Steven Wain

Calder Associates of Metropolitan Washington

12020 Sunrise Valley Drive

Reston, VA 20191

(732) 212-2999

Company Overview

Calder Associates is a middle market merger and acquisition intermediary and business brokerage. Our philosophy is simple – understand the needs of our clients. Since our beginning in 2002, we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing quality services which will educate you in the complex process of selling or buying a business. We dedicate ourselves to YOUR needs! From our corporate offices in New Jersey, we work with clients from around the USA and Canada, and have regional offices located strategically in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and metropolitan Washington D.C. area. Our brokers are certified in areas such as business brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, accounting, and law. We have experience dealing with service based businesses, manufacturing companies, small entrepreneurial startups, management consulting giants, and even large conglomerates. With experience in all aspects of operations, we offer a unique perspective in assisting the business owner or buyer in preparing a business for sale or analyzing one for acquisition. ***TO VIEW CALDER'S LISTINGS - please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Services Offered

Business Buyer Services. Business Seller Services. Machinery & Equipment Evaluation. Financing Services. Our company offers a specific range of professional services aimed at insuring you can either sell your company or buy a company and know you’ve made the right decision. We understand that this transaction may represent one of the most significant undertakings you will ever be involved in. Whether making the giant step from employee to business owner to help satisfy your entrepreneurial spirit, or stepping back to reap the rewards of what you have spent years to build, the ability to optimize your results will have a long term impact. We know!

Broker Profile

Richard Stopa is a business intermediary specializing in information technology, business to business services, and franchises. He has been involved in mergers and acquisitions work as well as franchise sales since 1984. Because Richard believes so sincerely in entrepreneurship, he has a keen desire to match up buyers and sellers and see both parties meet their business goals. Richard’s credentials include over 30 years of business ownership as well as working in senior level management, sales and marketing positions in the IT industry. During that time, he has been involved in many entrepreneurial ventures in addition to helping many others get a start in the business world. He is experienced in computer distribution, computer reselling, e-commerce and software. As president of a major national computer franchise organization, Richard was instrumental in building a 600 unit franchise and reseller network across the United States. He served as a senior executive of the company and reported to the CEO. The company’s revenue growth during his eight year tenure went from $25 million to over $2 billion. Richard has had computer reseller experience through opening and running a 20,000 square foot computer superstore and through serving as a founding board member of one of the first computer superstore chains. He has also spent over six years as a CEO and COO of two Internet and e-commerce companies overseeing operations, sales, marketing, and software development. Richard has been an active member of CompTIA, the computing technology industry association. He currently serves as an Ambassador for the association as well as a member of the special interest group on Cloud Computing. He has the distinction of having served the association as its chairman of the board as well as a board member for a number of years. CompTIA is the largest international computer trade association in the world. Richard is a member of the International Business Brokers Association, Washington Executives Association, and served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Business Intermediary Association. He has a BS in Management from Davenport University and has taken courses and earned a certificate from Harvard Business School, Executive Training Program.

Areas Served

New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.


IBBA; M&A Source; Mid-Atlantic Business Brokers Association; Mid-Atlantic Business Intermediaries Association.

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