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

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
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
SUE BULLARD
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
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
Steven Aubrey
Vice President of Client Services
Steve’s business experience is remarkable in both its depth and diversity.   His professional career has s
Joe Braier
Shareholder
Joe is a seasoned M&A Advisor and current shareholder at Lakes Business Group.  He also has the CVA certi
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
Andrew Schmelzer
Shareholder
Andy brings over 20 years of marketing, branding and sales experience both nationally and internationally to t
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
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
Scott Gray
VICE PRESIDENT OF CLIENT SERVICES
Scott Gray is an accountant and former real estate agent with a propensity for helping business owners simplif
Nicole White
Shareholder
Nicole has 10+ years experience in the M&A world, and was the #1 Sales Agent World Wide for first quarter
Destiny Wallen
Client Services Coordinator
Destiny comes to Lakes Business Group, Inc. as a licensed support Agent and Client Services Coordinator. She h
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
Timothy Bullard
President, CEO
CEO, Tim Bullard, has been the Global M & A asset divestiture of one of America’s oldest global trading