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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.