Whether your buying, selling or looking for funding assistance, you need experience. Our senior staff have personally owned their own successful businesses and as entrepreneurs understand the varied needs of our clients.
Gary W. Gunderson- Mr. Gunderson has had a very successful business career and brings a broad range of business experience to his current clients. His career highlights outlined below demonstrate successful business performance from the very smallest to the very largest businesses.
-Fortune 500 Company Executive: 24 year career ending as the Director-Marketing for AT&T Communications.
-Chief Executive Officer of a mid-market ($200M) communications technology company: joined the company as a division VP/GM and orchestrated a total business turnaround and successful equity sale to a major industry player.
-CEO and Founder of a private capital financed start-up in the recycling industry: Obtained six patents, raised private capital, and successfully built and demonstrated a pilot plant.
-Owner of a small business: Relocated to South Carolina and bought a small manufacturing company. Bought and merged two other businesses and grew the company to become the largest promotional products company in the principal market area. Sold it in 2003.
-He is currently the founder, owner and principal Advisor of Empire Business Advisors-Southeast.
Gary has an undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Maryland and is a Sloan Fellow with a Master of Science degree in management from Stanford University
Gary is a member of the International Business Brokers Association and has earned the Certified Business Intermediary designation by that organization. He is also on the Board Of Directors and is the past President of the Carolinas Virginia Business Brokers Association.
Mr. Gunderson is a member of the Greenville Commerce Club, Greenville, SC Chamber of Commerce and the Greenwood Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a past board member and past President of the Emerald City Rotary Club. He is the President and member of the Board of Directors of A Voice For The Children Foundation.
Mr. Gunderson is married to Margaret Ann and has two married sons and five wonderful granddaughters. He is a member of Trout Unlimited, Quail Unlimited and the National Rifle Association. Hobbies include fly fishing, upland bird hunting, and property development. He resides at 125 Timberland Trail, in Abbeville, S.C .