ABOUT MBC BROKERAGE
MBC Brokerage was founded in 2016 as a division of MBC Legal, Canada's HR-law firm for doctors. True to it's micro-niche philosophy, when launching the brokerage MBC brought aboard some of the leading brokers in the industry, including Tom Schramm and Jon Walton, who are highly respected in the industry and noted for their client-service excellence.
MBC Brokerage has enhanced capabilities to help you as an eventual vendor through the planning and transition of your practice. We assist professionals in all healthcare businesses, particularly dental, veterinary and optometry. Our many years of experience in finance and management, as well as appraisal and brokerage are invaluable to professionals looking to transition out of ownership for any reason. We pride ourselves on providing you with high quality, confidential services to assist in meeting your ultimate goals in a professional manner. We are able to help with employment concerns before and during a transaction, helping to reduce your headaches and expenses while selling your practice and increasing its value.
OUR TEAM MEMBERS
Jon Walton has guided countless numbers of doctors nationwide through the appraisal and sale of their most emotional, and likely most valuable asset - their practice. From a very young age, Jon spent countless hours in veterinary practices, as well as other professional practices learning every facet of the clinical, managerial, and ownership aspects of practice from his father and mentor, Dr. John Walton. Jon Walton is actively involved with many of the national associations including the Hamilton Academy of Veterinary Medicine, lecturing in continuing education events and writing articles for national and international publications. With his expertise in negotiations, sales, and his long taught ability to run a successful hospital, Jon will help doctors realize their practices' full potential, both now, and for the future.
Tom Schramm has been working with healthcare professionals for 33 years. After spending 13 years financing healthcare professionals, Tom decided to change careers and in 1995 he joined another leading brokerage. A few months later he became a licensed real estate salesperson under the Real Estate & Business Brokers Act (Ontario). He then proceeded to fulfill the requirements and became a registered Real Estate & Business Broker in May 2006.
Tom has been involved in appraisals and sales of hundreds of practices since 1996, also providing advice and support to practitioners in all stages of their careers. He was instrumental in the launch of MBC Brokerage. He continues to assist healthcare professionals with their transitional needs. He is always available for individual consultations or to provide informal presentations about appraisals and transitions to societies or study groups.
Irv started his career in retail banking after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1977. He went on to obtain his MBA at the Rotman School of Management in 1987 and moved into Commercial Banking. Over the next 16 years, Irv took progressively more senior Commercial Banking positions at Schedule II banks eventually becoming an Assistant Vice President. In the booming 80’s he also spent some time in venture capital. In 2003, Irv was appointed Senior Regional Manager at Scotiabank where he was responsible for marketing and coordinating the bank's Scotia Professional Plan in the GTA. In this capacity, Irv assisted dentists, doctors, optometrists and veterinarians to efficiently run and grow their professional practices, open new practices and transition in and out of existing practices. He is well connected in the professional industries and enjoys connecting his clients with the other experts who can assist them to manage and grow a successful practice.
David grew up around the healthcare industry as his father, Tom, has been dealing with healthcare professionals for most of his career. He attended appraisals and meetings with Tom gaining introductions to dentists and industry professionals. He also did an internship during high school at the Brokerage where his father worked giving him insight into how the business worked.
David loved marketing and decided to chart his own path attending Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. He graduated from the Marketing program and began his career in sales and marketing.
He worked in sales roles for major companies such as Bell, Coca-Cola, and TD. Through these positions, David developed and refined his sales skills for a variety of clientele. His two interests came together when he moved into marketing department for the Brokerage. While running the department, David also obtained his real estate licence and began training with his father. David moved out of the marketing department and into a sales role to focus on advancing his career.
When the opportunity to join a team starting a brokerage became available, he knew that he had to take it. David is now one of the sales representatives at MBC Brokerage who are available for your appraisal and sales needs.
Mariana Bracic began her legal career in 1994 at a prominent Bay Street law firm advising clients on employment law issues. Six years later, she became Advisory Counsel with the Law Society of Upper Canada, the regulator of all the lawyers in the province. As Advisory Counsel, she was responsible for ensuring the highest standards for Ontario lawyers in ethics and competence.
In 2003, Ms Bracic opened MBC Legal, a boutique employment law firm and in 2016, in response to overwhelming client demand MBC Brokerage.
An honours graduate in political science from the University of Toronto, Ms Bracic graduated from Queen's University Law School where she ranked first in her class in Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure and Remedies. She has been entrusted with teaching tomorrow’s lawyers, having taught both Professional Responsibility and Civil Litigation at the Bar Admission Course. She is frequently asked to be a keynote speaker for continuing education programs and has guest lectured at Ontario law schools.
Dirk de Lint
Director, Legal Affairs
Dirk was called to the bar in 1996 and began his law career at a top-tier Bay Street law firm. He then joined a prominent government regulator where he was highly regarded as a national authority for 13 years, and rose to the rank of Senior Legal Counsel. His exceptional legal experience (including a mastery of "plain language drafting", successfully liaising with government, and effective diplomacy) are invaluable contributions in MBC's relentless work to advance its employer-doctors' legal interests to the absolutely maximum extent possible.
Eric spent a decade of post-secondary study in sciences, focusing on Genetics and Biotechnology. His studies culminated in an international patent in recombinant protein expression.
During those same years, Eric managed a restaurant, a patio hot spot, and the local Campus bar. Research, teaching, music, la dolce vita: was there a way to mix his love of science with his love of social interaction?
Eric exchanged his lab coat for a suit and tie and headed off to do an MBA. As President of the Student Association and part of an international case competition team, Eric developed new skills in strategy, communication and marketing.
At Hewlett Packard Enterprise, in increasingly responsible positions in hardware, Eric developed his personal approach to sales: Helping people find solutions.
While working at HPE, Eric taught Strategy part-time in the graduate program at Laurier.Science, people, strategy, sales – the culmination of his journey brought him to Real Estate, where Eric focuses on helping medical professionals find their solutions, meet their futures, leave their legacies.
Maria Turner graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from Lake Superior State University and inducted ‘Alpha Chi’—a national honour scholarship society representing academic achievement and character. She has since spent over four decades mastering the ins and outs of dental practice management, first as an office manager, then as Regional Manager for a large dental corporation and most recently for 30 years as a very successful practice management consultant.
She has leveraged her robust knowledge and experience of dental practice optimization into both divisions of MBC. At MBC Legal, she is the Director of Health and Safety Programs and Training, providing critical health and safety assessments and implementation of proper protocols in accordance with regulations that will meet government inspections.
At MBC Brokerage, she is a licenced Sales Representative, using her practice management knowledge and years of industry experience to sell practices focusing on the personal and professional needs of the client.
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