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Russell Owens

Coffey Owens Group
Business Broker
Coffey Owens Group

About Me

Company Information: Coffey Owens Group (COG) is a business brokerage firm that was founded in 1998 by Guy Coffey & Russell Owens. Located in Denver, Colorado we service local, national and international markets in two primary niches, life style companies and technology companies. Guy & Russell work directly with life style companies. A life style company is a business that has been built and grown out of a passionm for an activity , sport or lifestyle profession and is located in an area of the world that nutures that spirit. Our technolgy team, led by Rick Highsmith consists of a select group of highly skilled and experienced individuals. Each member of this team has either owned, or has been a CEO or CFO of a successful technology company. Background: Guy Coffey first saw the importance of business Transfer from a corporate perspective and realized that this was an area of business which would utilize his talents and could literally change the lives of all involved. This importance was magnified when he noticed the professionalism of the people handling that sector was lacking. This presented an exciting personal growth and business opportunity. Guys experience includes 14 years experience with such companies as Waste management Inc. and Deutsche Telecom. He also worked in the German aerospace industry. In addition to being a manager in these endeavors, he was responsible for performing the analysis of companies for acquisition. Guy earned a Mater in International Management degree from the Thunderbird Graduate School of Business. Guys Experience, educational training and strong skills in the area of financial analysis, coupled with his unique ability to identify and communicate positive, individualized solutions is an enormous factor in the groups success. Russell Owens: Russell{s 20 years experience of consulting, management and sales skills compliments the business. Russell{s background includes a 23-year career with Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishing where he built numerous sales/marketing teams and proprietorships throughout the country. Later after consulting with numerous companies including The College Network, a distance learning company where he became Vice President of Sales and Marketing and then VP of Business Development. His consulting experience includes strategic business development, sales and marketing management, team development and leadership, training program development, market research and analysis and budget management. He has successfully worked with companies in such areas as life style companies, health clubs, advertising, publishing, non-profits, education, direct to consumer and retail. Rick Highsmith Has 20 years of experience as a technology entrepreneur. He has worked with scores of start-ups to medium size businesses with their business planning, finance, marketing and product development. Although currently living in Denver, Colorado, Rick has spent most of his career in the Silicon Valley building business infrastructure for start-ups and determining business feasibility in the least amount of capital. In Colorado, Rick has worked with local technology and marketing companies including MedKeeper, Viadesto, Customer Acquisition LLC and Webolutions. At Webolutions, he has worked with over a dozen small businesses developing strategic marketing plans, implementing brand strategy and providing search engine marketing. He recently spoke at the American Marketing Association(AMA) / Business Marketing Association (BMA/Colorado) on business blogging. Mr. Highsmith is a frequent speaker at Colorado professional associations on the topic of technology and online marketing. In California, Mr. Highsmith served as President of Chemtracker, a Stanford University United States and spent 3 years in Asia, primarily Hong Kong. OTL licensee. Throughout the 1990's, Rick worked with a number of start-up companies as an early stage entrepreneur for several investors in California. Prior to this activity, Rick built an IT consulting practice serving Fortune 500 companies for Chinese based GlobalNet, Ltd. Before GlobalNet, Rick was the North American Operations Manager of an engineering analysis software company that was acquired by MSC Software (NYSE: MNS). Mr. Highsmith is a graduate of the University of Southern California's Entrepreneur Program in Los Angeles, California. He completed a financial and credit analysis program at City National Bank in Beverly Hills, California. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at HRC, Inc. and Burlingame Property Management, Inc. both in California, as well as EMO a Denver based non-profit focused on using film making in education to engage the youth of our under-served communities. Specialization: We at Coffey Owens Group are commited to excellence. If you would like information about our Business Brokerage Services, Business Valuations or Acquisition Consulting, please feel free to call us at 303.316.0331. (We co-broke with IBBA Members) Affiliations: International Business Brokers Association - IBBA Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries - CABI National Affiliate of Business Brokers Network. Colorado State Board of Realtors Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries Institute of Advanced Dispute Resolutuon International Health & Racquet Sports Association


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