Steve Dykstra

Steve Dykstra brings a wealth of experience in business consulting, sales, technology, finance and real estate. As a former lender, he has developed tremendous talent in assisting hundreds of buyers and sellers guide their transactions to a successful closing while avoiding unnecessary hurdles and complications.

Steve has been consistently recognized as a top performer and has won several state and regional sales awards while working with small/medium sized businesses and fortune 500 companies alike.

As a former business owner he relates well to owners and entrepreneurs and his comprehensive understanding of running a business, high energy, honesty and integrity, combined with VR proven Systems will allow him to deliver successful results for his clients.    Steve can be reached at sdykstra@vrbizlakes.com

Team Members

Steve Dykstra
VP Client Services
Steve Dykstra brings a wealth of experience in business consulting, sales, technology, finance and real estate
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
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
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
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
Timothy Bullard
President, CEO
CEO, Tim Bullard, has been the Global M & A asset divestiture of one of America’s oldest global trading
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
Nicole White
Shareholder
Nicole has 10+ years experience in the M&A world, and was the #1 Sales Agent World Wide for first quarter
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
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
Andrew Schmelzer
Shareholder
Andy brings over 20 years of marketing, branding and sales experience both nationally and internationally to t
Destiny Wallen
Client Services Coordinator
Destiny comes to Lakes Business Group, Inc. as a licensed support Agent and Client Services Coordinator. She h
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
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