Michael Szmanda

Michael joined VR in 2010 and has been a top producer throughout his tenure (most recently, he was recognized as a Top 10 Broker for all of the VR Global Network – 2013). He has extensive experience in sales, finance, negotiations and creative deal making. Born and raised in Southeastern Wisconsin, he has earned success with smaller local firms as well as Fortune 500 companies. Michael has consistently been recognized as a top performer by national and international companies such as Sprint Corporation, National City Bank and Merrill Lynch. His vast and diverse experience coupled with creative problem solving make him an asset to both this firm, and his clients.

Team Members

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
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
Dan Williamson
Senior Vice President of Client Services
25 years experience
SUE BULLARD
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
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
Steven Aubrey
Vice President of Client Services
Steve’s business experience is remarkable in both its depth and diversity.   His professional career has s
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
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
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
Partner
Mark has spent the last thirty years of his career in small business. His first venture was to take a small, f