Gary Carter | Terry Lynch | Tom Siklos
Gary Carter—Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Gary Carterís vision has been the driving force behind Resort Owners Group.
Carter started his career in the banking and investment industries, where he quickly moved to the top of investment sales in Canada. He has acted as an entrepreneur, principal and agent in financing, acquiring and selling over $100 million in resort vacation assets. Before he recognized the opportunities in fractional and managed resort homes, he developed a number of business ventures in merchant banking, technology, real estate and leisure.
Garyís passion for sports and travel is what initially sparked the idea for the Resort Owners Group model. As a pioneer in the space of fractional ownership Carter created & tested an early model in 1990 in Scottsdale Arizona, what is now known as fractional ownership. Starting as a hobby, the current Resort Owners Group solution developed out of that early concept into a complete end-to-end platform in a growing leisure real estate market.
Gary will be responsible for guiding the strategic elements of the business as well as developing all sales and marketing channels for resort home sales.
Terry Lynch has spent the last fifteen years operating early stage growth companies and has raised over $20 million in private capital via conventional equity placements, debentures, limited partnerships and royalty financing and over $80 million in public capital. Terry is a Director of Kingsmill Capital Partners, an LMD.
Terry became a director of FirstGold Corp. in July of 2006 and has been assisting the company in a transition from an exploration company listed on the OTCBB, to a producing company that is expected to list on a Canadian public exchange in 2007. In this process he has helped secure the firm over $14,000,000 USD in financing. In addition to these companies Terry was a partner with McLellan Multi Media and has launched several websites including prolessons.com and playgreatsoccer.com.
Terry is considered an innovative thinker, a sales expert and a direct marketing professional. Prior to becoming involved with new business ventures, Terry was a successful commercial real estate agent from 1981 to 1988, working with A.E Lepage and Gordon Oliver in Calgary and G.H. Lennard in Toronto.
Terry will be responsible for financing activity and direct day to day project activity of the company.
Tom Siklos—Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Tom Siklos manages the implementation, execution, buyer financing and management of all business operations.
Siklos has an extensive background in sales, leasing, operations and asset management in the real estate and construction industries. Most recently, he worked with Blackwood Partners, one of Canadaís most successful asset and transaction management companies, where he was responsible for the management, strategic direction and execution of CIBCís 6M square foot office leasing portfolio. He also provided leasing and asset management to Blackwood Partnersí institutional and off-shore investors.
Prior to that, Tom headed up Colliers McCauley Nichollsí Ontario property management division, and led Markborough Propertiesí Commercial property management and leasing divisions.