Andy Schoonover, President and Executive Chairman of VRI, focuses on sales and business development activities, including MCOs, large partnerships and acquisition opportunities. Prior to joining VRI, Andy co-founded and was Managing Partner at Blue Canyon Capital, a private investment firm formed to make long term investments in profitable small and middle market companies. Andy joined VRI in 2007 after the Blue Canyon Capital’s recapitalization of VRI. Before Blue Canyon, Andy worked for Host Marriott Corporation (now Host Hotels & Resorts, NYSE: HST). At Host, Andy worked with the Treasury, Asset Management and Acquisition and Development groups and completed transactions valued at approximately $1.5 billion. Andy has also held positions with Florida Capital Partners and Blue Ridge Capital. Andy received his MBA from Stanford University and his BS from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, where he serves on the Schools Advisory Board.