Board of Directors

Patrick Bane


As an advisory board member Mr. Bane seeks to grow ProVetus as an organization to assist more veterans transition from the military. Patrick was commissioned through the Loyola University of Maryland ROTC program and served on active duty for four years as an infantry and quartermaster officer. He graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger and Airborne schools and attained the rank of Captain. Patrick works as a client consultant at Neuberger Berman, an investment management firm based out of New York. Patrick and his wife Erin live in Pelham with their two sons.

Peter Gaudet

Mr. Gaudet has served as an Alternative Investment Executive on Wall Street for twenty years.  He has built and led many businesses throughout his career.  Mr. Gaudet has investments in several businesses and is currently the Founder and President of Campfire Capital, an SEC and FINRA registered, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), specializing in alternative investment capital raising, M&A, debt and equity banking and venture capital.   Until 2013, Mr. Gaudet was the President of Axonic Capital LLC, a $1.5 billion structured credit hedge fund business and institutional asset manager in New York City. Prior to Axonic, Mr. Gaudet worked as a consultant for Flintlock Capital (a Paul Tudor Jones spinoff commodities hedge fund). Before Flintlock he was a Senior Managing Director and COO of ICP Capital in the US and UK.  Prior to ICP, Mr. Gaudet ran Alternative Investment businesses at Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM) and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (DLJ) Asset Management. He started his financial career at Merrill Lynch. 


Mr. Gaudet graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1991 with a B.S. in economics. He went on to serve as a Field Artillery Officer at Fort Benning, Georgia, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Camp Casey, Korea, and Fort Lewis, Washington. Upon leaving active duty in 1994, he joined Merrill Lynch while concurrently continuing to serve as a Reserve Officer for the West Point Office of Admissions as a Military Academy Liaison Officer. During this time Mr. Gaudet also served on Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan's Academy Appointment Board, as well as the West Point Association of Graduates Board of Trustees as a Class Trustee and a member of the West Point Society of New York’s Board of Governors. Mr. Gaudet enjoys scuba, guitar, golf and squash. He lives in Chappaqua, New York with his wife and their two children.

Paul Gottwald

Paul Gottwald is a Senior Sales & Marketing Executive with over 30 years of experience including a unique background in hospitality sales and marketing for companies such as Starwood, Hyatt, Kempinski's and Inter- Continental hotels, as well as, information technology, software and services companies- SunGard and Teradata.  Paul currently is serving as Director of Business Development at UVAIRx Continuous Disinfection, a new company dedicated to the eradication of viruses and bacteria in the indoor environment.  Prior to that he served as SVP Marketing and Business Development at Hu Architecture & Engineering where he developed marketing and business development plans targeting global real estate investment firms, developers, individual investors, commercial real estate management firms and hospitality companies.  Paul served as a combat infantryman platoon sergeant and platoon leader with the 198th Light Infantry Brigade- Americal Division 1969-1970 and holds a Bronze Star and Combat Infantry badge. Prior to Viet Nam Paul was a member of the Presidential Honor Guard Ist Battalion 3rd Infantry -the Old Guard and participated in the inauguration of President Richard Nixon and the funerals of Senator Robert Kennedy and President Dwight Eisenhower.  Mr. Gottwald enjoys skiing, bobsledding, weightlifting, fishing and golf.  Paul and his wife reside in Rye, NY

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ProVetus has been determined to be a not-for-profit, public charity, # 82-0785216, exempt from the federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations made to this organization are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

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