About Us

Who we are...

Blue Canyon Capital is a private investment firm that makes long term investments in small to middle-market private companies. Blue Canyon was formed by a team of experienced investors, advisers and entrepreneurs with the goal of creating value through the management of an existing service or manufacturing business.

Management Team

Chris Hendriksen and Andy Schoonover are the founders of Blue Canyon Capital. Their complementary skills, backgrounds and successful track records provide an excellent platform for successfully acquiring and growing companies

Chris Hendriksen – Managing Partner

Prior to founding Blue Canyon Capital, Chris worked for Thayer Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Washington, DC with $1.5 billion of capital under management. At Thayer, Chris focused on making and managing private company investments in the logistics, aerospace/defense and electronics manufacturing industries. Prior to Thayer, Chris was an analyst at William Blair & Company, a middle market investment bank in Chicago, working on mergers & acquisitions, public offerings and private placements across a broad range of industries. Chris received his MBA from Stanford University and a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.  

Andy Schoonover – Founder

Prior to founding Blue Canyon Capital, Andy worked for Host Marriott Corporation (now Host Hotels & Resorts, NYSE: HST). At Host, Andy worked with the Treasury, Asset Management and Acquisition and Development groups and completed transactions valued at approximately $1.5 billion. Andy has also held positions with Florida Capital Partners and Blue Ridge Capital. Andy received his MBA from Stanford University and his BS from the University of Virginia.

What We Do...

We focus on profitable, cash flow positive business services and light manufacturing companies that offer significant growth opportunities. Unlike many private equity investors, we provide access to capital as well as a dedicated management team focused on building long-term value. In doing so, we provide companies an attractive liquidity option - one that is particularly well-suited to situations where the current owner-manager seek flexibility in their day to day activities.