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Stephen P. Holmes
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Stephen P. Holmes is chairman and chief executive officer of Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s largest hospitality companies with operations in nearly 100 countries, and recently ranked by FORTUNE magazine as the most admired company in the hospitality industry.
Prior to the formation of Wyndham Worldwide in 2006, Mr. Holmes was vice chairman and a member of the board of directors of Cendant Corporation, where he oversaw Cendant's hotel franchise, vehicle rental, timeshare development, timeshare exchange and vacation rental businesses. Significant innovations under his leadership included the creation of TripRewards(R) loyalty program; the launch of the successful RCI Points Program for the timeshare industry; and the growth of the timeshare development business to become the largest seller of vacation ownership interests.
From 1990 to 1996, Holmes was executive vice president and chief financial officer of HFS Incorporated, responsible for the company's successful public offering and for setting and implementing financial policy and controls as well as overseeing the administrative functions of the organization. During his tenure as CFO at HFS, the company acquired more than 20 businesses, grew to a market capitalization in excess of $20 billion and was one of the fastest-growing stocks on the New York Exchange. He joined HFS at the company's founding in 1990.
Previously, he was a managing director of The Blackstone Group, where he was involved with the strategy, negotiation and integration of acquisitions for the Blackstone investment partnership. Mr. Holmes began his career at Deloitte LLP.
In addition to his position at Wyndham Worldwide, Mr. Holmes serves as a Vice Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council and the Travel Business Roundtable. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University, and was honored as the 2007 Hall of Leaders inductee by the U.S. Travel Association.
Mr. Holmes received a BSBA degree in accounting from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Alyson R. Johnson
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
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