Hall of Fame Award 2021

VR Congratulates Chris Gutierrez, CBI of Tampa, FL -2021 VR Hall of Fame Inductee

For Immediate Release: VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions Inducts Chris Gutierrez, CBI into VR Hall of Fame for 2021

Fort Lauderdale, Florida / April 1st, 2022

VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions, the recognized leader I the sale of privately owned businesses are honored and proud to induct Chris Gutierrez into the prestigious VR Hall of Fame.

Beginning in 2006, the VR Hall of Fame has inducted an individual who has shown dedication to VR, supported the organization and community, and shown respect, professionalism, and integrity for the entrepreneur. Different from other halls of fame, a VR honoree’s induction is bestowed while active in their career, and acknowledges a body of work to date. Every year the VR Board of Directors reviews numerous candidates, and though very difficult, selects just one worthy individual to join the Hall.

Mr. Gutierrez, joined VR in 2005, and has the distinction of owning a VR franchise for many years prior to join VR Business Sales in Tampa as a Lead Advisor. He has been a consistent worldwide top producer in the VR organization for over 15 years, with hundreds of successful transactions across numerous industries and sectors.

Chris’ professional and educational background form the basis for his success. A degree in Finance from the University of Florida, was followed by a Master’s in finance from Georgia State University. He is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Professional (“CM&AP”), Certified Business Intermediary (“CBI”), and a Certified Business Appraiser and member of the International Society of Business Appraisers. Such a commitment to education has proven to be a great advantage to his extended client base.

His educational background is combined with real life experience of raising capital and then buying and selling of his own businesses prior to joining VR. Chris has walked in the shoes of business owners and welcomes sharing his experience with entrepreneurs and members of the VR organization. His promise to his clients is to give honest professional advice.

“Induction into the VR Hall of Fame memorializes one’s contribution to client, industry, and VR. Chris joins a very select group who have and continue to build VR into a world class organization that assists the needs of entrepreneurs no matter the size of their business. It is with great pride and adulation that we induct him as our 2021 VR Hall of Fame Inductee” remarked Peter C. King, CEO of VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions.

“There are very few among us who continuously and quietly lead by example. This year’s VR Hall of Fame Inductee, Chris Gutierrez, is one of those true leaders. After working together for many years and looking forward to many more I would like to congratulate Chris and at the same time thank him for his contribution to VR” stated JoAnn Lombardi, President VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions.

About VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions

Founded in 1979, VR is the innovative leader in business sales, and mergers and acquisitions, of closely held, privately owned, and founder-operated businesses. With an impressive history spanning 6 decades, VR comprehensively addresses the needs of its’ clients by using a detailed focus of planning, transparency, and execution. The organization is recognized as the only remaining founding member of the International Business Brokers Association, and continues to focus on its formula for success, “Our Strength is Our People”.

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