Welcoming New RVI Members: Andrew Klopfer, Mike Michon and Norm Smith

We are pleased to welcome Andrew Klopfer, Mike Michon and Norm Smith as RVI's newest members.

 Andrew Klopfer, Returning RVI Member

Andrew Klopfer, Returning RVI Member

Andrew Klopfer is a returning RVI member. He has experience with over 3 million square feet of commercial real estate, analyzing businesses, client management and selling business opportunities to investors. He is a relationship builder and seller in his heart and thrives on helping organizations and people understand risk and make money. Andrew has spent the past 4 years at ARK Ventures, LLC, where he runs Business Development and Investment Strategy. 

Andrew brings strong experience in business development, sales, prospecting, asset management, due diligence, investor presentations, and relationship management. He is passionate about hockey, and was formerly a journalist. Andrew is certified in Real Estate Finance, received his MBA from Babson College, and his BS from Union College in upstate New York. 

 Mike Michon, New RVI Member

Mike Michon, New RVI Member

Mike Michon has 26 years’ experience in building and real estate management. Currently, Mike is the Principal at Interland Real Estate, LLC. He previously worked for St. Michael’s Construction, Corp. 

Mike has received a number of building and construction management certifications from Boston Architectural College and Wentworth Institute for Technology, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction Technology from Framingham State University.

 Norm Smith, New RVI Member

Norm Smith, New RVI Member

Norm Smith is an innovative executive adviser to privately held businesses with extensive experience leading and managing complex organizations in sophisticated and challenging environments. 

Previously, Norm worked at the MassMutual Financial Group, a Fortune 100 company, for sixteen years, serving for more than a decade as either its Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer or Chief Financial Officer of its U.S. insurance operations.  A CPA, he has a held a variety of other senior financial roles including being the Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the Paul Revere Insurance Group (now UNUM) when it was publicly traded on the NYSE and Audit Committee Chair for an offshore reinsurer majority owned by Cerberus Capital Management.   

Prior to joining MassMutual, he spent six years as a founding member of a hedge fund and hedge fund back office business.

Norm holds both an MBA and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. At UMass, he was given the ECAC Merit Medal awarded to the outstanding senior student athlete, and he remains an actively involved alumnus across a range of programs and initiatives.