steve zimmerman
Managing Director

Steve Zimmerman

Steve brings 25 years of wide ranging business experience to his clients that includes mergers and acquisitions, as well as small business brokerage, finance, business development and sales and account management. His skills in project management, negotiations, presentations, and financial modeling help his clients evaluate, purchase or sell a business with confidence.

Prior to joining Chapman, Steve spent the last eight years assisting buyers and sellers with small to medium sized businesses.  He represented more than one hundred and fifty companies during this time. This business was built upon professionalism and second-to-none customer service. 

Previously Steve had a corporate career that spanned some fifteen years and involved activities in Mergers and Acquisitions of mid-sized technology, manufacturing, and service companies, as well as financial and sales related activities.  He brings valuable experience in the acquisition decision process, due diligence, deal negotiations and transaction execution and closing processes to his clients.

After completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, Steve began a financial career in the high-tech business sector working for companies like Hewlett-Packard and Solectron Corporation. Specific areas of focus included: development and implementation of standardized cost and quotation models, generation of business plans, analysis of pricing, manufacturing cost, and portfolio profitability issues and all aspects of financial reporting.

Steve holds a BS in Finance from Colorado State University and an MBA from San Jose University. Steve holds the designation of Certified Business Broker (CBB) and is a director of the California Association of Business Brokers. He lives in Los Altos, California with his wife and their two children.


Industry Practice Groups


Corporate Biz MartSM (.pdf)
Healthcare Biz MartSM (.pdf)
Food Biz MartSM (.pdf)


ACG San Francisco

ACG San Francisco

Food Institute

Food Institute

Contact information

1999 South Bascom Ave., Suite 700
Campbell, CA 95008

Telephone (408) 879-2340
Cell (650) 823-6174
Fax (408) 715-0157