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Jorge Merino

Jorge Merino

VR Mergers & Acquisitions
Business Broker
San Diego County, CA

About Me

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE: Jorge A. Merino brings an extensive and impressive background to his business brokerage practice that services sellers and purchasers of middle market and small privately held businesses. Prior to joining Vanguard Resource Group, he held positions as an account executive and realtor in the mortgage and real estate fields where he quickly moved up the proverbial ladder of success into the position of a sales manager by recruiting, training and managing the production of a team of successful realtors and loan officers. He also worked as a program manager and as a teacher in secondary education where he learned to value the power of personal relationships. Needless to say, Jorge brings to his practice a dynamic blend of personal qualities, business experience and education. His involvement as a VR Senior Associate spans all aspects of the acquisition and divestiture process including business valuations, contract negotiations, strategic exit-planning & multi-level marketing designed to connect the right buyer with the right seller, and also coordinating 3rd party involvement during due diligence, deal-making, and closing processes. He offers his expertise to a variety of market segments including business, personal & professional services, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, food & general retail, franchises, and web-based business opportunities. Jorge's commitment to the industry is deep. He is an active member of the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) and the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He holds the prestigious designation of CABB Certified Business Broker (CBB) and he is a candidate for the sought after designation of IBBA Certified Business Intermediary (CBI). When he is not providing service to his seller and purchaser clients, Jorge is actively counseling and assisting entrepreneurs & small business owners realize their business dreams as a SCORE counselor and volunteer. CREDENTIALS & EDUCATION: Alliant International University, Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, Cum Laude Graduate - CABB California Certified Business Broker, Certified Broker - SCORE Counselors to Americas Small Business, Certified Counselor - IBBA Certified Business Intermediary (Candidate)

Interest/Speciality

Apparel and Accessory Stores, Automotive Dealers, Bars/Taverns, Blding Mat., Hardware, Garden, Convenience Stores, Florists, Gasoline Service Stations, General Merchandise Stores, Home Furniture & Furnishings, Liquor Stores, Marine Dealers & Equipment, Miscellaneous Retail, Other Eating & Drinking Places, Other Food Stores, Pet Shops & Supplies, Restaurants, Supermarkets, Vending Machines, Agents & Brokers, Amusement & Recreation, Auto Repair, Parts & Services, Beauty Salons, Barber Shops, Computer & Software Services, Drycleaning/Laundry Services, Educational Services, Engineering & Accounting Svcs, Finance, Banking, Loans, etc., Freight, Moving/Delivery, Health, Medical & Dental, Hotels & Other Lodging Places, Landscaping & Yard Services, Legal Services, Marine Repair, Parts & Services, Membership Organizations, Miscellaneous Repair Services, Miscellaneous Services, Museums, Art Galleries, Zoos, Other Business Services, Other Personal Services, Other Travel & Transportation, Passenger Transportation, Pet Care & Grooming, Social Services, Storage & Warehousing, Travel Agencies, Business Services (B2B), Consumer Services (B2C), Domain Name/Basic Site, General Internet, ISP/ASP Services, Software, Web Design/Tech Services, Apparel & finished fabrics, Chemicals & Allied Products, Electronic & Electrical Equip., Fabricated Metal Products, Food and Kindred Products, Furniture and Fixtures, Industrial & Comm. Machinery, Leather and Leather Products, Lumber and Wood Products, Measuring & Analyzing Instr., Miscellaneous Manufacturing, Paper & Allied Products, Petroleum Refining, Primary Metal Industries, Printing, Publishing, Rubber and Plastic Products, Stone, Clay, Glass, Concrete, Textile Mill Products, Tobacco Products, Transportation Equipment, Durable Goods, Nondurable Goods, Building, Heavy, Special Trades, For Lease, For Sale, Capital Wanted, Capital To Invest, Financing / Business Loans, Business Connections, Foreign Connections, Wanted - Miscellaneous, Other/Other