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Marla DiCarlo

CEO

Marla DiCarlo is an accomplished business consultant with more than 28 years of professional accounting experience. As co-owner and CEO of Raincatcher, she helps business owners get their business ready to sell so they find the best buyer and get paid the maximum value for their business. Marla has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a member of several professional organizations.

Originally from Arizona, Marla, her husband, and three children relocated to Colorado in 2007. From 2000 to 2008, Marla worked as Director of Accounting for an M&A and Investment group that specialized in purchase, capitalization, and management of real estate and businesses in various sectors. While there, she was responsible for new business deals, investments, and financing. She worked with groups such as Credit Suisse First Boston, ISS Group, Venture West Group, and Madison Dearborn Partners.

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Jason Thomas

COO

Jason has more than 15 years of business and transaction experience focused on the lower-middle market and commercial real estate development. As the COO of Raincatcher, he oversees all business brokerage and mergers and acquisition initiatives across the organization.

Prior to Raincatcher, he was a partner in a $150 million, mixed-use commercial real estate development in Denver as well as the Director for Commercial Real Estate for Trevey Commercial Real Estate, where he specialized in complex land entitlement and development projects. Before moving to Denver full time, Jason was the Director of Real Estate Sales for Timbers Resorts Sebastian-Vail and Timbers Bachelor Gulch projects in Vail, CO.

As an entrepreneur and owner of multiple businesses, he understands the challenges that business owners face and is working to build an organization that raises the bar for services offered to the small business community.

Jason holds an MBA from the University of Colorado.

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Aaron Linnebach

Managing Director - West

Aaron Linnebach is the Managing Director for Raincatcher, responsible for leading our regional efforts to help family, founder and entrepreneur-led businesses navigate the complexity of selling or recapitalizing their business. A seasoned investment banker with nearly $1.0 billion in transactions closed and a passion for entrepreneurs, Aaron leverages his deep deal experience to bring a middle market investment banking level of service and expertise to clients historically underserved by traditional business brokers or lower middle market investment banks.

Prior to joining Raincatcher, Aaron co-founded the investment bank of the largest CPA firm in Colorado, serving in that capacity through its sale to a national firm. Previously, he served as Vice President for a regional investment bank in CO, and earlier in his career, worked with global financial institutions as a consultant with Deloitte & Touche LLP and as the Director of Finance for a large mental health provider Arizona. He holds an active Colorado CPA license and FINRA Series 79, 63 and 24 licenses.

Aaron Linnebach of Raincatcher is a registered representative offering securities and investment banking services through Britehorn Securities, a registered broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC).

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Cameron Bishop

Managing Director - Midwest

Cam has over 40 years of executive-level business experience covering a broad array of business scenarios involving start-ups, product line extensions, organic growth, international business, mergers & acquisitions, deal integrations as well as business reorganization and digital transformation. In his early career, he began as a copywriter for a $7 million company and rose through the ranks to serve as CEO for this same company that grew to $400 million in revenue and $100 million in EBITDA profits with 2000 employees located in 23 U.S. cities and several foreign countries. From there, he launched a company in partnership with JP Morgan Chase Bank's Private Equity group that grew from $0 to $120 million in under 4 years.

He has since served as a partner in a consulting firm specializing in exit and transition planning and led a business turnaround and digital transformation under contract for the board of directors of a $60 million 501c3 company. But, his real passion remains in M&A since, over the years, he has executed 40 buys-side and 20+ sell-side deals and has seen many business owners who were improperly represented which resulted in them leaving their businesses with less value than they should have. He has a passion for helping business owners achieve their financial goals with proper support and representation, so he is thrilled to have an opportunity to do this each and every day with Raincatcher.

Cameron Bishop of Raincatcher is a registered representative offering securities and investment banking services through Britehorn Securities, a registered broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC).

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Steve Fisher

Managing Director - East

Steve has over 15 years of business and transaction advisory experience focused on middle-market mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, valuations, and strategic consulting. His clients have included entrepreneurs, multi-generational family-owned businesses, large international companies, and private equity covering a wide range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, technology, and business services.

Prior to joining Raincatcher, Steve was a Vice President with investment bank PMCF, providing tailored merger and acquisition services to specialty companies and niche leaders in the middle market. Steve has an undergraduate degree in Information Systems from Lehigh University and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Steve Fisher of Raincatcher is a registered representative offering securities and investment banking services through Britehorn Securities, a registered broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC).

