Blake Walker is Founder and CEO of Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he has been involved in all phases of the firm’s strategy and development since its founding. In addition to his responsibilities at Arcis Golf, Blake also serves as CEO and Managing Partner of Arcis Equity Partners. Prior to founding Arcis, he served in an executive capacity with several global private equity and leisure firms making leveraged investments in under-performing, mismanaged and under-capitalized situations. He is also a Board member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Blake holds a BA from Southern Methodist University and currently serves as an advisory Board member at the SMU Cox School of Business.
Jim Oliver is Chief Operating Officer at Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he oversees the management and operations of all private clubs and daily fee courses for Arcis Golf. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Jim served as Regional Vice President-West Coast and Regional Vice President-North Texas at ClubCorp, Vice President for PGA West and LaQuinta Resort, and General Manager for several private clubs with American Golf and Golf Enterprises. He has been a PGA Professional for over 25 years. Jim is an alum of Wichita State University.
Julian Potter is Chief Financial Officer at Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he oversees finance, accounting and information technology for the organization. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Julian served as Managing Director for a CFO consulting practice in Dallas and Park City, Utah. He has held leadership positions at Property Management Business Solutions in Salt Lake City, GE Equity Capital in Stamford, CT., as well as Accenture and Perot Systems in Dallas. Julian holds a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School-University of Pennsylvania.
Scott Siddons is General Counsel at Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he serves as General Counsel, and oversees human resources. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Scott was President, General Counsel and majority shareholder for a national energy services company as well as a Partner in two Dallas law firms. He has over 25 years of legal experience, an AV-rated lawyer and admitted to practice law in the State of Texas and in several Federal District Courts. Scott holds a B.B.A (cum laude) and MBA (honors) from Southern Methodist University and a JD from The University of Texas-Austin.
Chris Crocker is Chief Marketing Officer at Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he is responsible for sales and marketing strategy, execution, operations and culture. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Chris spent 12 years in management consulting and advisory roles and 14 years in corporate leadership positions within the Communication, Internet and Hospitality industries. He is also very active in the Dallas community including as the Chairman of the Board for the Moody Family YMCA in the Park Cities. Chris holds a BBA from Southern Methodist University
Richard Thompson is the Senior Portfolio Manager at Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing the performance and financial reporting of assets held in the portfolio. Prior to joining Arcis, Mr. Thompson spent nearly 20 years in various finance and accounting roles across the golf, leisure, and public accounting industries specializing in financial reporting and analysis, corporate controllership, and audit. Mr. Thompson holds a BS in Accounting from the University of North Texas and is a registered CPA
Andrew Crosson is the Executive Vice President of Acquisitions at Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he focuses on sourcing and negotiating acquisition, 3rd party management and lease opportunities. Prior to joining Arcis, Mr. Crosson spent 25 years as a Founding Partner and Executive Vice President at several notable golf investment firms, completing more than $700 million of investments. Mr. Crosson holds a BS from the University of Utah
Meghan Taylor is Director of Business Development of acquisitions and third party management services for Arcis Golf. In this capacity, she focuses on sourcing and generating new opportunities for portfolio growth through purchase, lease agreements and management services. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Meghan served as VP of Business Development for Redwood Six, Director of Business Development for Sequoia Golf and Director of Membership Sales for Canongate Golf Clubs. Meghan is an alum of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Scott Holtzman is Vice President – Finance & Treasurer for Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he handles cash management, financial statement reviews and acquisitions. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Scott was an independent golf business and real estate consultant. Scott has 38 years of experience in the golf industry, including 25 years at ClubCorp where he worked on the acquisition or development of most of the clubs in their portfolio. Scott holds a BBA from the University of Texas where he played on the golf team and has a CPA and real estate license.
April Miller is Senior Vice President of Talent for Arcis Golf. In this capacity, she is responsible for the development and deployment of corporate human resources, including talent acquisition and management, training and leadership development, HRIS systems, labor relations and benefits and compensation administration. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, April served as Corporate Human Resources for KSL Resorts, HR Director for Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, and HR Director for La Quinta Resort & Club. April holds a BS from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Ty Watson is Vice President of Sales-Private Events and Tournaments for Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he directs the sales strategy and teams across the portfolio. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Ty served as National Director of Sales for Main Event Entertainment, National Director of Sales for Dave & Buster's and National Director of Sales for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. Ty holds a BS in Marketing from Arizona State University
Patrick Damer is Vice President of Marketing for Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he directs the strategy and execution of traditional and digital marketing campaigns to support revenue activities across the portfolio. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Pat most recently served as Membership and Sales Director for a portfolio of private clubs, and has held previous roles within the club and hospitality industry as a General Manager, Portfolio Asset Manager and Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for a regional management company. Pat is a Class A PGA Member and holds a BS from Michigan State University.
