The candidate serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board of Directors with Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (NYSE: WH). From March 2008 to March 2014, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Destination Network. From October 2003 to March 2008, the candidate was President of North America Division of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide (formerly NYSE: HOT). From 1989 to 2003, he held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide including President of Starwood North America, Executive Vice President, Operations, Senior Vice President, Southern Europe and Managing Director, Ciga Spa, Italy. Prior to joining Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, the candidate was a Banking Officer in the Commercial Real Estate Group at the Bank of New England.
Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (NYSE: WYN) is one of the world’s largest hospitality firms. Its portfolio includes some 8,000 franchised hotels worldwide. The company operates about 20 familiar hotel brands, such as Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Ramada, and Super 8. Wyndham also has a relationship with some 121,000 vacation exchange and rental properties in about 110 countries. In addition, its Wyndham Vacation Ownership operates vacation ownership resorts in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and the South Pacific. The company’s revenues primarily come from franchise and hotel management fees, membership dues, and timeshare sales. Revenue: $5.6 billion.