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Susan Frew

Business Growth Director & Professional Speaker


Susan Frew launched her corporate career with ADP and Paychex in NJ and NYC. When she joined AT&T Wireless in NYC, she quickly rose up the ranks, earning 11 promotions in just seven years. When Susan left AT&T in 2007, she had completed her most important assignment as International GM of two countries. She achieved her goal of becoming the youngest International GM in AT&T's history. She supervised over 100 employees overseeing design, building, sales, finance, marketing, engineering, and construction.

Susan is currently CEO of Sunshine Home Services, former Instructor for the SBA's national Emerging Leaders program, radio host of "Coaching Not Just for Sports" on ESPN radio in Denver. Susan has coached 18 different types of trades and 1000's of employees.

Susan is a successful TEDX speaker and took the stage to talk about the workforce shortage and the lack of women in the trades. Susan has been the president of Colorado Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors, Zone director of national PHCC, and 15 other non-profit boards. She is the founder of Thriftinista, a non-profit raising funds to support local charities.

Susan's vulnerability and refreshing honesty set her apart as she is willing to share her mistakes and trials to help her audiences find their way to success and overcoming adversity.

Susan is the Director of Business growth at Raincatcher, where she helps business owners understand the value of their business and gives them a solid coaching plan for maximum sale value.

Susan delivers 75+ talks each year to women, corporate, telecom, automotive, trades and construction audiences.

Susan Frew is a Certified Business Coach, and a Profit First Professional and can be reached at susan@raincatcher.com or at linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susancoaches/











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Mark Woodbury

Managing Director - Raincatcher Digital

Mark Woodbury serves as Managing Director of the Raincatcher Digital Division. The Digital Division is dedicated to assisting successful entrepreneurs through the nuanced process of evaluating and selling their eCommerce, SaaS, media website, marketing agency or other digital service business.

Mark jumped on the opportunity to join the Raincatcher team and assist in building out the digital division after cofounding and acting as the CEO of a boutique brokerage firm that worked exclusively with digitally native companies. Mark has been a guest on a handful of podcasts and conferences to discuss everything from the nuances of selling an Amazon business to how business owners can mitigate risk with content websites and prepare them for an optimal exit.

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Tim Rinaldi

Director of Operations

Tim Rinaldi is the Director of Operations at Raincatcher who is passionate about having an impact. On our team, this enables him to create new processes to help our clients to achieve their goals in selling their businesses. With a background in sales, he has consistently surpassed his quotas through his ability to develop relationships and determination to put in the activity required to move the deals forward to closing. He actually first developed these interpersonal skills as a medical school student in his work with patients, though he decided to leave in his third year to pursue his entrepreneurial passions. After leading business development for a startup, he then moved to Boston and led the sales development team for a global software company. Tim holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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Shelene Flood

Director of Administration

Shelene Flood is an administrative professional with over a decade’s worth of experience in service leadership, financial management, and data analytics; with a proven track record in identifying strategic solutions to improve efficacy and maximize results. As Director of Administration, she provides a high level of diverse support to the Raincatcher team thereby ensuring our ability to run like a fine-tuned, well-oiled machine.

Shelene holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin, her home state. She moved to Colorado in 2010 and enjoys maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle with her husband while exploring the great outdoors.

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Gary Wofford

Senior Broker

Gary is an accomplished consultant, corporate executive, entrepreneur, and small business owner with diverse business experience. He offers significant value to Raincatcher clients by contributing to their business objectives and assisting them in realizing their goals.

As an outgrowth of broad experience and success in franchising, business acquisitions, strategic planning, business development, operations, marketing, and finance Gary joined the Raincatcher team in 2021 as a Senior Broker.

Gary brings years of experience and a demonstrated track record of success in assisting sellers with the positioning, valuation, and marketing of their businesses for sale and the sourcing of qualified buyers.

His background also includes management of large business owners - trade association, senior level positions with national and international companies, charter membership in a global entrepreneurship organization, and serving his community as an advisory commissioner. Gary studied business administration at Oklahoma State University and is a licensed real estate broker.

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Mark Halma

Senior Broker

Mark Halma has been a deal maker since he began his professional career. He has spent time working for organizations across multiple industries and phases such as tech start-ups, Fortune 100 consulting companies, and business brokerage firms. This array of experience has made Mark a savvy business- minded individual who enjoys working with organizations of all backgrounds and situations. As an Associate Broker at Raincatcher, Mark is passionate about helping business owners navigate the exit process, ensuring maximum value and return for all the hard work they’ve put in. He understands the value of a strong partnership, and has a track record of delivering successful outcomes for entrepreneurs and business owners alike.

