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Gerry Whitson

Biz Wiz Inc
Business Broker
Fulton County, GA

About Me

Banker - Over 20 years of experience as a banker with major banking institutions. Extensive knowledge of lending and funding from small companies to Fortune 500 companies Business Owner - Successful ownership of five different companies. Created two of the companies from concept. Purchased three of the companies for “turn around”. Sold all five companies at profit. • Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe – 1992 to 1998. Purchased and managed the daily operation of a retail package (liquor) store business including hiring/firing and development of all employees, accounting, banking, marketing and sales, purchasing, and regulatory aspects of the business. • Knowledgeworks, Inc – 1998 to 2000. Founded and developed a technology company for the predictive decision recruitment activity of the United States Army. Responsibilities included all facets of management (Executive, Marketing, Technology, Investor Relations, Finance, and Human Resources). • Mail Boxes, Etc (MBE) – 2000 to 2002. Purchased and managed the daily operations of five package and shipping store including hiring/firing and development of all employees, accounting, banking, marketing and sales, purchasing, and regulatory aspects of the business. • FedEx Ground – 2002 to 2004. Acquired and managed the daily operation of FedEx Ground Contract for Forsyth County, Georgia (a package pickup and delivery business) including the hiring/firing and development of all employees, accounting, banking, marketing and sales, purchasing, and regulatory aspects of the business. • Biz Wiz, Inc – 1992 to Present. Created and operates a successful consulting business specializing in the areas of business acquisition, creation, or divestiture. Services include: site location, competitive analysis, business plan development, demographic study, bank funding, licensing, purchasing, and finance. Have effectively assisted business owners with the profitable acquisition or sale of their businesses. Currently provide a wide range of management consultation ranging from business start-up to business divestiture. Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees •Formal education in banking, finance, and investments. •Extensive knowledge of business mergers and acquisitions.

Interest/Speciality

Liquor Stores