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 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 has held the title of the Managing Director of Debt Capital Markets at Fifth Third Securities for the past eight years. Mr. Brothers serves as the lead in delivering loan and bond capital market solutions to private equity owned companies. Additionally, Mr. Brothers focuses on companies in the transportation, restaurant, and beverage industries.
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 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.
Cameron Scott was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Union Pacific in 2014. In that role, he was responsible for train operations throughout 23 western states, including management and maintenance of locomotives, rail cars, tracks, train dispatching and crew calling. Mr. Scott was previously Vice President – Network Planning & Operations (NPO), responsible for directing the railroad’s service design and evaluation, transportation planning, network and capital planning, network development and joint facilities activities. Prior to his appointment to NPO, he held the position of Regional Vice President – Western Region.
Mr. Scott graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Business Management and earned his MBA from the University of Texas. He also completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University.
David Garin was appointed Group Vice President, Industrial Products at BNSF in 1999, with sales and marketing responsibilities for the $6.0 billion carload segment including chemicals, crude oil and petroleum products, building products, construction products, beverages, perishables and canned goods. He began his career in the railroad industry as a management trainee in 1983 in St. Paul, Minn., and relocated to Fort Worth in 1992. Mr. Garin has held a variety of leadership positions in audit, corporate accounting, financial reporting, strategic planning and marketing and sales.
Mr. Garin holds a BA in Finance and Accounting from Augsburg College and graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.