Mark studied at Loyola University of Chicago where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Quinlan School of Business. During this time, Mark graduated with honors and was an All-Conference player for the Rambler soccer team. As someone who truly believes in giving back, Mark is an active volunteer with Denver Kids Inc, and works with the elderly through Volunteers of America. When Mark isn’t closing deals, Mark can be found in the outdoors outside exploring the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, or enjoying the many activities found around Denver where he resides with his wife, Sophie, and dog, Gnocchi.

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Cameron Kolb

Senior Broker

Cameron joined Raincatcher after serving as the managing partner of Exit Brokers – a Colorado business brokerage firm serving small to midsize businesses. Cameron has worked in business planning and sales for 10 years. He started his career working as a financial advisor where he worked predominantly with small business owners. Cameron left financial advising in favor of business brokering after seeing many of his clients struggling to sell their small businesses. He prides himself on his methodical and disciplined approach to identify exit goals and prepare a business for sale. Cameron and his wife, Jamie, live in Littleton with their daughter and two dogs and can be found on the ski slopes whenever possible.

Cameron Kolb of Raincatcher is a registered representative offering securities and investment banking services through Britehorn Securities, a registered broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC).

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Austin Masket

Associate Broker

Austin Joined Raincatcher in 2020, continuing his storied career in getting deals done. He’s spent the last six plus years closing seven and eight figure deals in commercial real estate and venture capital, where he gained a passion for helping people become successful. As a broker, Austin follows a very simple and old adage, “It’s about the client, not the deal.” Austin takes pride in exclusively representing his clients and ensuring that in every deal they are informed connected and involved.

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Keli Johnson

Associate Broker

Keli Johnson is a natural at business and sales and understands firsthand what it takes to establish, run and sell a successful business. She brings Raincatcher her passion and understanding of the entrepreneurial spirit. As an Entrepreneur, Keli personally founded, built and sold Orange County, CA’s premier baby gear destination along with a very profitable online storefront. Prior to this venture, Keli established a successful sales career within several different industries exceeding yearly quotas. Keli has experience initiating and maintaining relationships with top US Retailers, and has strong knowledge of retail channel sales, contracts/negotiations, marketing/promotion and product merchandising both in store and online.

With close to 20 years in sales and marketing, Keli brings with her wide range of technical and marketing knowledge in a range of industries from notebook computers and home networking products to baby gear and equipment. Keli is a licensed business and real estate broker in the state of California. Keli has an innate ability to absorb, create and articulate ideas resulting in helping others succeed. This is apparent in her natural ability to connect, listen, navigate and achieve goals for her clients.

As a daughter of a very successful entrepreneur, she was raised in an entrepreneurial family, and along with husband have created numerous successful businesses. A California native, Keli’s passions are family, longtime friendships, cooking, reading, wellness, yoga, beach, snowboarding, hiking and her rescue dogs.

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Legend Atty

Associate Broker

Legend is an experienced broker with a specialization in the healthcare space. He aspires to build strong relationships with his clients and be the most valuable asset in their process with Raincatcher. He has spent the last 2 years closing deals in the healthcare space and forming strong relationships with some of the top agencies in the nation. He prides himself on having complete transparency, integrity, and the drive to get every deal to the finish line.

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Andy Henderson

Associate Broker

Andy is an Associate Broker at Raincatcher in the Midwest Division with a strong business sense and an entrepreneurial spirit. Andy has over 15 years of experience with a Big Four public accounting firm. He has specialized in providing audit, technical accounting and advisory services to public and private companies in the technology, retail, and consumer industries.

Andy has strong technical skills including SEC rules and regulations, U.S. GAAP, revenue recognition, leases, sale-leaseback, business combinations, pro forma financial statements, carve-out financial statements, income taxes, stock compensation, and fair value accounting. Andy has significant experience with business acquisitions, financial due diligence and their integration into the acquiring companies. Andy has managed several public market debt and equity transactions, including the coordination with clients’ external SEC counsel and underwriters, review of applicable registration statements and pro forma financial information, as well as the issuance of comfort letters.

He holds an active Minnesota CPA license.


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Sidney Neate

Associate Business Broker - Midwest

Sidney joins Raincatcher with a decade of experience in Commercial Banking where she managed loan portfolios representing both small and lower middle-market businesses. Her banking experience paired with valuable lessons learned while serving as the National Sales and Marketing Director for the turnaround of an insurance carrier. During this time, she led all rebranding efforts taking the company from premium to standard, expanding its geographic footprint from four to ten states and increasing sales by 344% to prepare the company for sale.

While recognized for consistently providing high-value, innovative solutions with empathy and grace, she is a sophisticated cash flow strategist as well as a sales and marketing manager. Sidney has enjoyed assisting both startups and enterprise-level firms throughout the Midwest and the Southeast from a variety of industries. To quote Sidney, “It’s been an honor to witness and play a small part in so many wonderful business’ stories.”

