July 7, 2023 – Blue River welcomed two more team members in Q2 of 2023 and announced a promotion. Fideh Samaha and Jessica Trombley have joined our M&A Advisory team, and Nicole Levy was promoted to Managing Director and currently leads Blue River’s third buy-side segment.

Fideh Samaha joined Blue River as Vice President. She brings experience in marketing, customer relations, sales, and real estate. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. Fideh spent four years selling residential and new construction real estate for an industry leading homebuilder and currently holds a Michigan Real Estate license. Fideh’s customer relations and sales experience has created a solid foundation for her to continue building successful relationships.

Connect with Fideh on LinkedIn or reach out @ fsamaha@goblueriver.com.

Jessica Trombley joined Blue River as an Intern in 2022 and is now Vice President. Jessica brings a broad range of strategic, leadership, and customer relations experience across a variety of areas. She received her BA in Education from Metropolitan State University in Denver, CO. Jessica previously worked as an early childhood educator, was a certified first responder for Stadium Medical serving the Denver Broncos and was a manager at the largest water park in North America.

Connect with Jessica on LinkedIn or reach out @ jtrombley@goblueriver.com.

Blue River promoted Nicole Levy to Managing Director, and she now leads the third segment in Blue River’s buy-side division. Nicole joined our team in 2022 and brings over a decade of experience working with privately held middle market and lower middle market companies on growing their business and maximizing values in advance of an exit strategy. She has been involved in numerous M&A transactions with both strategic and financial buyers across a wide range of services-related industries.

Connect with Nicole on LinkedIn or reach out @ nlevy@goblueriver.com.

Sara Clevenger, Blue River’s Principal, said, “We are exceptionally proud of Blue River’s growing team, and to see their respective contributions and leadership. Nicole, Fideh and Jessica have already proven to be integral members of the team. They epitomize the commitment and passion we strive to deliver in every aspect of our services. Further, and importantly, they’re just great people! We look forward to supporting them along the path of leadership, and to celebrating their future successes”.

About Blue River

Blue River Financial Group is a middle market merger and acquisition advisory firm headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. It assists corporations, private equity groups and individuals in the sale and acquisition of businesses, and has completed assignments in multiple business segments. With over 20 years of experience spanning across 50 global industries, Blue River provides a suite of services to middle market clients including corporate development, private equity support, valuations and transaction consulting, placing a premium on relationship-centered transaction counsel and client focus.

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