Mark Smith

Mark has spent the last thirty years of his career in small business. His first venture was to take a small, family-owned, contracting business and grow it into a thirty-plus employee company with three divisions. After selling the company in 2002, he joined a metropolitan Milwaukee commercial real estate firm where he quickly became one of the company’s top producing brokers. His experience as a successful business owner combined with his knowledge of the commercial real estate market will benefit anyone who wants to buy or sell a business.

Team Members

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