Sunbelt of Springfield Team

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

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Gerry Chadwick
Owner
Gerry Chadwick photo
Gerry Chadwick
Owner

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.

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Roland Rapp
Owner
Roland Rapp photo
Roland Rapp
Owner

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.

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Dori Gabriel
Broker
Dori Gabriel photo
Dori Gabriel
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.

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Kate Vriner
Broker
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Kate Vriner
Broker

Specialty:

Kate Vriner is a specialist in financial analysis, account management, customer service and strategic planning.

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:

Sunbelt Certified Business Broker – Main Street.

Education /  Certifications:

Ms. Vriner earned her BS from Wright State University and is a Sunbelt Certified Business Broker – Main Street.

Professional Affiliations and/or Memberships:

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

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Rick Hasler
Broker
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Rick Hasler
Broker

Specialty:

Rick Hasler is an accomplished business manager with over 30 years of progressive experience within the Healthcare Industry, with specific expertise in Health and Wellness, Fitness Center Management, Organizational Leadership, Integration of Business Processes and the Design/Implementation of Programs.

Years in the field:

Rick Hasler joined the Sunbelt team in 2017

Industries served:

Healthcare, manufacturing, municipal, and service

Prior relevant experience:

Mr. Hasler’s career has included proven performance in linking corporate vision with the delivery of desired results through empowerment, development and utilization of people, process and technology.

Position at Sunbelt:

Sunbelt Business Broker

Education /  Certifications:

Mr. Hasler earned his MS in Organizational Leadership from Mount Saint Joseph University, Cincinnati, OH and BS in Health Fitness from Springfield College, Springfield, MA

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