Steven J. Toups, CPA CVA

Steven is the owner of Advantage Business Brokers and has been a
business broker, senior executive and consultant for privately held and
public companies for nearly 20 years and has substantial experience in
mergers, acquisitions, fund raising and strategic joint ventures.  Steven
has bought, sold and formed companies throughout the United States, in
Canada and elsewhere.  He also has a proven record of fund raising,
including private and public issuances of debt and equity.  Steven has
substantial experience across a number of industries.

Steven is a certified public accountant, certified valuation analyst, licensed
real estate salesperson, member of the St. Tammany West Chamber of
Commerce, serves as the President of the Northshore Chapter of the
Louisiana Society of CPAs, Lieutenant in the Original Krewe of Orpheus,
on the Board of Directors of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni
Association, Northshore Chapter and is active at Our Lady of the Lake
Catholic Church and School and in a number of other community
 Steven can be reached at

Bruce McNeal, GSBB CMC

Bruce has been a small business owner employing over 100 employees
and contractors; Vice President of Franchising for a National Franchisor;
and a senior executive with companies having annual sales of
$15,000,000 to over $42,000,000. Bruce has extensive knowledge of the
Trucking, Warehousing, Import and Export business, and is uniquely
qualified to work with clients involving the sale or purchase of a
franchised business; he knows the process needed to work with and for
Franchisors. As a Consultant and Small Business Generalist, Bruce has
helped business owners in the areas of Operations, Safety, Human
Resources, and marketing material redesign. Bruce has negotiated the
purchase, performed due diligence, and negotiated real property and
working capital loans in excess of $5,000,000 for a multi-state merger
and acquisition.  

Bruce is a licensed real estate salesperson; graduate of the School of
Business Brokerage; member of the St. Tammany West Chamber; Past
President and Chairman of the Board of the La. Motor Transport Assn;
served on the Board to the American Trucking Assn as the ATA Vice-Pres.
of La.; and served on the Board of Directors of the American Movers
 Bruce can be reached at

Diane Craik

Diane has been active in business brokerage since founding Advantage
Business Brokers in 1994.  A serial entrepreneur, Diane understands the
needs of business owners through her experiences owning several
businesses.  She has substantial experience delivering value for her
clients in a multitude of industries including restaurant and tourism,
advertising and marketing, real estate, recruiting and professional

Diane is a licensed real estate broker and member of the National
Association of Women Business Owners; she has served on the White
House Conference on Small Business and as President of the
Mandeville Area Council of the St. Tammany West Chamber.
 Diane can
be reached at
Advantage Business Brokers
a division of Novedo Business Services, LLC
1305 West Causeway Approach, Suite 214
Mandeville, LA 70471
(985) 626-0141 Toll Free (877) 626-0141