Meet The Team – Aaron Soury: New York and Southern Connecticut Regions Published November 17, 2015 | By Achim Neumann, President Aaron, Where did you grow up? I was born in the Bronx, NY in 1958. When I was one year old my family moved to New Rochelle, NY. I was raised there throughout my schooling and into my twenties. Where did you study for college? I went to Pace University and received a BBA with major concentrations in marketing and management. What was the first job you had out of college? What was the most important lesson you learned there that has stuck with you for your entire professional career? My first job out of college was in retail at Macy’s Executive Training Program. During my four years in college, I worked part time in one of the local stores. As I was approaching graduation, I had conversations with store management and selected Macy’s after exploring many options. After my retail experience, I went to the wholesale side and worked in the apparel industry for 10 years. I had an opportunity to put together a plan and run a food concession in an office building. It was a great experience writing and executing the business plan. I sold that business and went into the banking industry. I was in the banking field for 20 years, starting in the mortgage division and rising through the ranks to the last 12 years as Branch Manager. Throughout my career, I learned to work to the best of my ability. What drew you to working with A Neumann and Associates? I decided to join A Neumann & Associates after doing extensive research. The company has an established solid track record. The team has a lot of experience and has been helping clients sell their businesses and investors looking to buy a business in New York and Connecticut for decades. The back office support is second to none. The company’s straight forward approach is the way I like to conduct business. What counties and states do you represent? I help my clients sell a business in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, and Bronx counties in NY, and Southern CT, including Fairfield County as well as the buying side and consulting on a multitude of fronts. What do you feel makes your region unique compared to others? (tax benefits, special laws, etc.) My region includes small, medium, and large businesses. These businesses sectors include service, distribution, retail, manufacturing, construction, and, in some areas, farming. Just about any type and size of business exists in my region. What do you find is the biggest challenge in your region compared to others? I don’t know that there is any bigger challenge in my region. I believe the process we use for aiding in the transitions of mergers & acquisitions at A Neumann & Associates, which has been refined over decades of experiences, helps minimize challenges. What do you find is the biggest advantage working in New York and Connecticut compared to other states? Having been raised and living in my region for most of my life. I understand the differences, opportunities, and economics in the various communities throughout New York and Connecticut. What do you think is the most underrated opportunity in your region?I don’t see an underrated opportunity – just opportunities! What is the most rewarding experience you’ve had working in NY and CT? I find getting out and meeting business owners to be the most rewarding. Each business story is unique. I admire every owner’s entrepreneurial vision and drive. Best advice for someone considering selling a business in New York or Selling a Business in Connecticut? Don’t go it alone. At A Neumann & Associates we are professionals that work as a team dedicated to marketing your business for sale with the utmost confidentiality throughout the entire process. We also advise having the right legal and accounting professionals in the mix as well. Call us today to set up your appointment for a business valuation in New York or a business valuation in Connecticut. Best advice for someone considering buying a business in New York or Buying a Business in Connecticut? A buyer should engage professionals in their search for a business. The A Neumann & Associates confidential approach is best for a buyer as well as a seller.