Meet The Brokers

Meet Our Brokers

Arizona Restaurant Sales specializes in restaurant, bar, and liquor license acquisitions and sales.  Our brokers have extensive experience in assisting clients throughout Arizona with a focus on the Phoenix Metro area, Prescott, Sedona, and Northern Arizona.

Brian Harron

Principal | Arizona Restaurant Broker

With over 30 years experience as both a restaurateur and restaurant broker, Brian Harron has been privileged to sell many restaurant and bar businesses, and has owned and operated a few as well! A former chief operating officer of the National Restaurant Association, Brian has been the owner of a restaurant management, operations, and consulting company, president of a meat and grocery supply company, and publisher of a news magazine for the restaurant business. He is a graduate of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Cornell University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Marketing from the University of North Dakota, and has considerable professional education in the field of business brokerage and commercial real estate. In 2014, he was named a Top Producer at West USA Realty for having the greatest number of business brokerage sales. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Business Brokers Association (AZBBA) Central Chapter and has won awards as an AZBBA Top Producer in 2014, 2015, & 2016 as well as the Top Producing Team in 2016 and 2017.

Tim Whipple

Principal | Designated Broker
Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) 

Tim Whipple is a Principal and Designated Broker of HUB Commercial, an affiliate of Arizona Restaurant Sales. He specializes in business brokerage and commercial real estate advisory throughout Arizona with a focus on the Phoenix metropolitan area. He has been a licensed real estate agent since 2001 and has assisted clients in hundreds of business and commercial real estate transactions in Arizona and across the United States. He takes great pride in providing a high level of service to clients and customers, and is an expert in marketing, contract negotiations, and lease/contract review. Tim is an active member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor and Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA).

Bill Toole


Bill’s lifelong passion is serving the restaurant industry with over 31 years as both an executive and entrepreneur. He has a unique perspective on helping teams and businesses achieve long-term success. Bill served as Chief Operating Officer for the final five years of his 31-year career with Peter Piper Pizza, Inc. and held positions from dishwasher, General Manager, District Manager and Vice President of Operations before settling into his role as an executive with the brand. Bill was responsible for all aspects of operating the pizza and entertainment chain which was home to over 150 locations and 3,500 team members in the United States and Mexico. During Bill’s tenure as an executive at Peter Piper, the company experienced record same store sales growth for seven consecutive years. Bill is currently the co-owner of three high volume local Arizona restaurants which operate as three separate brands. He’s closely involved with the strategic direction of his business along with day-to-day operations and beyond. Bill specializes in the sale of growing restaurant concepts and multi-unit operations as well as high volume restaurants with potential for expansion.

Bryan Berkley

Arizona Restaurant Broker

Bryan has an entrepreneurial spirit and over 35 years of business experiences that he draws on. Starting at a young age, Bryan built a successful advertising company in NE Ohio. He is a seasoned hospitality veteran with 30 years of service and experience in the Arizona Restaurant industry. Bryan’s background includes ownership of multiple restaurants, corporate management with a fortune 500 company, industry sales and years of restaurant/bar/business brokerage experience having been originally licensed in 1996. He has owned a video/tv production company producing over 100 television episodes. Currently he co-owns a Holistic Spa with his wife and an e-commerce business that includes a full line of nourishing organic skin products. Bryan attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Sharon Mortensen

Prescott Restaurant Broker

Sharon Mortensen is an Associate Broker and the Branch Manager for the company’s Prescott office. She specializes in commercial real estate sales and leasing, and business brokerage.  Her background compliments what we do at Sunbelt Business Brokers very well.

In addition, Sharon has 19 years of experience as a bar, restaurant, and coffee house owner and operator in Arizona. She graduated with a BS degree from Colorado State University and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a board member of the Prescott Area Commercial Group (PACG).

Sharon has been a Prescott resident since 2007.