John Hornblower

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Comprehensive, confidential personal service in the sale or purchase of a privately held business in


VR Business Brokers Aspen, CO


VR Business Brokers was established in 1979 to help sellers of privately held businesses unlock value and to help buyers acquire their dreams. VR has sold more businesses in the world than anyone. (R)

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We provide confidential consultations, seller representation and buyer representation.


Aspen, CO
Buy a Business | Sell a Business www.vraspen.com

VR Business Brokers of Aspen Colorado provides professional services to bring buyers and sellers of businesses together. Specializing in valuing small to mid-sized businesses, VR will help you find the right buyer for your company. Or if you are interested in buying a business, VR will help you find the right company for you to buy.

John HornblowerThe Managing Partner of the VR Office in Aspen is John Hornblower, CFA, a long-time finance executive. John grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut in a family with a long history in investment banking. His great-grandfather founded Hornblower & Weeks in 1888, a firm which grew to be the 7th largest investment bank in the world.

John graduated with honors from Harvard, where he studied economics and rowed on the heavyweight crew team. John started his finance career on Wall Street at Salomon Brothers as an equity derivatives specialist. He then moved on to Citicorp, where he headed the equity derivatives marketing department, and then to Cantor Fitzgerald, where he traded convertible bonds with institutional investors. In 2009 he founded Hornblower Trading LLC, which allowed him to trade convertible bonds with institutional investors independently, and which also allowed him the flexibility to move to Aspen, Colorado.

In 2013 John recognized the need among small businesses in the Rocky Mountain Region of Colorado for professional brokerage and valuation services. So he founded Hornblower Advisory Partners LLC, doing business as VR Business Brokers, to provide investment banking and business brokerage services to the businesses of Main Street.

We invite you to contact John with any questions about buying or selling a business in the Roaring Fork Valley or the Rocky Mountain Region of Colorado. You may also want to connect with John at (970) 429-8220 or via email at john@vraspen.com. We look forward to helping you.

Areas Served

  • Denver County, CO
  • Garfield County, CO
  • Pitkin County, CO
  • Mesa County, CO
  • Eagle County, CO
  • Boulder County, CO
  • El Paso County, CO
  • Arapahoe County, CO
  • Jefferson County, CO
  • Adams County, CO

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  • Graduated with honors from Harvard University in 1984, earned a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1991, member of the Rotary Club of Snowmass Village, CO.

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