Peter Gutman

Peter Gutman

Peter Gutman

Peter Gutman brings over 30 years business management experience to the organization with expertise in the areas of strategic planning, finance, mergers and acquisitions, administration and business development. His career spans the fields of real estate development, resort management, and manufacturing.

Mr. Gutman began his career in 1973 as a financial analyst and financial manager for Mattel Toys in Hawthorne CA, where he gained experience in offshore manufacturing and consumer marketing. In 1978 he joined Storage Technology, holding the positions of Division Controller and International Budget/Planning manager. He then worked as Controller for Generation 5 Technology, a manufacturer of urban planning software, and assisted in taking the company pubic.

In 1988 he became Controller for the Breckenridge Ski Area and quickly assumed the position of VP-Finance for the Japanese holding company–Victoria USA. In this capacity he played a key role in the acquisition of Stratton Ski Area in Vermont, Mt. Hutt, NZ., and several large land tracts adjacent to the Breckenridge Ski Area. He also negotiated a $115 million bank loan and directed the strategic planning effort of all subsidiaries, including a $240 million real estate Master Plan for Breckenridge. In 1991 he was promoted to CEO and President of Victoria USA, overseeing its 6 subsidiaries, $55 million in annual revenue and over 2,000 employees. In the next 2 years he divested 4 subsidiaries while improving operating cash flow by almost $13 million.

Mr. Gutman also held the positions of CFO for Winter Park Resort in Colorado, CFO for The Canyons Resort in Utah, and CEO for Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico, where he managed the ski area, golf course, hotel, property management, a membership program and a water/sewer plant. At all three resorts he worked closely with their real estate departments coordinating marketing plans and infrastructure and financial planning. Mr. Gutman was a limited partner in The Highlands, a prestigious residential development in Breckenridge, Colorado. The project sold out over 400 lots over a 10 year period with a total sales value in excess of $100 million. He was also a general partner in the Valley View Ranch, a golf/equestrian development in Pagosa Springs, CO involving over 1100 acres with a planned build-out of almost 700 dwelling units. An analysis of the real estate market in 2006 suggested that the timing of the project was questionable. The project was put on hold and spun off shortly thereafter, netting the partnership a $1million profit.

Mr. Gutman holds a masters degree in finance from UCLA and a bachelors degree in Finance from Arizona State University. He is a licensed Real estate broker and registered appraiser in the state of Colorado, and has served as chairman of the Ski New Mexico trade organization.

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