About Us

Who We Are

VIP Business Broker is located in Central Clearwater just North and west of Clearwater Airport. Russ Rodgers is the principal broker. He has years of experience at all levels of business. Russ has worked for corporate America as well as owned and operated many small businesses. Russ holds a BA in Advertising from Michigan State University and an MBA from Saint Leo University. We provide excellent service for mergers, acquisitions, searches and business brokerage services from Main St. to Wall St.

Our Service Area

We cover the entire state of Florida as well as sell businesses Internationally.We are licensed in Michigan, Hawaii and Florida. The size of the business need is never too large or too small for us to handle, regardless of where you might be located in the world.

Resume of Key Personnel

Russ Rodgers has over 30 years in commercial real estate, finance, business management, sales, marketing, retailing and brokerage. He offers his clients a superior level of insight and consultative services. He is especially familiar with closely held corporations and sole proprietor businesses. His career has taken him to (40) countries around the globe. He has an outstanding knowledge base of the entire state of Florida and has traveled to (50) of Florida’s (65) counties and (45) of the United States. He has lived and worked in the following states, Michigan, California, Indiana, Hawaii, Minnesota, Georgia and Florida. Russ specializes in the hospitality industry, hotels, motels, B&B’s, restaurants, service businesses, distributors, manufacturing and distribution. He has sold millions of dollars of worth of real estate including B&B’s, Motels, Hotels and Businesses of all kinds.

Russ can assist you with all commercial financing needs from SBA loans to conventional commercial property loans. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors Degree in Advertising (East Lansing, MI) and an MBA in Management from St. Leo University (St. Leo, FL). Russ has done additional degree work at Valencia Community College (Orlando, FL), Hillsborough Community College (Tampa, FL), University of South Florida (St. Petersburg, FL), Florida International University (North Miami, Fl and Seminole, FL), Southern Cross University (Lismore, NSW, Australia) and Bellermine College (Louisville, KY). He is presently completing requirements to become a CHB (Certified Hotel Broker). Licenses held include State of Florida, Real Estate Broker, State of Florida, Mortgage Brokerage Business and State of Florida, Licensed Mortgage Broker. He is a former member of the faculty of St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida and is presently a member of the faculty of Canyon College, Caldwell, UT and a past Adjunct Faculty member of Schiller International University, Dunedin, Florida and Saint Leo University, St. Leo, Florida. Russ is proud to claim the title of , ”Former U.S. Marine.”

Joel is a seasoned veteran in all facets of the services we offer. He has successfully listed, sold, and consulted with clients of all sizes and business footprints. He is a graduate of University of South Florida with a degree in Finance. You can find Joel on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelrodgers/. He is also experienced in the sale of commercial and residential real estate. Joes owns his own company which solicits, manages, sells, and buys residential properties. See www.gulfatlanticpropetymanagement.com. If you love fishing, Joel is your guy. He is an avid professional guide. You can book a charter at www.inshoreslamkayakfishing.com.

We have extensive experience in International Markets and have lived in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan and Hawaii for 30 years +. Russ has extensive experience in Central and South America Business markets.