Officers & Directors

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Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Timothy D. Boyd
Chief Executive Officer and President
Timothy D. Boyd is our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board and has served in these specific roles since Peak Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1997 as the holding company for ski resorts that Mr. Boyd developed beginning in 1982. In 1982 and 1985, he developed the Hidden Valley ski resort in St. Louis, Missouri and the Snow Creek ski resort in Kansas City, Missouri, respectively, which are now owned by the Company. Mr. Boyd has extensive experience in the operation of day ski resorts and overnight drive ski resorts, as well as snowmaking. The board believes that this experience and his positions of Chief Executive Officer and President provide him with intimate knowledge our day-to-day operations, business and competitive environment, as well as our opportunities, challenges and risks. Mr. Boyd graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Economics.
Christopher J. Bub
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Secretary
Christopher J. Bub has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Secretary since 2017. Mr. Bub serves as the company's principal financial officer and is responsible for all financial and accounting operations. He joined the company in 2015 and most recently served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Peak Resorts, he served as Senior Director of Finance - North America at Nortek Global HVAC and held a variety of leadership positions at The Boeing Company and Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Mr. Bub is a registered Certified Public Accountant. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Accountancy degrees at the University of Missouri.
Richard K. Deutsch
Vice President - Business and Real Estate Development
Richard K. Deutsch is our Vice President—Business and Real Estate Development and a Director. He served in these positions for over 10 years. As the Vice President—Business and Real Estate Development, Mr. Deutsch is responsible for developing and executing our growth strategy, along with Messrs. Boyd and Mueller, and identifying and evaluating acquisition targets in both real estate development and other potential growth opportunities. The board believes that Mr. Deutsch’s experience in real estate development and successful acquisitions in the ski industry as well as his understanding of our operations will be valuable in executing our growth strategy.
Stephen J. Mueller
Executive Vice President and Director
Stephen J. Mueller currently serves as Executive Vice President and Director and previously served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, and Secretary from 2001-2017. Before joining Peak Resorts, he was a shareholder with a firm of certified public accountants that he founded in 1991. He has also served as a partner at Touche Ross & Co. and as Chief Financial Officer of an environmental services firm. While in public accounting, Mr. Mueller served a wide variety of clients in construction, service and recreation activities. Mr. Mueller received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Louis University.

Board of Directors

Timothy D. Boyd
Chairman
Timothy D. Boyd is our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board and has served in these specific roles since Peak Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1997 as the holding company for ski resorts that Mr. Boyd developed beginning in 1982. In 1982 and 1985, he developed the Hidden Valley ski resort in St. Louis, Missouri and the Snow Creek ski resort in Kansas City, Missouri, respectively, which are now owned by the Company. Mr. Boyd has extensive experience in the operation of day ski resorts and overnight drive ski resorts, as well as snowmaking. The board believes that this experience and his positions of Chief Executive Officer and President provide him with intimate knowledge our day-to-day operations, business and competitive environment, as well as our opportunities, challenges and risks. Mr. Boyd graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Economics.
David W. Braswell
David W. Braswell is a St. Louis-based partner with Armstrong Teasdale LLP. He has extensive corporate and securities law experience advising a wide range of clients from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies. His practice includes serving as lead counsel to corporations and their boards of directors, providing guidance on compliance issues, and helping them shape and execute their strategic plans and operational goals.
Richard K. Deutsch
Richard K. Deutsch is our Vice President—Business and Real Estate Development and a Director. He served in these positions for over 10 years. As the Vice President—Business and Real Estate Development, Mr. Deutsch is responsible for developing and executing our growth strategy, along with Messrs. Boyd and Mueller, and identifying and evaluating acquisition targets in both real estate development and other potential growth opportunities. The board believes that Mr. Deutsch’s experience in real estate development and successful acquisitions in the ski industry as well as his understanding of our operations will be valuable in executing our growth strategy.
Stanley W. Hansen
Stanley W. Hansen, now retired, has over 40 years of experience in the operation of ski resorts. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Hansen served as a director of Squaw Valley Development Company, the owner and operator of the Squaw Valley ski area in Lake Tahoe, California. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Senior Vice President, Real Estate of American Skiing Company, the former owner of numerous ski areas throughout the United States, including Mount Snow and Attitash, and a company with a class of stock formerly registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Exchange Act. Mr. Hansen formerly served as Managing Director of Mount Snow when it was owned by American Skiing Company and held several senior management positions with Heavenly Ski Resort. The board selected Mr. Hansen because of his specialized knowledge and skills relating to the ownership and operation of ski areas, his experience relating to past ski area acquisitions and his firsthand experience in the operations of Mount Snow. Mr. Hansen graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Rory A. Held
Rory A. Held is Senior Vice President of Summer Road LLC, a New York based family office with a fundamental approach to investing in publicly traded U.S. equities. Mr. Held has held this position since April 2013. Previously, Mr. Held was a Senior Investment Analyst at Pike Place Capital, a hedge fund within the Tiedemann Investment Group, from March 2011 through March 2013. He was a Partner and Senior Analyst at SLS Management, a hedge fund, from April 2004 to May 2010. Mr. Held started his career as an analyst at Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co from June 2000 to March 2004. Mr. Held has significant financial, investment and public markets experience having invested both publicly and privately, in companies in the leisure and consumer services industries.
Carl E. Kraus
Carl E. Kraus retired in 2012 after serving as Senior Vice President of Rayonier Inc., a publicly global land resources company primarily engaged in timberland management, the sale of real estate and the manufacturing of specialty fibers. In his role as Senior Vice President, Mr. Kraus was responsible for overseeing the treasury and capital markets department, investor relations and risk management, among other things. Prior to this, Mr. Kraus served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial and Investment Officer of Kramont Realty Trust and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Philips International Realty Corp., both of which are former publicly traded real estate investment trusts. Mr. Kraus is also a certified public accountant and held various positions at Price Waterhouse, predecessor to PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr Kraus graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. The board selected Mr. Kraus to serve as a director because of the knowledge of public company financial reporting and accounting he has gained from his extensive experience as a senior financial officer of various publicly traded companies and as a certified public accountant, as well as his valuable insight in the areas of real estate acquisitions, investment and development.
Stephen J. Mueller
Stephen J. Mueller currently serves as Executive Vice President and Director and previously served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, and Secretary from 2001-2017. Before joining Peak Resorts, he was a shareholder with a firm of certified public accountants that he founded in 1991. He has also served as a partner at Touche Ross & Co. and as Chief Financial Officer of an environmental services firm. While in public accounting, Mr. Mueller served a wide variety of clients in construction, service and recreation activities. Mr. Mueller received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Louis University.
Christopher S. O’Connor
Christopher S. O’Connor is a Managing Director of Incapital Holdings LLC, where he has served as Head of Debt Capital Markets since 2012. In 2012, he was a Managing Director of Cortview Capital Holdings Inc., where he managed the capital markets unit, and from 2009 to 2012, he served as a Managing Director of StormHarbour Partners LP. Prior to this, Mr. O’Connor was a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns, where he ran the Global Debt Syndicate and Capital Markets business. Mr. O’Connor is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. He also spent five years in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery officer. Mr. O’Connor was selected as a director because of his expertise in investment banking and capital markets that will enable him to contribute significantly in the areas of finance and strategy.