Bruce Johnson, Owner & Managing Director: Mr. Johnson is the Owner & Managing Director in the Greenville, SC office of VR Business Sales | Mergers & Acquisitions. Since joining VR in 2010, he has been involved with engagements pertaining to many business types. These include daycares, machine shops, equipment rental, clothing manufacturing, medical imaging centers, pharmacies, restaurants, wholesale distributors, liquor store, nutrition store and office furniture installation. He also brings a wealth of experience in acquisition transactions acquired while part of a corporate team responsible for identifying, valuing, performing due diligence, acquiring and integrating eighteen companies over a five year period with revenues ranging from $250 thousand to $45 million, and totaling more than $125 million in revenue.
His recent merger and acquisition experience is supplemented with over 25 years of financial and operational management experience. This has included delivering superior results while in CFO, VP of Finance, Project Management and Operations management roles for companies of varying sizes in the healthcare, insurance, pharmaceutical packaging, food manufacturing/distribution, advertising and manufacturing industries. This blend of financial, operational and strategic exposure enables Bruce to quickly understand and present both seller and buyer financial and operational perspectives in a clear, concise manner. His project management and acquisition transaction skills are invaluable in facilitating the buying/selling of businesses of all sizes. He also is a licensed South Carolina Real Estate Salesman.
Bruce received his BS degree in Business Administration/Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was a long time member of the Canisius College Council on Accountancy, as well as being involved in charitable activities to benefit teen scholar athletes.