Rich Montgomery, CEO
Rich is a Partner and the Chief Executive Officer of Alpenglow Rail. Rich has over 20 years of experience in executive leadership, developing and growing businesses, and executing large scale transactions. Rich began his career in commercial real-estate, and prior to Alpenglow, spent 10 years as Senior Vice President of OmniTRAX / The Broe Group, one of the nation’s largest shortline railroad, real estate and oil & gas holding companies. At OmniTRAX, Rich located many new customer facilities to its railroads and industrial parks including Anheuser Busch, Cargill, Halliburton, Vestas, and many others. Rich has managed businesses and assets with over $1 billion in value, purchased and sold over $500 million in transportation and real estate businesses, and developed nearly 10,000 acres of land. Rich received a Bachelor’s degree in business finance, with emphasis in real estate from San Diego State University.
Darcy Brede, COO
Darcy is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Alpenglow Rail. Darcy has over 25 years’ experience and a proven track record in improving operations, safety and bottom line performance for leading shortline rail companies. Prior to joining Alpenglow, Darcy was President and COO of OmniTRAX / The Broe Group managing 2,500 miles of track, 17 shortline railroads, four switching operations, two port facilities, and two intermodal concessions. Before OmniTRAX, Darcy spent over ten years with BC Rail where he developed and implemented the company’s first system wide integrated operating plan which drove significant profitability improvement leading to its $1 billion sale to CN in 2004. Darcy received his MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia.
Henning von Kalm, CFO
Henning is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Alpenglow Rail. Henning has more than 15 years of infrastructure and transportation deal experience, with an emphasis on sourcing, assessing, and executing investment opportunities. Henning spent 12 years in Deutsche Bank’s M&A group focused on rail, terminals, ports, and aviation. Following, Henning ran corporate development for OmniTRAX, responsible for sourcing and executing deals in the rail, terminals, ports and related transportation spaces. Henning received his MA (Hons) in International Business from the University of Edinburgh.
Josh Huster, CSO
Josh is a Partner and the Chief Strategy Officer of Alpenglow Rail. Josh has over 15 years’ experience in strategy, corporate development, and investments primarily focused in shortline rail. Prior to Alpenglow, Josh was Director at OmniTRAX / The Broe Group where he developed and executed growth initiatives, sourced and executed investment opportunities, and built and led its research & analysis capability central to the company’s strategic planning and growth. Josh started his career in wealth management, providing asset management and financial planning to high net worth individuals and businesses. Josh received his Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado.
Davis Miller, Director of Finance
Davis works across all Alpenglow businesses, but his primary focus is as the Director of Finance for USA Rail Terminals. Here, he leads best practices focused on finance, human resources, marketing, accounting, and all other back-office operations. Davis works cross functionally with every aspect of the business, leveraging nearly a decade of knowledge gained from his undergraduate studies and experience working in the rail industry. Davis’s entire career has been based in the logistics realm. Within this, he has been central to implementing new systems and financial reporting supporting Alpenglow’s significant growth. Davis is responsible for growing the standards of the accounting and finance departments, implementing technology, developing key operational metrics, serving administrative needs, and leading US audits, ensuring that stakeholders of USA Rail Terminals can view the financial performance with trust and assurance. Davis holds a Bachelor of Finance degree from the University of Colorado.