Meet The Team


Cabot Business Brokers prides itself on its seasoned business associates and their experience and insight in understanding and valuing businesses, and their proven ability at formulating and closing "win-win" deals on both the buyer and seller sides.

Bob Karlis

Founder & Principal

O: 781-783-6998 | M: 617-650-4434



An accomplished entrepreneur and marketer, Bob has served as president/CEO of multiple successful businesses including start-up divisions of Johnson & Johnson, Cadbury Schweppes, Millipore, and a series of smaller, privately held and financed ventures. With an impressive success rate leading business start-ups and turn-arounds, Bob founded CABOT Business Brokers  as an outgrowth of his prior work with early-stage ventures and his identification of their need for a disciplined, experienced business approach when pursuing a sales transaction.


Bob holds both a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Northeastern University.  He has taught entrepreneurial business courses at Manhattanville College and Quincy College, is a member of the New England Business Brokers Association (NEBBA.) and is a licensed RE Salesperson in Massachusetts.