Zealandia Holding Company, Inc. (ZHC) is a value-added strategic investor formed to leverage the assets, business synergies, and professional teams of ZHC and its subsidiaries. Since its inception, ZHC has acquired or invested in 22 companies covering a wide range of resort properties, hotels, and multi-family real estate and related businesses. ZHC’s strong, 21-year history of operational excellence, brand development and sector expertise combine to further its mission to provide the necessary capital, core function management, and strategic leadership needed for sustained growth. With a focus on investing in Travel & Leisure related businesses as well as a variety of diverse businesses outside of the hospitality space, ZHC is uniquely positioned to provide the resources and relationships necessary to maximize the value of our companies.
Zealandia Holding Company, Inc. has made a commitment to not only give back, but to create a lasting change in the communities where our employees live and work by donating funds to local organizations that directly supply various help for all individuals. The Zealandia Charitable Fund was created in 2006 with the intent of providing permanent charitable resources for all the communities where our companies and employees are located. The primary focus of this flexible endowment fund is to promote education for our youth and eliminate poverty in our communities. The charitable fund has also been used to respond to extraordinary global events. To date, over $375,000.00 has been gifted to over 50 different organizations throughout all of the communities where our employees live and work.
The Zealandia Charitable Fund is managed by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and expanding philanthropy.
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Chief Executive Officer, President & Co-Founder
Mr. Patrick brings more than 30 years of experience in the vacation ownership industry Zealandia Holding Company, Inc. As CEO, he is responsible for setting the company’s strategic vision and direction, driving the company’s culture and leading the company’s executive team. He is serves as chairman of the company’s board of directors.
Prior to co-founding Zealandia, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Peppertree, Treasurer of Equivest Finance, Inc. and was on the executive committees of both companies. In addition, Mr. Patrick acted as an advisor on key resort acquisitions for Equivest; was responsible for all aspects of the company’s accounting, finance, human resources, and legal departments; and monitored other related vacation ownership entities, including a dozen Homeowners’ Associations.
Before joining Peppertree in 1996, Mr. Patrick was a partner in Painter, Patrick and Russell, P.A., a Certified Public Accounting firm that served as Peppertree’s outside auditor. For 19 years, he was responsible for all audits and reviews that included Peppertree Resorts and its many affiliates.
Mr. Patrick is a Trustee with the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) as well as a member of their board of directors. He also serves on the Asheville Art Museum Board of Trustees and the Western North Carolina Nature Center Board of Directors. He is a former member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accounts and the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts. Mr. Patrick also served previously as director for the Asheville Chamber of Commerce.
He is a graduate of East Carolina University.
Chief Legal Officer & SVP of Corporate Development
As Chief Legal Officer & SVP of Corporate Development, Ms. Claussen is responsible for the company’s legal and regulatory compliance, overall legal strategy and risk management as well as subsidiary development and business line management.
Ms. Claussen received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University. She then went on to receive her Juris Doctor, Business Distinction, from Campbell University School of Law and her Master of Business Administration from Appalachian State University. Ms. Claussen is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Missouri State Bar, and is admitted to practice in both state and federal court.
SVP & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Patenotte brings over 10 years of experience as a senior financial analyst in the industry. As CFO he is responsible for directing the overall financial plans and accounting practices as well as overseeing financial and accounting system controls and standards, forecasting and timely, accurate reporting of company-wide financials.
Mr. Patenotte is tasked with finding and improving financial inefficiencies in all areas of the company and its subsidiaries. In addition to his day to day fiduciary responsibilities, he is the organization's primary liaison with our financial partners and works diligently to direct and implement our financial growth strategies and capital investment projects.
Mr. Patenotte has his Masters of Business Administration from Western Carolina University.