Scott Reid started his career in banking and securities trading where he gained invaluable experience with financial statements and management accounting. Finding a passion for business, he later made the transition into marketing as a professional discipline and earned his MBA to better serve clients from all industries. Before making his way to Website Closers, Scott spent most of his career heading up marketing departments of international franchise chains and working with business owners to help grow their businesses.
In 2015, Scott was given the lead of the Franchise Development department with his company, and he discovered the world of selling businesses to eager, ambitious entrepreneurs. The people and the work resonated with him having owned and operated a number of small businesses himself along the way. Scott discovered the exploding world of the online business where he now, along with managing his own portfolio of e-comm sites, leverages his corporate and entrepreneurial experience to advise/consult and to bring sellers and buyers together for the largest online, eCommerce and technologies brokerage in the world, Website Closers.
The first thing Scott does when preparing to sell a business is work to understand the true value of the company. This is not always evident, and not always easily done; but all businesses have value in one way or another. This is a part of the process that he deeply enjoys because it’s like a mystery that needs solving. By dissecting the financial statements and applying business strategy models, Scott works with the client to discover the business’ true value and future potential.
Although he is a nomad at heart, having visited over 50 counties and lived and worked in over a dozen, Scott is now settled in a beautiful suburb of Montreal with his wonderful wife and son. Together with his family, he continues to travel when time permits, spend days by the pool in the summer, and snowboard at the many hills in the picturesque Laurentian Mountains in the winter. He is persistently working to get his wife to sing along to old 80s and 90s rock songs so that he can form a family band with his son on drums and Scott on guitar…that may be a futile pursuit.
I worked with Tom Howard on the acquisition of Gorilla Shipper in 2019. Tom was very timely and professional. In addition he was able to bring independent advisors into the due diligence process that helped make the decision making process very simple. I would not only use his services again but would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get into the e-commerce space.
– Kirk Mellecker
Working with Tom was effortless and efficient – professional and thorough. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an e-commerce business broker. A pleasure throughout the experience.
– Gail GranowitzMD, Director of Anesthesia at NJ Spine Institute
Working with the websiteclosers team and my broker Grier Holliday was a great experience. Very prompt response times and extremely helpful in assisting a first time seller like myself get through the process effortlessly. I really felt like they were looking out for my interests above all else….
– Jason Tanner
What can I say! My experience with Website Closers & Alex as my broker has been more than amazing. Alex promised my store would sell and the guarantee was kept! On top of that, Alex kept me updated regularly about the process of my store, lets you know if you have any offer, any recommendations to add to your listening, and overall keeps you constantly updated on what’s going on, a lot better than other website brokers who disappear after weeks and leaves you in the dark. If you’re thinking of selling your business, then I can’t stress enough that Website Closers is the best place to go. I really appreciate all the hard work and dedication Alex put into everything he does, 10/10!
– Miguel C.
Lassiter certainly earned his commission on this one! I had calls with a couple brokers before signing with Website Closers. I wanted to make sure I felt like I was working with someone that understood the business and could get the job done, but also someone that I wanted to work with on a friendly level. Lassiter hit the mark perfectly in all areas. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Website Closers again.
– Sam U
This is a review about my experience selling two internet companies with Website Closers in 2015. The companies sold for over 350,000 USD. Grier Holiday was my broker for these sales, and will continue to be in the future as I move forward. He and his team had both of my companies sold within 3 months….
– Corey Chiappiazzi
Tom was the utmost professional. The information he provided was very timely and complete. As the buyer of the website company, I felt our relationship was very consultative. He was candid, straightforward, provide full disclosure and was genuinely concerned for it being the “right deal” for both the buyer and seller.
– Randall Schultz, PhDCEO at JMJK Sports Collectibles
As a first time seller of a business, I had a ton of questions and challenges but I was lucky enough to connect up with Jeff Hanson of Website Closers, who was so much help and made the process as transparent and easy as possible.
We had multiple buyers lined up right away and thankfully, Jeff was there to lean on during my decision process of selecting the best buyer for my business.
Jeff always made time for me and walked me through each step along the way. I felt like I had a friend looking out for my best interests and helping me get through the process.
Thanks to Jeff Hanson and Website Closers!
– H Gomes
Website Closers is a go-to brokerage for all things ecommerce consumer products. They have great deal flow and their brokers know the market and how to get deals done. I work most closely with Tom Howard. Tom is a pleasure to work with. He has a talent for facilitating transactions effectively. I strongly recommend Tom and Website Closers.
– Boris Katsnelson
Jason and Ron, What an amazingly positive experience from start to finish. Having you boys in our corner made us feel secure and confident. You provided us with an unbelievable amount of priceless value through this entire process. We had private offers and were considering going direct. But you made us feel comfortable and safe. We wanted to have your expertise to help guide us through the process and take some of the stress and workload off our hands. You did exactly that and produced over and above your promises.
You boys are on the next level. We are forever grateful for sticking with us from the start!
– Jeff P
Grier from WebsiteClosers.com did a great job of facilitating our transaction from start to finish. He had a great feel for the key parts of the deal and made us feel very comfortable. His recommendation for a consultant for post-sale outsourcing was excellent. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again.
– Will Shaw
As a business owner preparing for my exit, I could not have been more fortunate to have worked with Tom Howard as my business broker. What was most important to me, Tom delivered. He quickly understood our business structure, set and met a sale price commensurate with my expectations and corporate financials, and introduced appropriate buyers. Tom is a seasoned broker who is highly capable and determined to meet the many challenges of a business sale. The process was both structured and transparent. At each stage, Tom offered advice and a suite of contacts which resulted in access to skilled financial advisers, bankers, and qualified buyers. I would not hesitate to work with Tom on a future sale.
– Roseanne Lowe