MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Great
Wolf Resorts, Inc. today announced Gregory Kryder is joining the
indoor water park resort company as its new Chief Financial Officer
(CFO), effective March 1, 2016. Kryder joins Great Wolf Resorts from
Diageo North America, where he was CFO. Kryder brings with him an
extensive background in corporate finance, financial management,
strategic planning, commercial business partnering and change
management, along with a deep appreciation for Great Wolf Resorts and
its solid plan for brand growth.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Greg to Great Wolf Resorts where
he will undoubtedly make an immediate impact. We are positioning the
company for unprecedented growth throughout North America and
internationally,” said Rubén Rodriguez, chief executive officer of Great
Wolf Resorts. “I am particularly impressed with Greg’s ability to lead a
financial function in a complex, industry-leading business, while
maintaining an unrelenting focus on serving and advocating for his
Commenting on his appointment, Kryder shared, “Great Wolf Resorts is a
leader in family travel. I’m impressed by the team’s dedication to
providing memorable entertainment and outstanding service. I’m excited
to join the executive team as the company is poised for tremendous
growth under Rubén’s leadership and I look forward to contributing to
the company’s exciting next phase.”
Kryder will lead Great Wolf Resorts’ financial operations, information
services, legal and company procurement.
Kryder has more than 18 years of financial management experience. For
the last 14 years he has held several leadership positions across key
business units at Diageo plc, the world’s largest producer of spirits
and a major producer of beer and wine. Prior to joining Diageo plc, he
worked for the global strategy consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group,
which included spending 15 months based in Australia.
Kryder is a graduate of Purdue University, with a bachelor’s degree in
engineering. He also received two master’s degrees in engineering and
business administration from Stanford University.
About Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.®, Madison, Wis., is North America’s
largest family of indoor waterpark resorts and, through its subsidiaries
and affiliates, owns and operates its family resorts under the Great
Wolf Lodge® brand. Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated
resort company with Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells,
Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.;
Williamsburg, Va.; Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario,
Canada; Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash.; Fitchburg,
Mass., Charlotte, N.C.; Garden Grove, Calif. (opening in February 2016)
and, Colorado Springs, Colo. (opening in November 2016).
Additional information may be found on the company’s online
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
Susan L. Storey, 608-662-4722