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 held until October 2020. In his current role as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Mizel has provided the Company with leadership and judgment, 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 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.
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Krista Montgomery assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in March 2022 after serving the Company for 17 years in a variety of leadership roles, including Vice President of Human Resources. She has been an exemplary leader in executing upon the fundamentals of a best-in-class human resources organization, from developing organizational structures to hiring key leaders to implementing employee retention strategies. During her tenure leading the Human Resources department, the business more than doubled in size. Ms. Montgomery previously held human resources positions at Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink) and Vercuity and has a B.S. degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
President of HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation
Justin Flake became President of HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation in January 2022, bringing more than 15 years of leadership experience in mortgage operations, corporate counsel and financial services. Mr. Flake obtained a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. He began his career as an Associate Attorney at Bickel and Brewer in Dallas, Texas, where he managed corporate litigation for financial services companies. He later served as Compliance Counsel at TruHome Solutions in Lenexa, Kansas, and as Director of Risk Management & Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operations Officer for Mann Mortgage, LLC, in Kalispell, Montana.
Vice President of Financial Services
Jamie Pruett joined the Company as Vice President of Financial Services in November 2021. In his role, Mr. Pruett oversees American Home Insurance Agency, Inc. (AHI) and American Home Title and Escrow Company (AHT&E), with a focus on developing and implementing business growth strategies for both entities. He is an accomplished and goal-driven business leader with a 25-year track record of innovation and success with a variety of different companies, including McGriff, Marsh, Willis, Construction Casualty and Woodruff Sawyer. He also founded two successful independent insurance agencies and holds a B.S. degree in Insurance and Risk Management from Florida State University.