About Us

Who We Are

 With over 20 years of experience in business sales, our company was founded by two industry veterans with extensive backgrounds in business brokerage and advisory. Our founders have devoted their careers to mastering the intricacies of business sales and have developed deep expertise in technologies and strategies that drive successful exits. 

Our Nationwide Broker Network

Team of Unicorns

There are less than 1,000 active business brokers in Australia. In comparison, that is ca 1.5% of the number of real estate agents.

We are, at any time, following the most successful of these specialists so that we know who to match to any specific business.

Meet the Team

Dr Patrick Hillenbrand

Originally from Sweden Patrick has lived in Australia since 2001 and has founded, built and managed several successful businesses in Sweden and Australia including IT Outsourcing, e-learning and financial services.  Patrick has worked as a licensed business broker, merger and acquisitions advisor and Certified Financial Planner. Patrick has appraised over 500 businesses and bought, managed and sold 7 of his own businesses. He regularly advises business owners about strategy.

Patrick has a Doctorate in Business Administration (entrepreneurship), Executive MBA, DIHM Master, CFP® and is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Craig Aitken

Originally from Victoria, Craig has called the Sunshine Coast home since 1999. With an extensive and diverse business background, Craig has established himself as a successful business broker, leveraging his deep understanding of market dynamics to facilitate impactful transactions.

Beyond brokerage, Craig advises a leading university on strategic business models. As the founder and manager of AI and cyber security companies, he is at the forefront of technological innovation.

Craig also founded a successful SEO agency, mastering online visibility and digital marketing. His expertise as an online sales specialist highlights his ability to excel in the digital marketplace.

Craig’s comprehensive experience as a business advisor showcases his ability to provide strategic counsel, empowering businesses to reach their full potential.

Our Mission: Empower Business Owners to maximise their Business Exit with less stress.

Our Capable Virtual Team

We have over many years developed a solid network of expert partner consultants working with us everyday.

This ensures access to the right competence at the right time and allows us to remain competitive and responsive. 

Our Valued Advisory Board

FirstResult is proudly supported by a highly experienced Advisory Board working hard behind the scenes to support the Executive Team and the vision of the organisation.