Board Members

Board Members

Pat Broe

Pat Broe founded his namesake company in 1972 as a Denver-based real estate asset management firm. Beginning with small residential and commercial rehabilitations, he soon began to accumulate a portfolio of properties. He began trading land, assembling development sites and repositioning commercial properties, primarily in the central business district of Denver. These activities provided the base from which The Broe Group grew and diversified into its present form.

Over the course of four decades, Mr. Broe has built a diversified private equity investment enterprise with a multi-billion dollar asset base with investments spanning a wide range of industries, including commercial and residential real estate, medical office buildings and assisted living communities, diverse transportation-based companies, medical devices, agricultural investments as well as energy ventures such as oil and gas exploration and production and coal mining.

Mr. Broe focuses on the strategic direction of the company, investment policy and financing activities, and the identification of attractive assets for acquisition.


Kiki Broe

Kiki Broe is currently a partner at Three Leaf Ventures, a venture-stage fund focused on leveraging wireless communication technology to transform the conventional healthcare model. Partnering with entrepreneurs and innovators from seed to pre-IPO stage financing, Three Leaf Ventures focuses on health, IT, mobile and consumer applications, telemedicine and genomics that foster proactive, educated and engaged consumers, advance the shift from population based medicine to individualized healthcare, and improve personal health and healthcare.

Ms. Broe is the oldest daughter of Pat Broe and holds a certificate in Public Health Sciences from the Colorado School of Public Health and a B.A. in Neuroscience from Pomona College.


Mike Brothers

Mike Brothers is the Managing Director of AEA Investors, where he serves as the lead in delivering corporate advisory, investment banking products and capital market solutions to companies with annual revenues ranging from $20 million to more than $5 billion.

Previously, Mr. Brothers served as Senior Vice President of Charter One Bank and Managing Director of Capital Markets at National City Bank. During his tenure at National City Bank, Mr. Brothers was responsible for all capital markets activity in the state of Illinois, including syndications, private placements, mergers and acquisitions and interest rate and foreign exchange rate management. Prior to National City, Mike spent four years in commercial banking with Bank of America and began his career with NBD Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) in Detroit.

Mr. Brothers received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame with High Honors and his B.S. in Finance from Bradley University.


Brad Skinner

Brad Skinner has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry in both the United States and Mexico. Currently, Mr. Skinner is Vice President-Business Development for Greenbrier Companies and is a member of the Board of Directors at Westway Group.

Mr. Skinner has extensive experience based on accomplishments attained for companies and entrepreneurs throughout his career. He held senior management positions at Schneider National (Truckload), BN Motor Carriers, Southern Pacific (Rail), Fritz (Logistics) and created and oversaw the management of Transportation Ferroviaria Mexicana, a highly successful Mexican rail carrier. Throughout his career, Mr. Skinner has successfully created and transformed organizations into highly productive, visionary and efficient ventures, and in the process added significant value for investors and customers.

Mr. Skinner graduated from Portland State University where he earned a double major in Political Science and Urban Administration.


Christopher Beall

Christopher Beall is a skilled infrastructure investor with 20 years of experience in private equity, investment banking and infrastructure operations and engineering. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Passenger Rail Corporation (Amtrak).  

Mr. Beall most recently served as Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager for Oaktree Capital Group LLC Infrastructure Investing, formerly Highstar Capital L.P., which was acquired by Oaktree. He was one of four owners and a Partner of Highstar, a fourth-generation infrastructure fund with a portfolio of investments valued at more than $6.3 billion. While at Highstar, he served on the boards of NGL Energy Partners, Ports America, Northstar Holdings, Caiman I and II, Star Atlantic Waste Holdings, InterGen n.v. and Northern Star Generation. 

Prior to joining Highstar, Mr. Beall was CFO of the Aslan Group, an environmental services, communications and imaging firm. He previously worked in the Global Natural Resources Group at Lehman Brothers, where he gained experience in mergers & acquisitions and debt & equity capital market transactions, and at Koch Gateway Pipeline Company and Koch Refining Company.

Mr. Beall earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.