Shawn B. Pearson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Shawn B. Pearson was appointed our Chief Executive Officer and President in February 2017 and as a member of our board of directors in August 2017.
Since 2015, Mr. Pearson has also served as Chairman of Renin, and he served as Renin's Chief Executive Officer from 2015 until August 2017. Renin, indirectly through its subsidiaries, manufactures interior closet doors, wall décor, hardware and fabricated glass products for the home improvement industry. Renin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of our ultimate parent company, BBX Capital.
From 2002 to 2015, Mr. Pearson held various leadership roles in sales, marketing and global supply chain with Danby, a privately-owned group of small appliance companies servicing the hospitality, retail, government and other distribution channels, most recently serving as President of Danby Products Ltd. and Chairman of Danby Asia. Prior to entering the corporate world, Mr. Pearson played professional baseball within the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Mr. Pearson holds an M.B.A.
David L. Pontius
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
David L. Pontius joined us in 2007 as Senior Vice President and President of Bluegreen Resorts. Mr. Pontius was appointed President of Bluegreen Services in December 2008 and Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer in September 2010. During September 2017, Mr. Pontius was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Pontius worked at Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc. and its sister company, RCI Global Vacation Network. From 2006 to 2007, he served as Executive Vice President, Hospitality, Strategic Planning and Chief Customer Officer at Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Pontius served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RCI North America.
From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Pontius served in positions of increasing responsibilities at Hilton Grand Vacations Company, including Senior Vice President of Operations. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Pontius served as Chief Operating Officer of Vacation Internationale, one of the pioneer companies in timesharing and points-based clubs. Mr. Pontius holds a B.B.A.
Anthony M. Puleo
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; President, Bluegreen Treasury Services
Anthony M. Puleo joined us in 1997 as Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Puleo was appointed Vice President in 1998 and Senior Vice President in 2004. Mr. Puleo served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer from April 2005 through August 2005. In August 2005, he was appointed our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.
In January 2010, he was appointed President of Bluegreen Treasury Services. From May 2015 through February 2017, Mr. Puleo served in the interim role of Chairman of our executive committee.
From December 1990 through October 1997, Mr. Puleo held various positions with Ernst & Young LLP, including Senior Manager in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services group. Mr. Puleo holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Famous P. Rhodes
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Famous P. Rhodes joined us in August 2017 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Rhodes previously served as Vice President of Digital Marketing and Customer Experience for AutoNation from 2015 to 2017 and as Vice President of eCommerce for AutoNation from 2012 to 2015.
Prior to joining AutoNation, Mr. Rhodes served as Senior Director of Yahoo! Autos in 2012 and in several leadership roles for eBay Motors from 2007 to 2012, including Senior Director from 2011 to 2012.
Mr. Rhodes' experience prior to 2007 includes serving as Executive Vice President of DXS Financial Services, LP, Vice President of Car.com, and Manager at KPMG LLP.
Mr. Rhodes holds a B.B.A. in Management and an M.B.A.
Ahmad M. Wardak
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Innovation
Ahmad M. Wardak joined us in 2003 as Corporate Controller. Since joining us, Mr. Wardak has held several prominent roles, including Vice President of Business Administration, Senior Vice President of Business Operations of Bluegreen Resorts, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing and, currently, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Innovation.
As Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Innovation, Mr. Wardak is responsible for identifying new strategic opportunities, process transformation and enterprise-wide business planning and forecasting.
Prior to joining us, Mr. Wardak held various positions with Ernst & Young LLP, including as a management member of the firm's Assurance and Advisory Business Services group, where his area of focus was principally in the real estate and vacation ownership industries. Mr. Wardak holds a B.S. in Accounting.
Chanse W. Rivera
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Chanse W. Rivera joined us in August 2012. In December 2012, Mr. Rivera was appointed Chief Information Officer. In 2018, Chanse was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
Prior to joining us, Mr. Rivera held positions as Chief Information Officer of Russell Hobbs, Inc., Global Service Manager of CITCO, Vice President, Managed Services of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. and IT Director of Blue Martini Software. Mr. Rivera holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems.