CBI Team Welcomes New Owner/Managing Partner of Fort Smith Office: Mark Kincannon

Kincannon and Grimes closing

Mark Kincannon has become the third Confidential Business Intermediaries/CBI TEAM office owner, joining Connor Grimes in Central Arkansas, and Carl Grimes in Northwest Arkansas as Managing Partner/office owners. Mark will focus on business sales in Fort Smith and the River Valley. Mark joined the CBI Team as an associate intermediary with the goal of owning his own business which he has now accomplished.

Kincannon has spent most of his adult life coaching baseball at various levels.  His first coaching job came as he was working on his graduate degree in Louisville.  He was an assistant coach at The Christian Academy of Louisville.  Coaching is what brought Kincannon back to Fort Smith, as he became the head baseball coach at Fort Smith Christian School.   During his three years coaching and teaching at Fort Smith Christian he became the school’s Athletic Director.  Kincannon went on to win a state championship as a head coach in Fort Smith’s American Legion baseball program where he coached for six years.  He spent two years as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.  He currently is a volunteer assistant coach at Greenwood High School.

Following his time at Fort Smith Christian, Kincannon accepted the position of Groups Pastor at Community Bible Church in Fort Smith.  During his nine years as a pastor at Community Bible Church he served in various capacities.  He was point leader as the church launched their Van Buren and Greenwood Campuses.  He also served as the church’s Executive Pastor.  He continues to serve at Community as a volunteer.

Kincannon felt led to move out of vocational church ministry and into the business world where helped develop the Fort Smith and River Valley territory for an automotive fluid manufacturing and distribution company.

The buying or selling of a business can be one of the biggest moments of a person’s life, and Mark now has firsthand experience. He will use that experience along with his excellent leadership, trustworthiness, and communication skills to provide the highest quality service to the business owners in Fort Smith-River Valley.

New owner/managing partner Mark Kincannon had this to day about this new chapter in his life, “”The Fort Smith River Valley is a great place to live, work, and do business.  Being born here and now raising my family here, this is the place I call home.  I look forward to helping the community continue to grow and make strides in the right direction.  The Grimes family and the great team at CBI has developed a great process for helping businesses transfer ownership, and it has been proven out in the 20 plus years of serving Arkansas business owners.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to partner with the CBI Team and continue to serve the Fort Smith River Valley region.”

CBI Chairman Carl Grimes said this, “Mark’s honesty, integrity and hard work combined with the unique, proprietary CBI system for selling businesses provides all western Arkansas business owners with local, personal, brick and mortar office support from a trained intermediary supported by a team of experienced professionals. All business sales are best handled by someone who can meet personally with sellers and buyers. Mark is doing that and we look forward to a great future with him and his team.”