Our Team

Business Brokers

Our Team


Reliability and integrity are the cornerstones of our longstanding reputation for excellence.

Joe Marley
Business Broker

As founder and president of Signature Business Group Inc. Joe has been involved in the sale and acquisition of businesses for over 30 years. During that time he has had direct involvement in over 400 transactions. He has held top sales management positions for such well known franchise companies as Car-x Auto Service and Breslers 33 Flavors Ice Cream and has owned and operated two successful small businesses. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Business Administration.

Pat Schmiederer
Business Broker

Pat brings twenty years of business development experience with an emphasis in retail store management. Pat has receive national recognition in operations and customer service from Quiznos Subs as an owner operator, helped launch their regional delivery program, and assisted in directing the Regional Marketing/Advertising campaigns for Chicagoland. Prior to franchising, Pat has been involved in sales, marketing and customer service for small businesses that distribute durable goods, student/athletic recruitment and sports management sales. He is a graduate of Millikin University and earned a Masters degree from Illinois State University in Athletic Administration.

Nancy Karel
Business Broker

Nancy's professional experience includes sales, marketing, customer relations, and business negotiations. She has owned and operated businesses in the technical support sector as well as the specialty food industry. She co-founded an organic food manufacturing company whose client list included Whole Foods and Swiss Air. Nancy is a graduate of The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago which prepared her to serve as Pastry Chef for two well know restaurants in the Michigan area. In addition she volunteers as an Art Appreciation Instructor for grade school children and has been active at the Batavia Public Library as a special events committee member organizing and collaborating on quarterly PechaKucha productions.

Marge Naegele
Real Estate Broker - Residential

Marge is a Residential Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX and joins Signature Business Group as a strategic partner providing 15 years of residential real estate experience.


Jason Naegele
Real Estate Broker - Commercial

Jason is a Commercial Real Estate Broker with Universal Realty and joins the Signature Business Group as a strategic partner providing 12 years of commercial real estate experience.


Carol Lietz
Administration Assistant

Carol joined Signature Business Group in 2010 to coordinate the various activities and services offered by the Signature Business Group. She had similar responsibilities in the executive consulting and light manufacturing industries. Carol is a mother of one college age son attending Northeastern University.




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