Rob Larkin is Senior Vice President of Private Clubs for Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he is responsible for the daily operations oversight and management of Private Country Clubs. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Rob served as Vice President of Asset Management for Arcis Equity, a Senior Regional Manager at ClubCorp and Vice President at Pegasus Golf. In these roles, he was responsible for the repositioning, integration, and asset management of golf and country clubs. Rob is an alum of Moorpark College in California.
Jeff Levine is Senior Vice President of Daily Fee Clubs for Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he is responsible for the daily operations oversight and management of Daily Fee Clubs. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Jeff served as Senior Vice President of Daily Fee and Resorts for Century Golf Partners/Arnold Palmer Golf Management, a member of the leadership team that started the daily fee portfolio for Century Golf, and a 20-year career with Arnold Palmer Golf Management. Jeff is an alum of Seminole State College.
Scott Carrier is Senior Vice President of Agronomy for Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he oversees agronomy operations across the portfolio. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Scott served as Vice President of Agronomy for CourseCo, Director of Maintenance for Eagle Golf, and Regional Superintendent for Eagle Golf’s courses in Texas, California, Nevada, and Colorado. He is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). Scott is an alum of Emporia State University and holds an Agronomy degree from Penn State.
Dean Miller is Vice President of Agronomy for Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he oversees agronomy operations for all private clubs. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Dean served as Director of Agronomy at PGA West for 14 years after serving as Superintendent of the property's Arnold Palmer and Greg Norman courses. He is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). Dean holds a BS from Nicholls State University and an Agronomy degree from Rutgers University.
Lindsay Foster is Vice President of Content for Arcis Golf. In this capacity, she is responsible for the implementation of programming and content strategies to deliver unrivaled lifestyle experiences to our customers. Prior to joining Arcis, Lindsay spent five years as Member Relations Director for Anthem Golf. Lindsay holds a BA in Communications from the University of Colorado, where she played on the women's golf team.
Tiffany Tavee is Director of Programming and Communications for Arcis Golf. In this role, she assists in the development of programming and content for all courses in the portfolio. Prior to joining Arcis, Tiffany served in marketing roles with Lululemon and Cool Clubs. She played professional golf for ten years on the Symetra and Taiwan LPGA Tours. Tiffany previously served as captain of the Women's Golf Team, and later as Assistant Coach, for Arizona State University where she holds a BA in Business Management. She also holds a Master's in Global Management from Thunderbird.
Amy Krieger is Regional Vice President, Membership at Arcis Golf. In this role, she assists Private Clubs in strategic development to drive new members, while training and developing Membership Directors. Amy has over 20 years in sales with membership based and customer-focused brands. Prior to joining Arcis, Amy served as Regional Sales Manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs. Her passion for coaching and developing sales teams has resulted in sales performance awards throughout her career. Amy holds a BFA from Marshall University.
Ryan Rinella is Director of Digital Marketing at Arcis Golf. Ryan's experience is primarily in interactive marketing in the Hospitality industry. Prior to joining Arcis, Ryan worked at Marriott International on the Marketing & eCommerce team. Ryan holds a BA in Public Relations from Texas Tech University, and a MA in Advertising/PR from Texas Christian University.
David Giarmona is VP of F&B for Arcis Golf. In this role, he ensures the delivery of exceptional dining experiences across all clubs in the portfolio. Prior to joining Arcis, he held management positions at Pegasus Golf, Toll Brothers, and ClubCorp. David is a classically trained French chef with degrees from California Culinary Academy and Culinary Institute of America.
Joseph Marcus is the Senior Vice President of Food &Beverage Operations for Arcis Golf. Previously, Joseph has served as the Senior Vice President Movie Tavern and also the Senior Vice President of House of Blues. In addition, Joe also served in key leadership roles with Google and Bridgewater LLC.