Team

John Johnson and Matt Frye of BluestemUSA

BluestemUSA is led by highly experienced business executives and successful entrepreneurs who can both commiserate with the challenges a business owner undertakes in executing a successful placement, while at the same time being uniquely positioned to provide advice navigating the path forward. With decades of experience in directing organizations, facilitating transactions and providing M&A guidance, we invite you to examine our capabilities in managing your offering.

Mr. John C. Johnson is a degreed petroleum engineer who earned an MBA taking night classes while working full-time. In 1979, he left Union Pacific’s Park Avenue corporate headquarters to take the helm of a startup family business. Following a successful placement of the family business to a strategic acquirer in 1987, Mr. Johnson founded Bluestem Resources Group, Inc., as M&A business brokers and acquisitions advisors in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Johnson’s leadership has been instrumental to BluestemUSA’s success for over a quarter century, and he continues to apply this earned wisdom to the benefit of all our clients.

Currently responsible for all operations at Bluestem, Matt Frye had a similar career path to that of Mr. Johnsons’. Mr. Frye obtained his undergraduate degree in Finance, and like Mr. Johnson, earned his MBA degree at night while working full time in the exploration and production business. A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Frye went on to serve over twenty years in executive level positions – some of which included the founding or start-up operation of highly successful energy technology ventures. Exceedingly familiar with the challenges and demands of the lower and mid-tier organization, his passion and experience with product development and new product launches serve BluestemUSA’s clients go to market objectives. In addition, his experience funding growth acquisition strategies provides our clients direct technical and execution expertise.

It is often said there is no substitute for experience, and while we are confident this is not only true but certainly applicable to our competencies, we also believe it is equally important to select an advisor who operates with integrity and honesty for all parties. We encourage you to validate all of these important attributes with our prior clients. CONTACT US today to discuss our capabilities.