Larry Heck

As an experienced M&A Advisor and Exit Strategy Planning Advisor, with over 26 years of being an owner in different businesses, Larry relates very well with entrepreneurs and business owners as he works closely with clients to guide them through each step of their selling or buying process. Larry’s business owner experience in personally running and then selling his businesses give him special insight and understanding of clients’ needs which ensures a smooth, successful, and timely transaction.

As founder and President of a business for 12 years in the sports/golf services industry and co-owner and Vice President of a business in the food industry for 15 years prior to that, he has built a commitment to client-oriented service and high standards of professionalism, honesty, and integrity.

As Vice President, Larry utilizes creativity and out-of-the-box solutions along with the proven VR-Lakes Business Group systems to deliver needs to clients engaged in industries such as manufacturing, distribution, engineering, professional services, sports, investments, and more. Many business owners are either overwhelmed with the thought of exiting or are so busy fighting daily business fires that they think they cannot plan their exits. Larry can help with this most important lifelong financial transaction.

Team Members

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
Destiny Wallen
Client Services Coordinator
Destiny comes to Lakes Business Group, Inc. as a licensed support Agent and Client Services Coordinator. She h
Timothy Bullard
President, CEO
CEO, Tim Bullard, has been the Global M & A asset divestiture of one of America’s oldest global trading
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
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
SUE BULLARD
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
Larry Heck
Vice President of Client Services
As an experienced M&A Advisor and Exit Strategy Planning Advisor, with over 26 years of being an owner in
Mark Smith
Board Member
Mark has spent the last thirty years of his career in small business. His first venture was to take a small, f
Joe Braier
Shareholder
Joe is a seasoned M&A Advisor and current shareholder at Lakes Business Group.  He also has the CVA certi
James Wendorff
VP Client Services
James is an experienced finance and operations professional with over 12 James has a triple major in accountin
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
Steve Dykstra
VP Client Services
Steve Dykstra brings a wealth of experience in business consulting, sales, technology, finance and real estate
Steven Aubrey
Vice President of Client Services
Steve’s business experience is remarkable in both its depth and diversity.   His professional career has s
Nicole White
Shareholder
Nicole has 10+ years experience in the M&A world, and was the #1 Sales Agent World Wide for first quarter