Lindsay Baublitz believes her diverse business background has been a key to her success. In addition to her position with SC&H Capital, an investment banking and advisory firm in Sparks Glencoe, Baublitz owns Near & Deer, a business that sells faux taxidermy, with her husband, Rick Baublitz.
“Owning my own small business provides me with a unique insight that my clients and colleagues appreciate,” Lindsay Baublitz said. “My job is not the same every day; I need to be agile and provide insight for various businesses. I always put myself in my clients’ shoes and think what I would do in their position, and then I’m able to provide genuine and honest feedback.”
Baublitz is a business valuation adviser who helps companies implement or maintain employee stock ownership plans. Earning her Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) credential – while working two full-time jobs – has been her proudest professional accomplishment.
“Completing the lengthy and vigorous process set the stage for my career as a successful business valuation resource,” she said.
Baublitz began volunteering with the Special Olympics after high school and, this year, was her company’s team leader at the 11th annual Day of Service at the Summer Games as the team helped set up the course.
“Year after year, I get to see the athletes’ personal progress, which means a lot to me,” she said.
She also mentors high school students in a Junior Achievement entrepreneurship program.
“I have experience running a small business and dealing with the challenges that come with a startup,” she said. “From managing employees, sourcing materials, and managing online content to payroll, insurance and website development, I have a unique perspective students learn from as they build their business plans.”