Sunbelt of Dayton Team

When you’re preparing to buy or sell a business in Dayton, you need an experienced, winning team to guide you through the transaction process. At Sunbelt of Dayton, our brokers and M&A advisors have decades of combined experience and are well-versed in the Dayton marketplace. Give our team a call today to begin your search for a business or prepare your business for sale.

Gerry Chadwick
Gerry Chadwick
Owner, Senior Broker
Gerry Chadwick
Gerry Chadwick
Owner, Senior Broker

Specialty:

Gerry Chadwick is a specialist in M&A transactions. This includes consulting with clients to make sure the business is “buyer ready,” including, financial analysis, valuations, conducting readiness assessment and value gap analysis, transaction negotiation.

Years in the field:

Gerry Chadwick has over 10 years experience in mergers and acquisitions.

Industries served:

Manufacturing, Trucking, Service Industries, IT Services

Prior relevant experience:

In a 30 year sales career, including the role of VP of Sales for Excellence In Motivation, the focus was on question-based and need satisfaction selling. The core of these sales methods was curiosity about a client’s business and personal goals. These characteristics are keys in successful M&A and business brokerage transactions. Being able to understand the critical business characteristics and value drivers of a business through in-depth interviews and being able to translate that knowledge to prospective buyers, all the while keeping each party’s end goals at the forefront of negotiation.

Position at Sunbelt:

Owner, President and M&A Specialist

Education / Certifications:

Mr. Chadwick earned his BS in Marketing from the University of Dayton in 1977. In 2008 he became a Certified Business Intermediary from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA).

Notable M&A, Main St Sales/Consulting Case Studies:

Sold: MJM Trucking, Miami Machine Corporation, S&J Precision, Paradigm Industrial

Professional Affiliations and/or Memberships:

Mr. Chadwick is a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), M&A Source, Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) and Dayton Rotary Club.

Roland Rapp
Roland Rapp
Owner, Senior Broker
Roland Rapp
Roland Rapp
Owner, Senior Broker

Specialty:

Roland Rapp is a specialist in: Developing Valuations and Opinion of Value for Businesses, Mergers & Acquisitions, Accounting & Finance, and Financial Statement dissection

Years in the field:

Roland Rapp has over 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions.

Industries served:

Manufacturing, Machine Shops, Information Technology, HVAC, Daycare / Preschool, Professional Services, Sports Bars.

Prior relevant experience:

Roland Rapp has worked for Dayton area Mergers and Acquisitions firms for over 16 years. Mr. Rapp has been responsible for a variety of tasks including business development and sourcing new companies for sale; identifying potential buyers from relevant industry sources & personal contacts; assessing strategic fit between buyers and sellers; managing negotiations and final contracts; finding funding sources, and developing corporate valuations that determine sale value and future profit potential.

Mr. Rapp has many years of business experience which includes CFO of a service company, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for a Healthcare company and Principal of a corporate finance consulting business.

Position at Sunbelt:

Senior M&A Advisor, Owner

Education / Certifications:

Mr. Rapp earned his MBA in Finance from Wright State University, and his BS in Accounting also from Wright State University.

Notable M&A Case Studies:

Sold $4.3M Manufacturer, $2.4M HVAC Service Co., $1.8M Roofing Co., $1.8M Sign Manufacturer, $1.5M Golf Course, $1.1M Professional Services, $1.1M Car Wash

Professional Affiliations & Memberships:

Mr. Rapp is a member of the Centerville Noon Optimists, Centerville Noon Finance Committee, and Epiphany Lutheran Church Investment Board member.

Kate Vriner
Kate Vriner
Vice President, Senior Broker
Kate Vriner
Kate Vriner
Vice President, Senior Broker

Specialty:

Kate Vriner is a specialist in financial analysis, account management, customer service, strategic and succession planning, purchase agreement negotiation, and deal structuring.

Years in the field:

Kate Vriner joined the Sunbelt team in 2016.

Industries served:

Logistics, Transportation, Food Service.

Prior relevant experience:

Ms. Vriner’s career has included account management and financial positions.

Position at Sunbelt:

Vice President & Senior Certified Main Street Business Broker.

Education / Certifications:

Ms. Vriner earned her BS from Wright State University, received Sunbelt Certified Main Street Business Broker certification in 2016, and CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor) certification in 2020.

Professional Affiliations and/or Memberships:

Ms. Vriner is a member of DRMA Member Services Committee Member, WiBN, and Generation Dayton.

Dori Gabriel
Dori Gabriel
Senior Broker
Dori Gabriel
Dori Gabriel
Senior Broker

Specialty:

Dori Gabriel specializes in customer service and account management with both Main Street Market buyers and sellers.

Years in the field:

Dori Gabriel has over 6 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions.

Industries served:

Business-to-Consumer (B2C) businesses.

Prior relevant experience:

Mrs. Gabriel’s career has included extensive customer service, management, and training positions.

Position at Sunbelt:

Sunbelt Certified Business Broker.

Education / Certifications:

Mrs. Gabriel earned her BA in Psychology and a minor in Marketing from the University of Dayton and is a Sunbelt Certified Main Street Business Broker.

Notable M&A, Main St Sales/Consulting Case Studies:

Mrs. Gabriel has been directly involved with the valuation and selling of: Dance Studio, Convenience Store, Specialty Grocery Store, Tavern and a high number of current listings in the B2C industry.

Doug Bolton
Doug Bolton
Broker
Doug Bolton
Doug Bolton
Broker
Eric Cluxton
Eric Cluxton
Broker
Eric Cluxton
Eric Cluxton
Broker

Industries Served:

Banking, Risk Management, Commercial Real Estate and, the sale and lease of commercial real estate.

Prior relevant experience:

Mr. Cluxton’s business career has spanned 40 years of interacting with clients in the financial services and risk management fields. His vast experience with a wide variety of businesses enables Eric to quickly access the needs of his prospective clients whether you are a buyer or a seller.

Position at Sunbelt:

Certified Business Broker

Education:

Mr. Cluxton earned his BS from Miami University in 1981. Post graduate education includes The Stonier Graduate School of Banking University of Delaware, The Ohio School of Consumer Credit Kent State, Darden School of Advanced Commercial Lending University of VA, Certified Quality Trainer from 3M St. Paul, MN, Certified Financial Paraplanner College of Financial Planning Denver, State of Ohio Insurance Licensed in Property and Causality, Life and Health and Annuities.

Notable Career Accomplishments:

Successful sale and leasing of land and buildings at the Mound Business Park (formly a Department of Energy Nuclear Clean Up Site)

Professional Affiliations and/or Memberships:

Mr. Cluxton is a current board member of County Corp Development, Miamisburg Schools Education Foundation, Dayton History Development Committee and Downtown Miamisburg, Inc. He is a past Board Chair of The Greater Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Dayton History, Miamisburg Mound Improvement Corp, Wright Dunbar Inc, and Montgomery County T.I.D. Mr. Cluxton Is a past board member at The Moraine Country Club and a past President of the Miamisburg Rotary Club.

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