Tim is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a BS in Chemical Engineering and started his career in chemical sales with a Fortune 500 company. After several successful years in chemical sales, Tim had the opportunity to purchase his first business which he owned and operated over an 8 year period. This business was in the specialty contracting industry and grew in size and value and was eventually sold. Tim purchased another business in the retail paint industry and operated that business for another 2 years whereupon the business was again successfully sold to a new owner. The involvement of buying and selling his own businesses lead Tim to pursue a career in business brokerage where he purchased a franchised business brokerage territory for the Augusta, GA/Aiken, SC area in 1998 and later purchased the Savannah, GA territory in 2000. In 2009, Tim sold both of his offices, but remained involved in the industry as an agent until starting Integra Business Brokers in 2015. Over the past 17 years Tim has facilitated over 200 business sales, both large and small, where his experience and expertise have provided for a smooth and mutually beneficial transition from the sellers to the buyers. Tim is also a licensed real estate broker in the states of Georgia and South Carolina.
Austin Mallette, born and raised in Greenville MS, attended Mississippi State University and graduated with a degree in Marketing in 2012. He then made a move to Memphis and secured a position working for a national chemical and fertilizer company, assisting with and later managing Mergers and Acquisitions. He then progressed into sales, becoming Director of Sales for a medical device startup. In this position he excelled in growing the business and solidified his interest in business development and operations. During his time in medical sales, he relocated to Nashville, TN and, staying true to his entrepreneurial spirit, co-founded OptiO2 Labs, an online fitness wearables company. Other notable experience includes Director of Operations for a nationwide residential construction start up based in Nashville, TN.
Austin has experience in a handful of industries, but with a consistent focus in sales, business development and entrepreneurship. In his off time Austin is passionate about fitness, travel, cooking and spending quality time with family and friends.