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 is the oldest daughter of founder Pat Broe. A graduate of Pomona College, she majored in Neuroscience and played varsity basketball for four years and rugby for two years. She is currently studying for a Public Health Certificate at CU Denver at the Anschutz Medical Center in anticipation of applying to medical school. Her passion for collecting and photographing wildflowers has led Kiki to consider publishing a book on the wildflowers found at Notch Peak Ranch, western high plains, tall grass prairie ecosystem for which there is little published information.
Sean Broe is the eldest son of founder Pat Broe and has been involved with the Broe Organization since 2009. Beginning in residential real estate, Sean founded Broe Real Estate’s foreclosure flipping program “RE Acquisitions,” successfully acquiring and divesting more than 180 single homes in the period of 18 months. Mr. Broe has also spent a considerable portion of his tenure at Broe as a principal member of The Great Western Oil and Gas Company, where he is responsible for long-term strategic oversight and integration of the rapidly expanding energy platform. While continuing to play a role in the strategic direction of Broe Real Estate and Great Western Oil and Gas, Mr. Broe recently joined OmniTRAX, where he is responsible for determining long-term strategic direction as well as oversight of corporate culture and development.
Ed Harris joined OmniTRAX as a member of the Board of Directors in May 2014 and currently serves as the Executive Chairman. He has spent his entire career in the railroad industry, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the OmniTRAX organization.
During his long career, Mr. Harris headed up operations at both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific, and worked his way up from Yard Clerk to Vice President, Operations at Illinois Central Railway. He is currently a Senior Advisor at Global Infrastructure Partners, an independent infrastructure fund manager, and a member of the Board of Directors at A & B Rail Services, a track construction and maintenance company.
Mr. Harris earned his B.S. in Business Management from University of Illinois and served in the US Marine Corps.
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.
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.