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Team.

Safe Harbor Marinas is the largest owner and operator of marinas in the United States. We are dedicated to providing the highest standards of “best in class” excellence in quality and customer service across our portfolio of inland and coastal properties. At Safe Harbor Marinas we have decades of industry experience and a proven history in acquisitions, management, and partnership strategies. As owners and operators, we take a long-term view on marina ownership and are committed to sustained growth.

Senior Members of our more than 1000 person team include the following

Marshall Funk

Co-Founder

Marshall Funk

Co-Founder

  • Co-Founder & former CEO Safe Harbor Marinas
  • Over 30 years of marina ownership and management.
  • Member and former president of the Marina Association of Texas (MAT), Marina Operators Association of America (MOAA).
  • Participant in the American Boating Congress (Washington, D.C.).
  • Member AMI.
  • B.S. Southern Methodist University.

Jack Brewer

Co-Founder

Jack Brewer

Co-Founder

  • Founder, Chairman & CEO Brewer Yacht Yards (1964-2016).
  • Graduate Rutgers University.
  • Bankers Trust CO.
  • Columbia Business School.

Baxter Underwood

Chief Executive Officer

Baxter Underwood

Chief Executive Officer

  • Partner Clapham Capital.
  • Prior history of acquisitions and asset management of over 20 marinas.
  • Former CIO of CNL Lifestyle Properties.
  • M.B.A. University of Chicago.
  • B.A. Stanford University.

Rives Potts

President

Rives Potts

President

  • Former President/COO Brewer Yacht Yards.
  • Former Commodore New York Yacht Club.
  • Board of Trustees of The Landing School.
  • Member of CT Marine Trades Association.
  • Graduate Virginia Military Institute.
  • M.B.A. Darden School.

Stan Johnson

Co-Founder

Stan Johnson

Co-Founder

  • Over 30 years of marina ownership and management.
  • Founder of Tulsa Dental products (later acquired by Dentsply International / XRAY).
  • Active participant in Annual American Boating Congress (Washington, D.C.).
  • Member of Association of Marina Industries (AMI).
  • M.B.A. Southern Methodist University.

Gavin McClintock

Chief Financial Officer

Gavin McClintock

Chief Financial Officer

  • Partner Clapham Capital.
  • Consultant at Bain & Company.
  • Former marina investment manager for CNL Lifestyle Properties.
  • M.B.A. Columbia Business School.
  • B.A. Baylor University.

Katheryn Burchett

Chief Operating Officer

Katheryn Burchett

Chief Operating Officer

  • Over 15 years in strategic & operational leadership.
  • Experienced in the development & implementation of strategic plans.
  • M.B.A. University of Connecticut.
  • B.A. Mount Holyoke College.

Brad Alesi

Chief Marketing Officer

Brad Alesi

Chief Marketing Officer

  • Over 16 years of Marketing & Promotions experience.
  • Former Chief Digital Officer at The Marketing Arm (Omnicom).
  • Studied Marketing at Texas A&M University.

Justin Elis

Chief Improvement Officer

Justin Elis

Chief Improvement Officer

  • Experience with financial due diligence for mergers & acquisitions; financial reporting for public & private companies.
  • Former Manager in KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice.
  • Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.
  • CFA Charterholder.
  • M.P.A. - B.B.A. University of Texas at Austin.

John Ray

General Counsel

John Ray

General Counsel

  • Coming Soon.

James Phyfe

Senior Vice President

James Phyfe

Senior Vice President

  • Former Vice President Brewer Yacht Yards.
  • ABYC certified Master Technician.
  • 6 years commercial seagoing experience on ocean-going tugboats.
  • M.B.A. Harvard Business School.
  • B.S. US Merchant Marine Academy.

Jason Hogg

Senior Vice President; Investments

Jason Hogg

Senior Vice President; Investments

  • Expertise in individual taxes, corporate taxes, & small business compilation & reporting.
  • Former GM & lead restaurant accountant for Brinker International.
  • B.B.A. Sam Houston State University.

Courtenay Milliron

Vice President; Human Resources

Courtenay Milliron

Vice President; Human Resources

  • Over 15 years of Human Resource administration in the marina industry.
  • Expertise in management & strategic staffing, compensation, benefits, training & development.
  • Intense focus on employee relations & labor regulations.
  • Member Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
  • Studied Business Administration with a specialization in HR Management at University of North Texas.

Michael Gillette

Vice President; Branding

Michael Gillette

Vice President; Branding

  • Over 15 years of professional experience in graphic design, marketing, & branding.
  • Founder & Managing Partner Radio Sky Music.
  • Former railroad signal engineer Denver Signal Design.

Meagan Thompson

Vice President; Accounting

Meagan Thompson

Vice President; Accounting

  • Over 17 years of progressive financial leadership across multiple industries.
  • Experience with both private and public companies including S.E.C. Reporting.
  • Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.
  • M.B.A. St.Edward’s University.
  • B.A Huston-Tillotson University.

Jo Wilsmann

Controller

Jo Wilsmann

Controller

  • Over 30 years of experience in financial operations of marina management.
  • Recognized for her implementation & development of key operational & accounting software.
  • M.B.A. University of Dallas.
  • B.A. University of Michigan.

