About Mel Jones
After nearly 9 years in the entertainment industry as a Chief Financial Officer for Universal Music Group, Mel started to search for businesses to buy. Two years later, he realized the business brokerage industry lacked good service, quality brokers, and most important, basic customer relationship and marketing tools.
This led Mel to revolutionize the business brokerage industry by using simple high standard customer service techniques as well cutting-edge internet marketing technologies to maintain a relationship with buyers and Sellers. Mel often says "we're doing things with our technology that other brokers haven't even thought about doing let alone are doing!"
Mel acquired Paramount Restaurant Brokers, Inc. in 2003 and purchased the name SellingRestaurants.com in 2004. This business model is so successful that SellingRestaurants in 16 years is one of the largest restaurant brokers in the nation in terms of number of restaurant listings, sales transactions, number of agents, area covered and website traffic. Do a Google on key terms relating to buying or selling a restaurant and find out for yourself how great our technology is.
SellingRestaurants has sold over 700 restaurants in 16 years.
Mel is an accomplished merger and acquisition executive having completed over $12 Billion of M&A transactions at the fortune 50 level. In addition to holding senior financial executive and Chief Financial Officer positions for multi-national corporations such as Universal Music Group, the world's largest music companies in the world, and Nestle Foods, one of the largest food companies in the world, Mel has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California State University Northridge and he studied law at Gonzaga University School of Law. Mel is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the California National Guard. He holds a California (#00893362) and Arizona (#BR634507000) Real Estate Broker license.