Managing Partners

Barry Fromm – Founding Member & CEO


Mr. Fromm is the founder and CEO of Value Recovery Group, Inc. (“VRG”), and Global Recovery Group.  Mr. Fromm has 27 years of contracting and partnering experience in recovering on real estate, delinquent debt and other distressed assets for federal agencies, including the FDIC, Customs & Border Protection, Export-Import Bank OPIC, and the US Department of Education. His firm also holds 10 prime contracts with Federal agencies in transportation, interior, GSA, and HUD. Mr. Fromm has been a banker, a financial institutions consultant for Deloitte & Touche, and Senior Manager for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Fromm has a B.S. (Business Administration) from Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana (1972) and a JD from Blake McDowell School of Law, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio (1980).


Donald (“Skip”) Bean, Jr. – Special Counsel


Mr. Bean has practiced law since 1982 in the areas of real estate and distressed real estate and financial assets.  He served as general counsel to a national trade association for asset management firms involved in the liquidation of assets for the FDIC and the Resolution Trust Corporation.  From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Bean was Director of Real Estate for the RTC Oversight Board, where he advised a board chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury and including the Chairman of the Federal Reserve System and Secretary of HUD, on policy relating to the disposition of real estate assets by the Resolution Trust Corporation.

Mr. Bean has a JD (1982), MBA (1982) and BA (Honors, 1979) from the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.