Stephen J. Cloobeck

Stephen J. Cloobeck is chairman and CEO of Diamond Resorts International with more than 200 branded and affiliated resorts and over 27,000 guest beds in 28 countries throughout the U.S, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Offering simplicity, choice and comfort to more than 418,000 owners and members through the branded hospitality service of approximately 5,000 team members worldwide, Cloobeck is widely recognized as one of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs in the global vacation ownership industry. Annually, nearly 1.4 million owners, members and guests enjoy the company's hospitality experience. Active in many community and philanthropic organizations, Cloobeck was appointed by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to serve on the government's Brand USA Inc., of which he is chairman. Brand USA promotes travel to the U.S. and communicates and improves the entry process so that visitors want to return. He was featured on CBS' "Undercover Boss" in 2012. [+]