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Kent Baker Joins Chicagoland Sunbelt as Business Broker

Baker brings a wealth of experience working with small business owners. Baker will focus on helping business owners sell their businesses. As the Baby Boom reaches retirement, the transfer of business ownership to a new generation is a growing market.

Chicago, IL, May 06, 2011 --( Domenic Rinaldi, Managing Director of Chicagoland Sunbelt ( is pleased to announce that Kent Baker has joined the firm as a business broker. Baker has a proven track record of successfully leading and growing small businesses. Prior to joining Sunbelt, Baker ran a Chicago-based direct marketing firm and under his leadership the company tripled in size. The firm worked with numerous small business owners helping them grow their business through direct marketing efforts.

The sale of businesses by the Baby Boomers is anticipated to take a dramatic upswing in the next two to seven years. Despite the loss of value in their businesses in the past two years due to the economy, the clock is ticking for Baby Boomers and selling is still a necessary means to raise retirement funds.

Baker began his career in the technology field before migrating into sales and marketing. He has broad experience and functional expertise that ranges from operations, marketing and sales to production, customer service and credit. At Sunbelt, Baker will be focused on assisting business owners who want to sell their business and transition to a new part of their life.

Kent graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Operations Management Information Systems. He also graduated as a four year starter for the division IA football program. He is also involved with the HFS Scholar program where he mentors inner city kids.

About Domenic Rinaldi

Domenic Rinaldi is the President and Managing Partner of Sunbelt Chicago. He was awarded the professional designation of Certified Business Intermediary from the International Business Brokers Association and is considered an expert in the field of business brokerage. He is a seasoned executive who brings over 24 years of proven experience in merger/acquisition, sales, service, marketing and operations to the business brokerage arena.

Domenic’s career began at Sprint Corp, where he spent 13 years in sales and operations. As VP of their Hospitality Division he led a national organization to $250 million in annual revenue. His experience as Chief Operating Officer of an e-commerce travel company offered the opportunity to grow a Silicon Valley startup into an international solutions provider. Additionally, Domenic’s small business experience running a New York City technology company gave him firsthand knowledge of the challenges facing business owners. It was at this privately held company he learned the business of raising venture capital and driving a small company to profitability, which ultimately resulted in an acquisition.

Domenic is recognized by colleagues and associates as a leader with determination and integrity. He has helped countless business owners develop, execute and maximize their exit strategies. The business press frequently turns to Rinaldi as a subject matter expert oin small and lower middle market transactions in Chicago. Most recently he was quoted in Crain’s Chicago Business On-line:

About Chicagoland Sunbelt
Chicagoland Sunbelt is a business brokerage firm that focuses on helping people buy, grow and sell businesses in Chicagoland and the surrounding Midwest. Having sold hundreds of businesses, Chicagoland Sunbelt specializes in a broad range of industries, including business services, distribution, food & beverage, franchises, personal services and retail. Its experienced team of M&A brokerage consultants also develop and execute comprehensive strategies designed to meet individual financial and non-financial goals.

Chicagoland Sunbelt is also a proud member of Sunbelt Midwest, which operates offices in Minnesota, Wisconsin & Illinois. For your next business purchase or sale, visit Chicagoland Sunbelt at

Contact: Domenic Rinaldi
Address: 8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 160, Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: 773-243-1603

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