Barry H. Fromm, Esq. (‘80)
Title: Chairman and CEO, Value Recovery Group
Barry H. Fromm earned a bachelor of science in business administration from Butler University in 1972 and a Juris Doctor from The University of Akron School of Law in 1980. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Mr. Fromm began his career in banking and finance for National City Bank, Mid-America Federal S&LA, Deloitte & Touche, and as Senior Manager for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He then became a contractor for the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation , Federal Home Loan Banks, the Resolution Trust Corporation, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation evaluating and managing their asset/debt portfolios. He is founder and CEO of Value Recovery Group in Columbus, Ohio which services, recovers, and disposes of large volumes of debt for financial institutions and private investors in the United States. Mr. Fromm is also a managing member of Global Recovery Group, LLC which is the recovery agent for commercial debt of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance, and other foreign financial institutions. Value Recovery Partners National, another concern founded by Mr. Fromm, provides funding and marketing to recover Brownfield properties.
Barry Fromm, through his companies, has recovered a train station in Columbus which he has converted into a business meeting space. He also is part of a partnership that purchased and restored the Presidential Yacht, the U.S.S. Sequoia, which is available for charter. In 2009, Ohio Railcar Group, LLC was formed by private investors along with Value Recovery Group to acquire the assets of the U.S. Railcar Company to produce the Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) passenger trains. Mr. Fromm’s government services consulting firm, VRH Consulting, serves as the Prime Contractor under a 5 year contract providing the Program Management Support to the Loan Programs Office at the U.S. Department of Energy managing the $40 billion renewable energy and advanced technology vehicle loan and loan guarantee programs.