Larry A. Mizel founded the Company in 1972 and has served as a Director and Chairman of the Board since its inception. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in 1988, a position he currently holds. Mr. Mizel has provided the Company with leadership and judgment, serving as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, while advancing the long-term interests of the Company's shareholders. One of the most experienced leaders in the homebuilding industry, his knowledge and foresight provide the Board with invaluable guidance.
President and Chief Executive Officer
David D. Mandarich has been associated with the Company since 1977 and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2020. In 1999, he was elected President and Chief Operating Officer, a title he also held in 1996. Mr. Mandarich was previously elected Co-Chief Operating Officer in 1994 and Executive Vice President of Real Estate in 1993. He was a Director from 1980 until 1989 and has been a Director continuously since 1994. A skilled and experienced leader in the homebuilding industry, Mr. Mandarich provides the Board with the benefit of his judgment and his knowledge and understanding of the Company's homebuilding business and operations.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Rebecca Givens was elected Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Company in October 2020. Ms. Givens was previously a partner at a Denver-area law firm before joining MDC, where she served as a real estate attorney for eight years. She then served as general counsel for Spectrum Retirement Communities for nearly 20 years. In July 2020, Ms. Givens returned for a second tenure with the company as Senior Vice President of Legal.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Martin started his career in public accounting with the international accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP. After joining MDC in 2002, he served the Company in a variety of leadership roles, including Vice President of Finance and Business Development and Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller, before his appointment to his current role of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer in May 2015. Mr. Martin has direct oversight over the Company's division and corporate accounting, division finance, tax, investor relations, treasury and finance, planning and analysis functions. Additionally, he serves on all three of the Company's asset management committees, which review and approve all new homebuilding projects and other significant company transactions. Mr. Martin also is an officer, director or both of many of the Company's subsidiaries. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and computer applications from the University of Notre Dame and is a Certified Public Accountant and CFA Charterholder.
Chief Operating Officer of Richmond American Homes
David Viger assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer of Richmond American Homes in October 2020. He has a 15-year tenure at the Company, serving in many capacities. He started as an Assistant Superintendent and climbed the ranks to become Division President of Phoenix, and then Regional President of Arizona, Florida and Utah. A retired lieutenant in the Navy, Mr. Viger earned a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy and previously played for the NFL.
President of Financial Services
Anthony Berris joined the company in 2006 with a background in mortgage banking. Prior to coming aboard, he served as President of Tuttle Risk Management Services, an interest rate risk management consultancy. Currently, Mr. Berris has direct oversight over the company’s retail mortgage, insurance and title operations as President of Financial Services.