Gary Byrd is a respected figure in the hospitality industry. His more than 25-years’ experience is all encompassing, having led the areas of Resort Operations, Guest Services, New Business Development, HOA management, and Planning & Design for new construction. Known for his ability to build strong executive teams and execute a vision, Gary joined MasterCorp in 2015, and has since lead our company to incredible accomplishments. Thanks to his leadership, MasterCorp has experienced explosive growth, acquiring multiple companies which have allowed us to increase our footprint in the industries we serve and expand into new business lines.
Prior to leading MasterCorp, Mr. Byrd served as Executive Vice President, Hospitality Services for Wyndham Vacation Ownership. During his time at WVO, he directed the strategic efforts of 12,000 employees across six contact centers with a laser focus on delivering world-class experiences for more than 1 million owner families worldwide.
Prior to WVO, Gary oversaw development, marketing, and operations for Hilton Hotels, and as Senior Vice President, was responsible for the management of company-wide resort operations. His previous hospitality management experience also includes senior leadership positions with Promus Hotel Corporation, and the Landmark Hotel in Metairie Louisiana.