Michael Flaskey — Chief Executive Officer
Mike Flaskey has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in public and privately-held companies, with a key focus on growth-oriented companies within the real estate and vacation ownership industry. Throughout his tenure at Diamond Resorts, the company has achieved unprecedented growth both organically and through strategic acquisition integration. Mike has shifted the traditional timeshare marketing and sales model to an innovative, hospitality-infused process that includes a high-touch upstream engagement stance, thus providing owners and guests with a service-first approach. Diamond’s leading experiential model is revolutionizing the vacation ownership industry as a whole.
Mike has overseen, developed and delivered strategic partnerships and relationships with numerous prominent sporting and entertainment professionals that resulted in the creation and growth of our innovative Events of a Lifetime® franchise, the Diamond concert series and, most notably, the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions™, a nationally televised LPGA Tournament of Champions/celebrity golf tournament that will be broadcast on NBC and Golf Channel. The tournament, previously known as the Diamond Resorts Invitational, has a strong philanthropic arm and – as of January 2018 – has raised over 3.1 million of charitable dollars for Florida Hospital for Children.
Prior to Diamond Resorts, Mike held senior executive roles with Starwood Vacation Ownership and Fairfield Resorts (now Wyndham Vacation Ownership). He has a track record of recruiting and developing top talent and is a culture-conscious, performance-driven executive with a history of excellent results while always placing guest satisfaction first.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Limestone College.
Jim Mikolaichik - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Mikolaichik has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Diamond Resorts since October 2018. Mr. Mikolaichik brings with him more than 25 years of global financial and strategic planning experience. Most recently Mr. Mikolaichik served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hilton Grand Vacations. Previously, Mr. Mikolaichik served in multiple roles at Manning & Napier Inc., an independent investment management firm, from 2011 through 2016. As chairman and president of Manning & Napier Fund Inc., from 2015 through 2016, Mr. Mikolaichik was responsible for all aspects of the mutual fund company. Additionally, from 2011 through 2015, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Manning & Napier Inc., where he was responsible for all aspects of strategic and financial planning, monitoring performance metrics, financial reporting, internal audit, tax, corporate development and investor relations. In addition, Mr. Mikolaichik served as Executive Vice President and head of strategy of Old Mutual Asset Management from 2008 through 2011, and as its Chief Risk Officer from 2004 through 2008. Mr. Mikolaichik served in various capacities at Deloitte & Touche LLP, providing consulting, financial advisory, auditing and accounting services from 1993 through 2004. Mr. Mikolaichik earned a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University in 1993, and a master’s of business administration from Columbia University in 2001.