Leadership Team | ABC Business

Leadership Team

At ABC Business Sales, we've been connecting business people to opportunites since 1986 and understand that every business has its own story to tell. We pride ourselves on connecting entrepreneurial people to business opportunities through our teams' unparalleled knowledge across a wide range of business categories. 


Steve Smith

AREINZ Chief Executive Officer


Steve has been a Business Broker since 1984 and was one of the original founders of ABC. His philosophy of ensuring that clients are offered unparalled standards of professional excellence, service and innovation is one that has seen ABC maintain its pre-eminent position in the market place for over 20 years.


Chris Small, Managing Director, ABC Business Sales

Chris Small

Managing Director


Chris Small is the Managing Director and a shareholder of ABC Business Sales. Chris has a background in banking & finance which has spanned twenty years and taken him to Sydney, London and Auckland. For the last ten years Chris has worked in the New Zealand banking industry and completed over one hundred merger and acquisition deals within the commercial and corporate segments.


James Sheppard ABC Business Sales

James Sheppard

National Development Manager Hospo/Franchising


James Sheppard is the National Development Manager Hospo & Franchising for ABC Business Sales. James joined ABC in 2010 after working for some years in the highly competitive property market in London. He understands the high levels of service required to succeed in today’s New Zealand’s business market and his professional approach has propelled him to the top of his profession as a Business Broker.