Maroon’s team is made up of established professionals who each have a distinguished experience in their field. We believe that the perspective of each member of our team enables us to act as effective partners.

Our entire partnership and professional staff work as a team to in all aspects of investment sourcing, funding, and company growth.


Professional Environment

At Maroon, we aim to be there for our clients with utmost professionalism on the inside and out.

Exclusive Client Interest

Our team is here to offer you their undivided attention in your next financial endeavor. 

Distinguished Service

Our service has proven distinguishable in both communication and successfulness. 

Seasoned Professionals

Maroon's team is made up of individuals who have both experience in their field and customer service so they may properly advise clients.


Founder, Managing Director

Prior to organizing Maroon Equity, Mr. Vilme worked for Bank of New York, (Unit Investment Trust) PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (Hedge Fund), and was a principal for a top CPA firm in South Florida for over 15 years. He worked in the hotel/condominium industry where he gained significant experience in capital raising, investing, and corporate restructuring. ​

Specifically, Mr. Vilme was responsible for obtaining financing of over $100 million for various hotel/condominiums, e.g., Turnberry Isles South Condominium Association, Inc.; The Grand Venetian Condominium Association, Inc.; Buckley Towers Condominium; Parkview Point Condominium; Towers of Oceanview East Condominium; and Atlantic Hotels Resort and Spa. 

Pierre serves on the boards of directors and interim CFO of Maroon portfolio companies and the Downtown Neighborhood Alliance Association in Miami.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Taxation with honors from Long Island University.



Buffington Armand has been a partner with Maroon Equity since its inception. He is primarily responsible for transaction execution, due diligence, financial analysis, portfolio management, and fund management.

Mr. Armand began his career at Bank of New York, Unit Investment Trust Division, Lazard, Lehman Brothers/Barclay Bank, and BNP Paribas, where he worked on a variety of leveraged finance transactions.

Mr. Armand is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Public Accountant. 



Steve Strom is a partner and interim Chief Financial Officer since inception. Strom has responsibility for the firm’s financial reporting, regulatory compliance, accounting functions, and Limited Partner reporting.

Prior to joining Maroon, Mr. Strom was a CFO at Larkspur Property from 2011 to the present. From 1992-2008, Mr. Strom was Vice President of Finance and Accounting at JC Trading Inc, a privately-held jewelry manufacturer.

Mr. Strom holds a B.A. from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the professional designation of Certified Fraud Examiner and Community Association Manager (CAM).

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