As an experienced M&A advisor, corporate strategy advisor, and entrepreneur, Mr. Baer possesses a unique skill set in that his experience encompasses both the public and private markets. Over the past 29 years of his career, Kevin has advised, sat on boards, and has taken executive roles for startups and early-stage companies across various market sectors. As an advisor, he has been involved in significant business activity, including overcoming working capital deficits, restructuring, RTO's and professional service placement.
In addition to being the Founder & President of First Harbor Advisors, he is also a Partner at SilverBear Capital and holds a significant role in other private companies, from Director of Finance to Vice President.
Kevin had advised on many successful transitions with private companies listing on the OTC Markets and listed OTC companies transitioning to the American Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, or NYSE. Additionally, he had held officer and director positions with private and public companies. When appropriately positioned within companies, he was successful in raising substantial amounts of capital.
Mr. Kevin C. Baer attended NSCC in Beverly, MA, from 1987 - 1990, where he earned an ABM. Kevin is the youngest of three boys, all raised in Marblehead, MA. He is married with one teenage daughter. Away from the business, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. Mr. Baer loves to watch his daughter play soccer and is passionate about photography, all types of motorsports, travel, food, and fitness.
Mr. Sanders is a Dynamic global leader with 21 years of USAF military aircraft maintenance and flight operations experience that excels in fast paced, rapidly changing environments. A veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom with leadership experience of large scale operations. Detail oriented planner that effectively leads multiple sized teams. Dedicated to driving success through teamwork and creating efficient processes. Passion for forwarding the safe, ethical and effective use of various unmanned aerial systems to address public, private and government security threats, provide incident and event management, and accomplish environmental and structural inspections. Promotes cooperative small business innovative cross-tell and cutting-edge ideas throughout the UAS industry.
Throughout his service, Kevin has been awarded countless awards and decorations for his dedication to his country. He garners two Meritorious Service Medals, three Air Force Accommodation Medals and the coveted Airmen Leadership School John L. Levitow and Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Awards among many others. Additionally, Kevin has been personally recognized by two Presidents of the United States with a traditional “Challenge Coin” for his efforts.
In addition to his extensive aviation background, Kevin holds multiple accreditations to include an FAA Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and an Airframe & Power-plant certifications. He is currently completing on his BS in Unmanned Systems Applications through Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Mr. Faverman, a senior at Marblehead High School, was approved for his internship with FHA. This is an honor to mentor a young adult in preparation for college and life in the real world. Schooling is a valuable tool for success, but hands-on and real-life situations genuinely give a sense of reality. Mr. Faverman brings a great, young, energetic approach and insight to our current vision.
Please stay tuned for more updates on Mr. Faverman and his progress with FHA.