Andrew Michael Arroyo is our Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. He is personally licensed as a managing broker in 24 states and the District of Columbia and has been a part of more than a billion dollars in real estate transactions in his 23-year career in the real estate industry. As CEO, Mr. Arroyo is responsible for representing the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. He is responsible for creating and implementing strategies to grow the business and brand by developing business relationships and alliances, pursuing corporate opportunities, as well as assisting with oversight and management of the day-to-day operations.
Clark Anctil is a seasoned executive with a broad range of experience with positions in general management, operations and supply chain management, covering responsibilities of finance, product costing, material and resource planning, procurement and sourcing, HR training and development, information systems, twin plant operations, “Just in Time” manufacturing, “lean systems”, and facility design and engineering. During his career, he has mentored staff and trained teams in achieving results and effective management with a focus on knowledge acquisition, understanding and proactive execution in a lean environment. This approach led him to develop and deploy software to support business growth covering material, labor and resource planning, operational cost tracking, throughput management and production control. In addition to his corporate career, he has been a top producing REALTOR since 2010 and licensed loan originator since 2020, and currently holds a Broker’s license. He joined AARE as an agent in 2016 and has worked closely with the founder throughout the years. Clark has a heart to mentor and train other employees how to grow a business with the stakeholder’s interest in mind. His depth of experience and hands-on approach provide a unique skill set and make him a valuable member of the AARE Finance and Operations team.
Derek Barksdale, Naval Officer (Retired), is a prominent military and civilian motivational leader with a broad background in leadership and entrepreneurship, focused on the real estate and lending industry. He earned his B.S. in Workforce Education and Development at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and embodies four decades of experience in facilitating the success of others while in the military as a naval officer, in civil service as a Director of Operations, and private sector as an entrepreneur and founder of Military Mutual®; a real estate brokerage focused on serving veterans and their families since 2011. Licensed as a real estate broker with his NMLS, Derek served as Managing Partner and Founder of Aligned Mortgage – California. He established the branch as Branch Manager, building the organization to over 70 staff and loan officers to ensure the success of over 1,800 homeowners and a $1 billion in volume in less than two years. Derek currently serves as President of the Veteran Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) San Diego and is on the Board of Directors for the Navy League, San Diego. The passion he brings to any forum is evident in his strong desire to advance the personal and professional achievements of others.