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 transactional expertise with a calm approach, and an unwavering commitment to help our clients achieve their goals.

SALLY ANNE HUGHES

FOUNDER

Sally Anne founded Hughes Klaiber in 2008. She understands the rewards 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, including ten years with Citigroup, where she worked with both Fortune 1000 and middle-market companies.

Sally Anne received an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. 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 18 years experience as 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 creating blow outs as a new category in beauty. After six years of building the brand, she successfully sold her business in 2011. Prior to Blow, Julie spent seven years with IBM, where her roles included managing global advertising for IBM's small business division.

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

Julie holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from Hamilton College. She lives in Old Greenwich, CT with her husband and two children.

MEGAN PAGLIARO

DIRECTOR

Megan provides transactional support in each aspect of a deal, to help our clients achieve optimal outcomes. Her responsibilities include researching markets and industries; identifying acquirers; and managing all aspects of financial modeling and analytics, including valuation studies, growth projections, and cash-flow analysis. She also helps manage due diligence processes for our clients.  

Megan’s prior experience includes serving as the chief operating officer of the Fixed Income and Economics Research division at Credit Suisse, where she was responsible for all day-to-day operations of the 60-person department. She also served as controller of Aluminum.com, where she managed a team to close a Series B round of financing, and managed the company’s financial statements and cash investments. Megan is a recovering CPA, and began her career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen.  
Megan has a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College. She is an active community volunteer, and lives with her husband and three children in New Jersey.