Meet the Team

Rich Montgomery

Rich Montgomery

Rich is a Partner of Alpenglow and CEO of the operating team. Rich has over 18 years of experience in executive leadership, developing and growing businesses, and executing large scale transactions. Rich began his career in commercial real-estate, and has spent the last 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

Darcy Brede

Darcy is COO of Alpenglow’s operating team. 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

Henning von Kalm

Henning is a Partner of Alpenglow and the EVP, Corporate Development of the operating team. 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

Josh Huster

Josh is a Partner of Alpenglow and the EVP, Strategy of the operating team. Josh has 7 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.