Dan Hayes

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210 North 78Th Street, 2Nd Floor
Omaha, Nebraska 68114 (View Map)

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Cortney Sells

About the Company

Sells is an accomplished businesswoman with expertise and instinct for mergers and acquisitions. With over 150 transactions under her belt since 2010, she and her team at The Firm Business Brokerage specialize in pairing the owners of existing businesses with qualified individuals who can continue the legacy of the business. In 2016 alone they brought 43 businesses to the closing table, which is a nationally recognized high.

Sells leads a team of empowered professionals who share her passion for client services and helping buyers and sellers imagine their futures, whether that means retirement, change in industry, or simply acquiring a company to expand their personal wealth. The Firm Business Brokerage works with businesses large and small, from the Middle Market to Main Street. If you’d like to pursue an exit from an existing company or would like to become a business owner without “starting from scratch”, Sells and her team would welcome the opportunity to meet with you.

Prior to founding The Firm Business Brokerage, Sells founded Agency 89, a talent agency which then became Nebraska’s first licensed talent school. She served as President until the agency’s acquisition in 2009.

Among her professional affiliations are Vistage, a board member of Entrepreneur’s Organization Nebraska (EO), Rotary International and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the board of Heartland Family Services and volunteers regularly for organizations such as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where she was a nominee for Woman of the Year, St. Patrick’s parish and is a mentor for the Transition Assistance Program at Offutt Air Force Base.

Sells has been named “Best of Omaha” Business Broker of the Year from 2012-2017. She is also the Editor of The Deal Review, a publication distributed to 21,000 business owners. Her accomplishments include cover stories in Midlands Business Journal, The Daily Record, Omaha Magazine, and features on Fox News and CBS’ Morning Blend.

When away from the office, Cortney and Adam enjoy active roles at Brownell Talbot School, coaching their daughter ViVienna’s soccer team and boating on the lake with their dog “Closer”. They eagerly await the birth of their son in 2017.

Broker Biography

Dan Hayes (402) 998-5288


Dan Hayes serves as Research Analyst for The Firm Business Brokerage. Part of his position involves compiling information on each business listed with The Firm, and crafting that information into business packages for potential buyers. Dan has been with The Firm since early 2016, and is a passionate and creative developer of individuals and organizations. He enjoys using his unique skill set to drive organization toward peak potential.

Areas Served

  • Douglas, NE
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