Matthew E. Avril

Matthew E. Avril, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Matthew E. Avril serves on the Board of Directors for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a leader in energy and environment products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide. He is a member of the strategic advisory board of Vintage Capital Management, a private-equity investment organization specializing in the defense, manufacturing and consumer sectors. Mr. Avril has served and currently serves on the Board of Directors of both publicly and privately held entities.

He served as Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Resorts International, Inc., from November 2016 to March 2017. Before that, he was Chief Executive Officer-elect for Vistana Signature Experiences, Inc., from February to November 2015, after his retirement as President, Hotel Group, for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. – a position he held from 2008 to 2012. Before that, 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.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Miami and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the state of Florida.