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John B. Charleston, III, MBA
John B. Charleston, III, MBA  -  Franchise Owner - Business Intermediary
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11175 Cicero Dr., Suite 100
Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
Phone: (770) 366-7890


Whether you are considering selling your Main Street or Middle Market business, OR a strategic buyer looking to expand your current business through acquisition, OR a potential 1st time buyer looking to fulfill that dream of business ownership, you need the right person representing you.  You need a professional, competent and trusted broker that operates with honesty and integrity.  One that will navigate and manage all of the complexities required to achieve a successful closing.  John Charleston and Murphy Business & Financial Services is the ideal choice for you. 

John is a seasoned corporate executive, entrepreneur and REALTOR® with a proven track record of business strategy, marketing management, business development and business acquisition.  Below is a summary of his career highlights:

Business Acquisition and Executive Management

  • Acquired a 200 employee, commercial cleaning, business services company, touting blue chip customers like The Walt Disney Company, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Orlando Utilities Commission and the Seminole County Government
  • As company President was responsible for managing all day to day operations of the business including – P&L, sales, marketing, operations and administration

Marketing, General Management and New Business Innovation

  • Strong general management skills developed through 20+ years of various marketing and brand management roles at The Walt Disney Company and at Fortune 100 consumer packaged goods companies, including M&M Mars, Bristol Myers Squibb and Sara Lee
  • Managed mature brands and created and launched a new $20MM brand 

Licensed Real Estate Investment Professional

  • Real estate investor – bought, renovated and resold distressed properties in FL and GA. 
  • Collaborated with a builder to construct new residential homes in Madison, GA and Commerce, GA
  • Licensed REALTOR® in GA – License #390635

Education and Strengths

  • MBA – Marketing/General Management, from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • BS – Marketing, from North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC
  • Exceptional business strategy and planning skills, strong analytical skills and a collaborative interpersonal relationship management style

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Services Interested In:

  • Selling my business
  • Buying a business
  • Valuing my business
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