C.J. Harris and Company, LLC

Serving the Middle-Market Since 1981

Transaction Team

Cornelius J. "C.J." Harris - President, Managing Director

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  • Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI)
  • Charter member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
  • Long standing member of the M&A Source
  • BSBA from UNC Chapel Hillís Kenan-Flagler School of Business

Cornelius J. (C.J.) Harris, CBI, M&AMI is the President and Managing Director of C.J. Harris and Company, LLC. C.J. Harris' leadership of the firm is based on over 45 years of business experience including sales, retail management, manpower development, commercial banking, management consulting, and private investment banking.

He was the first in North Carolina to meet and exceed the requirements to be designated a Certified Business Intermediary by the IBBA. In 1999, he received the Fellow of the IBBA designation. In 2002, he and twelve other candidates were the first candidates to earn the M&A Source designation of Merger and Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI). As a charter member of the IBBA, C.J. Harris served on the initial Standards of Practice, Bylaws and Code of Ethics Committee. Additionally, he has served on the IBBA International Committee and on the M&A Source's M&AMI Credentials Committee and Marketing Committee. As a charter member of the CVBBA, he was elected as a three-year member to the Board of Directors, serving as chairman of the Bylaws and Code of Ethics Committee.

C.J. Harris served many years as an advisory member of the Advisory Board of the North Carolina Small Business Technology Development Center, first as an advisory board member of the Easter Region, then as chairman, and as a state-wide advisory board member.

At the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, C.J. Harris earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has kept abreast of the changing concepts, technology, markets, and professional practice by continuing his education in graduate studies at East Carolina University, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Rutgers University, in addition to intra-company and associational continuing education programs. C.J. Harris has taught collegiate courses in accounting, economics, finance, and real estate. He served a number of years as a lecturer at The Annual Conference on Entrepreneurship, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

In addition to his role as President and Managing Director of C.J. Harris and Company, LLC. C.J. Harris actively participates in business brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, business planning, capital planning and placement, business evaluations, and continuing education projects. C.J. Harris has served our clients as a business valuation expert witness in judicial cases. He has conducted seminars and workshops on business planning, business valuation, profitably selling a business, and succession management.

Martina Fairley - Director of Client Services

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  • With C.J. Harris and Company since September, 2005

Within the firm, Ms. Fairley serves as the Director of Client Services. She, functionally and operationally, leads the Company in the areas of marketing, client services, buyer services, and administration. Ms. Fairley excels in team leadership, organization, and client services. She is project and task oriented, has exceptional interpersonal skills, and is considered by the firm to be the team leader and facilitator.

Before joining C.J. Harris and Company in 2005, Ms. Fairley was employed as an Office Manager for Alcatel-Lucent in Stuttgart, Germany for 10 years, with active management over 200 employees at all times. A brief hiatus from C. J. Harris and Company in 2011 and 2012 lead to a position as a Consultant for two years with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Andrew Scontsas - Associate

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  • With C.J. Harris and Company since August, 2013
  • B.S in Business Administration: Finance and Entrepreneurship, North Carolina State University; Accounting Minor

Andrew serves as an Associate within the firm. His analytical and detail oriented nature are well recognized internally and by clients, serving as an asset in the dynamic and intricate field of Mergers and Acquisitions. Andrew operates as an integral member of the team, analyzing financial statements, performing valuation models, and creating evaluation and information memorandums for client and internal presentation.

In addition to his performance of work at C. J. Harris and Company, Andrew is actively involved in projects within the entrepreneurial community, increasing his business acumen.

Before joining C.J. Harris and Company, Andrew gained valuable work experiencing interning as a Fixed Income Securities Pricing Analyst for Fidelity Investments in Boston, Massachusetts, where he developed his analytical and presentation skills.

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Charlotte, NC 28262

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