— Meet Our —
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.
Dean Piacente serves as the Chief Executive Officer for OmniTRAX, Inc., one of North America’s largest privately held transportation services companies. As CEO, Dean oversees the daily operations of the company’s Short Line Railroads, Terminal Services, Transload Services, and Industrial Development / Real Estate Services.
Piacente joins OmniTRAX following a thirty-two-year career with CSX Corporation, a multibillion-dollar Class I Railroad Company. Piacente’s deep commercial, terminal operating, and finance experience is derived from multiple assignments and senior leadership roles. A New York native and Florida State University graduate, Piacente holds executive education credentials from Harvard Business School and Columbia University.
Partner, Three Leaf Ventures
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.
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 also spent a considerable portion of his tenure at Broe as a principal member of The Great Western Oil and Gas Company, where he was 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 is also a Board Member of OmniTRAX where he is responsible for determining long-term strategic direction as well as oversight of corporate culture and development.
Mr. Skinner has extensive experience based on accomplishments attained for companies and entrepreneurs throughout his career. He served as Vice President of Business Development for Greenbrier Companies, Chief Executive Officer of Trans-Trade, Inc., held senior management positions at Schneider National (Truckload), BN Motor Carriers, Southern Pacific (Rail), Fritz Companies (Logistics) and created and oversaw the management and expansion of Transportacion Ferroviaria Mexicana, a highly successful Mexican rail carrier, which became a part of Kansas City Southern. 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.
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.
Mr. Garin holds a BA in Finance and Accounting from Augsburg College and graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
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.