All brokers hold at least the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). VR Business Brokers New Haven is the only business brokerage firm in New England that can make this claim.
Jeff Swiggett CBI, M&AMI: Jeff Swiggett has over thirty years of business experience involved with positions in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, business start-up and acquisition, including owning and operating an import/export firm and a manufacturing company. Jeff brings a wealth of practical experience when advising clients on selling or buying a business and brings a level of professionalism to the process that makes him and the VR office one of the best recognized and most admired business intermediaries in Connecticut. In 2015, Jeff was designated the most valuable intermediary in the VR network of offices and was ranked the #1 office owner in commissions earned. Jeff is one of the few New England and Connecticut business brokers that has been certified as a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and a Mergers & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) from the M&A Source. A graduate of Colgate University with a degree in Physics and Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Jeff is an active member in the IBBA, M&A Source, New England Business Brokers Association (NEBBA), New Haven Manufacturers Association (NHMA) and the New Haven Chamber of Commerce. Jeff can be reached via email at email@example.com
Al Guthrie: Al Guthrie comes to VR Business Brokers after having spent his career in management as President, CFO and Controller of numerous Mid-Market organizations where he was active in M&A work and projects. Al is also a former business owner having sold a print shop and greeting card manufacturing firm he owned in the 1980’s. He also owned and sold a capital equipment manufacturing firm in the 1990’s. During the early 2000’s Al sold an internet gift company that he bought in the 1990’s as a mail order firm, then developed the internet potential before selling it in 2002. Just prior to joining VR, Al worked in NYC as the CFO of a marketing company. Al has represented businesses valued up to $25 million. He has received the prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Broker Association (IBBA). Al is a native of CT and has practiced Business Brokerage there since 2009, however, he has moved to South Jersey and beginning in 2017 practices there. Al is also a member of the M&A Source, a trade organization for Merger and Acquisition professionals.
Bill Hall, CBI: Bill Hall comes to VR Business Sales with forty years of sales experience. He has been General Manager of two wholesale distributors, VP of Sales for a contract cleaning company, and an award-winning salesman at the largest paper distributor in the Northeast. He has been a Top 10 Producer among all business brokers in the VR network. Bill is active in his church and community. Bill has received the prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). Raised and educated in Connecticut, and a Vietnam veteran, he lives on the Branford shore, where he can be found sailing his catboat when he is not busy selling businesses. Bill can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Shapiro: David comes to VR Business Sales, Mergers and Acquisitions with over 20 years experience in entrepreneurial, executive management, sales, and marketing. The last 10 were spent in the renewable energy industry serving one company in management and another as president and founder of a solar distribution and project development company. Prior to that he has held management positions in a real estate development, contracting and hospitality. David grew up in New York City and presently lives with his family in Fairfield Connecticut.
Devon Fleming: Devon comes to VR Business Sales with over 20 years of sales and marketing experience. She spent a dozen years on Wall Street working for Mike Bloomberg and Dillon Read and another decade as an entrepreneur and management consultant for her own company. Devon is known for publishing a regional "zagat-style" resource guide; is passionate about empowering women in business and is active in numerous, family-oriented philanthropic initiatives in lower Connecticut. When not working, Devon can be found spending time with her family, volunteering at her favorite animal shelter or blogging about being a "Household CEO". Devon can be reached via email at email@example.com.