Aug. 18, 2021
EP#17 From Officer To Business Broker
Eric is a client-focused and mission-driven business executive, serial entrepreneur, former police officer, and business coach. Currently, he is a business broker at Business Acquisitions, Ltd., serving as the trusted intermediary advisor for C-suite ...
Eric is a client-focused and mission-driven business executive, serial entrepreneur, former police officer, and business coach. Currently, he is a business broker at Business Acquisitions, Ltd., serving as the trusted intermediary advisor for C-suite executives who are ready to enjoy the phase of their life and sell their business. Eric intimately understands the struggles and triumphs that come from being an entrepreneur, having built, operated, scaled, and sold very successful businesses himself. It is because of his unique experience that he is committed to building lifelong relationships based on trust and honesty and helping other business owners succeed. Prior to joining Business Acquisitions, Ltd., he gained experience in multiple industries, including advertising and design, goods and services, and criminal justice, leading companies and departments as a C-suite executive or committed supervisor in service. The early years of his career were spent as a co-founder of a 3-D design company, spearheading their efforts in business development and graphic design. Newly married and eager for a change, he transitioned his ownership to his business partner and moved to Denver. Soon after, he joined the Denver Police Department, where he honed his negotiation skills. During this time, he was awarded the distinguished service cross and initiated a case that resulted in over a dozen criminal indictments in federal court, the seizure of several million dollars, and the collapse of a multi-state drug ring. In 2015, he founded his second company, EscapeWorks Denver. He grew the company from $0 to over $1 million in annual revenue within 16 months, expanded twice, and became one of the most successful escape room companies in the US. Looking for a new challenge, he successfully sold the company. In 2018, he noticed a gap in the outdoor vehicle rental industry and founded Rugged Van Rentals. As the first and only outdoor focused passenger van rental company in the US, it saw success but didn’t curb his enthusiasm to work alongside other business owners. In 2020, he closed the business to pursue a career in business brokerage. He prides himself on his strengths in building and managing relationships and expertise in business growth and innovation, process development, and negotiation. Eric is licensed with the Colorado Real Estate Commission and a member of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI). In his spare time, Eric enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and four young children, expanding his wine library, running obstacle course races, and walking his rescue dogs.