Brush Creek Partners is a unique private equity firm founded and funded by entrepreneurs, families, and individuals, and many of us have worked and co-invested together in the past. We have committed capital of $60 million and are actively seeking new investment opportunities.



$2 million to
$20 million

Buyout, recapitalization and growth equity; subordinated debt, preferred equity, or mezzanine; specialty and niche financing opportunities


Business & consumer services, manufacturing, distribution, and specialty finance


Regional focus,
and also consider opportunities nationally



Ranging from minority equity positions to majority control, family succession, shareholder liquidity



BCP's managing partners, Kevin Ahern and Scott Maierhofer, bring a combined 70 years of successfully growing businesses as operators and capital partners. 

Kevin Ahern, cFa



Kevin Ahern, Brush Creek Partners Managing Partner

Kevin Ahern, Managing Partner

35 years as an operator and investor in private equity, banking, financial services, and investment management  |  Ahern has been involved in numerous M&A and investment transactions focused in banking, insurance, asset management, professional services, mezzanine finance and real estate  |  Senior executive, Heartland Financial, a $12 billion bank holding company; Chairman of Citywide Banks  |  Founder and CEO, CIC Bancshares, a Colorado-based bank holding company, and Chairman of Centennial Bank  |  C-suite, CoBiz Financial  |  Managing Director, Sterling Partners  |  BS University of Northern Colorado, MBA University of Connecticut, CFA

Laurel Kenny

Laurel Kenny


Founder of LMK Consulting LLC  |  Director of Project Management Office for CoBiz Financial  |  COO of Green Manning & Bunch  |  MBA, University of Colorado  | BS in Geology, Metropolitan State University of Denver  |  PMP, CSM


Investor Relations

and Marketing




Scott Maierhofer, Brush Creek Partners Managing Partner

Scott Maierhofer, Managing Partner

Over 35 years in private equity, investment banking and merchant banking  |  Maierhofer has been involved in numerous M&A and private equity transactions in various industries and stages of growth and development  |  Principal, Maierhofer Capital, a private equity firm  |  Partner, McCarthy Capital, a private equity firm with over $1 billion in assets  |  Co-head, Green Manning & Bunch, a Denver-based investment banking firm  |  BA Penn State University, MBA University of Denver


Tracy Kerr

Managing Partner of Asher Ventures  |  Managing Director of Meritage Funds  |  Partner of The Wallach Company  |  Professional Engineer for Turner Collie & Braden  |  MBA, University of Denver  |  BE, Vanderbilt University  |  CFA


Investment Due Diligence and Analysis

Bcp's investment committee

BCP's Investment Committee includes our Managing Partners working alongside five experienced private equity investors/operators/entrepreneurs. 

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Phelps-Tointon, Inc.

President & CEO


Travis Gillmore

CEO of Phelps-Tointon, Inc. |
Price Waterhouse  |  Board Member of The Weld Trust  |
MT, University of Denver  |  BS in Accounting, Kansas State University  |  CPA


John Hill

Quince Associates

Quince Family Office, CEO

John Hill, Brush Creek Partners Investment Committee

John Hill

CEO of Quince Associates  | 

CFO of privately held retail & restaurant companies  |
Cooperative Housing Foundation  |  Director on Boards of Meridian Investments, Studio Center, and Sunshine Wireless Company  |  Advisory Board for Citywide Banks  |  Accounting degree, University of Maryland  |  CPA


Clouse Family Office

Clouse was Founder of VRBO

Jeff Kahler, Brush Creek Partners Investment Committee

Jeff Kahler

Chief Financial and Investment Officer of the Clouse Family office, the Find Us Faithful Foundation and the Latham group of companies  |  CFO of American Civil Constructors, The BenchMark Group, Outward Bound Wilderness  |  MBA, University of Colorado  |  BS in Earth Science, UNC  |  CPA

Steve Swinney

Kodiak Building Partners
Co-Founder & CEO

Steve Swinney, Brush Creek Partners Investment Committee


Steve Swinney

Co-Founder & CEO of Kodiak Building Partners, Inc.  |   Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis with ProBuild Holdings  |   Positions with Western Union, Clark Retail Enterprises, Target Corporation, and Arthur Andersen  |  MBA in Finance, University of Texas at Austin  |  CPA


Quince Associates

Quince Family Office, CFO

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Karina VanCamp

CFO of Quince Associates  |  Positions as Controller and Assistant Controller for private and public retail companies  |  CPA, Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co.  |  BA in accounting and mathematics, Luther College  |  CPA