Mike Capps, Managing Partner: Michael Capps, Managing Partner: Michael has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and managerial experience encompassing start-up, growth and exit strategies.
U.S. Air Force Combat Veteran, Michael knows first-hand the importance of integrity, commitment and excellence demonstrated through building a nationally recognized technology firm which he successfully sold in 2015. Started in 2008, Michael built a technology consulting practice, in Kansas, from the basement of his home, growing it over 7 years to become one of the Top 100 Managed Services Providers in the country.
As an industry recognized leader, Michael speaks to groups throughout the country, coaching others to reach for the same success he found. Throughout his career, Michael has focused on implementing solutions that improve the bottom line through operational efficiencies, while never losing site of the most critical component in business - the customer.
With a deep level of knowledge in technology, financial and retail operations, Michael’s years of experience and dedication to his clients offers a unique opportunity to have a honest, dedicated and extremely knowledgeable advocate for customers. Whether you are ready to sell your business, considering exit strategies or need to know what your business is truly worth, Michael is ready to partner with you. You can reach Michael at email@example.com.
James Clendenin, Partner: James Clendenin brings a unique perspective and expertise to the VR Business Brokers team, stemming from his time in both the private and public sectors. Following his education at Hesston College, James cut his teeth on business operations through managing industrial rental operations throughout the Midwest.
Later, James moved into Aircraft Manufacturing, developing an intimate relationship in advanced composite manufacturing and operational process improvement with Beechcraft and Goodrich Aviation. Beyond his in-depth knowledge of operations, James established and grew a successful flooring business and partnered in developing a highly successful Aroma Therapy business.
In 2011, James entered public service, being elected to the Wichita City Council. Fulfilling his desire to help and serve his community, James endeavored to learn the often confusing bureaucratic process to address and develop solutions for constituents, both individual and business. Beyond his public service, James has served and chaired numerous non-profit groups, allowing him to expand his network of reach, connecting otherwise disparate individuals into successful engagements.
Combining both, his public and private knowledge, James continues to work closely with businesses, gaining insight into the challenges with growing and ultimately selling a business, financially and psychologically. Combining his years of managerial experience with his insight into today’s business owner, James stands ready to help his clients successfully complete one of the greatest financial transactions of their lives - selling their business. To discuss your business and how to maximize its value, You can reach James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vanessa M. Christophersen: Vanessa M. Christophersen is an agent with VR Business Brokers of the Heartland who enjoys reshaping and rebuilding Wichita and the surrounding communities, one business at a time. Before joining VR, Vanessa worked for over 10 years in the Wichita medical community.
An enthusiastic and innovative professional with extensive experience in event management, administration, and client care, Vanessa is passionate about planning your new future as a business owner and will tap into her experience in the community and knowledge of business to develop and assist in developing a successful business for you.
Vanessa believes in giving back to the community - non-profit organizations hold a special place in her heart. Vanessa is involved with a variety of organizations and holds board positons with Wichita Civic Engagement Association, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America and Wichita Animal Control Board.
Vanessa is a western Kansas native, and a mother of two fantastic young adults (in college and middle school). She can also be found on Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter. You can reach Vanessa at email@example.com.