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Your Wilminton VR Business Sales Team is ready to serve you.  Each member of our team adheres to a strong set of ethical business principles, has completed extensive business sales training, brings a wealth of experience owning and operating their own business and knows what it takes to successfully complete business transactions. 
Rob Sweeney: Originally from the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1998 from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. For the last 20 years, I’ve worked as a Principal Systems Engineer as well as a Software Quality Engineer for a navy defense contractor/ government. In that time, I have managed several fire control laboratories, been all over the country installing and testing shore-based laboratories as well as overseeing and managing many defense contracts. At one point I decided it was that time in my life for a change, which I believe many people feel that need but never take the chance or make that leap. While I was researching, I ended up talking with friends who are in the business broking industry, became very interested, came across VR Business Brokers, was introduced to some great people and decided to finally make that leap. I believe working for a navy defense contractor for the last two decades prepared me well, gave me the experience and building blocks necessary to become successful in this next phase of my life. I’m very grateful and excited for this opportunity and I look forward to helping you buy and/or sell your next business opportunity.  Rob can be reached via email at Rob@vrwilmington.com.

Don Adkins is a native of West Virginia. In 1967, he received a BSBA degree from West Virginia University where he met his wife and best friend of 44 years, Maryann. Upon graduation, he joined the staff of Sears Roebuck and Company in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1972, he joined a commercial explosives manufacturing company and subsequently served as COO of that company. In 1992, Don and Maryann moved to Wilmington, NC where he purchased a VR Business Broker franchise that was established by the previous franchisee in 1981. The Wilmington franchise is the longest continually operating franchise in the VR network and has assisted over 1,400 area owners in the sale of their businesses. That same year, Don joined the 200 member Wilmington Rotary Club of Rotary International. Rotary International is a service organization comprised of 1.2 million professional leaders belonging to 34,000 clubs in 196 countries around the world divided into 532 Districts. He served as club president for the 2002-03 Rotary Year. Don is currently serving as District Governor for 51 clubs with 2,000 members which are located in the 15 eastern counties of North Carolina. As to community involvement, he served as a founding director and board chair of the Friends of Tileston, Inc., a nonprofit corporation established to preserve and renovate the historic 1872 Tileston School which was the first free public school in the state of North Carolina. Today in addition to a school, the complex has a community outreach to serve our less fortunate friends and neighbors as a free medical clinic, dental clinic and pharmacy. Don served as treasurer-secretary on the board of directors for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation from 2003 through 2011 during which time a capital campaign raised funds to construct a 195,000 square foot Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Don can be reached via email at Don@vrwilmington.com.


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