Unlock the hidden value in corporate assets


Veyron was established in 2011 and operates as a private investment firm. Veyron conducts its business in the Americas and Europe.

Primary Business

Veyron’s primary business involves the acquisition of tangible and intangible assets from national and international corporations and not-for-profits.

Long-term Strategy

As a long-term holder of assets, Veyron maintains strong, collaborative relationships with its lessees and institutional partners.


Leveraging tangible and intangible assets as an alternative to debt with favorable balance sheet and income statement treatment.

Financial Products
Tangible Assets
Residual Benefit LeaseSM (RBL)
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Residual Ownership LeaseSM (ROL)
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Building Monetization
New Construction
Debt Reduction
Intangible Assets
Intangible Asset Benefit LicenseSM (IABL)
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Product Licenses & Mfg
Intangible Asset Benefit LicenseSM (IABL)
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Business / Brands
Company Acquisition
Intangible Asset Monetization
Debt Reduction

The Veyron Advantage

Veyron’s unique suite of financial products offers many advantages to clients at all levels. 

We address the need for capital while also balancing important organizational areas not met by traditional capital financing solutions.

Community Impact Investing

Our mission is to make a profound impact by funding and driving community development initiatives that provide lasting benefits for generations to come. The Veyron Financial Platform facilitates community impact investment through the unique structure of the RBL, ROL, and IABL products designed to provide maximum economic efficiency and thoughtful community benefit investment.

Mission-Based Investing

Selective programs that contribute to mission and guiding principles for reinvestment back into the community. Seamless integration with your existing organizational goals across Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs), and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs).

Inclusive Contribution Structure

Veyron utilizes analytical tools and a client-collaborative process to identify and select areas for concentration. Transactions are structured with a built-in mechanism for charitable contributions allowing for rapid deployment of funds.

Impact Investment Pillars

Using assets as an agent for social change, we support six investment pillars: building communities, education, housing and facilities, improving physical and mental health, as well as income and financial inclusion and equity for all.


Veyron actively acquires core and strategic assets in a dynamic investment portfolio that spans across all geographies and asset classes.

Investment Philosophy

We deploy bespoke acquisition strategies that align with occupier’s financial and operational goals and objectives. We are backed by the world’s largest and most respected insurance and financial institutions. Our proprietary methodology enables us to move with efficiency and expediency to onboard assets quickly into our portfolio.

Investment Highlights

Veyron has recently acquired in excess of $2.7B in tangible and intangible assets using its innovative financial structures delivering significant tax and accounting benefits to leading corporations and not-for-profits. 

Veyron anticipates expanding its portfolio to over $4B in tangible and intangible assets in 2022. 


Ronald S. Krolick

Senior Managing Member

Mr. Krolick has had an extensive career in finance and law. He was formerly head of debt capital markets at Crédit Agricole in the Americas and Deputy CEO of Crédit Agricole Securities. He has overseen billions of dollars of financings, has extensive real estate experience from sale leasebacks to complex securitizations. His responsibilities also included the day-to-day management of the bank’s US$25 Billion commercial paper conduit. Mr. Krolick spent 3 years at Lazard Freres focused on municipal finance before joining Credit Agricole. Prior to banking Mr. Krolick founded a law firm that specialized in real estate, tax and municipal finance. Before banking, He practiced law for 20 years and entered finance when he had the opportunity to merge his firm into a larger firm.

Brian O’Donoghue

Senior Managing Member

Mr. O’Donoghue has a wide range of experience in business, law, finance, and management. Recently, Mr. O’Donoghue served on the Board of Directors of a regulated financial institution, overseeing its restructuring, legal & regulatory issues, and ultimately, its merger with a larger institution. He was also Managing Member of Arklow Capital, a private investment fund that invested in a portfolio of long and short, debt and equity positions. Like Mr. Krolick, Mr. O’Donoghue is a lawyer by training. He was General Counsel for 5 years at a publicly traded internet software company and practiced law at Milbank Tweed for 5 years early in his career, specializing in finance, securities, M&A, and public and private offerings. Mr. O’Donoghue is also Executive Chairman of a Sports and Event Center in New York with over 175,00 square feet of space on 25 acres of land and close to 150 employees.

