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.

James Sheppard

Stephen Smith (CEO)


About Stephen

Steve Smith is the founder and CEO of ABC Business Sales.

Steve is an associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and established ABC Business Sales in 1986. 

His philosophy of ensuring that clients are offered unparalleled standards of professional excellence, service and innovation is one that has seen ABC Business Sales maintain its pre-eminent position since its inception.

Being never far from the action, he remains actively involved in negotiations and helps assist our nationwide team of Business Brokers and Business Partners connect people to opportunities every day.

James Sheppard

Chris Small

Managing Director

About Chris

Chris has a background in banking & finance which has spanned twenty five years and taken him to Sydney, London and Auckland. For the last five years Chris has been Managing Director of ABC Business Sales. In his roles as a Corporate Banker and Managing Director of ABC he has been involved in over one hundred merger and acquisition deals within the commercial and corporate segments.

He is passionate about growing people’s businesses and uses his extensive networks to connect people and capital to the appropriate investment opportunities.

Qualifications: ACA, BCom, BPhEd

James Sheppard

James Sheppard

General Manager

About James

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.

James is a highly effective communicator and extremely competent in assisting clients navigate the complexities of selling a business.  James is passionate about meeting the needs of his clients and takes time to build relationships and understand the business in order to achieve maximum value.