Board of Directors
Robert A. Katz
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Vail Resorts, Inc.
Rob is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vail Resorts. He has served as Chairman since March 2009. He served as Lead Director from June 2003 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in February 2006. He has served on the board of directors of Vail Resorts since 1996 and has been involved with the Company since 1991. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer, Rob was associated with Apollo Management L.P., a private equity investment firm, since its founding in 1990. Rob serves on the board of directors of the Vail Valley Foundation and has previously served on numerous private, public and nonprofit boards.
Deck3 Ventures LLC
Sue was appointed a Director of the Company in September 2015. She has been a principal of Deck3 Ventures LLC, a consulting and advisory firm in San Francisco, California, since 2009. During the 2009-2010 academic year, Sue was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School (HBS), where she was involved in case development activities and worked with students. Prior to that, she served in several positions for Yahoo! from June 2000 to April 2009 and most recently served as president of Yahoo! from June 2007 to April 2009. From December 2006 to June 2007 and before becoming president, Sue served as the head of one of Yahoo!’s two major business units, the advertiser and publisher group. She was Yahoo!’s chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance and administration from June 2000 to June 2007. Before joining Yahoo!, Sue was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) in New York City where, most recently, she served as global director of equity research. Prior to assuming these responsibilities, she spent 12 years as an equity research analyst covering media, publishing and advertising stocks. In this capacity, Sue received recognition from Institutional Investor magazine as a top-rated analyst for 10 consecutive years (1989-1998). She also was listed among the top 50 Most Powerful Women in Forbes in 2005, 2007 and 2008. Sue currently serves on several boards of directors, including Berkshire Hathaway; Intel Corporation, where she is lead director; and Costco Wholesale. She also serves as an advisor for several venture-backed Internet start-ups and is a trustee of the global nonprofit organization, Save the Children.
Roland A. Hernandez
Lead Independent Director – Vail Resorts Board of Directors
Founding Principal and Chief Executive Officer
Hernandez Media Ventures
Roland was appointed a Director of the Company in December 2002 and was appointed Lead Independent Director in March 2009. He is the Founding Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Hernandez Media Ventures, a privately held company engaged in the acquisition and management of media assets. He has served in this capacity since 2001. Roland served as Chairman of Telemundo Group, Inc., a Spanish language television and entertainment company, from 1998 to 2000, and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2000. From 1986 to 1994, he was President of the corporate general partner of Interspan Communications. He previously served on the board of directors of The Ryland Group, Inc., Sony Corporation and Wal Mart Stores, Inc. Roland serves on the board of directors of MGM Resorts International, Belmond Ltd. (formerly known as Orient Express Hotels Ltd.), and US Bancorp and also serves on the advisory board of Harvard Law School and the President’s Council on International Activities at Yale University.
John T. Redmond
Former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Echo Entertainment Group Limited
John was appointed a Director of the Company in March 2008. He was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Echo Entertainment Group Limited, a leading Australian entertainment and gaming company, from January 2013 to April 2014, and previously served as a non-executive director from March 2012 to January 2013. John was President and Chief Executive Officer of MGM Grand Resorts, LLC, a collection of resort-casino, residential living and retail developments, and a director of its parent company, MGM Resorts International, from March 2001 to August 2007. He served as Co Chief Executive Officer and a director of MGM Grand, Inc., from December 1999 to March 2001. John was President and Chief Operating Officer of Primm Valley Resorts from March 1999 to December 1999 and Senior Vice President of MGM Grand Development, Inc., from August 1996 to February 1999. Prior to 1996, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Caesars Palace and Sheraton Desert Inn, having served in various other senior operational and development positions with Caesars World, Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Inc. John serves on the board of directors of Allegiant Travel Company.
