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. 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 serves as the Executive Chairman of OmniTRAX, Vice President-Business Development for Greenbrier Companies and 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 Transportacion 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.
Keith E. Lovetro
Keith E. Lovetro joined OmniTRAX as a member of the Board of Directors in October 2015. He is the President and CEO of TRAC Intermodal, the largest intermodal chassis pool manager and equipment provider serving international and domestic shippers in North America. TRAC has 312,000 chassis under management with a net book value of $1.4 billion. TRAC also has approximately a 38 percent share of the intermodal chassis market in North America.
Mr. Lovetro has more than 34 years of transportation industry management and leadership experience. During that time, he has worked in the regional LTL sector and the ground parcel, air express, integrated airfreight and airfreight forwarding areas. Prior to joining TRAC in 2011, he was President & CEO of the YRC Regional Transportation Group, Executive VP at DHL Express, and President & CEO of FedEx Freight West.
Keith earned an MBA from the University of Santa Clara and a Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis. He’s on the Board of Directors of Interpool, Inc. (Parent to TRACX Intermodal), the Institute of International Container Lessors and the Intermodal Association of North America.