Matthew Avril is a self-employed consultant. He is currently a member of the strategic advisory board of Vintage Capital Management (VCM). From January 2018 to December 2020, he served as a director of Babcock & Wilcox. From November 2016 to March 2017, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Resorts International, Inc., a company in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries. From July 2014 until June 2016, Mr. Avril was a director of Aaron’s, Inc. From March 2011 to April 2016, Mr. Avril was a director of API Technologies. From February 2015 to March 2016, he was consultant to and Chief Executive Officer-elect for Vistana Signature Experiences, Inc. (“Vistana”), a vacation ownership business. Previously, he served as President, Hotel Group, for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (“Starwood”), an international hotel and leisure company, from August 2008 to July 2012. From 2002 to 2008, he served in a number of executive leadership positions with Starwood, and from 1989 to 1998, held various senior leadership positions with Vistana. Mr. Avril is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status). Mr. Avril received a B.S.(Accounting) from the University of Miami. Our Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Avril has been designated a financial expert for the Company’s audit committee as defined under the applicable rules of the SEC and NASDAQ.
Chairman of the Board