Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Stephen J. Cloobeck

Chairman and CEO, Diamond Resorts International

Stephen J. Cloobeck is Chairman and CEO of Diamond Resorts International, a company with nearly 160 branded and affiliated resorts and more than 24,000 guest beds in 26 countries. The company operates in destinations throughout the continental United States and Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Cloobeck has more than 25 years of experience in development, construction, management, operations, marketing and sales of real estate properties. His holdings include vacation ownership resorts, hotels, retail shopping centers, and office and apartment buildings. In 2007 he acquired the publicly traded Sunterra Corp. and transformed it into a privately held operating entity. Cloobeck is widely recognized as one of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs in the global vacation ownership industry.

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