ABOUT
US

EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

TO HELP YOU SELL YOUR BUSINESS

Hughes Klaiber is a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm based in New York City. We build lasting relationships with our clients, and are proud to have helped many entrepreneurs sell their business, and transition to the next phase in their lives.

We combine detailed technical knowledge and skills with a calm approach, and an unwavering commitment to help our clients achieve their goals.

We specialize in representing entrepreneurs who have built privately held companies with annual revenues between $4 million and $20 million. Businesses of this size can be challenging to sell, but we have the skills, experience and resources needed. Our expertise, strong preparation, professional marketing programs, and access to a wide range of buyers help our clients turn a desire to exit their business into the reality of a successful sale.

SALLY ANNE HUGHES

FOUNDER

Sally Anne founded Hughes Klaiber in 2008. She understands the dynamics and challenges of building and selling a privately held business, and the importance of a successful exit that maximizes return to the entrepreneur. She brings a high level of expertise, the skills to address and overcome challenges that may arise in a sale, and a calm approach to help clients navigate an emotional and important financial transaction.

Sally Anne’s career prior to founding Hughes Klaiber included roles in finance, sales, and marketing. She was a vice president with Citigroup, where she worked with Fortune 1000 and middle-market companies; served as an advertising agency account executive representing clients in consumer products and business services; and also served as marketing director for a professional services organization.

Sally Anne received an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Central Florida. She is also one of only 12 mergers and acquisitions advisors in New York who hold the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation.

She is a frequent speaker to business and trade organizations on selling a business. After many years living in New York City, she and her husband now live in New Jersey with their two daughters.

JULIE FLAKSTAD

DIRECTOR

Julie has eighteen years experience as both an entrepreneur and marketing professional across various industries and disciplines.

In 2005, she co-founded Blow, a beauty services and product business, which is today recognized for having created blow outs as a new category in beauty. After six years of building the brand and managing its daily operations, she successfully sold her business in 2011, working in conjunction with Hughes Klaiber. Prior to Blow, Julie spent seven years at IBM's Armonk, New York headquarters and in Paris, France where her roles included managing global advertising for IBM's small business division, as well as developing and executing demand generation programs globally. Julie holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, with a major in entrepreneurial studies and a B.A. from Hamilton College.

Having sold her own business, Julie completely understands all the issues, challenges, and concerns associated with making the decision to sell, finding the right buyer, and executing the transaction.

She lives in Old Greenwich, CT with her husband and two children.