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Seaside Bridge


We conduct buy-side searches for business acquirers, including corporations, family offices, and private equity groups.

Warren Hawkins

Managing Partner

Prior to Bridge Crest Partners, Warren Hawkins founded the M&A team at a tech-forward staffing platform that has executed several successful acquisitions.  Through this experience, he developed expertise in proprietary data sourcing, buy-side prospecting campaigns, seller education, and right-sized pre-LOI diligence. 

He holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia and a M.Ed. from Harvard University, is an Eagle Scout, and is an active member of several community organizations in his hometown, Nashville, TN.  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family, playing tennis, and visiting U.S. National Parks. 

Greg Skloot

Managing Partner

Prior to Bridge Crest Partners, Greg Skloot operated software companies, most recently as CEO of Crystal, a Personality AI startup backed by $7M in funding led by Salesforce Ventures. Earlier, he was VP Growth at Netpulse (70 employees, $40M funding) where he led sales, customer success, marketing and operations. It was acquired in 2018 by eGym. Before that, he was CEO of (30 employees, $3M funding) which was acquired in 2016 by EventFarm.

Greg is the co-author of Predicting Personality, a book published by Wiley in 2019 about using AI to understand people and win more business. He was named Forbes 30 Under 30 for enterprise technology.

Why Bridge Crest?

For business owners, the sale of all or part of their business can be a life-changing liquidity event while also carrying significant emotional considerations. For acquirers, finding and closing the right acquisition can unlock strategic value and seismic growth.  We serve as a match-making conduit to ensure cultural and financial fit that drives long-term success for both sides of the transaction table.

Are you seeking a transaction in 2024?

We would be happy to speak with you for a no obligation consultation. We can initiate a new search within weeks, and we are only compensated upon the close of a transaction.

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