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Deer Creek Group

Ryan W. Gilmer

Deer Creek Group is managed by a diverse team of professionals with substantial private investment and operating experience: Ryan W. Gilmer | Michael A. Kester

Michael A. Kester
Mr. Kester, a principal of Deer Creek Group, is also a principal of three independent companies, Redstreak, LLC, techniques.org, Inc., and Alva Learning Systems, LLC. Redstreak leases a fleet of specialty railcars and provides logistics services to North American railroad customers. techniques.org develops custom training solutions for the Department of Defense and other Federal Government clients and Alva Learning Systems develops custom training solutions for private sector clients.

Mr. Kester is a former consultant with McKinsey & Company in its New York and San Francisco offices. His work at McKinsey included managing client teams for a turnaround of an $8 billion revenue manufacturing company, developing a go-to-market strategy for a $280 million revenue consumer software product, implementing a company-wide product development process for a $1.3 billion revenue software developer, and performing financial due diligence for large private equity investments. Mr. Kester also worked as a Financial Analyst for Lehman Brother's Merchant Banking group in New York, analyzing and executing leveraged buyout investments, as a Summer Associate for the Denver-based law firm, Davis, Graham and Stubbs, and as Summer Associate with the United States Department of Justice.

Mr. Kester has a B.A. summa cum laude in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was student body co-president and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Kester also received the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a graduate scholarship administered by the Federal Government recognizing outstanding leadership, academics, and service.

Ryan W. Gilmer
Mr. Gilmer, a principal of Deer Creek Group, is also a principal of three independent companies, Redstreak, LLC, techniques.org, Inc., and Alva Learning Systems, LLC. Redstreak leases a fleet of specialty railcars and provides logistics services to North American railroad customers. techniques.org develops custom training solutions for the Department of Defense and other Federal Government clients and Alva Learning Systems develops custom training solutions for private sector clients.

Mr. Gilmer founded techniques.org in 1997 after achieving success managing large scale information systems development projects. Under his leadership, techniques.org has been profitable and grown steadily every year since inception. Mr. Gilmer has extensive experience using information technology to improve profitability for key accounts, including the U.S. Department of Defense, Walt Disney Company, the State of California Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement Divisions, Dow Chemicals, and GE Plastics.

Mr. Gilmer is a member of the Project Management Institute, has held Top Secret clearance with the U.S. Department of Defense, and holds state certifications in responding to hazardous materials incidents. Mr. Gilmer is also an active outdoorsman, a former professional cyclist, and a fifth generation railroader.
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