The Carolina Team
From the coastal plains in the east to the Appalachian Mountains in the west, the VR Business Brokers Franchise has an extensive network of intermediaries ready to help you buy or sell a business in the Carolinas.
Adam Petricoff Owner
Adam has over 25 years of sales, marketing and management experience working with a variety of different industries including textiles, hospitality, healthcare, distribution, and manufacturing. Adam is a native of Cincinnati, OH but is happy to call Charlotte his home after moving to Charlotte in 1998. He received his B.A. in Political Science from The American University in Washington, D.C. Adam loves to play tennis, volunteer at his house of worship and travel with his wife of 21 years and his two teenage children. When on the road they love to seek out local ice cream shops. Adam can be reached via email at [email protected].
Neal Isaacs Owner
A former shark diver at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN, Neal moved to the Triangle in 2003 to open a retail business to “sell Nemo.” In 2008 he sold it to focus on business to business transactions and earned my MBA at NC State in 2011. Neal Isaacs is a business Broker and owner of VR Business Brokers of the Triangle. Neal can be reached at [email protected].
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. Bruce can be reached via email at [email protected].
Scott Mallory Managing Partner
Scott has 20 years of exemplary managerial experience in all-encompassing components of a business. He began as a manager of a successful restaurant and went on to create a booming mortgage company with exponential growth. Scott’s tenacity drove him to flip over one hundred homes during his ten-year tenure in real estate. His greatest accomplishment was in the management of an in-home healthcare company, Comfort Keepers, in one of the most competitive markets in the nation, expanding the business by thirty percent. Scott surged the marketing and sales to an entirely different league, bringing his business presence to number one in online marketing. Scott maintains excellent communicative abilities, with expertise in helping those who wish to buy or sell a business. Scott has notable entrepreneurial abilities due to his perseverance and dedication, holding himself to distinguishing standards and aiming for the highest level of company performance possible. Scott can be reached via email at [email protected].
Ken Puryear President
Ken has over 20 years experience in the brokerage business. He has had extensive experience in bringing the buyer and seller together so that all aspects of the sale run as smooth as possible. Having owned several small businesses, both as a start up venture as well as purchasing an existing business he can appreciate the value in the purchase of an existing business. His knowledge and experience in marketing and sales will help you make the correct decision in either the purchase or sale of a business. Ken can be reached via email at [email protected].
Don Adkins Founder and President
The name was selected after a successful business associate suggested that if you believe in what you are doing and you are committed to the highest level of quality customer service, you shouldn’t be concerned about putting your name on the door. In addition to a qualified support staff, we have long term working relationships with area lenders, attorneys, accountants and business advisors.
Prior to establishing this business, Don earned a BSBA degree from West Virginia University and then served twenty years as COO and part owner of a national manufacture and distribution company. His civic and charitable activities include leadership positions with the Wilmington Rotary Club, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation, Friends of Tileston, Rotary District 7730, Saint Mary Catholic Church and Partners for Economic Inclusion among others. In addition, he is a member of the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and the International Business Brokers Association. Don can be reached via email at [email protected].