Cultivating great ideas.

Building successful brands.

We help entrepreneurs get to the “Next Level”, whether that is building a stronger brand, creating and executing a strategy for growth, or overcoming financial or operational problems.  Sometimes getting to the next level means transitioning to a new generation of leadership, or even selling the business to a new owner. We have started, grown and sold our own businesses before. We’ve walked in your shoes. We can help.

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Ray Hanson  –  Managing Director


Ray Hanson built the largest independent soft drink distributor in Oregon while still in his thirties.  When he sold the business, he realized there had to be a better way.  Since then, he has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs exit their businesses and realize their life dreams.

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Bill Nootenboom  –  Managing Director


Bill Nootenboom traded a career in corporate law to follow a dream of running a family business.  Since then he has started or run over a dozen businesses.  Now he helps other entrepreneurs to build and capture lasting value in their businesses.  He helps iconic local brands grow to their full potential.

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