David Glass

Vice President; Treasury

David Glass

Vice President; Treasury

  • Over 30 years of accounting, finance and treasury experience with private and public corporations.
  • Recognized for maximizing liquidity by implementing cash management initiatives and treasury management solutions.
  • Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.
  • B.S. University of Texas at Dallas

Bryan Linquist

Vice President; Internal Audit

Bryan Linquist

Vice President; Internal Audit

  • Coming soon.

Rod Swift

Vice President; Service Department

Rod Swift

Vice President; Service Department

  • 32 years as VP/GM Brewer Stratford Marina.
  • Member Ct Marine Trades.
  • Owner Marine Systems & Services Inc.
  • 8 years Offshore Yacht Delivery Service.
  • 4 years Captain M.I.T. Research Vessel, Boston, MA.
  • Graduate of Southern Maine Community College in Marine Science.

Jeff Rose

Vice President; Business Development

Jeff Rose

Vice President; Business Development

  • Chairman of nominating committee for the Association of Marina Industries (AMI).
  • Past Chairman & Chair of the Legislative Board (AMI).
  • Board Member of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).
  • Board Member, Past President for Marina Association of Texas.
  • Certified Marina Manager.

Kate Pearson

Vice President; Business Development

Kate Pearson

Vice President; Business Development

  • Vice Chair United States Superyacht Association.
  • President San Diego Superyacht Association.
  • Advisor Port of San Diego Recreational & Environmental Committees.
  • Over 20 years of commercial maritime operations.
  • B.S. University of New South Wales.

J. David Preston

Vice President; Business Development

J. David Preston

Vice President; Business Development

  • 15 years as US based multi-state licensed marina broker.
  • Founder of UK based telecom network connectivity company.
  • 10 years as Vice Chairman ME based trading, shipping & manufacturing company.
  • Former US & ME based international banker with Citicorp International.
  • B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tim Moll

Regional VP; New England East

Tim Moll

Regional VP; New England East

  • 25 years with Brewer Yacht Yards as VP/GM.
  • ABYC certified.
  • Board of directors Mass Marine Trades Association.
  • Industry advisor to IYRS.
  • Extensive long range cruising experience on power & sailing vessels.
  • Graduate New England Apprentice Coop Boat Building Program.

Doug Domenie

Regional VP; New England West

Doug Domenie

Regional VP; New England West

  • VP/GM of Brewer Dauntless/Essex Island.
  • 33 years with Brewer Yacht Yards.
  • Board Member of National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) & Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation.
  • Experienced offshore and one-design sailor.
  • Past president of the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA).
  • Graduate Pace University.

John Swick

Regional VP; Southwest

John Swick

Regional VP; Southwest

  • Board member for the Association of Marina Industries (AMI).
  • Past President for Marina Association of Texas.
  • Certified Marina Manager.
  • Former marina manager on Lake Hartwell, SC.
  • B.S. Clemson University.

Gregg Kenney

Regional VP; Florida West

Gregg Kenney

Regional VP; Florida West

  • Chairman Emeritus of Association of Marina Industries (AMI).
  • President of International Marina Institute (IMI).
  • Board Member of National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) & Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation.
  • Certified Marina Manager.
  • Graduate of Naval Officer’s Candidate School (OCS).
  • 21 years service in the US NAVY.

Jerry Parsons

Regional VP; Great Lakes

Jerry Parsons

Regional VP; Great Lakes

  • Over 23 years experience in the marina industry as service manager & general manager of a 700-slip marina, storage facility & service Department.
  • 25 years w/ Limited Stores as operations manager, customer service, inventory control & sales.
  • Trustee to Harbor Bay Yacht Club.
  • Member of Lake Erie Marine Trades Association LEMTA.

Layne Wilson

Regional VP; South

Layne Wilson

Regional VP; South

  • Over 30 years of marine industry experience including time as both service & general manager.
  • OMC/Mercury/Honda/Mercruiser-certified or master technician.
  • Member of Kentucky & Tennessee Marina Associations.
  • Member of Lake Cumberland & Dale Hollow Marina Associations.

Jeremy Grewal

Regional VP; West Coast

Jeremy Grewal

Regional VP; West Coast

  • Over 13 years of marina operations experience.
  • General Manager for 10 different marinas in California.
  • Project management expertise on California waterfront.
  • Knowledge of BMPs for marinas & yacht clubs.
  • Educational speaker for Marine Recreation Association.

Jim Kenney

Regional VP; Florida East/Charleston

Jim Kenney

Regional VP; Florida East/Charleston

  • Over 25 years of strategic sales leadership with IBM Corporation.
  • Experienced in tactical routes to market.
  • Led Technical Education & Training Sales across U.S.
  • Responsible for software sales throughout Mid Atlantic states.
  • Formerly with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
  • B.A. Florida Atlantic University.

Jeremy Rose

Regional VP; New Jersey/Maryland

Jeremy Rose

Regional VP; New Jersey/Maryland

  • Coming soon.

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