Our Idaho Team

Rodney R. Wolfe, CMA, CCIM, BCI, CMAI

Business Transfer Expert, Broker & Owner-Boise/Southwest Idaho

Phone: (208) 286-2300  

Cell: (208) 866-5228

Rod Wolfe is the President and Principal of the Boise Metro area office of Murphy Business & Financial and Designated Broker for the State of Idaho.  Rod has over 25 years of experience working with businesses to achieve their goals of growth, operational efficiency, and peak performance.  His depth of experience is the result of senior level positions in finance and accounting including financial management of a thirty company international portfolio of manufacturing, logistics, and sales organizations, Vice President of Regional Development for a National Commercial Finance Company, and an Investment Services Adviser with Colliers International. 

In addition to his practical experience directing dozens of successful mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions, Rod has earned advanced level certifications only available to the most experienced professionals in the M&A, Accounting, and Commercial Real Estate professions: Certified Merger & Acquisition Intermediary, Board Certified Intermediary, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Commercial Investment Member.  Rod holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the prestigious College of Idaho and is a Master of Results for his clients.

David Choate

Business Transfer Expert, Associate Broker-Boise

Phone: (208) 286-2300  

Cell: (208) 850-3451

David is currently a licensed real estate Associate Broker with MBFC of Southwest Idaho. He has over 25 years experience in commercial real estate sales and management. He grew up in Ventura County, California and graduated from UCLA with a BA degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Business. He has been a licensed real estate agent since 1992.

After graduating from college, he moved to the San Joaquin Valley in California for some family real estate development opportunities where he managed, leased and sold retail properties. While there, he also ran a successful campaign for city council and was the youngest city council member ever to be elected to serve in Porterville, California. 

In 1999 he moved his family to Boise, Idaho where he went to work selling and leasing office buildings with Coldwell Banker Commercial, Capitol Commercial Associates, where he formed many relationships, both with clients and other brokers. 

After four years of office brokerage, he had an opportunity to go to work for a large title company to take advantage of those relationships and was hired as a commercial escrow officer and account executive. Being a commercial escrow officer gave David tremendous insight as to the inner workings of closing commercial properties, medium to high-end businesses and the nuances of complicated 1031 tax deferred exchanges. 

After five years at the title company, where he closed over $150 million in transactions, David caught the entrepreneurial spirit and decided to go into business for himself. He purchased a franchise and has been involved with that for the past 5 years.

David lives in Boise with his wife and daughter and enjoys the outdoor lifestyle that Idaho affords, skiing, camping and spending time on the state’s beautiful lakes with his family.

Sheila Spangler

Business Transfer Expert, Associate Broker-Boise

Phone: (208) 286-2300  

Cell: (208) 761-6255

Sheila Spangler has spent her career in finance as a business broker, commercial lender, and consultant.  As a business intermediary with Murphy Business & Financial, she specializes in business sales, buyer searches, business valuation, negotiation, deal structure, and financing.  

Prior to joining Murphy Business & Financial, she launched and led and her own business brokerage firm, Capital Strategies, for over six years.  Additionally, she founded and launched the Zions Bank Business Resource Center, and the Women’s Business Center, two business-consulting organizations focused on financial counseling and training for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs seeking to start, grow and finance their companies.   She has provided business planning, consulting, and financing services to local business owners for over 25 years.  As a commercial lender, she held the position of Vice President with several large banking institutions. During her career, Sheila has originated and closed numerous SBA 7(a) and 504 loans, commercial real estate and operating capital loans.

She received a master’s degree from Pacific Coast Banking School, at the University of Washington and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boise State University.  She is an Idaho real estate broker and earned the Certified Business Intermediary designation from the International Business Brokers Association and the Certified Treasury Professional designation from the Association for Financial Professionals.  Additionally, she has completed four core courses towards the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.

Ken Bohenek

Business Transfer Expert, Owner-North Idaho

Cell: (208) 502-0223

Ken Bohenek is a business broker in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area for Murphy Business and Financial Corporation. As a former business owner Ken came to Murphy with a desire to assist other business professionals. Having been previously involved in the transfer of businesses within his family and friends, he recognized the importance of having a qualified broker involved. Ken comes from a family of entrepreneurs in businesses ranging from bars, restaurants and a plumbing & heating company established for over 38 years.

In his spare time Ken enjoys staying active and is an avid high performance automotive and motorcycle enthusiast.

Neil Bradshaw, MBA, MS

Business Transfer Expert, Owner-Southern Idaho

Cell: (208) 721-2162

Neil Bradshaw is a Business Broker and Principal for MBFC of Southeast Idaho. Neil has more than 25 years of business experience from investment banking, project finance, equity analysis, business development and brand marketing. His business transaction experience ranges from the sale of utility projects to the sale of a consumer goods company.

Prior to joining Murphy, Neil was part-owner of a branded consumer goods company that targeted the outdoor market. Neil managed the business development and international sales for the company until its successful sale to Newell Brands.

Neil has lived in Idaho for more than 10 years. Prior to moving to Idaho, Neil lived in London where he was head of the JP Morgan’s Global Utilities Equity Research. Prior to this, Neil was as a director at Fieldstone Private Capital Group, where he was responsible for the financing and development of electricity and gas projects.  With Fieldstone, Neil was based in New York, then Kuala Lumpur and finally Johannesburg.

Neil started his career as a financial analyst for USL Capital in San Francisco where he specialized in the sale and leaseback of power projects.

Neil holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacture and Management from Birmingham University, UK and received an MBA while on scholarship to the University of Kansas. Neil is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Idaho.

When not working, Neil likes to ski the backcountry and climb the peaks of Idaho and beyond. Neil likes to golf when the snow has melted. Neil sits on various boards in his local community and is President of the Ketchum Innovation Centre, a non-profit dedicated to supporting and mentoring young entrepreneurs.

Bruce Burns, CBI, M&AMI

Merger & Acquisition Adviser, President, Regional Director

Phone: (505) 881-5352

President and principle of Affinity Ventures, Inc., a privately held healthcare M&A firm specializing in lower middle market transactions.

Vice-President of Mergers and Acquisitions of Abbey Home Healthcare, a publicly traded healthcare company. Responsible for growing the company from $180 Million in revenue to over $550 Million in a 5 year period. Involved in over 50 transactions with value exceeding $350 Million and a $1.1 Billion merger of two publicly held health care companies.

Vice-President of the western region of Abbey Home Healthcare. Responsible for the largest region in the company with over $70 Million in revenue and 45 operating units. Involved with a private placement which lead to an IPO in 1991. Senior manager and a shareholder of the company.

Executive Vice-President and shareholder of a national rental equipment company based out of Los Angeles, CA. Responsibilities included all operations and sales activities of the 20 location organization.

From 1971 to 1984, held several general management positions as a line manager for a national health care company and received numerous awards as the top performing operating unit in the company.

Founder and majority shareholder of 8 privately held companies.

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