May 25, 2021 – Blue River welcomes three more additions to the team in Q2 of 2021. Jim Loftis, Dana Bolgar Popov and Noemi Kinsey bring cumulatively decades of years of experience in Marketing, Consultancy and Client Relations, adding unmatched value to our already high performing team.

Jim Loftis joined the group in April as M&A Advisor, bringing a wide range of experience in the Tech and Auto industries, as Account Manager and Client Success Consultant. He obtained his Marketing degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and began his professional career as an intern at Blue River. After roles in companies such as Carnival Cruise Lines, GoDaddy, and Tesla, he was thrilled to “come home” to Blue River as a buy side Advisor. Jim values establishing long lasting relationships with his clients, building trust by understanding his clients’ needs and goals, and laying out a clear plan for achieving them.

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Dana Bolgar Popov joined Blue River shortly after Jim, as Marketing Director. She brings over a decade of experience in Marketing & Communications, with a heavy focus in digital marketing, project management, reputation management, analytics and strategy. Dana obtained her Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees at The Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania. In her previous role, she led Marketing efforts for a highly advanced surgical practice based in Maryland. She is extremely passionate about her field of expertise, and is driven by leading projects to success.

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Noemi Kinsey joined our team in May as M&A Advisor, bringing extensive experience in Marketing & Sales strategy, evaluation systems, budgeting and analytics, as well as customer relations. Noemi graduated with honors VOSG & SPSG Hellichova University in Prague, Czech Republic, with an award from the Ministry of Czech Culture for her final graduation project. In her last role, Noemi led Marketing efforts for an Alabama based homebuilding company.

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We are truly excited to be bringing in such great new talent! The pandemic, while tragic, has allowed us to rethink how, and from where, we recruit. Our company has adapted to a remote work environment, and embraced it.  As a result, we’re able to recruit the best and brightest from across the country, instead of just local to our three offices. Jim, Dana and Noemi are all extraordinary talent that will have an immediate impact on our business, as well as our clients’.

Bryan Berent

Managing Partner

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 17 years of experience spanning across 28 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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