Brad Ruth

Great Lakes Business Alliance, Inc.

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4644 Graford Lane,
Stow, Ohio 44224 (View Map)

About the Company

Brad was born and raised in Caledonia, Michigan, which is southeast of Grand Rapids. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S.B.A. in finance and marketing. His wife, Kelly and him worked in the insurance industry for a couple years before moving to Stow, OH in 1998 to open a restaurant, Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders. As crazy as it sounds, they sold everything and took personal loans from banks and opened September 26, 1998. They ran Bellacino's for 11 years and then built a small strip center and moved to our new location in 2009. Brad was getting restless and left Bellacino's in 2012 to become an account executive with Ritchie Marketing, which is a manufacturer's representative company in the foodservice industry. Brad moved into the Business Manager position in 2014 and ran a three state territory for three years. He exited this position to take over as President/CEO of Ascot Valley Foods in October 2017. He ran AVF for almost a year and was able to improve operations, sales and profitability during his tenure. He moved on from AVF for various reasons, but one of them was because he had started GLBA 2016 and the business was taking off and it needed his full attention. He had been selling businesses evenings and weekends for the past two years and it was too hard to do both. Brad has over 20 years of business ownership experience and enjoys walking business owners through the transition of ownership of their companies.

Broker Biography

Brad Ruth (330) 524-8205

Services Provided

Buyer Representation
Business consulting for business owners in the areas of sales and marketing
Business brokerage for business owners selling their businesses
Restaurant consulting

Areas Served

  • Summit, OH
  • Cuyahoga, OH
  • Tuscarawas, OH
  • Trumbull, OH
  • Geauga, OH
  • Lake, OH
  • Medina, OH
  • Mahoning, OH
  • Portage, OH
  • Stark, OH
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