Welcome To the Ron Christopher Company

About Our Company

Ron Christopher Co., Inc. is a M&A firm based in Columbus, Ohio that has been bringing together buyers and sellers of independent insurance agencies for the last 11 years.  Whether you are a buyer looking to expand by acquisition or a seller seeking to wind down your career, we are the people to help.  You can rely on our many years of experience in the marketplace.


Joel Farley

President & Owner

Joel has 28 years of business-to-business corporate and small business sales experience. Likewise, he has a background in Accounting and graduated in the top-tier of his class at The Ohio State University in 1994 (with honors). Over the last 9 years, Joel has led Ron Christopher Co., Inc. to increased growth year-over-year. In fact, in 2020 Ron Christopher Co., Inc. has experienced 60% growth vs. 2019.

Furthermore, Joel is highly proficient in analyzing financial statements and corporate tax returns. Lastly, he has strong knowledge as it relates to tax planning for sales of small to mid-sized businesses.

Tom bob

M & A Specialist

Tom has a 25+ year track record as a successful entrepreneur and he is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Finance. Tom has very specialized knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Venture Banking Investing
  • Financing of acquisitions of small to mid-sized businesses
  • Working with contractors in the development of commercial real estate
  • Franchising
  • Executive-level selling
  • Contract negotiations

Tom has been with Ron Christopher Co., Inc. for 8 years and is a top-performer.

Ken Hill

M & A Specialist

Ken has a 25+ year career in the packaging industry at the Director and VP levels for sales groups. He has led groups of up to 30 employees with success in creating higher sales and profits. Additionally, he’s worked for smaller businesses but also mid-sized competitors within his industry. Ken has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from West Liberty University in West Virginia.

Furthermore, he has a certificate in Leadership from the Mendoza College at Notre Dame and Ken has experience with acquiring and developing commercial real estate.  Lastly, Ken completed our largest M&A transaction in 2017 ever!

Cindy Walker

M & A Specialist

Cindy has 13 years of business experience working in management as well as owning her own company. She has a degree in Human Services with additional focus in Psychology and has worked primarily in phone-based businesses. Cindy is from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and has been married for 9 years.  She is a up and coming producer at Ron Christopher Co., Inc.

Connie Bob

Administrative Assistant

During Connie’s career, she has been an Office Manager, owner of two businesses and has many years of working in real estate and lending.

Sherilyn Bonner

Telemarketing Representative

Sherilyn has worked with Ron Christopher Co., Inc. for 7 years and is a top performer as a Telemarketing Representative.