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|Brian Garavuso Biography|
Executive VP & CIO, Diamond Resorts International
Garavuso provides strategic technology direction and information technology management for Diamond Resorts International. He is focused on initiatives to increase revenue, maximize efficiency and improve the customer experience. During his tenure with DRI, Brian has also provided executive management of Marketing primarily focused on telemarketing, direct-sales and electronic marketing. Prior to DRI, Brian was SVP, Chief Information Officer for Hilton Grand Vacations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels. He also was the CTO for Interstate Hotels & Resorts; and its subsidiary, BridgeStreet Corporate Housing Worldwide.
Garavuso was the VP of technology and CIO for South Seas Resorts (SSR), which was acquired by Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 1998. During his 15 years with SSR, Garavuso held a variety of resort operations, finance and HOA management positions. Garavuso is a certified hospitality technology professional (CHTP) from the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Association. He is also on the technology sub-committee of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.