Prior to forming Borders Golf Group, Mr. Petrash was President of the Cordillera Group, which owned and operated golf communities throughout the United States.
Petrash was appointed President of Cordillera Club Properties, LLC in March 2005. In this position, Mr. Petrash was responsible for the operation of four high-end golf developments, located in Colorado and California.
Prior to this position, Mr. Petrash was Executive Vice President for the Club at Cordillera a 7,500 acre mountain community, located in the heart of the rocky mountains of Colorado. In addition he has been responsible for Catamount Ranch and Club, Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In this position he was responsible for the operation of the Clubs.
Since April of 2000, Petrash has been directly responsible for pre-opening operations, system and policy implementation, revenue management, member relations, membership marketing and sales, food and beverage, golf operations and organizational development.777 Petrash’s operating belief is that “the Member and Guests always come first”. This is applied in many ways throughout the Club operations, especially in the service and hospitality areas. According to Petrash, being available for the Members is what this business is all about, and his goal is to have each Member forget the outside world the minute they pass through the entrance gates. This is always achieved while balancing the needs of the ownership group.
Prior to joining the Cordillera Group, Petrash was with Lakewood Country Club and Marin Country Club where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer. In addition he has previous experience in executive hotel and restaurant management.
Petrash earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in hospitality Management from Florida International University of Miami, Florida. Mr. Petrash is a Certified Club Manager (CCM) and a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA). Mr. Petrash is also President of the Colorado Golf Course Owners Association.
Bill Timken brings 20 years of successful sales experience from a career on Wall Street. The prestigious firms Mr. Timken worked for include Dean Witter, Everen Securities, and the U.S. equity division of the Royal Bank of Canada.
Over those 20 years, Mr. Timken Bill helped place dozens of Initial Public and Secondary Offerings with large and small Institutional Investors. Some of those clients included Wells Capital Management, Columbia Management, The Capital Group, AXA Rosenberg, and Franklin Templeton among many others.
Among Mr. Timken strengths are the day-to-day nurturing of customer relationships in addition to resolving client issues in a satisfactory way. Mr. Timken’s role is primarily in due diligence, sales and acquisitions of properties and management contracts along with working with financial institutions to obtain financing and development funds.
Mr. Timken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University, Hayward. He also currently holds Series 7 & 63 registration from the SEC.