AARON Kroll, JD/mba
Aaron started his career at an investment bank in Cleveland, OH working on deals in the real estate and oil/gas industries. There he gained a deep appreciation for small businesses which has shaped his entire career. Aaron then transitioned to Richmond, VA to a private equity real estate investment firm, running the capital raising and investor relations for the company’s private funds. From there he started a business consulting company that specialized in assisting small businesses with strategy development, marketing, capital raising, and problem solving. Through this company, he helped launch an alternative hedge fund that invested in the peer to peer lending space and successfully completed $10+ million in commercial real estate deals as a partner in a commercial real estate investment firm. Aaron earned a Juris Doctor from The University of Akron in addition to a Master of Business Administration, summa cum laude, in Finance. He also received an executive leadership certificate from Cornell University. Aaron received a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Business Management from Virginia Tech. Aaron lives in Glen Allen, VA with his wife Gillian and son Colton.
Richard E. Byrne
Vice President of Business Development
Michael earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Radford University. While studying at Radford he spent summers working as an assistant manager for Vector Marketing, overseeing sales representatives for premium cutlery. Michael was also a student intern with S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co., a leading commercial real estate company in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and holds a Virginia Real Estate License.As a Virginia Beach native, Michael enjoys spending his leisure time on the water, surfing and kayaking.