Charles P. Spickert, MS, MPH, CBI – President/Managing Broker
Prior to forming Touchstone Business Advisors, Mr. Spickert held President, CEO, COO, VP of Marketing and Product Management positions with companies in the education, healthcare, Internet/e-commerce, manufacturing, publishing and real estate sectors. He has served as a Director of public, non-profit and private companies. He is presently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Basalt Chamber of Commerce and an appointed Commissioner for Eagle County on the Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission. He formerly served on the Boards of Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries, Online System Services, Inc., Medical Education Collaborative, Inc., Jobson Publishing, LLC, RVision Corporation and as a Trustee of Colorado Academy, a private K-12 school.
Mr. Spickert holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard College, as well as Master’s degrees in Microbiology and Public Health from Harvard University and University of Hawaii, Schools of Public Health, respectively. He also holds a Colorado Real Estate Employing Broker’s license and is a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and a member and Past-President of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI). Mr. Spickert holds the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the IBBA.
Greg Wills – Broker Associate/Castle Rock
Mr. Wills has more than 30 years of experience in the publishing, telecommunications, printing and financial services industries. Greg received his B.S. degree in business administration from Arizona State University and has served in a management capacity with Dow Jones publishers of The Wall Street Journal, Deluxe Corporation, Bankers Systems and Aragon Consulting Group.
Prior to joining Touchstone, Greg was founder and president of Mosaic Development Systems, Inc.; a firm that specializes in sales effectiveness and service quality delivery. Mr. Wills worked with hundreds of companies throughout North America and was a frequent guest speaker and facilitator before transferring ownership of the firm in 2012.
Greg and his wife Mary live in Castle Rock, Colorado and have 4 children.
Steve Hitchcock’s family has four generations of connection to Western Colorado dating back to the 1940s when his grandparents began vacationing in the region. In 1977 Steve first worked in Western Colorado as a river guide and the connection was re-confirmed. After graduating from Macalester College and working in West Berlin for two years followed by another two years in Minneapolis, he moved to Colorado again in 1988 and to Steamboat Springs with his wife Denise in 1999 where they raised their two children. They relocated to Grand Junction in 2020.
Steve’s professional background includes decades working in the outdoor, fly fishing and ski industries. Steve was a part of the management/employee group that purchased the outdoor brand “Marmot” in 1992 and, as Senior VP of that company, oversaw worldwide sales, product development and production. He served on that company’s board until his departure in 1999 and was a shareholder until the successful sale of the company to K2 Corp.
In 2000 Steve joined the outdoor brand leader “Patagonia”. At Patagonia, he directed a national sales force, developed product launch strategies and visual merchandising programs, mentored sales managers, conducted site selection studies, identified retail sites and negotiated leases. He left Patagonia in 2006. Steve started his work as a business broker in 2007 and in 2010 completed the course of instruction and passed the exam from the Institute of Business Appraisers for the Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) credential. He has worked with buyers and sellers in the sale and valuation of a wide variety of retail, service, restaurant and manufacturing businesses.
In addition to his other business experiences, Steve has nearly two decades of restaurant ownership and eight years of retail business ownership. Steve is a current or former member of the board of directors of several local organizations including MainStreet, the Chamber Resort Assoc. and the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club where he is a past president. He is also a past board member of the American Fly-Fishing Trade Association.
Steve specializes in business opportunity brokerage, associated commercial property sales and business valuation. He brings his business experience as a resource for buyers and sellers seeking a clear understanding of a business’s value, performance and potential.
Andrew is a homegrown Coloradan with a fresh perspective on business brokerage and online marketing. He earned his undergraduate degree in Geology (BA) from Whitman College in 2013 and his Master’s Degree in Applied Geosciences (MS) from the University of Washington in 2014. In addition to his interests in Geology, throughout his college and graduate school years, Andrew pursued and incorporated interests in filmmaking, social media and entrepreneurial ventures.
After graduating, Andrew worked as a petroleum geologist and geotechnical engineer while maintaining a part-time career as a Ski Pro teaching for Aspen Skiing Company, and a freelance artist. All throughout, he contracted with Touchstone as an in-house photographer/videographer. He provides Touchstone with a diverse set of skills in marketing, education, and science.
Outside of work, Andrew splits his time between Gunnison, Basalt and Wheat Ridge with his wife Maggie and their dogs Kona and Kristofferson. In his free time he can be found ski mountaineering, ultra running, and working on photography and filmmaking.
Kelly Malin – Broker Associate/Boulder
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.