At VistaRiver Holdings, we endeavor to connect those who buy, sell, and run companies. Our team is composed of people with combined experience in financial services, technology, and business strategy. All our team members are experts at what they do, and they offer their expertise to help our clients with their needs.
Geoff Schackmann Investor
Geoff Schackmann brings 10 years of experience in Sales & Marketing, Information Technology and angel investing through his work at VistaRiver Holdings as an Investor. He serves as the Chief Operating Officer for VistaRiver Healthcare Solutions, INC which owns and operates successful post-acute healthcare services in multiple markets throughout the West Coast. Growing up in SE Portland and attending University of Oregon; Geoff finds it extremely rewarding to be in a position to supply strategic guidance, purposeful networking and investmentments in startups across the Pacific Northwest and especially Portland. Geoff earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Information Technology degree in Business from the University of Oregon.
Jeff Baumgarner Investor
Jeff Baumgarner has over 30 years of business experience as a results-driven, executive leader. In these 30 years he has owned, operated and invested in startups, and is highly skilled in new business development, negotiation, and strategic planning. He excels at corporate reputation building, crisis and issue management, and motivating a team to thrive with proven techniques. Jeff’s creative business planning, backed by genuine interest and commitment to improving the productivity, quality, cost effectiveness and revenue growth in the companies he invests in, has proven to be very successful.
Jason Bliss Investor
Jason P. Bliss is the founder of multi-state post-acute healthcare companies specializing in delivering therapeutic and medical care to patients in their homes. He is also a serial entrepreneur angel investing in businesses ranging from online workforce software, placement and recruitment agencies, sports media, in-home autism support, and real-time license verification updates to name a few. He attended Brigham Young University in Provo and later George Washington University where he earned an MBA. He anticipates completing his doctorate from The University of Southern California (USC) in 2021.
His investment mindset follows the guideline of – “If we can provide a better product or service at a more affordable price than the competition and we are passionate about its positive impact on the world, we will consider investing.” Regardless of the organizations he represents, his greatest achievement is his family, his faith, and his desire to improve the lives of those who work with him or the customers served.
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Elizabeth Baumgarner Investor
Elizabeth Baumgarner has enjoyed her 30+ years with the challenges of fine-tuning the financial health of not only her own business ventures in the Health Industry, but for multiple dental practices. Implementing streamlined systems that makes sense with tasks shared amongst the team for redundancy built-in is a challenge she has always embraced and excelled at. She understands that any business must always have the ability to service their customers regardless of the issues faced.
Rodney Schackmann Investor
Rodney Schackmann is an original investor and Board Member of VistaRiver Healthcare Solutions. His career as an Information Solution professional began in 1982, and included software development, management, consulting, mentoring, training, and evolved towards enterprise-level architectural and technical leadership.
In 1993, Rodney began a 24-year career with the Intel Corporation, where he retired as the manager of Intel’s Information Quality Program. During the last few years there, as part of Intel’s industry outreach, Rodney became a frequent speaker at international Information and Data Quality Conferences.
Today, in addition enjoying his retirement, along with his board and investor activities, Rodney is the founder and principal of VistaRiver Consulting, LLC, where he educates, mentors, trains, and assists companies in growing the quality and value of their information assets.