Our Team - Business Brokerage Firm

Ahmet Ali Dip. Bus Public Administration, AM.AIBB

Managing Director, Licensed Estate Agent / Business Broker
Officer in Effective Control
Mob: 0400 650 770
E-Mail: ahmet@aabusinessbrokers.com.au

Outstanding career as a former Australian Diplomat having served in (the former) Yugoslavia (Belgrade), Warsaw (Poland) and Toronto (Canada). Retired from the Public Service in 1996 and took on the challenges of retail and commercial interests. Over the next 9 years owned and operated 3 separate businesses in the field of Tattslotto, Newsagency and Licensed Post Office around the Melbourne suburbs. During this period he received a number of awards for achieving excellence in results and customer service.

Ahmet has been a leading Business Broker in the industry since Jan 2005. He has achieved the award of "Salesman of the Year" for 2007/08 & 2008/09 and honoured as finalist in the "REIV Business Broker of the Year" in 2007/08 and 2008/09. He is highly motivated, enjoys hard work and passionate about achieving results which satisfy both vendor and purchaser. He continues to achieve extraordinary results which are clearly evident on the firm's website.

He is an active member of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV),Australian Institute of Business Brokers (AIBB) and is the preferred broker for over 45 major Franchise brands. He has had a long history of community service and greatly values personal virtues of integrity and honour above all else.

Vesna Petkovska-Ali


Ahmet's wife and business partner. Successful businesswoman in her own right. Has owned and successfully operated her own retail and distribution business in Melbourne.

Speaks several Slavic languages. Has more recently been involved in a senior customer service role in the Victorian Public Service and has received many awards for service and efficiency.

Like Ahmet, enjoys hard work and is passionate about achieving the best results possible.

Vesna assists in the sale franchise and business sales with special interest in the fashion, hairdressing, health and beauty industries.

Business Brokers

Rob Semmel

Business Sales Executive
Mob: 0413 483 241
E-Mail: rob@aabusinessbrokers.com.au

Rob joins the team as a specialist in dealing with franchises and small business with a focus on the buying and selling of professional practices like Accounting firms, Legal practices, Child Care centres, Owners Corporations etc.

In his career, Rob was an Accountant for McDonalds Restaurants before becoming a McDonalds State Manager with a focus on restaurant performance and profitability. Following 12 years in McDonalds he became General Manager of a profile real estate agency in Melbourne then the National Real Estate Manager for one of Australia's largest agribusinesses.

Rob is a CPA and whilst fully converse with the financials is hands on when it comes to the actual operations of a business. He has the ability to ensure both the seller positions his/her business to maximise their sale price whilst the buyer is fully prepared to operate the business and maximise their investment.

David Knipe

Business Sales Executive
Mob: 0433 978 182
E-Mail: david@aabusinessbrokers.com.au

We welcome David to AA Business Brokers after a successful executive career in a number of countries working in the USA, Europe, Asia as well as Australia. With experience in both private and publicly listed organisations, he specialises in mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, restructures and strategic marketing.

In his mind, every business is important, regardless of its size. It represents the aspirations, dreams and hard work of its owners and dedicated staff. If you are looking to buy your first business, sell your business or expand your operations through strategic acquisitions, David is eager to assist.

Umesh Ratanje

Business Sales Executive
Mob: 0409 110 068
E-Mail: umesh@aabusinessbrokers.com.au

Umesh brings to AA Business Brokers his multi-faceted business background across a wide range of industries and years of experience. He has an extensive background that spans across a wide range of industries such as Manufacturing, Distribution, Wholesale and Retail including Franchise sector.

The values of honesty and integrity have also been crucial to his success as a business owner and this is the basis upon which he helps his clients reach their goals. His focus is clearly on finding the right buyer at the right price for your business.

For a confidential discussion on how Umesh can help you call 0409 110 068 or email: umesh@aabusinessbrokers.com.au

Michael White B. PRE

Business Sales Executive
Mob: 0425 858 298
E-Mail: michael@aabusinessbrokers.com.au

Michael joins us after some 18 months working experience as a Business Broker. He has university qualifications in property and real estate with a focus on valuation and marketing of commercial businesses. He has a strong passion for the industry. He comes from a respected family of business owners varying in medical, retail and hospitality all of which Michael has taken part in. He is resourceful and keen to explore new boundaries for personal development while improving his knowledge and skills.

Michael is young and energetic and he brings excellent communications skills to our team with a practical and helpful approach that makes him a great asset for both vendors and purchasers alike. Please feel free to contact him for an obligation free chat about buying or selling a business to suit your needs.

Aziz Firashta B. Com

Business Sales Executive
Mob: 0424 985 985
E-Mail: aziz@aabusinessbrokers.com.au

We are pleased to welcome Aziz who joins the AA team with a strong business and commercial background in a Retail environment. He has over 15 years in a Managerial Role in large retail chain stores as well as franchise businesses.

Aziz's extensive skills and knowledge in businesses equips him with the expertise in the Hair & Beauty, Supermarkets, Petrol Stations, Liquor Outlets, Cafes and Restaurants.

Feel free to speak to Aziz who will be pleased to assist with any queries relating to either buying or selling.


 Digital Marketing Manager

Nick Camov B. Bus, CPB, AM.AIBB

Business Manager
Member REIV
Mob: 0439 472 747
E-Mail: nick@aabusinessbrokers.com.au

Nick is a multi-skilled individual with 9 years of professional level IT work experience in the field. He holds a Bachelor of Business from Victoria University with majors in Accounting. Distinctions in Taxation Law, Financial Planning and Macro/Micro Economics. He has intimate knowledge of Business, Financing, The Economy and Loan operations with a passion for automotive, engineering and technology.

He is determined to offer the best possible service to both buyers and vendors - assisting them to market and sell businesses as well as identify and facilitate the purchase of businesses suited to the needs of prospective purchasers.