About Us

At Strategic Medical Brokers, we know it’s not “about us.” It is about you, your needs, and your expectations.

Shaun F. Rudgear - Certified Business Intermediary / Commercial Real Estate Advisor

Shaun F. Rudgear

Certified Business Intermediary / Commercial Real Estate Advisor

For more than 10 years, I co-owned and operated Endocrinology, Diabetes & Longevity Center of Arizona, which grew to include an integrative weight loss clinic, medispa, and two medical office buildings in the Greater Phoenix area. Recently, I sold my business interests in the related medical practices.

As a result of this sales process, I witnessed firsthand the challenges and pitfalls facing physicians and healthcare business owners when selling their healthcare business. Many healthcare business owners are unaware of the significant tax, accounting, succession planning, and legal issues that arise throughout the sales process.

I have the background, skills, education, and determination that make me especially qualified to value and market medical practices, which include:

  • Certified Business Broker
  • Certified Business Intermediary
  • Medical Practice Industry Expert (Business Brokerage Press)
  • Certified Negotiation Expert
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker since 1991
  • Member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA).
  • President (incoming) of the Arizona Business Brokers Association (AZBBA)
  • Member of the Texas Business Brokers Association (TABB)
  • Member of the Medical Group Management Association
  • Member of the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Real Estate)
  • Over 20 years of Sales and Marketing experience.
  • Founder and operator of several medical businesses
Marta Sepulveda, MD - Consultant - Foreign Investors

Marta Sepulveda, MD

Consultant - Foreign Investors

With more than 27 years of diverse healthcare experience, Marta Sepulveda MD was most recently the CEO of Hospital General Medellin, the leading public hospital in Latin America. Dr. Sepulveda oversaw an annual operating budget of $64 million and approximately 1,800 employees.

Dr. Sepulveda serves foreign investors from Latin America, Italy, and Spain who pursue green card opportunities via investment into US enterprises. Strategic Medical Brokers has established relationships with immigration attorneys and receives a steady supply of investors. Dr. Sepulveda speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Strategic Medical Brokers consults with investors from the following treaty countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, and Spain.

Anika Boddie, MHA, FACHE - Business Broker / Practice Consultant

Anika Boddie, MHA, FACHE

Business Broker / Practice Consultant

Anika has over 15 years of healthcare operations and management experience across various healthcare settings.  Her areas of expertise include physician contract negotiation, optimization of operational workflows, revenue cycle management and compliance with government quality programs.

She is Board Certified in Healthcare Management through the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).  In addition, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from New Jersey City University.

When not working, Anika enjoys spending time with family and walking outdoors.

Rob T. Hardy, MHA, FACHE, CMPE

Business Broker / Practice Consultant

Rob has over 30 years of healthcare operations and management experience across various healthcare settings. Beginning his career as a Licensed Paramedic and Commander with one of the most prestigious EMS services in the country, he has served in C level positions in hospital administration, academic medicine, multispecialty practice management, and has most recently led Accountable Care Organizations to achieve some of the highest level of quality metrics in the country.

He is a Fellow and Board Certified in Healthcare Management through the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and is a Certified Medical Practice Executive of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas, a Master of Healthcare Administration from Texas State University, and is All But Dissertation (ABD) for a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Texas.

When not working, Rob enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and friends, especially his 110 lb White German Shepherd Milo, and enjoying the outdoors through horseback riding, boating, sailing, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Diana Milena Vargas Güiza

Executive Assistant

An accomplished Industrial Engineer with more than ten years of experience working with manufacturing and service companies in Latin American and Europe. Diana holds a Master’s degree in Global Logistics Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Additionally, Diana was the executive administrator for a multi-national company and was involved in project management, team planning, data analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and managing sales and customer service activities.  

Diana speaks English and Spanish and is currently learning French.

When not working, Diana enjoys spending time with her family and dancing to Colombian and Mexican music.

Buying or selling a medical practice is likely to be the most important personal and financial decision of your life. Maybe you’ve built a successful practice, but you don’t have a transition plan. Or perhaps you’re looking to buy a practice, but you want to make sure you’re making the best decision. We are here to make the process easier and less stressful by lending our expertise and guidance, but you are still in control and ultimately make the decisions. We understand the confidentiality, complexity, and emotional nature of this transaction. It is important to us that you remain informed and an integral part of the process.

Serving the healthcare industry, we are experts in medical practice business brokerage, medical practice valuation, medical practice performance consulting, pre-transaction planning, and transition consulting. We can assist with medical practice sales across the United States.

When you call us, you’ll always reach an individual agent and will never speak with an automated service. Creative solutions and custom structures are what we do best. It avoids frustration and saves time and money. Just like you have spent years perfecting your profession, we have done the same. You can rely on the experts at Strategic Medical Brokers to help you navigate your future.

Connecting a Buyer and Seller

Connecting a buyer and seller requires expertise in matchmaking and building trusting relationships. It is of utmost importance to find the right buyer. Our extensive national database can help us do just that. We also keep a beat on the market through effective marketing strategies and industry networks. We’re ready to move when we come across a prospect that might be a good fit to purchase your practice.

Honesty, integrity, and personal attention are our mantras.

You can see from our countless client testimonials that our expertise, experience, and personal service make us unique in the industry. This is not just a business transaction to us; this is the start of a new chapter of your life. Our services don’t end with the sale, and we hope you find that we are an invaluable resource.


Backed by 40 years of experience and a mastery of the healthcare environment, we understand the specific challenges involved in structuring healthcare practice transactions.

Business Philosophy

Strategic Medical Brokers is committed to positive results through hard work, strategic thinking, and the efficient delivery of services. We instill security and assuredness through our dedication to serving our clients and protecting their life’s work.

Our Approach

Our consultative approach incorporates all the components of a medical practice sale into a seamless process. We provide pre-transaction planning and practice valuation, identify qualified candidates, secure financing, provide contractual agreements, and facilitate all negotiations through closing.

Our Team of Professionals

Our team of experienced specialists – AZBBA Certified Business Brokers, IBBA Certified Business Intermediaries, and Commercial Real Estate Advisors – is good at our work because we’ve run and sold our own medical practices.