Michele was appointed a Director of the Company in October 2016. She is the Co-Founder of Clearbanc, a technology company that provides financial services for freelancers in the United States. Previously, Michele was the Co-Founder of Snap by Groupon (previously SnapSaves), which was founded in March 2012 and acquired by Groupon, Inc. in June 2014. She served as a senior marketing executive for Groupon from June 2014 until March 2016. In February 2011, Michele also founded Buytopia.ca, a Canadian ecommerce leader, of which she continues to be a partner. Prior to that, she was Director of Corporate Strategy & Business Improvement for Sears Canada. Michele is also one of the venture capitalists on the award-winning CBC series Dragons’ Den. She is also a Director of SHAD, a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high school students. Michele previously served on the Board of Directors of Whistler Blackcomb, which was acquired by Vail Resorts in October 2016.
Hilary A. Schneider
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hilary was appointed a Director of the Company in March 2010. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of LifeLock, Inc., a leading provider of identity theft protection, identity risk assessment and fraud protection services, a position she has held since March 2016. From September 2012 to February 2016, she served as the President of LifeLock, Inc. From March 2010 to November 2010, Hilary served as Executive Vice President at Yahoo! Americas. She joined Yahoo! in September 2006 when she led the company’s U.S. region, Global Partner Solutions and Local Markets and Commerce divisions. Prior to joining Yahoo!, she held senior leadership roles at Knight Ridder, Inc., from April 2002 to January 2005, including Chief Executive Officer of Knight Ridder Digital before moving to co manage the company’s overall newspaper and online business. From 2000 to 2002, Hilary served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Herring Communications. She also held numerous roles at Times Mirror from 1990 through 2000, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Times Mirror Interactive and General Manager of the Baltimore Sun. Hilary serves as a director of LifeLock, Inc. and as a senior advisor for TPG Capital. She also serves on the board of directors of several private companies and non-profit organizations, including RentPath, Inc. and Water.org.
D. Bruce Sewell
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Bruce was appointed a Director of the Company in January 2013. He is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Apple Inc., overseeing all legal matters for Apple, including corporate governance, intellectual property, litigation and securities compliance, as well as government affairs. He joined Apple in September 2009. Prior to joining Apple, Bruce served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Intel Corporation from 2005 to 2009. He also served as Intel’s Vice President, General Counsel from 2004 to 2005 and Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs, Deputy General Counsel from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining Intel in 1995 as a senior attorney, Bruce was a partner in the law firm of Brown and Bain PC.
John F. Sorte
Morgan Joseph TriArtisan, LLC
John was appointed a Director of the Company in January 1993. He is Executive Chairman of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC, an investment and merchant bank engaged in providing financial advice, capital raising and private equity investing. He is also a Director of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Group Inc., the parent company of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC. Prior to co founding Morgan Joseph in 2001, he was President of New Street Advisors LP. He previously held various positions at Drexel Burnham Lambert, including Head of the Energy Group, Co Head of Investment Banking and Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors. He started his career as an investment banker at Shearson Hammill. John serves on the board of directors Shorts International Ltd. and previously served on the board of directors of Autotote Corp. and Westpoint Stevens, Inc., as well as several other private companies and non-profit organizations.
Peter A. Vaughn
Founder and Managing Director
Vaughn Advisory Group, LLC
Peter was appointed a Director of the Company in June 2013. He is the founder and Managing Director of the Vaughn Advisory Group, LLC, a privately‑held company providing consulting services on global brand strategy and marketing. From January 2013 through November 2014, he was the Senior Vice President of International Consumer Products and Marketing of American Express, providing strategic marketing leadership for the company’s consumer card‑issuing businesses in over 160 countries worldwide, with a focus on product line strategy, benefit sourcing and management, product innovation, brand management, communications and advertising. Previously, he held several senior marketing roles within American Express, including, serving as Chief Marketing Officer of Global Network Services from 2011 to 2013, Senior Vice President of Global Brand Management from 2005 to 2011, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelers Cheque and Prepaid Services Group from 2002 to 2004, Vice President and General Manager of Lending for the Small Business Division in 2001 and Vice President of Acquisition and Advertising for Small Business Services from 1999 to 2001. From 1994 to 1999, he held several positions overseas in the Consumer Services Group of American Express, including Vice President of International Product Development, European Head of Revolving Credit and Lending and Senior Director of European Product Development. Peter joined American Express in 1992 as Director of Marketing for the Consumer Financial Services Group.