About Us

Mark Wood, CBI

Mark is a Certified Business Intermediary with a Certificate in Advanced Negotiations from Notre Dame University and is an active member of the International Business Brokers Association and the Carolinas and Virginia Business Brokers Association.

Prior to founding VMW Business Brokers, Inc. in 2008, Mark was a seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in successful business ownership. Having started, grown and sold businesses of his own, he’s keenly aware of the motivations and concerns one has when it’s time to sell. Primary to those concerns are maintaining confidentiality while attaining top price.  His most recent venture prior to forming VMW Business Brokers was a wireless communications equipment company he grew from a local startup in 1992 to a nationwide distributor of communications equipment products, culminating in the sale of the enterprise in 2006.

Mark offers the kind of expert preparation, personal service, and confidentiality that larger businesses expect and smaller businesses deserve – what he terms “Mergers & Acquisitions Lite”.

Our Team Approach

Although we are happy to work with your own trusted advisors, VMW Business Brokers has assembled a group of professionals who can work together to positively impact your business and its ultimate sale. From attorneys, accountants, and bankers, to financial and retirement planning experts, we offer a single source through which all aspects of your business sale can be managed, if you so choose.

Call or email us today to arrange an initial consultation. This meeting is without fee or obligation. Of course, all communications will be kept in the strictest confidence.


What is a CBI?

Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) is the designation awarded by the International Business Brokers Association to those that have satisfied the experience and educational requirements for the CBI certification, successfully completed a comprehensive examination process and conform to the ethical standards of the IBBA.

What special qualifications does a CBI bring to a transaction?

A higher level of education and training as demonstrated by completing a minimum of 68 credit hours of business brokerage certification courses offered exclusively through the International Business Brokers Association, successful completion of a comprehensive examination, attendance at IBBA conferences, continuing education and periodic re-certification.

A CBI must have a combined minimum of three years experience and education in business brokerage.

A CBI is a professional equipped with special expertise as a result of advanced study in valuation practices, sales and marketing, small business investment analysis, due diligence, finance and closing procedures.

A CBI is part of a network of highly skilled industry professionals who can optimize your transaction by identifying better prospects, clarifying investment potential and marketing your business effectively and confidentially, as well as help you select lawyers, accountants and other professionals necessary for a successful transfer of your company.

What Others Are Saying About Working With VMW Business Brokers...


I have been either the buyer or seller in over ten business transactions and Mark was the most competent, knowledgeable and professional broker I ever was involved with in any of those negotiations. He is a detail person who is very thorough and excels at difficult negotiations and gives his clients the best chance to realize their goals.

Ralph D.

Alexandria, VA

Mark is the consummate professional and shepherded us through all dimensions of the process. The value of his service cannot be overstated.

John A.

Chantilly, VA

Markets We Serve


Major Cities: Alexandria, Fairfax, Tysons Corner, Falls Church, Chantilly, Reston, Leesburg, Manassas, Herndon, Culpepper, Vienna, Warrenton, Centreville, Fredericksburg, Oakton, Haymarket, Gainesville.
Counties: Arlington County, Culpepper County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Hanover County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Stafford County.


Major Cities: Frederick, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Bowie, Bethesda, Hagerstown, Annapolis, College Park, Laurel, Hyattsville, Takoma Park, New Carrolton, Mount Airy, Bladensburg, La Plata, Waldorf, Camp Springs, Silver Spring, Damascus, Olney, Columbia, District Heights, Beltsville, Poolsville, Upper Marlboro, Potomac.
Counties: Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Calvert County, Charles, County, Howard County, Frederick County.

Washington, DC