Jeff Johnson MBA

Jeff Johnson, M.B.A
MURPHY BUSINESS & FINANCIAL CORPORATION LLC
Office: (919) 719-2717
Cell: (919) 880-9485
4030 Wake Forest Rd, Suite 300,
Raleigh, NC 27609

Jeff is a 20+ year resident of the Raleigh and Wake Forest area of NC. He has 30+ years of varying experience in Restaurants, Pharmaceutical, Medical Education, Health Care, Professional Service, Higher Education, Information Technology, and Insurance Industries for companies such as Glaxo SmithKline, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Penn State University College of Medicine, and the East Carolina University College of Medicine, managing portfolios and initiatives up to $50 million in size and scope.

Jeff has sold and valued businesses with Murphy Business Brokers for the past 9 years in multiple industries, and has gained a reputation for providing sound, practical guidance as a business deal closer. As referenced on his Google reviews, his many satisfied clients are in retail, language translation, restoration, restaurants, service, HVAC, law firms, etc.

For the past 11 years, Jeff has owned a successful, multi-unit restaurant franchise in Wake and Alamance counties in NC; owned and sold a successful restoration company, and personally continues to buy and sell small businesses in the Raleigh area.

Jeff earned an MBA from The Pennsylvania State University with an emphasis in Management Information Systems and a B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University’s Health and Human Development Department. Jeff is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Specialists.

Jeffrey Johnson, MBA – Member – IBBA, Member – NACVA


Having been in the real estate industry for many years, Paula Carr decided to try something new. She is the owner of several successful businesses in North Carolina and having entered the business brokerage field in November 2018, she has a lot of great ventures to look forward to being with Murphy Business.

Paula decided to start her journey in business brokerage with Murphy Business after being impressed with her research whilst looking for a great company to join. Our outstanding reviews, high percentage closing rates and thoroughness in educating and training new business brokers were exactly what she was looking for in a company. Being at Murphy Business, more specifically in Jeff Johnson’s team, Paula has great expectations and honestly cannot wait to bring her own entrepreneurial experience combined with the mentorship and guidance from her team, to the table.

On the personal side of things, Paula truly enjoys playing intramural soccer, snowboarding, drawing architectural plans and adores reading anything from biographies to business textbooks. Paula is a lover of life and can be described as tenacious and driven. She embodies the saying ‘where there is a will, there is a way’. Being very ‘learning based’, she believes there is nothing she cannot figure out or teach herself. With this unstoppable attitude, Paula will no doubt be a great asset to the progression of Murphy Business. Part of her drive comes from her twin sister Amy. Amy is handicapped but not once has that stopped her from living a full life. Amy’s strength and confidence inspire Paula to believe that she can achieve anything she puts her mind to. Now that is some sisterly girl power right there! Paula is also compassionate and empathic and has lived her life with a great level of integrity. So now that you’ve gotten a bit familiar with the newest addition to the Murphy Business family, feel free to contact Paula here, she’ll be happy to hear from you!

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Paula Carr
MURPHY BUSINESS & FINANCIAL CORPORATION LLC

Office: (919) 719-2717
Cell: (303) 888-7890
4030 Wake Forest Rd, Suite 300,
Raleigh, NC 27609


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Warren Davis
Murphy Business & Financial Coporation LLC
Office: (919) 719-2717
Cell: (330) 881-6228
4030 Wake Forest Rd, Suite 300,
Raleigh, NC 27609

 

 

Often asked how best to describe myself, determined, pragmatic and engaging are a few words used by my references. I’ve had a rewarding career in consumer goods, automotive, and independent consulting with a focus on supplier development and operations leadership, project management, and bringing new products to manufacturing. I enjoy constructing viable business models, deal making, and motivating others to do the same.

Building business relations and creating win-win scenarios is a thrill! I thoroughly enjoyed being recruited to lead operations for one of Richard Branson’s start-up initiatives Virgin Drinks USA, in which I established relationships with contract manufacturers, packaging and ingredient suppliers, and led the group in product and packaging development as we launched a portfolio of beverage products.

Being Bilingual (English/Spanish) has been a great asset in my international assignments and life abroad. Former employees and colleagues describe my approach as collaborative, fun and witty, inquisitive, yet motivational and encouraging. I enjoy the output and successes of the team versus the individual acts of my star players. I love being a coach and mentor, strategic planner and mapmaker!

On a personal note, I enjoy being in the company of people content with where they are in life, happy to share the funny moments, yet willing to be consoled in the not-so-nice times. Helping others is a way of life for me and enjoying the comradery and friendships both in and out of the office is important.


Shan O’Keefffe is a perfectly seasoned business valuator with 30+ prior years of experience providing business consulting, valuation, and intermediary services to small and medium businesses including business analysis, enterprise restructuring, organizational re-engineering, cash flow improvements, employee productivity programs, and six-sigma implementation, strategic planning, and machinery and equipment appraisals.

Specifically, Shan spent several years in various leadership and management positions. He is a former Executive Vice President of a $100 million aerospace group, a former Vice President of a multinational materials & equipment manufacturing company, a former Group Executive of a multinational aviation components company, and spent 14 years with General Electric.

Currently, as a business valuator, Shan is a member of the National Association of Valuations and Analysts (NACVA), a member of the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA), and is a Master Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (MCMEA). His valuation industry focus is on manufacturing, construction, retail and related companies and services.

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Shan O’Keefffe
MURPHY BUSINESS & FINANCIAL CORPORATION LLC

Office: (919) 719-2717
4030 Wake Forest Rd, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27609