Antonio has extensive experience in the Business Consulting Industry as well as in the Real Estate Business provided by 17 successful years of professional activity as an Urban Planner, Urban Developer, General Appraiser, Business Consultant and Entrepreneur. After relocating to South Florida, he has devoted his professional career to Business Brokerage, working with clients to help them achieve their objectives, identifying appropriate targets and implementing negotiation strategies. His services are available to any private business entity or individual on either the buying or selling side of a transaction, with his commitment to structuring those transactions with the least amount of problems, with complete confidentiality and maximizing its value for each party.
Antonio holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Institute of Advanced Management Studies (IESA), in Caracas, Venezuela, and received his Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning from the Simon Bolivar University, also in Caracas, Venezuela in 1986. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
Roger, with Business Management studies at Akron University, has had a successful career at a manufacturing concern. During the 25 years with the company, he escalated positions from Purchasing Agent to President. The company was acquired by a major corporation, at which time, he became CEO. Later, he owned a manufacturing facility in Akron Ohio for six years prior to selling the company and relocating to Florida.
His management expertise in manufacturing facilities, responsibility for the management and control of P&L Statements, and his experience as a business owner are all assets that he has deployed towards his business. Also a member of Business Brokers of Florida Million Dollar Sales Club.
With an impressive record of accomplishments, Ray Kerr has taken much pride and personal satisfaction in his extensive business career as a highly productive and innovative manager in the fields of finance, operations and sales. He continues to be self-motivated due to a strong work ethic and superior abilities as a creative problem solver. These qualities allow him to achieve positive business results.
Ray's early business experience as a CPA involved serving both public and private corporations as a crucial member of their financial management team. He later became a division general manager with P & L responsibilities. With direct industry experience in manufacturing, distribution and retail, his next career step came to fruition when he decided to own and operate his own retail business, which he sold through a business broker.
Ray would like to earn your trust and respect by meeting with you to discuss the listing or purchasing process. As a former business owner himself, Ray is able to empathize with the emotions of both buyers and sellers of businesses and he has the financial skills required to determine a business value and to structure the business sale.
Eduardo Sosa-Branger is a Venezuelan Attorney from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello with an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. With over 30 years of professional experience, Eduardo worked as a Commercial Banker from 1975 to 1994 during which time he was Director and President of several financial, investment and real estate development companies.
His latest experience, prior to becoming a full-time business intermediary, was as Director and General Manager of the Venezuelan Subsidiary of Unisys Corporation. He held this position for over six years during which he managed a group of 175 dedicated team players that increased subsidiary sales from US$ 20 million to US$ 63 million in four years.
Since 2003 he has been a full time business broker having been involved personally or as part of a team in over 100 business acquisitions.
He sees his previous banking, management and legal work experience as pillars for his successful business brokerage career.
Jorge Svistunov has an accumulated experience of more than 25 years in the financial and corporate arena in different American and European enterprises. Since 2001, Jorge has occupied the position of Business Analyst of the firm Tenova, Inc of Boca Raton, responsible for business analysis and recommendation of companies for investments. Jorge has owned enterprises in the oil and retail sector providing him with a valuable knowledge which will assist you to sell or to buy any business.
Walt Rusak, MBA
With over 20 years of senior management experience in telecommunications, Walt has provided leadership to engineering and operations organizations for local and long distance telephone and internet service companies. In addition, he has turned around a telecom company in severe financial distress and built another successful telecom company from the ground up. Walt's merger and acquisition experience included providing leadership to technical due diligence teams that evaluated deployed technologies, management teams, customer bases and synergies which could be realized by the business combination.
Walt is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with degrees in electrical engineering and in business administration, and is a registered professional engineer.
Mark Etheridge brings 30 years of financial experience to VR Business Advisory Partners, Inc. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration he acquired both a Series 7 and Series 3 License on Wall Street where he helped bring companies public and coordinated private placements. After relocating to South Florida and joining RSM Equico he quickly established himself in the local Mergers and Acquisitions environment having been a sought after speaker on M+A topics. Currently he continues to build upon his successful track record in bringing buyers and sellers together across diverse geographic and industrial sectors. Consult with Mark and his Merger and Acquisition team for any assistance in the Mid Cap market.
Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and Licensed Business/Real Estate agent Mr. Samid Gouar is an international entrepreneur with extensive business development, marketing, and management experience hands-on CEO. His experience and ability to communicate in three languages are a significant asset to local and international clients. Samid Gouar is an active member of Business Brokers of Florida Million dollar sales club and provides the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality, while minimizing the time and stress typically experienced in negotiating the transfer of ownership of privately-held businesses.
Antonio Paez is a Civil Engineer with an MBA in Finance and Marketing. Mr. Paez has served in various top corporate positions in Public and Private US and International Companies over the last 30 years. He has a track record of handling many business sales, and mergers and acquisitions, both in the US and Internationally.