At Blue Vista, we work with intermediaries, or directly with sellers, to purchase stable, profitable companies. Our targets are located in Greater Denver, across industries, with EBITDA in the $500K-$2M range. If this sounds like you or your client, please contact us.
You've spent most of your career tending to your business. Now, you want to retire and enjoy the fruits of your labor, but how? You have employees you care about, customers that matter, and valued long-term suppliers. Who can you trust to preserve, protect, and grow your company?
Blue Vista is a private, lender-approved firm that works with sellers to buy and scale Denver companies - one at a time. A former CEO with over 20 years of cross-industry management experience, Sara Schaeffner, Principal, is expertly trained, highly experienced, and battle-tested.
Selling a business can be difficult and stressful, but working with good people can help. Blue Vista was founded on the values of integrity, honesty, and hard work. For us, an authentic and trusting relationship with sellers is not just a 'nice to have' - it's a must.
Sara Schaeffner is an experienced business person, master problem solver, and entrepreneur, eager to own, operate, and optimize one business at a time on the Front Range of Colorado.
A seasoned executive with experience across multiple industries (often with no formal background or training), Ms. Schaeffner most recently served for four years as President and CEO of a manufacturing company with annual revenues of over $55M, located in western Colorado. During Ms. Schaeffner’s tenure, the company achieved year-over-year improvements in revenue, profit, cash generation, quality, employee retention, safety, and customer satisfaction. During her time as CEO, she also served as Managing Director of a sister company's Argentina-based lithium business.
Prior to these roles, Ms. Schaeffner worked and managed in multiple functional areas of business, in several industries, including as:
· Vice President of a specialized investment research marketing firm
· Vice President, Transformation for a home healthcare management start-up
· Managing Director, Corporate Development and Strategy, for a $1.5BN org
· Chief Operating Officer of a $90MM Healthcare Consulting Group
· Vice President, Technical Services of a $50M Healthcare IT division
· Director, Product Management for a $100M Healthcare IT firm
Ms. Schaeffner is a member of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Chamber of Commerce and a sponsor of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. She received a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from the University of Vermont, and a dual-degree MBA from Cornell University and Queen’s University, graduating with distinction. Ms. Schaeffner lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two sons.
Call or text us at (303) 551-1552, or send us a message here to find out more about who we are and how we work, and tell us a little bit about your situation. We'll get back to you ASAP.
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