Global hospitality and vacation ownership company moves financial investment, business development and merger and acquisition expert into top operational leadership position
Las Vegas, NV (September 22, 2010) — Diamond Resorts International® (Diamond), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, has announced that David F. Palmer has assumed the position of President and Chief Financial Officer, Diamond Resorts Corporation with immediate effect. Palmer will assume the responsibilities of president and chief financial officer for Diamond Resorts Corporation and its subsidiary and trade companies.
David Palmer, as president and chief financial officer will oversee worldwide operations and management and, with his years of financial investment, business development and merger and acquisition expertise will continue to position Diamond as a worldwide hospitality and vacation ownership leader.
Stephen J. Cloobeck, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Resorts International®, said “We are pleased David has assumed the position of president and chief financial officer and his forward-thinking and respected financial and business leadership will provide Diamond with operational consistency and market growth as well as continue our commitment to bridge hospitality and vacation ownership in our business model.”
Previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Diamond Resorts International®, Palmer was instrumental in successfully guiding Diamond through the global economic crisis over the past two and half years and has championed and secured significant financial stability for the company. Prior to joining Diamond, Palmer was a principal with Vision Capital Partners LLC; was also a founder of Velocity Capital LLC; and a managing director of Trivergance LLC. He has extensive experience both as a financial executive and private equity investor specializing in consumer-oriented companies and industry consolidations. Palmer received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and earned a B.A. in Chemical Physics from Hamilton College.
Annually, nearly 1.4 million owners, members and guests enjoy the simplicity, choice and comfort Diamond Resorts International® offers through our branded hospitality experience.
Diamond Resorts International®, with global headquarters in Las Vegas, Nev., is one of the largest vacation ownership companies in the world with more than 160 branded and affiliated resorts and over 24,000 guest beds in 26 countries with destinations throughout the continental United States and Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Offering simplicity, choice and comfort to more than 400,000 owners and members through the branded hospitality service of more than 5,500 team members worldwide, Diamond Resorts International® is dedicated to providing its guests with effortless and relaxing vacation experiences every time, for a lifetime. To learn more, visit DiamondResorts.com
Kimberly A. Perette, Chief of Corporate
Diamond Resorts Corporation
SOURCE: Diamond Resorts International