Yasmine began her business career in the 1990s working for one of the largest investment banking firms in the country. Helping clients succeed in their own businesses gave Yasmine the drive to build and sell her own company. She is a business owner, entrepreneur and business intermediary who brings more than 15 years of experience to the task of structuring winning deals for the sellers and buyers of businesses. Yasmine has earned the prestigious CBI designation for professional business brokers, of which there are less than 500 worldwide.
She is an experienced business owner who founded her own chain of upscale tanning salons and played a key role in making the company a success. Under her leadership, the company consistently grew revenues and profits, and built a dedicated customer base which resulted in a profitable sale to a private investor in North Carolina. Prior to her success in the service industry, Yasmine held numerous positions in the financial service industry such as Wachovia Securities where she specialized in Currency Risk Management and Foreign Currency Exchange; managing the currency needs of Wachovia's Latin American bank market.
During the process of selling her businesses, Yasmine saw a service gap for entrepreneurs interested in buying and selling businesses in the Metro Atlanta area. There was a need for a new way of doing things, one that took into account the needs of both buyers and sellers. So in 2005, Yasmine established a business brokerage firm in North Metro Atlanta and subsequently won numerous awards including Top Producing Office in 2008 and Top New Office in the Country in 2009. In 2013, after years of growth and dozens of successful transactions completed, the firm was re-branded to Starwood Business Group and continues to offer exceptional service to both business buyers and sellers.
In addition to well-honed business skills, Yasmine brings a strong educational background to the task of business sales and business valuation. She has pursued post graduate studies in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina, and holds a B.A. in Marketing from Queens University. She speaks Spanish, French and Arabic and is well versed in international business issues. Her focus on detail and in-depth understanding of the essential workings of small and large businesses provide both buyers and sellers confidence that transactions will run smoothly.
Yasmine and her team at Starwood Business Group have successfully and confidentially facilitated the sale of hundreds of select businesses in the Metro Atlanta area and are ready to help you!