Tim Bellon, Owner and Managing Broker: Tim was born and raised in North Dakota, and after the culmination of a 21+ year career in the U.S. Army, he and his wife Beth retired in Apollo Beach, FL. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from Concordia College, and a Master’s of Science in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Tim joined the VR Business Sales Team in 2012 as the owner and managing broker of an office serving the greater Tampa Bay, FL. During this time, he has focused on helping business owners realize their goals through selling, buying, or growing businesses. He also assists individuals, and companies looking to expand, in the identification and acquisition of businesses.
Tim is community oriented, and is a proud member of the following organizations; International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), Business Brokers of Florida (BBF), SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, Commercial Finance Association (CFA), American Legion, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and the Knights of Columbus. Tim can be reached via email at TBellon@VRSouthShore.com.
Chris Gutierrez, Business Intermediary: Chris has over 20 years in sales, marketing, and finance. Chris began his career in banking but rapidly transitioned into high-level sales and marketing positions with various telecom and software companies where he honed his deal-making skills. Chris has raised over $30 million in venture capital for the companies that he was associated with and successfully sold the last company to a larger public company. Chris has been a buyer and a seller of his own companies, so he understands the intricacies to managing a complex and emotional transaction. His clients will attest to his insight, fairness, and honesty in every aspect of the transaction. Chris can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Robert Proden, Business Intermediary: Robert ”Bob” Proden has been in the bar and restaurant business for over 30 years at all levels, including management through ownership. Robert can communicate and understand the difficulties of the business world and can communicate and consult with business owners to facilitate the transaction through the buying and selling process. Robert’s philosophy is to conduct all business with the utmost of confidentiality, trust, and integrity and to render the highest level of service to clients through analysis and solution based consultation. Bob can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jean-Philippe Truchement, Business Intermediary: Jean-Philippe graduated from a French International-Business School and started his career managing various small businesses on behalf of investors. Before moving to the US in 1997 he was C.O.O. of a group of small businesses operating in various service industries as well as retail operations, wholesale distribution and manufacturing activities. This gave him significant management exposure in various types of businesses. Since moving to Florida Jean-Philippe, on his own and with partners, has started, bought and sold several businesses in the US as well as in Europe and South America and has gained personal experience regarding the technical and personal challenges of such negotiations. Jean-Phillippe aspires to help others transition into or out of business ownership. Jean-Philippe is based in the Ocala / Gainesville area and can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Jesse Ellsworth, Business Intermediary: Jesse was born in Lakeland, FL and was raised in Dade City, FL. Growing up in a primarily agriculturally focused region, he began working on the family farm at a young age. He attended Florida Southern College where he obtained a bachelors in Horticulture Science with an Emphasis in Citrus. Not long after graduating from FSC, Jesse was accepted into a
masters program at the University of Florida to continue his education in Food
and Resource Economics. During a Summer internship he acquired a Florida Real Estate
License and took an interest in business brokerage. Since finishing his masters
degree he has joined the VR South Shore team and is excited to help businesses
and individuals in the greater Tampa Bay area. Jesse enjoys traveling, home
brewing, woodworking, camping, and adventure sports. Jesse can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.