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Our Team | Business Broker World

Our Team

941-244-4500 ext. 701

Denis J. Burke, MBA

Managing Broker

Denis J. Burke was born and raised on a small island off the coast of Ireland. He immigrated to the US in 1986 and after 14 years in America became a Naturalized United States Citizen. He is the CEO and President of Business Broker World. He has been a lifelong Entrepreneur and has over 30 years Business experience as an owner, partner and consultant. His education consist of several qualification and degrees from schools in Ireland and in the US including a BS Degree from the Academy of Food Marketing at St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia PA.He is a skilled writer, public speaker, educator and a published author. In 2013, he was a guest on over 100 talk radio shows, interviewed by Money Magazine and wrote an article in USA Today Magazine and Home Business Magazine. Denis is an active member of Toastmaster International, a member of the International Franchise Professional Group, and a member of the International Business Brokers Association. He has also been certified and awarded the prestigious designation of Accredited Business Intermediary by the American Business Brokers Association. Among his other accomplishments, he is a licensed Florida & Georgia Business Broker and Commercial Real Estate Expert. Denis’s philosophy is to conduct all business with the utmost of confidentiality, trust and integrity and to render the highest level of service to his clients through analysis and solution based consulting.
941-244-4500 ext. 706

Jean Burke

Business Broker

Jean Burke is a native of Ireland. Jean moved to the United States in 1986. She traveled around the many cities of America and the world, then finally moved to Sarasota in 2009 and called Sarasota home ever since. Jean has 20+ years of experience in the Real Estate and restaurant Industries. For many years of owning her restaurant, she worked with a diverse group of people and has learned to manage a team of multicultured personnel. She gained amazing experience in successfully running and selling small to medium sized businesses. In addition to her experience in property management and rental business, she learned first hand the many angles of Real Estate management. As soon as Jean acquired her real estate license, she dove right in and enjoyed dealing with many business owners who were thinking of selling their businesses. Jean applies her credible know-how to come up with fair business valuation in listing businesses for sale. Clients of Business Broker World love dealing with Jean because she is always available to answer questions. Jean and husband, Denis Burke, worked in Business Broker World for over 30 years. Both have worked harmoniously to grow the company and have many more plans to provide business owners excellent service consistently.
941-244-4500 ext. 0

Nina Dennison


Nina is originally from Upstate NY where she learned the value of hard work and Entrepreneurial spirit. The Business bug hit early on as she watched family enjoy the freedom of working for themselves. Eventually she went on to open her own businesses in the wellness and retail industry. She always has an Excitement to help others find their dream, turning that passion into a living she became licensed specializing in Commercial Real Estate. It's a great pleasure for her to help you find the Best fit for your life.
941-224-4500 ext. 708

Elizabeth Wiliams


Elizabeth William was born and raised in Venezuela and immigrated to the United States in 2000. Elizabeth has been residing in Sarasota, FL for 18 years, where she has progressed her career and moved up the ladders in Banking. Elizabeth’s education consists of a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, obtained in University Rafael Belloso Chasin, Venezuela and recently obtained her License in Real Estate. After 14 years in the banking industry, Elizabeth has recently turned her career path into the Real Estate realm. Elizabeth is a bilingual Spanish native speaker and fluent in English. She is a goal-oriented and a result-driven individual with her strengths in sales, marketing, building and maintaining relationships.
941-244-4500 ext. 709

Shane Keegan


Born, raised, and educated in Ireland, Shane immigrated to the United states in 1992. Shane is a lifelong entrepreneur having started, built, bought and sold several multi million dollar companies over the past 30 plus years. He keenly understands the financial, operational, and technical aspects related to buying and selling businesses. He's been exactly where you are! He's been in your shoes multiple times, and his vast experience provides great confidence for his clients. With a strong background in operations coupled with effective financial skills, Shane is confidently able to place your business in the best possible position to swiftly attract the most discerning buyers. He is a very strong communicator and believes that clear and accurate communication is key to a successful sale. Shane and his wife, Cynthia, are frequent travelers not only back home to Ireland, but also to the Philippines where they are involved with many sustainable programs that help educate children. Shane is a serious Formula One fan too.