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 Yampa Valley in Colorado dating back to the 1940s when his grandparents began vacationing in the region. In 1977 Steve first worked in northwest 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 in 1988 and to Steamboat Springs with his wife Denise and their two children in 1999.
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 premier 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 ownership. Steve volunteers as a S.C.O.R.E. counselor working with small businesses, and 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 Colorado native 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 Basalt and Wheat Ridge with his wife Maggie and their dogs Kona and Kristofferson. In his free time he can be found skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, 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.
Myles McGinnis – Broker Associate/Denver
Myles is a born and raised Colorado native with a unique outlook of business brokerage. He began his career in real estate while attending school at The College Of Wooster. A summer internship at Brookfield Residential ignited his passion for land development and from there went on to commercial real estate sales. After a decade of working in real estate in various capacities, from land development, customer care, home sales to home building, Myles knew it was time to bring those skills learned to the world of business brokerage. When he’s not assisting owners in the sale of their business, he’s spending time with his wife and dog, fly fishing, hiking, and biking.
Mr. Trevon Hunt Thornton been involved with business from a financial services perspective for many years. After an initial tour in the United States Air Force he compled a BS in Management from Lewis University Romeoville outside of Chicago, IL. His background and experience includes aviation, real estate, investment advisory services and banking as well as Sports Bars. He is a veteran, retired from the military with 29 years combined Air Force/Air National Guard service.
Over the years Trevon has received training and certification from the Air Force in Electronics, Aircraft maintence, Non-Destructive Testing in Ultrasound & X-Ray Technology. It is because of these technical backgrounds, along with his knowledge of business and financial services that has given him a great insight and a deep understanding of any business with their foundation in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Software and Technical type services such as Aviation, Auto, Equipment companies. His other area of passion is Sports Bars & Grills having manaed one back in Atlanta.
After college he completed an internship with a Chicago stock broker, earned his series 7, 24, 63 and 65 investment licenses and worked as an investment advisor for several money management firms until making the transition to bank lending. He moved from a loan processor, to a loan officer and finally underwriter and then senior Underwriter. It is this very unique perspective that allows Trevon to provide insight into how lenders analyze a borrowers financials to repay debt service and to get transactions closed.