NO-NONSENSE BUSINESS AND LEGAL ACUMEN
As an advisor for Blue Sky Business Resources, Ben Coats helps business owners maximize the potential of their operations and undertake successful M&A transactions. Leveraging previous experience as a project finance and corporate lawyer, Ben has served as the CFO of a publicly traded company in a frontier market, executed a search fund, and acted as an investment consultant to a private equity fund. Having also operated his own businesses and funds, Ben can advise on situations across a spectrum of business needs.
Ben received his BA from Brigham Young University, JD from Columbia and MBA from Harvard Business School.
FROM THE OFFICE TO THE TRAIL
When not undertaking professional endeavors, Ben is an accomplished long distance thru-hiker, having hiked 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail, 400 miles along the Oregon Coast, and across the country of Bulgaria. Ben brings the drive and tenacity required for long distance hiking and to his work in consulting and M&A. When he is not hiking he also enjoys skiing and scuba diving.