Timothy Bullard

CEO, Tim Bullard, has been the Global M & A asset divestiture of one of America’s oldest global trading firms with clients such as Microsoft, Mercedes, Disney, Valvoline, Avon, K-Mart, 3M and Ameritech. Tim is also credited as the Founder of CRCA, a corporation with 100+ million dollars in annual sales out of Chicago, IL. He has started a total of eleven businesses to date and has retired twice only to open a VR franchise in Wisconsin for the sole purpose of providing what he couldn’t find when he moved to Wisconsin “… a business broker that knew what they were doing and could provide the service I would expect when I was trying to buy a business…”  He has been written up in the Chicago Tribune multiple times, Nation’s Business magazine, and The St. Petersburg Times, just to name a few.

Team Members

Timothy Bullard
President, CEO
CEO, Tim Bullard, has been the Global M & A asset divestiture of one of America’s oldest global trading
Tim Brown
Vice President of Client Services
Tim began his career as a CPA in public accounting over 25 years ago, specializing in manufacturing and the mu
Nicole White
Shareholder
Nicole has 10+ years experience in the M&A world, and was the #1 Sales Agent World Wide for first quarter
Joe Braier
Shareholder
Joe is a seasoned M&A Advisor and current shareholder at Lakes Business Group.  He also has the CVA certi
Larry Heck
Vice President of Client Services
With over 26 years of being an owner in different businesses, Larry relates very well with entrepreneurs and b
Tree Peterson
Marketing & Admin Assistant
Theresa, who goes by Tree, comes from an IT/Web Company where she worked with clients to provide monthly repor
Mark Smith
Partner
Mark has spent the last thirty years of his career in small business. His first venture was to take a small, f
Steven Aubrey
Vice President of Client Services
Steve’s business experience is remarkable in both its depth and diversity.   His professional career has s
Spencer Thomason
Vice President of Client Services
Spencer spent 35 years as a business owner and during that period bought and sold several related businesses b
Sheila Firari
Vice President of Client Services
Sheila brings 30 years+ of experience as a well-connected entrepreneur and Real Estate Broker in the local are
Destiny Wallen
Client Services Coordinator
Destiny comes to Lakes Business Group, Inc. as a licensed support Agent and Client Services Coordinator. She h
Michael Szmanda
Vice President of Client Services
Michael joined VR in 2010 and has been a top producer throughout his tenure (most recently, he was recognized
Andrew Schmelzer
Shareholder
Andy brings over 20 years of marketing, branding and sales experience both nationally and internationally to t
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