Sidney’s enthusiasm for commerce and storytelling came early; born into a family of third-generation small business owners, she went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri and her MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership from William Woods University. Her passion for business is matched by her enthusiasm for community service, notably causes related to improving the lives of children and eradicating the cycle of poverty.

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Kate McMahon, CVA

Financial Analyst

Kate is an experienced Valuation and Financial Analysis professional with extensive experience in evaluating companies, analyzing markets and databases, due diligence, resolving pricing discrepancies, and conducting valuation reports. She has performed valuations of closely held companies, financial instruments, and complex assets for transaction, litigation, and financial reporting purposes in a multitude of industries. She prepares business valuation analyses and reports and presents completed analyses to brokers and sellers. Throughout these engagements, Kate performs industry, economic and company specific research to support her conclusions. She incorporates Valuation Rules and the Golden Rule to her work, providing sellers with financially sound, unbiased information. Kate strives to provide sellers the level of service they themselves would provide, enabling all parties to make the best possible decision at the time with the information given. The granddaughter of four immigrants, the American Dream was instilled in her at an early age as well as a life-long determination to make them proud.

Kate holds a degree from the University of Connecticut. When not working at Raincatcher, she enjoys cooking, being with friends and family, and attempting to play any sport with a racket.

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Chelsea Craig

Broker Support Manager

Chelsea Craig is a Broker Support Specialist with Raincatcher, with a passion for working with a variety of clients, to help them achieve their own American dream. She strives to do everything she can to make a business owner’s transition as smooth as possible, and firmly believes in the power of treating clients with the same compassion and understanding as one of her own family members. She has also had the personal experience of working for business owners who have started companies from the ground up, all the way through selling their business. She understands the amount of work that goes into owning a business and the emotion behind making the decision to sell.

She began her career serving in the United States Army as a Psychological Operations Specialist. After meeting her husband of ten years, and starting her family, Chelsea moved into the civilian world, where she began working in sales management. With almost a decade of experience in sales and service, Chelsea has become an accomplished sales manager and has been given multiple awards for customer service, sales, and company growth.

Chelsea lives with her husband and three children, on the beach in South Carolina. When not working for Raincatcher, she enjoys spending time with her children on the beach, exercising, surfing, and rock climbing with her husband. She is an avid traveler and has a passion for working with underfunded communities and teaching her children to volunteer in her local community.

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Laura Dvornicky

Broker Support Specialist

Laura Dvornicky is a Broker Support Specialist with Raincatcher. She brings passion and compassion to each and every client interaction. She is a practitioner of Kaizen and servant leadership and believes that integrity and success are not mutually exclusive, there is no such thing as a stupid question, and there's a song or movie reference for pretty much any situation.

She grew up in the Chesapeake Bay area and began her career out of graduate counseling program with youth-serving nonprofits, making it possible for youth to have safe supports they wouldn't otherwise have. She pivoted into nonprofit account management, then automotive & motorcycle sales, then internet sales and finance management. Her experience in working with such a diverse range of people and helping them with their needs has made her a dynamic addition to the Raincatcher team and a relentless advocate for our clients.

Laura lives in the mountains west of Denver with her outdoorsy rescue mutt. She enjoys hiking, skiing, and motorcycle riding and has recently become an amateur mountain biker and fisherperson. In her heyday, she was a climber of all types (rock, ice, boulder), backcountry backpacker, and avid concertgoer (including karaoke) and hopes to rejoin those hobbies post-pandemic.

She has aspirations to serve on the board of a local nonprofit, and working with so many small business owners has her gears turning about opening her own bakery someday!

"Deal with good people...you can't make a good deal with bad people" -Steven Heese

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Taylor Lindsey

Broker Support Specialist

Taylor Lindsey is a Broker Support Specialist with Raincatcher whose passion in life is to make an impact and leave a positive footprint on the world by providing remarkable service to those in need. She has had the pleasure of growing up around, learning from, and supporting many business owners in her community. She’s even had the personal experience of watching her mother and many other business owners begin, build, struggle, and thrive through the journey of owning a business, so she understands the tireless effort that goes into business ownership. With this experience, Taylor is able to understand that each client will have unique needs and is better able to support business owners in the process of building value and selling their business.

Taylor has spent her professional career in customer service, sales, and management providing a broad range of services and support to many clients. Her experience in property management taught her to appreciate the unique needs and requests of every person she works with. After spending a few years in the property management industry, Taylor transitioned into her role as a branch manager where her focus was on sales and business growth and was given accolades for her superior commitment to her team and clients. Her experience in leadership continued on in her career and she now brings to Raincatcher a unique combination of her learned and natural skills, empathy, and compassion for all those she serves.

