Gwen Sylvester is an experienced M&A professional who has overseen more than $200M in business acquisition transactions. Prior to her current role with Website Closers, Gwen was Senior Director of Acquisitions at Thrasio, where she closed more than 100 transactions of online and e-commerce businesses.
Gwen enjoys working with sellers of all sizes to prepare for an ideal exit. Her previous experience as a buyer gives her unique perspective on the preparation, marketing, and negotiations for each of her clients. Gwen’s role for sellers is to understand their business financials, their ideal structure for an exit, and the characteristics of their business that will create demand for buyers. Gwen consults with sellers on how to best position their businesses to be attractive to a buyer and diligently works to bring qualified and vetted buyers to the negotiation table.
When partnering with buyers looking for their next acquisition, Gwen is disciplined in understanding their desired criteria. Gwen specifically highlights brands that are relevant, rather than showing buyers everything on the market.
Gwen lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, daughter, and Australian cattle dog. Gwen is a Pacific Northwest enthusiast and loves all things food, wine, and the outdoor adventures the region has to offer.