Fun Facts about Aaron
Aaron began working with Bill in 2013, helping with personal investments and laying the groundwork to launch FirstMile. He became a partner in Fund II.
Since joining the firm, he’s led numerous investments spanning Healthtech, Logistics, Fintech, Commerce and Robotics. He knows the next big opportunity won't look like the last and is always on the lookout for founding teams that have unique insights about big markets.
Prior to joining FirstMile, Aaron had a diverse set of experiences that provide great perspective as an investor. He spent 10 years as an Army officer and helicopter pilot, leading teams in a number of challenging environments including two overseas deployments. The lessons on leadership, teamwork and execution have greatly influenced his thoughts on management and investing.
It was during his MBA that Aaron first developed a desire to work with early-stage companies. He volunteered at a technology incubator, then worked as a summer intern and part-time employee at a venture-backed company. Most recently, Aaron worked in the Corporate Strategy Group at Newmont Mining, the #1 gold miner in the world. He worked on M&A, investor relations and negotiating a mineral agreement with a foreign government.
Aaron grew up in Michigan before studying economics at West Point. After graduation, he attended flight school in Alabama and moved to Korea for his first assignment before making his way to Colorado. He received his MBA with a concentration in Finance from the Daniels College at the University of Denver.