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.
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Michael Kaplan became Senior Vice President & General Counsel in October 2022. He is a seasoned business leader with over 25 years of experience guiding public companies and private equity-backed corporations and their CEOs, executive teams and boards of directors through a wide range of legal matters. Prior to joining MDC Holdings, Mr. Kaplan served as Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. and Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Security Officer at StandardAero. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics and government from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and his Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California.