June 14, 2016

Our Team & Partners

Roger Berwanger (Annapolis, MD) – President and COO.

  • Former C-Level executive (Sr. VP) $11B NYSE Bank, Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • World Bank Project Finance / Bid Manager – Eastern Europe and South Asia (Fortune 100 firms; $45M projects).
  • NASA technology transfer and project finance consulting at Texas A&M University and University of Houston ($12M projects)

Business owner: iTrip Vacations Ocean City, MD. Vacation rental property management. Accurate Media LLC – inbound marketing agency; Joan Carol Group – face-to-face marketing (Top 10 national distributor); Grafik Industries Ltd – printing, publishing and graphic design for US Government and commercial clients; Towndock.com – pioneer in wireless internet service to yachts in marinas.

Education: MBA Finance; BS Economics; Post-grad Mathematics; Current – licensed Realtor; Former – Residential Real Estate Appraisal. Member – Coastal Association of Realtors.

 

Fred Jackson, Jr. (Stuart, FL) – CEO. Mr. Jackson is RDP’s CEO. fred jackson director asset managementHe oversees the company and investor relations. Mr. Jackson was the President and CEO of Caribbean Clubs International, Inc. that owned, developed and managed the 5-star Beach House luxury resort in Barbuda. In 2001, he bought the resort for $5M, renovated, re-positioned and reintroduced the property as a 4-5 Star resort. It gained international recognition. He managed all aspects of resort re-design and re-construction in addition to establishing the sales, marketing and PR programs in the U.S. and U.K. After achieving operational profitability, the  property was sold for $14M ($34M appraisal)

Mr. Jackson also worked with U.S. and international attorneys, accounting and auditing firms as a U.S. public company on 36 potential resort acquisitions from $5M  to $27M.

 

Lin Ronald (Cozumel, Mexico) – Vice President Yachting & Commodore Champagne Yacht Club. Owned and operated a successful yacht charter business, Dynamite Cruises, in Langkawi, Malaysia. Mr. Ronald’s charter cruise business operated for 10 yrs. with his 60‐foot sailing vessel, which was licensed for 29 day‐ and 8-overnight passengers.

Capabilities: Master Grade V: Sail / Power / Trading to 20 meters; PADI Dive master; Panama Worldwide Captain; Owner: 40‐foot Seafarer sailing ketch; Captain: 62‐foot steel sailing catamaran “Mystic Wind”; Captain daily charter service in Bocas del Toro and parts of the Caribbean; dive operator; movie shoots; fishing excursions; week‐long charter trips to Malaysia and Burma. Areas sailed: Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Panama, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and San Juan Islands.

 

Wendy Butler – Vice President of Resorts. Mrs. Butler provided bookkeeping services for The Beach House (Barbuda) and the CCI Group, Inc., a NASDAQ public company from the company offices in East Hampton, L.I. from the outset of her affiliation with company. The Beach House was owned by an Antigua corporation, Beach Properties Barbuda, Ltd., owned by the parent, public, U.S. (UT) Corporation. Additionally there was another subsidiary, Caribbean Clubs International, Inc. (DE).

Mrs. Butler’s management of financial transactions required careful coordination of remote inputs from on line reservations and accounting systems from the resort on the island and country of Barbuda, input from the sales and reservations office in Port Washington, Long Island, NY, input from the executive offices at 405 Park Avenue and coordination of all arrivals, charges and departures with the resort.

Mrs. Butler’s acute awareness of accounting standards and requirements for U.S. public companies with foreign subsidiaries was an essential competency contributing to The Beach House venture. Mrs. Butler’s concise coordination was necessary in providing all financial operations information to the accounting firm, CPAs in Antigua and Utah, the investment bank in New York and the auditors in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mrs. Butler’s presence was regularly required at the resort working with the ‘back of the house’ which quickly turned into operational consultation for the ‘front of the house’ with Mr. Jackson, in all aspects of the business, including but not limited to, operations, design, FF&E, reservations, arrivals, departures, food service, etc.

Mrs. Butler maintained knowledge and awareness of all operations and personnel; paid all bills, performed payroll, and her previous, extensive, restaurant experience in the ‘Hamptons’ informed multiple decisions. Mrs. Butler had the complete confidence of Mr. Jackson in all matters.
Suffice it to say that Wendy Butler was integral to the success of the resort and will be an important team player and leader in the next resort.