Our Business Broker Team

Professional Representation

Dwyte Hoffman, CBB. Although most all of Dwyte’s experience has been in the manufacturing market, he has proven that the principles governing the operation of a successful business apply to any business, whether it’s manufacturing, service, sales, high tech, etc.His business ownership experience includes being a co-owner of a manufacturing firm and owner of his own consulting company. Dwyte’s analytical and problem solving skills have also been applied in a position as Executive Business Analyst for an international management consulting firm. His experience and skills have been applied to a variety of businesses ranging from a livestock auction business in Nebraska to a high end golf and country club on Long Island, N.Y.
Dwyte brings with him his creative, analytical problem solving skills that were honed in his Mechanical Engineering career. Having worked his way up from Design Engineer to Engineering Project Manager, Dwyte made a career shift into industrial sales, primarily in automation, fluid power, and safety and ergonomics. In sales, Mr. Hoffman worked his way up from Territory Manager for a manufacturers rep organization to North American Sales Manager for an Italian manufacturer.

Dwyte has been married to Janet, his high school sweetheart, for almost 40 years. They have two daughters and two grandchildren. Dwyte and Janet are actively involved in the Greenville First Church of the Nazarene, among other things, leading a small group discipling class of young marrieds.


Alan Melton

Alan Melton, CBI, CBB, FBA co-founded and served as CEO of a leading small company before selling the business to a publicly held company. During that time he led the company to grow from 2 employees to 130 employees. The company was listed in several national and local publications as one of the fastest growing privately held companies. Prior to selling the company, Alan was recognized by the President of the United States as the SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year. His company was the recipient of the coveted Florida Sterling Governor’s Award for organizational performance excellence; joining a distinguished list of large recipients such as Merrill Lynch, the Ritz-Carlton, and Honeywell.

In 2004, Alan founded Empire Business Brokers, LLC to help both business sellers and buyers transition into lifestyles that meet their goals, dreams and aspirations. Alan and his team provide confidential buying and selling assistance. Recently they helped a business buyer secure financing of 132% of the sale price. They understand how to help you prepare your small or middle market company for sale and how to move through the selling process while remaining focused on your business. Alan is a Certified Business Intermediary.

Alan has started and led ten companies, and he has decades of experience in business management. Presently he serves as founder and partner of two growing businesses. The author of Small Business SolutionsAlan has a passion for business coaching, marketing strategies, business growth and increasing cash flow for business owners.

Alan attended Thomas Edison State University and Jacksonville University, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is a Certified Business Intermediary and a Certified Family Business Advisor. Alan mentored juvenile delinquents for 15 years and has presided over national and local boards and committees.