About Rob Hartman

Rob Hartman, CBBCertified Business Broker - California Association of Business Brokers

Certified Business Broker

DRE # 02058745 / 02015203

Certified Business Broker (CBB)

Professional Affiliations:
International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
California Association of Business Brokers (CABB)

Rob Hartman is a Certified Business Broker for M&A Business Advisors, a full-service Business Brokerage and M&A Advisory Firm. Rob represents businesses in a wide range of industries including Manufacturing, Distribution, Service, E- Commerce, Technology, Software, Health Care, Construction, Automotive, Food & Beverage Related Businesses as well as other industries with revenues between $800,000 – $25,000,000. Each Seller and Buyer receives the same personalized, quality service from Rob no matter how large or small. Rob has earned the confidence and respect of Sellers and Buyers he has represented.

Rob has an eclectic set of professional and life experiences that he brings to bear for the benefit of his clients. From restoring British cars as a youngster and helping build the Hartman family home in PA, to working in hi-tech in Silicon Valley, or operating in his own Commodity Trading Advisor hedge fund, he can relate to just about any client and business situation. Determination, learning quickly, and being highly adaptive are qualities Rob brings to all of his endeavors.

Rob is committed to making the business sale process a smooth and fair experience for all parties involved. References are available upon request. Rob can be reached at or 650-279-3097. Contact Rob for a complimentary consultation or opinion of value.


2016 – Present
Business Broker in the SF Bay Area

2003 – 2015
Founder and CEO of a Commodities Trading Advisor (a type of hedge fund). The firm specialized in algorithmic trading strategies in the futures markets.

1996 – 2002
Hitech and trading related consulting in Silicon Valley. Hitech clients included: Apple, SGI, Quantum Corp.

1983 – 1995
Worked in various tech related jobs, from Mainframe manufacturing and software development at IBM, to running datacenters and internet security projects at places such as; Sun Microsystems, CSC, Logitech, Amdahl and more.

1985 – 2005
Competed nationally and internationally as both amateur and professional Windsurfer with several national titles and lifetime achievement awards. Rob also worked with windsurfing equipment manufacturers to make their equipment, better, tougher, cheaper and faster.

Here’s what some of Rob’s clients are saying:

Rob was the agent on a business deal that I just completed. He helped me buy a business and he gained my trust in the process. He is easy to talk to and open about everything. He also has a wealth of experience in different fields and is a great resource for anyone interested in business. I talked to many brokers in my search for a business to buy and Rob was hands down, the best one – in terms of knowledge, meeting deadlines, communication, and openness. He is also just a great guy. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a business!”

I reached out to Rob while looking at a business for sale, as me and the seller’s agent bumped heads. Rob gave me advice and suggestions on the situation I had, he also mentioned if he found a business that he felt was a good fit for me he would give me a ring. Fast forward a few weeks my phone rang and Rob had a new listing, fast forward a month or so I became a business owner to that listing!! I’m so thankful for Rob making the process as easy as possible and always being there for all my questions and concerns.”

I contacted Rob about selling my business. He responded immediately. He answered my endless questions. VERY easy to communicate with. Still in the process and would highly recommend him!”

Rob recently helped us close a business sale. We were in a stressful situation and Rob guided us throughout the whole journey not just on a business level but also on the emotional support level. He went above and beyond to look out for our interest and consulted other professionals to find best way to help us. He’s definitely the one you would want to be on your side for any business deal! Thanks Rob!”

Rob Hartman has been the best broker I have ever dealt with in my entire life. He is friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and had always been available to answer any of my questions or concerns no matter how trivial they may have been.

I would highly recommend Rob Hartman if you need a competent business broker, as I had a wonderful experience working with him.”

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