FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — VR Business Brokers of McKinney is pleased to announce its ranking in the Top Ten Year End Award Winners for 2014 for the entire franchise network.

For 35 years, VR has recognized its award winners from around the globe in the following three categories: Offices, Owners and Associates. VR award winners represent top performers from inside the organization and therefore the industry. This year’s top intermediaries share a dedication to their client’s best interests, a passion to be acknowledged as leaders and a drive to succeed.

VR Business Brokers of McKinney finished eighth overall in the Offices category. Another Texas location, San Antonio, finished fifth. Waukesha, Wis. was the top office. Larry Lane of McKinney was sixth in the Owners category. He was the only Texas owner on the list. The owner of the top office, Tim Bullard of Waukesha, Wis., was the top owner.

It is our honor to announce VR’s Top Ten Year End Award Winners for 2014:

No. Top Offices Top Owners Top Associates
1. Waukesha, Wis. Tim Bullard – Waukesha, Wis. Mark Smith – Waukesha, Wis.
2. Artesia, Calif. Chris Gutierrez – Lakeland, Fla. Javier Luna – San Antonio
3. Coral Springs, Fla. Michael Langford – Sacramento, Calif. Andrew Schmelzer – Waukesha, Wis.
4. Edmonton, Canada Lilia Berezkina-White – Boca Raton, Fla. Mike Szmanda – Waukesha, Wis.
5. San Antonio Jey Arul – Edmonton, Canada Raymond Kerr – Coral Springs, Fla.
6. Lakeland, Fla. Larry Lane – McKinney Jonathan Hwang – Artesia, Calif.
7. New Haven, Conn. Bruce Rockwell – Charleston, S.C. Joe Braier – Waukesha, Wis.
8. McKinney Bruce Johnson – Greenville, S.C. Larry Heck – Waukesha, Wis.
9. Boca Raton, Fla. Jerry Myers – Springfield, Mo. Ran Kim – Artesia, Calif.
10. Sacramento, Calif. Jeff Swiggett – New Haven, Conn. Antonio Paez – Coral Springs, Fla.

“We are proud to celebrate and highlight those in our network who focus on VR’s vision by helping their clients and putting them first,” stated JoAnn Lombardi, President of VR Business Brokers | Mergers & Acquisitions.

“This year’s award winners demonstrated the importance of unlocking value for sellers and helping buyers acquire their dreams,” said Peter King, CEO of VR Business Brokers | Mergers & Acquisitions.

VR Business Brokers of McKinney has been serving the greater Dallas / Fort Worth metro area since 2009. For more details contact or call 214-733-8282.


About VR Business Brokers | Mergers & Acquisitions

Founded in 1979, Valued Representation (VR) is the innovative leader in mergers and acquisitions of privately held businesses. Spanning five decades, VR comprehensively addresses the needs of its clients by using a detailed focus on planning, communications and execution. With offices around the world, VR is currently entering a growth cycle with the goal of expanding its domestic and foreign footprint. VR Global Headquarters is located at 2601 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste. 300, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information, call 1-800-377-8722 or visit or Get social with us! (#VRBBNews) on Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Google+.

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