Shawn B. Pearson
Chief Executive Officer, President, Director
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.
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. During October 2017, Mr. Puleo was appointed Executive Vice President. 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.
David L. Pontius
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; President, Bluegreen Services
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.
Famous P. Rhodes
Executive Vice President and 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. During December 2012, Mr. Rivera was appointed Chief Information Officer. During October 2017, he was appointed Executive Vice President. 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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Prior to joining Bluegreen, Mr. Taylor was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Charming Charlie, a specialty women's fashion retailer based in Houston. Prior to this, Mr. Taylor was the International HR Director for L'Oréal the Body Shop where he enjoyed a lengthy career in various executive HR positions in Canada, the US, and the United Kingdom. Mr. Taylor began his career in Toronto with HMV Canada as their Director of Training and Organization Design and Cineplex Odeon Theatres Canada as their Manager of Training and Development where he was involved in developing their European operations working in both Istanbul, Turkey and Vienna, Austria.
Mr. Taylor is a certified LSI Practitioner with Human Synergistics, DDI certified as a program facilitator, and Price Pritchett Certified as a program facilitator for their Change Management program. Mr. Taylor is also an involved member of the Society of Human Resource Management.
Jorge de la Osa
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
Prior to joining Bluegreen, Jorge de la Osa was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Wyndham Vacation Ownership. In this role, Mr. de la Osa was responsible for the management and support of more than 200 legal associates, while also supporting and advising the company's executive team and internal business partners. Before Wyndham, he was Lead Corporate Counsel at Sol Melia Vacation Club, a subsidiary of Melia Hotels International, where he helped create the legal structure for their international vacation club and designed and implemented programs, policies and practices to ensure the company was in compliance with all applicable legal regulatory requirements. Mr. de la Osa also served as Corporate Counsel to Tempus Resorts International. Mr. de la Osa began his legal career as a Real Estate Group Associate at Baker & Hostetler LLP.
Mr. de la Osa has served as a member of Harbor House, the National Coalition for Community and Justice, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Central Florida and is an active member of the Florida Bar Association. Mr. de la Osa received his J.D. in Law from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and B.S. in Business Administration, Finance from the University of Florida.