Taylor resides in her hometown of Blacksburg, South Carolina with her 2 rescue dogs, Diesel, and Lilly. Because of her soft spot for animals that she developed while caring for animals on her family farm growing up, Taylor enjoys volunteering with the humane society in her free time. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and spending time with family.

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Kellan Pontarolo

Broker Support Specialist

Kellan Pontarolo is a Broker Support Specialist with Raincatcher. He brings an exceptional level of customer service and compassion needed to help business owners and entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of buying and selling. Kellan began his career serving others through his work with political nonprofits and providing care for vulnerable populations in his community. He has spent the last 3 years as a Real Estate Agent and as a Business Development Manager for a family-owned property management company.

Kellan lives in Saint Paul, MN where his free time is fueled by his many hobbies. He plays and performs music, loves fishing and the outdoors, and enjoys cooking and time spent with his family.

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James Matthews

Broker Support Specialist

James Matthews is a Broker Support Specialist at Raincatcher who believes that every business is unique and works diligently to uncover the best solution for owners by digging deeper than company financial statements. He has a nonprofit management degree from the University of Central Florida and has spent the past ten years helping struggling businesses, families, and individuals correct past mistakes and achieve their financial goals.

James began his professional career as a Nonprofit Fundraising Consultant and has had award-winning success as a Business Development Director in the financial industry. His ceaseless dedication and passion for helping business owners distinguish him as an invaluable asset to Raincatcher.

James lives in Jacksonville, FL with his wife and two young daughters. He has two golden retrievers and loves to spend time with his family outdoors creating new experiences for his children. In his scarce free time, he follows professional baseball, football, and basketball, and engages in casual sports like golf, frisbee golf, slow-pitch softball, cornhole, and bowling.

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Kendah El-Ali

Brand Manager

Kendah has been a copywriter and digital marketer for two decades, with experience in B2C, B2B, and D2C spaces. She has worked for companies of all sizes, ranging from local startups to global corporations such as Red Bull, Nielsen, and Madison Square Garden. Born in the Midwest but raised in the Middle East, Kendah has a Master of Science Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Having been raised in an oil company, she has a lifelong passion and eye for brand identity and marketing and is honored to bring her skills to Raincatcher.

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Meagan Osgood

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Meagan Osgood is the Marketing & Events Coordinator with Raincatcher. Providing a comprehensive range of services to our team. Capitalizing on 10+ years of experience in event management, digital marketing, & website design, Meagan excels at adapting to new situations, learns quickly, and approaches tasks with creativity and ingenuity.

She is a Colorado native and graduate of Michigan State University where she received a bachelor of science degree in English & Professional Writing. She moved back to her home state to enjoy all the outdoor activities Colorado offers. Often spending time with friends and family on the hiking trails and at local eateries and breweries.

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Aisha Johnson

Data Entry Specialist

Aisha Johnson is the Data Entry Specialist at Raincatcher who is passionate about paying attention to detail and having a great impact on those around her. On our team, she supports our financial analysis to ensure the business valuations, financial recasts, Broker Opinions of Value, and risk assessments are error-free. This enables us to best serve our clients. She joined Raincatcher with more than a decade of experience with data entry and customer service, and she’s thrilled to have the opportunity to use her skills to serve small business owners!

After growing up in New Orleans, she moved to a suburb of Atlanta, where she and her loving husband of over 20 years continue to raise their two sons, along with their two small dogs, Zoey and Milo. When Aisha has downtime, she can often be found in the kitchen whipping up some of her favorite New Orleans cuisines, like shrimp and grits or even a succulent pot of gumbo (one of her favorites). Aisha also enjoys traveling, going out to dinner, watching good movies, and getting together with friends and family for memorable game nights.

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Carrie Stein

Small Business Solutions Specialist & Growth Expert

Carrie Stein is a successful serial small business entrepreneur. Carrie founded a café in Dallas, Texas, running it for 9 years prior to a successful sale to a new owner. She opened a hair and makeup salon with a partner developing a line of makeup and hair products also transitioning out of day-to-day operations and selling to new ownership.

Prior to small business entrepreneurship, Carrie served in operations and management positions in the nonprofit and corporate world, beginning her career as an Economic Analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She is a sought-after presenter and previously served as an adjunct Communications Professor at UT Dallas Jindal School of Management.

Carrie is an expert on entrepreneurship, business growth and building a results-organized culture. She has been a featured speaker at conferences and events. Carrie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Finance, a Master's Degree in Strategic Communications and is a Certified Executive Coach.

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