Joe C. Liang, "Joe"


Mr. Liang has been an executive in various leadership roles for Fortune 100 companies for the past twenty years. He has experience in various industries including Healthcare, Technology, Insurance, and Education. He also has extensive experience in owning and working with many successful small businesses and franchises. Mr. Liang has a diverse cultural background where he was born in Asia, lived in New Zealand and various parts of the United States before he settled in and called Georgia his home. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese. Mr. Liang is an active member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB). He holds an undergraduate degree from Grinnell College and a Master of Business Administration degree from The Fox School of Business at Temple University.

Henry L. Hicks, "Henry"

CBI, BCB, CPA, Fellow of the IBBA


Mr. Hicks has represented sellers and buyers since 1992. His merger and acquisition activities include manufacturing, distribution, and service companies. Successful M&A representations include design/construction firms, business to business distribution, industrial services, temporary placement firms for professionals, food service, and insurance industry services.

Professional Qualifications and Experience

Mr. Hicks is an active member of the International Business Brokers Association, which he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Treasurer, and Director. His activities in the IBBA have included Chair of Finance, Chair of Membership, Chair of Government Affairs, and Chair of Publications where he served as Editor of the IBBA News. He has been awarded the professional designation of Certified Business Intermediary by the IBBA and recognized for his services to IBBA by being named Fellow of the IBBA.

He is a member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, which he has served as Treasurer and Director. Mr. Hicks has been recognized as a member of the Million Dollar Club of GABB. He was instrumental in the establishment of the GABB multiple listing service that supports co-brokerage and provides greater exposure to available listings and in the establishment of the newly created IBBA Business Brokerage Management System. He is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers and the Atlanta Board of Commercial Realtors.

Mr. Hicks has been a CPA in public practice with KPMG Peat Marwick. His clients included an array of manufacturing, distribution, and service organizations. He is a member of AICPA and NC Association of CPAs. He has served as financial officer for an information technology firm and a real estate developer of in-town high-rise mixed use properties. He has served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of a North Carolina savings bank, which he took public with an IPO in the mid-eighties. Mr. Hicks received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters degree in business from Georgia State University.

He is a member of the Rotary Club of Roswell. He serves as President and Chairman of the Board of the Child Development Association of North Fulton, a non-profit organization providing child care services for one hundred forty disadvantaged children. He has been Elder, Deacon, and Treasurer of the Roswell Presbyterian Church. He is a former member and Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount. He was recognized as Jaycee of the Year by the Roswell Jaycees and Boss of the Year by the Rocky Mount Professional Woman's Club.