Kelly has a diverse background in the corporate, nonprofit and entrepreneurial worlds. She began her career in automotive advertising, working on Chrysler, she moved onto the Mazda business out in Southern California, and she subsequently closed out her career in advertising as a VP/Director overseeing a $80MM+ of digital media business for General Motors.
Kelly left the advertising industry at the end of 2006, purchased a bike and ski shop, and moved to Vail, CO. In just over 10 years, she and her partner grew sales and gross profit by double digits every year, ultimately selling the business in 2017. After a brief sabbatical, it was on to another small business purchase. After being on both sides of the buying and selling process, Kelly decided that brokering businesses for other people was where she wanted to take her career next. Kelly has a deep understanding of business operations, financials and appropriate valuations.
She also has a personal understanding of what it’s like to be selling your “baby” and life’s work, or investing significant capital in purchasing a business. It’s Kelly’s goal to help guide her clients through the entire transaction smoothly and successfully. When not working, you can find Kelly out in nature—usually with her dog Maeve—hiking, mountain biking, paddle boarding, skiing and adventuring all around Colorado in her Sprinter van.