Michael R. Ippolito

Senior Managing Member

As an expert in capital structures and corporate strategy, Mr. Ippolito brings over 30 years of experience in providing advisory services to preeminent global corporations on optimizing their tangible and intangible assets, improving the impacts on their balance sheet and income statement while unlocking significant capital. By blending consulting, capital structures, and real estate expertise, he partners directly with the C-Suite to enable companies to make better decisions on where to locate, own and occupy assets, and how to fund these assets to drive results and savings, generate capital to pay down debt, or reinvest back into the business. He has overseen over 1,400 transactions worth $15 Billion in total transaction value. Mr. Ippolito was most recently recognized as a Transformative Leader by CEO Forum and Forbes online in 2020 and 2021.

Patrick M. Duffy

Senior Managing Member

Mr. Duffy has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, most recently serving as Vice Chairman for a publicly traded global real estate corporation. During his career he has focused on providing advisory services, financing and long-term strategic planning. Mr. Duffy has completed millions of square feet in real estate transactions throughout the US and global major markets. His experience includes negotiating complex real estate transactions for acquisition, lease as well as build to suits with many different types of ownership groups, corporations and financial institutions. Mr. Duffy’s extensive experience provides a unique perspective to analyzing assets, risk, and strategies to achieve value.


Natalie D’Onofrio

Senior Managing Director

Ms. Donofrio has spent the last 17 years at prominent professional services organizations. The last 14 years focused on corporate real estate platform development, operational efficiencies, client solutions and client deliverables contributing to $1.64 billion in revenue generation. She worked with leadership to develop, design, and implement strategic solutions for clients across their global portfolios of assets. Prior to this, she worked for a major accounting firm specializing in client engagement services. She actively analyzes the market and ensures all solutions align with corporate drivers, purpose, and social impact strategy.

Nina Eshoo

Senior Managing Director

Ms. Eshoo has nearly three decades of experience in finance. After eighteen years with Credit Agricole where she was a senior banker, Ms. Eshoo founded Saltbox Partners to provide expertise in the specialized niche of project financing, strategic insight and an outside perspective to her clients, which include public companies, private equity firms, large and small privately held companies, and law firms. With Veyron, Ms. Eshoo assists with the design and implementation of Veyron’s proprietary structures and, among other roles, takes the lead on interfacing with the major rating agencies as they process Veyron’s more novel transactions for a public or private rating.

Byron Jones

Senior Managing Director

Mr. Jones is a Senior Finance Leader with 30 years of experience in corporate finance at Fortune 500 companies. Industry and brand experience including airlines, automotive, travel, financial services (banking), higher education, and food & beverage. Career foundation in Big 4 Public Accounting. He has held notable senior executive positions as CFO, EVP and SVP of Finance at several organizations spanning his career. He has overseen critical corporate functions in annual operating & capital plans, monthly management reporting, , cash flow analysis, and strategic transformations. Mr. Jones is also a board trustee for Tuskegee University.

Seth Weinstein

Senior Managing Director

Mr. Weinstein is a global leader in commercial real estate serving an enviable roster of clients nationally and globally. He is now a part of an elite team made up of highly experienced advisors with multidisciplinary backgrounds in commercial real estate and operations. The team partners with corporations to develop and implement strategies that will financially re-engineer corporate headquarters and global real estate portfolios. These strategies ensure the maximum benefit of new accounting standards and changes in financial markets while minimizing risks and increasing operation flexibility.

Laura S. Hornbach

Managing Director

Ms. Hornbach has broad-ranging commercial real estate experience with complex assets across the Americas and Western Europe. She has led the financial analytics work for investment and development of all asset types with a special focus on capital structure optimization. Previously, Ms. Hornbach was a Managing Director at Newmark Global Corporate Services where she devised asset strategy solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, she was a Vice President at a multi-family investment firm where her responsibilities included management of a $1 Billion portfolio of institutional assets.

Max Hermacinski


Mr. Hermacinski focuses on structured finance analysis and customer relationship management. Max has helped broaden the awareness of the Residual Benefit Lease platform which saw nearly $1bn in transactions during the first 2 years. While at Newmark, Max has spent the last 4 years working for an elite and nationally recognized brokerage team. Max also provided transaction support to the Global Corporate Services business platform which generated $200m in annual revenue over 8 years.


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