Scottsdale, AZ (January 30, 2010) – Jim Danz RRP and Bill Tsao, Managing Partners of Trident Business Management, have recently selected two additional Advisory Partners for their organization, joining other respected executives within the lodging and timeshare sectors of the leisure industry.
Newly selected Advisory Partners Gregory B. Sheperd RRP and Richard E. Hulbert RRP have been chosen to provide strategic guidance and support to the Trident Business Management organization. They join previously selected Advisory Partners Steve Hicks, Sunil Aluvila, Frank Morrisroe and Gordon Bloeser. In working side-by-side with the firm’s Managing Partners, all of the Advisory Partners provide assistance to Trident’s clients requiring corporate, financial, or operational improvement as well as short-term crisis management and longer-term stabilization.
Trident’s latest Advisory Partner is Gregory Sheperd, President of Meridian Financial Services, Inc., a third-party collection agency servicing vacation ownership resort developers, property management companies, and homeowner’s associations. Purchased by Interval International in 1999, Meridian is headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Mobile, Alabama.
Added Jim Danz, “During his two decades in the vacation ownership industry, Greg has garnered high respect for his creative skills within the collection arena. In his role as President of Meridian Financial Services, he has utilized advanced industry-specific technology to help develop custom collection programs with international and domestic capabilities.”
Greg is a Chairman’s League member of the American Resort Development Association and has participated on various association committees. He earned his Registered Resort Professional (RRP) designation and has been a speaker at numerous ARDA regional meetings and national conventions. He is also Vice President and Board member for the Virginia Resort Development Association and serves as secretary/treasurer for the North Carolina Collectors Association.
Another veteran of more than two decades work in the vacation ownership industry, Richard Hulbert is the chairman of The Hulbert Group International, Inc., an international architecture and planning practice headquartered in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As a planner and designer to some of the most innovative purpose-built timeshare resorts in the world, Richard and his company have provided guidance for resort projects throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Timeshare product designs have been completed for Marriott Ownership Resorts Inc., International Resort Group Inc., Shell Vacations LLC, and Welk Resorts.
In describing Trident’s pride in Hulbert’s selection as an Advisory Partner, Managing Partner Bill Tsao added: “Rick’s contributions have been consistently recognized by the architectural profession, the public sector and development industry. He has won design awards or had his works and writings published each and every year for the past 35 years. The Australian Tourism Industry recognized one of his designs as Australia’s Best Resort and another was named the Pacific Rim’s finest new community development by the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco. Rick’s expertise is a valuable compliment to our menu of key client services in the areas of refurbishment, new project design, general planning, and hotel and condominium conversions to timeshare.”
“We are honored and proud to have assembled a best-in-class group of professionals to serve as our Advisory Partners,” concluded Danz.
About Trident Business Management
Trident Business Management is a leading business solutions firm focused on serving the lodging and timeshare sectors of the leisure industry. The firm’s expertise is in its industry-specific and operationally-centric knowledge and experience. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company is led by Managing Partners Jim Danz and Bill Tsao, who bring more than 40 combined years of senior management experience to the aid of their clients. The firm specializes in delivering results in: restructuring and turnarounds, asset management, merger & acquisition advisory, financial advisory, and performance improvement. Unlike other consultant and advisory firms, Trident is unique due to its implementation and performance-based orientation. For more information, visit www.TridentBusinessManagement.com
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