Our team-based approach delivers exceptional results.

We’ve assembled a team of experienced professionals with specialized training and skills to help you in each step of the journey.  Our team’s pedigrees include backgrounds in legal practice, mergers & acquisitions, financial advisory, business ownership, and consulting.  We’ve helped hundreds of business owners with things like valuation, growth strategy, transition planning, complex negotiations, deal-making, due diligence, legal contracts, and other specialized projects.

Ben Brickweg, Esq. MBA

Founding Partner

Ben has an MBA in marketing, is a recovering attorney (but he hopes you won’t hold that against him), and a published author.  Most importantly, in the past 15 years, Ben has guided over 100 business owners through successful exits.

As the Founding Partner of Sagewood, Ben leads client development initiatives and works directly with clients in the outdoors industry, resort & mountain town markets, and energy services segment.

A serial entrepreneur himself, Ben has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of M&A and exit strategy. Ben’s know-how includes navigating the routine snarls of valuation, transaction structures, family/employee transitions, due diligence, distressed company situations, and complex negotiations. Any concerns about the process involved in a transaction are met with a uniquely practical, sensible approach that is tailored to meet both buyers’ and sellers’ needs.

Tommy West, Esq.

Managing Partner

Tommy draws from his previous experience as a business owner, corporate finance officer, and M&A attorney to help guide clients through complex exit strategies and transactions.

Having launched a dozen business by age 30 and having gone through the M&A process personally by selling 3 businesses of his own, Tommy brings a unique set of skills and experience to Sagewood’s clients.

As Managing Partner, Tommy leads service delivery for Sagewood and his client base is focused on the outdoors industry and resort market (with a special affinity for mountain towns).

Tommy holds Legal and Brokerage licenses, and is a Certified Business Valuation Specialist and Certified Value Builder.

Tommy is an avid mountain biker, skier and paddle-boarder, father of 3, and spends most of his time in the resort ski mountain town he calls home.

Cameron Colb, CLU ChFC

Transaction Advisor

Cameron Kolb is a transaction advisor with Sagewood.  Prior to joining Sagewood, he worked as a financial advisor where he helped business owners create exit plans from their businesses.  Cameron’s vision is to combine his wealth of financial and business planning experience to help business owners maximize the value of their businesses and make the sale as smooth as possible.

Cameron has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.  He also has his Charted Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation from The American College and his Certified Value Builder (CVB).

Cameron and his wife, Jamie, live in Centennial.  In their spare time, you’ll likely find them outdoors or traveling.  They enjoy skiing, hut trips, hiking, backpacking, and new adventures.

Jared Brewington

Director of Research & Analysis

Kari Bartkus

Finance Manager

Learn how we can help you in 3 simple steps.

  • Request a discovery call with our team.

  • Spend 30 minutes on the call exploring your exit readiness.

  • Get a custom exit readiness assessment of where you are today, where you need to be, and a plan to help you get there.

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