RELEASE: Dallas’ Huntington Business Group, Inc. Earns International Award

DALLAS, Tex. – VR Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions announced today that Dallas-based Huntington Business Group, Inc. finished 2010 ranked as the No.1 VR office in the world.

Annual office rankings are based on total gross revenue for the calendar year, and of the 125 VR offices worldwide, HBG has achieved rankings of 3rd in 2009 and 4th in the three years prior to that, but this is its first No.1 ranking.

HBG president Scot Cockroft has enjoyed his share of individual accolades over the years, being named VR’s Most Valuable Intermediary in 2008 and a Dallas Business Journal “Dealmaker of the Year” in 2010, but the overall No.1 office ranking is a goal that has eluded him up to this point.

“I’m absolutely thrilled with this honor because it represents the collective effort and success of everyone in our organization, not just the owner or an individual agent,” Cockroft said. “Those individual awards are great, but this office achievement is something we can all hang our hats on and be proud of together.”

For VR president Peter King, Dallas’ No.1 ranking came as no surprise. Ever since meeting Cockroft for the first time in 2004, he has expected great things out of the Dallas office.

“Scot burst on to the scene with success right out of the gate,” King said. “He had a fresh and unique way of looking at this industry and how businesses changed hands, and implemented new ideas and strategies that made Dallas an immediate top office. Under his leadership, Huntington has been on an unprecedented streak of success over the past several years, so it’s fitting they finally landed at No.1.”

Cockroft is the first to admit that the past few years have proved challenging due to the recessionary issues facing businesses in Dallas and across the country. However, he credits his organization’s dedication to the core principles of their proprietary VentureXchange™ system with excelling during these difficult times.

“VentureXchange™ is all about understanding our clients’ true objectives and motivations, and then using our own unique processes to achieve the results that make the most sense for them,” Cockroft explained. “The nature of the world we’re operating in today has forced business owners to take a much harder look at major decisions like selling their companies – we understand this, which is why our entire process is built around helping shed light on that decision for our clients and then assisting them in whatever direction they determine is best to take.

“Without question, it’s this commitment to our clients that has been the foundation to our success, not only in 2010 but ever since we opened this office almost a decade ago.”

Huntington Business Group, Inc. has consistently been recognized as one of the top business sales organizations in the world. Since 2005, HBG has finished as a top-five office six times and been home to 14 top-10 agents. HBG specializes in assisting the owners of privately-held companies to value, market and sell their businesses, as well as assisting buyers with locating suitable acquisition opportunities.

VR Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions has sold more businesses in the world than anyone®. Its principle office is located in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. There are approximately 125 VR offices worldwide, making it one of the largest global business sales organizations in the world.

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About Dallas Business Broker

Jeremy comes from a long line of entrepreneurs – his great-grandfather ran a Dallas dairy farm at the turn of the 20th Century, his grandmother founded one of Dallas’ oldest private schools in the 1950s and his parents started a specialty advertising firm in Garland in 1982 that is still in operation today. So it’s no surprise that Jeremy would find himself working directly with business owners today. He understands the unique challenges business owners face and knows how important business transaction services are to their futures. Jeremy’s education, creativity and experience, along with his straight-forward, meticulous personality are all keys to his success. Prior to Sigma Mergers & Acquisitions' ending its contract with VR Business Brokers, the world’s largest business sales franchise organization, and becoming an independent firm, Jeremy became one of the most decorated and successful agents in the 35-year history of that franchise. Starting in 2007, his first full year with Sigma, Jeremy was named VR’s No.1 worldwide agent – the first “rookie” to achieve this prestigious feat in franchise history. He finished No.1 a second time in 2013, becoming the franchise’s only repeat winner. And in 2014 he was well on his way to another No.1 ranking before Sigma ended its franchise relationship. Jeremy was also a top-ten agent three other times, and received the franchise’s quarterly National Victory Register award 25 times in 33 quarters. Jeremy graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a B.S. in journalism and a marketing minor, before earning an MBA from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2003. Prior to joining HBG, Jeremy spent seven years at KRLD NewsRadio 1080 and the Texas Rangers Radio Network in advertising sales and sales management, then served as vice president of accounts with Reef Securities, an oil and gas broker-dealer. Jeremy is also a licensed real estate salesperson in the State of Texas.
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