Bruce A. Provo â€“ President and Founder: Mr. Provo has been involved in the management of real estate and other asset portfolios since 1979. Since he founded The Provo Group, Inc. (â€œTPGâ€) in 1985, Mr. Provo has been its President. From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Provo also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the North Kansas City Development Company (â€œNKCDCâ€), North Kansas City, Missouri. NKCDC was founded in 1903 and the assets of the company were sold in December 1985 for $102,500,000. NKCDC owned commercial and industrial properties, including an office park and a retail district, as well as apartment complexes, motels, recreational facilities, fast food restaurants, and other properties. NKCDCâ€™s holdings consisted of over 100 separate properties and constituted approximately 20% of the privately held real property in North Kansas City, Missouri (a four square mile municipality). Following the sale of the companyâ€™s real estate, Mr. Provo served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Liquidating Trustee of NKCDC from 1986 to 1991.
Mr. Provo graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1972 with a B.S. in Accounting. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1974 and was a manager in the banking and financial services division of Arthur Andersen LLP prior to joining Rubloff Development Corporation in 1979. From 1979 through 1985, Mr. Provo served as Vice President â€“ Finance and then as President of Rubloff Development Corporation.