VR State of the Company

CEO Peter C. King & President JoAnn Lombardi

VR CEO Peter C. King and President JoAnn Lombardi

Valued Representation… It’s who we are. Its what we deliver.

It’s the statement that drives a client focused organization that strives to be an advocate for unlocking true value.  Drawing on our heritage that spans 5 decades as the leader in the sales of family operated, founder owned and privately-held business, VR and its specialized intermediaries around the globe continue to define the organization’s market position as the company that cares and honors its responsibility’s.

We are proud of our long history of keeping our promises to our clients, and believe that we are in a better environment than ever to capitalize on hard work and our superior position in the markets where we operate.  While we are confident, we are not content.  We are always thinking about what comes next and searching for people who will contribute to the advancement of the organization.  That’s the sign of a healthy business with superior core values.

Recognizing the challenge to build on our legacy and realize the full potential of our organization:

-We are positioned to advance the growth of the organization and its “boutique firm” philosophy.

-Are working diligently to increase our average sales price.

-While continuing to strive to sell a higher percentage of our engagements and mandates.

-By developing cross boarder opportunities for investment.

-Through refining and increasing educational tools through the VR Master Business Intermediary program.

-Focusing on capturing market share in the midmarket.

Most importantly to our future…do it with the right people.

Strategy that Delivers

We have capitalized on strategies developed during the past few years of economic challenge around the globe.  These strategies culminated in a highly developed effective operating expense model for our franchisees.  A model that allows recruitment of professionals, and positions our offices as pillars of the local business community.

The changes we have made with the advice of our “VR Owner Advisory Groups” underscore the confidence in our business strategies to succeed over the long term with a focus on controlled growth rather than sales based on survival.

VR will never be a franchise factory, its culture is that of a boutique firm catering to the needs of the privately held business, no matter how large the organization grows. We’re improving existing business models and developing new ones to meet the demands of our core business, and the exploding lower middle-market sector where the brand continues to develop.

Today’s VR owner see’s no boundaries.  No geographic boundaries!  No transactional size boundaries! No transactional volume boundaries! And together we create equity in a VR business that will one day sell for the benefit of its owner.

Entrepreneurs who could not or would not sell their businesses in the past five years are now positioned to reap the benefit of their dedication and hard work.   VR is positioned to help unlock value and transition a new generation of entrepreneurs into businesses that will stand the test of time.

Talent and Leadership Breeds SuccessMulticurtural Shake

The talent and experience of VR people is the single most important factor in our ability to differentiate ourselves from our peers and competition.  It is the essential element that enables us to be responsive in times of adversity and in times of opportunity.  The collective whole of the VR team prides itself on integrity, honesty and transparency.  By committing to cultivating talent and leadership throughout the organization, we are making sure our business thrives for decades to come.

Our focus on talent touches every aspect of how we manage the operations.  It requires us to embrace collaboration and diversity.  It means understanding where we are strong, where we need to work harder to develop, and where we need to seek fresh ideas.

The Mission:

Continue to build a globally recognized boutique firm that recognizes and provides its clients with much needed of advice and assistance in business transfers.

The Mandate:

Help clients around the globe acquire or divest the family operated, founder owned and privately held business.

On behalf of both of us, and intermediaries around the world, we remain,

Peter C. King, CEO                                                JoAnn Lombardi, President

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