James Wendorff

James is an experienced finance and operations professional with over 12 James has a triple major in accounting, marketing, and business administration as well as an MBA in finance.

His business and educational experience put him in a unique place to envision the needs of his clients and bring that to life in several ways – from budgeting to forecasting, marketing to operations. James experience provides valuable insight into the process and complexities of the negotiations required to successfully complete a business transaction; focusing on the client’s value drivers which is the key to maximizing the owners cash from the sale of their business.

Team Members

James Wendorff
VP Client Services
James is an experienced finance and operations professional with over 12 James has a triple major in accountin
SUE BULLARD
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
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
Joe Braier
Shareholder
Joe is a seasoned M&A Advisor and current shareholder at Lakes Business Group.  He also has the CVA certi
Steven Aubrey
Vice President of Client Services
Steve’s business experience is remarkable in both its depth and diversity.   His professional career has s
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
Steve Dykstra
VP Client Services
Steve Dykstra brings a wealth of experience in business consulting, sales, technology, finance and real estate
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
Andrew Schmelzer
Shareholder
Andy brings over 20 years of marketing, branding and sales experience both nationally and internationally to t
Nicole White
Shareholder
Nicole has 10+ years experience in the M&A world, and was the #1 Sales Agent World Wide for first quarter
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
Timothy Bullard
President, CEO
CEO, Tim Bullard, has been the Global M & A asset divestiture of one of America’s oldest global trading
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
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
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
Destiny Wallen
Client Services Coordinator
Destiny comes to Lakes Business Group, Inc. as a licensed support Agent and Client Services Coordinator. She h