Carolyn Ryan, MBA

Carolyn Ryan, MBA

Founding Partner

Business Broker/Business Coach

I am a business broker who has spent over 20 combined years as a small-business owner and a global sales and marketing specialist. I am a savvy sales & operations professional, a skilled financial analyst and marketer, and also a seasoned negotiator.

My family-owned businesses are in real-estate and family entertainment. We strongly believe in the values of connectivity and community. As a broker, my goal is to defend other Colorado small business owners’ vision and purpose.

I spent 17 years in global sales and marketing for Colorado’s home-grown brands, Celestial Seasonings and Gaiam. Prior to that, I served as an assistant to the state’s Asia Trade Specialist at the Colorado International Trade Office. I have also lived overseas for a total of nine years. My exposure to businesses, people and cultures all around the world has sharpened my perspective. That global outlook has evolved into local insight that I now use in serving our clients.

I earned a BS in Marketing from Arizona State University early in my career, and later an Executive MBA from the University of Denver. I am a Colorado native and currently live in Louisville with my husband and two children.