB Institute
Certified Machine and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) - USPAP Compliant
Licensed by the Oklahoma Real Estate Board
BBA University of Houston 1985 – Business Administration - Accounting and Finance
"My mission," he adds, "is to assist business owners in planning and implementing the successful sale of their business, creating maximum value for our clients creating win-win solutions for both the buy and the sell side of the transaction."
Geary lives in Edmond, Oklahoma and has two adult children, Keaton who is a student at the University of Central Oklahoma and Tyler who graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 2016. Geary enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing basketball and softball, and working with clients.