Brent Handler is Co-Founder of Inspirato and has served as its Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors since January 2010. Under his leadership, Inspirato established itself as a leading luxury hospitality company that provides access to a managed and controlled portfolio of luxury vacation homes and other vacation options, leveraging an innovative subscription model to ensure the service and certainty that affluent customers demand. In 2019, Mr. Handler led the development and launch of Inspirato Pass, the world’s first luxury travel subscription that includes all nightly rates, taxes, and fees. Before co-founding Inspirato, Mr. Handler co-founded Exclusive Resorts and served as its President from 2002 to 2009, where it set the standard for the destination club industry. Mr. Handler holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Colorado. We believe Mr. Handler is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors due to the perspective and experience he brings from decades of experience in the luxury travel and hospitality industry and his long-term leadership role with Inspirato.
Brad Handler is Co-Founder of Inspirato and has served as its Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2010, where he focuses on corporate finance and strategic initiatives. Before co-founding Inspirato, he started his career at Apple, then later served as eBay's first attorney. In 2002, he co-founded Exclusive Resorts and served as the company's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. He has also been a lecturer at Stanford Law School and the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Handler earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a bachelor's degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a juris doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. We believe Mr. Handler is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors due to the perspective and experience he brings from decades of experience in the luxury travel and hospitality industry and his long-term leadership role with Inspirato.
Chairman of the Board
Michael Armstrong has been the Executive Vice President, Worldwide Television Licensing & Operations at ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group (Nasdaq:VIAC), a leading global media and entertainment company since August 2018. He spent most of his career at ViacomCBS developing and launching revenue generating media brands around the world. He is a global media expert and business development and operations executive. Mr. Armstrong previously served as General Manager of BET Networks (A division of ViacomCBS) from July 2017 to August 2018 and launched and led the BET Networks International division for over 11 years. He was also Executive Vice President and General Manager, Revenue & Emerging Brands at Viacom International Media Networks from December 2014 to July 2017. Mr. Armstrong has served as an Independent Director of Canada Goose (NYSE:GOOS, TSX:GOOS) since January 2021. Mr. Armstrong is on the board of non-profit audio journalism company PRX and is a member of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, Hampton University. He previously chaired the boards of Dance Theatre of Harlem and National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). Mr. Armstrong is also a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He holds a B.S. from Hampton University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, where he was honored in 2012 with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. We believe Mr. Armstrong is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors because of his strong executive and business operations skills.
Member of the Audit Committee
Chair of the Compensation Committee
Scott Berman has nearly 40 years of experience in hotel and resort development and operations and has provided consulting services in the United States, South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean Basin, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Berman has consulted on a multitude of leisure and tourism related projects including hotels and resorts, resort residential ownership, recreational facilities such as spas and marinas, cruise ships, casinos, theme parks and other public assembly facilities. From 1992 through his retirement in 2022, Mr. Berman served in a variety of roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to joining PwC, Mr. Berman was the Director of Development for Hilton International where he was responsible for new hotel development and acquisition of existing properties in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Berman is an active member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association's (AHLA) Leadership Roundtable and also serves on the Cornell Nolan School of Hotel Administration Dean's Advisory Board, the Cornell SC Johnson Leadership Council, and as a founding member of the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research. He is on the Executive Board of the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association and a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Resort Development Association. We believe that Mr. Berman is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors because of his extensive experience in hotel and resort development and operations.
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Eric Grosse has been President of Suki AI, a technology and services company that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver voice powered digital assistant solutions to physicians, since November 2021. From October 2020 to October 2021, Mr. Grosse served as an advisor to a number of Bay Area technology companies. Mr. Grosse also co-founded Chairish, an online vintage furniture, and home accessories marketplace, in 2012 and rotated between the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer roles from December 2012 and October 2020. From June 2012 to November 2012, he was an Executive in Residence at Matrix Partners, a venture capital firm. From October 2011 through June 2012, Mr. Grosse was Chief Executive Officer of TaskRabbit, Inc., an online marketplace that connects freelance labor with local demand. Mr. Grosse also served as President of Expedia Worldwide, part of Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE), an online travel company, from October 2008 through October 2010. Prior to Expedia Worldwide, Mr. Grosse Co-Founded Hotwire, Inc., an online travel company, in 2000 and held a number of senior executive positions before serving as President from January 2006 through October 2008. Mr. Grosse started his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), and also spent time as a Research Analyst with DMG Technology Group, where he helped lead the Amazon.com IPO. Mr. Grosse holds a B.A. from Williams College and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe that Mr. Grosse is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors because of his extensive experience in the consumer technology and hospitality industries.
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Ann Payne served as an Audit Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PWC”), a global accounting firm, from 1993 until her retirement in June 2019 and continued as a consultant until June 2020. At PwC, Ms. Payne provided professional services to domestic and international public and private corporations in the leisure, healthcare, and transportation sectors; led PwC’s first U.S. based audit outsourcing center from its opening to its maturity; and provided support services for PwC’s Audit Practice’s National Quality Office. Ms. Payne currently holds leadership roles on several non-profit boards. Since September 2020, Ms. Payne has served as Chairman of the Foundation Board for St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Since September 1980, Ms. Payne has been involved with and currently serves as the Treasurer and Board Member for Jack & Jill Children’s Center. Since January 1981, Ms. Payne has been a member of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale where she held numerous positions including President. Ms. Payne has been a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors since 2019 and served on the Board of Governors for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants from 2003 to 2007. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida. Ms. Payne holds a B.S., summa cum laude, from Barry University, where she was honored in 2001 by the Alumni Association with a Professional Achievement Award. She also attended Yale University’s Women on Boards Program and earned a Scholar Certificate from the Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Education Program. She earned a CERT - Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon University, earned a Certificate from the University of South Florida’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Program, and completed the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Virtual Director Professionalism Program. We believe that Ms. Payne is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors because of her extensive experience in auditing and accounting, along with her financial expertise.
Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Board Diversity Matrix
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As of December 31, 2022