Navin C. Dimond

Founder at Stonebridge Cos.

Navin C. Dimond

Navin C. Dimond

Founder at Stonebridge Cos.

Biography

Founder, President & CEO
Stonebridge Companies
Englewood, CO

Navin Dimond is the founder of Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned hospitality firm headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, overseeing the company's development, acquisition and investment functions.

Since its inception in 1991, Mr. Dimond and Stonebridge have been responsible for the development of over 85 hotels encompassing a wide variety of brands in multiple markets. Today the company owns and operates 55 hotels across the United States, with approximately 8,500 rooms.

Navin is the recipient of the Award of Excellence from the American Asian Hotel Owners Association, the Hotelier of the Year Award from the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association and the prestigious Hilton Hotels Multi-brand Developer of the Year Award. In 2007 Navin received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the Real Estate and Hospitality category for the Rocky Mountain Region. Most recently, Navin and Stonebridge Companies received the coveted Marriott Partnership Circle Award, granted to Franchisees for their excellence and commitment to growth as well as dedication to their associates and guests.

As a result of his expertise and proven track record, Mr. Dimond has served in an advisory role for a wide variety of organizations. Currently, Navin serves on the Franchise Advisory Council for Hampton Inn Hotels by Hilton and Marriott's Residence Inn Advisory Board (TRIA Board). Navin has been involved with the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association (CH&LA) for many years, serving as Chairman in 2003. In 2008 Navin was inducted into the CH&LA Hall of Fame. In addition Navin serves on the Washington State University College of Engineering and Architecture Executive Leadership Board, Cornell University's Dean's Advisory Board for the School of Hotel Administration and the Daniels College of Business Executive Advisory Board at the University of Denver.

Involvement in the local community is important to Navin. Currently he serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Denver, the Denver Kent School and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, Navin serves on the Foundation Board of the Metropolitan State College of Denver and is a Board Member of the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (VISIT DENVER).

Mr. Dimond is a graduate of Washington State University where he earned his B.A. in Business Administration and his B.S. in Construction Management. He earned his MBA in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver.

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Stonebridge Cos.
iSherpa Capital LLC

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Number of Boards

13

Number of Awards

1

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Chief Executive Officer at Photometria, Inc.

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Chairman at Gallagher Industries LLC

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Frontier Airlines, Inc.

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President at FirstBank Holding Co. (Colorado)

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Dean Emeritus at University of Denver - Daniels College of Business

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Founder at Aging Well Denver LLC

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Founder at Greenwood Gulch Ventures LLC

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Managing Principal at Edgemark Commercial Real Estate Services LLC

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Former Vice Chairman at The Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation, Inc.

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Former Chancellor at University of Denver

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Navin C. Dimond
Founder at Stonebridge Cos.
Education
MBA in Real Estate/Construction Management
Class of 1986

Daniels College of Business, originally called the School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance, is established by the University of Denver, founded in 1864 and the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain region. Daniels is among the first business colleges in the U.S.—a select group that includes Wharton, Chicago, Berkeley, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Pittsburg and Harvard.

BA in Business Administration
Class of 1985

Washington State University (WSU) is a public research university based in Pullman, in the U.S. state of Washington, in the Palouse region of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1890, WSU (colloquially referred to as Wazzu) is the state's original and largest land-grant university. The university is well known for its programs in chemical engineering, veterinary medicine, agriculture, animal science, food science, plant science, architecture, neuroscience and communications. It is ranked in the top-ten universities in the US in terms of clean technology and it is one of 96 public and private universities in America with "very high research activity," as determined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. WSU is ranked among the top half of national universities at 115th according to U.S. News and World Report.

Career History
Founder
Current

Stonebridge Cos. is a private company headquartered in Denver, CO. The firm provides hospitality and management services.

Founding Member
2000 - ?

iSherpa invests in seed-stage and early-stage companies, while providing follow-on financing throughout the company's life cycle. Their methodology is to combine traditional venture capital resources with a metrics-focused approach to help build sustainable technology businesses. The core of their business is in the wireless and supporting technologies sector. The firm's private equity group focuses on start-ups, traditional management buyouts and industry build-ups.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$1,000
2010

Former Representative from Colorado's 6th Congressional District

$2,000
2010
Investments
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UsingMiles, Inc. operates a Website that allows users to manage, search, and book travel using frequent flyer miles and hotel points. It manages air and hotel loyalty programs; search for cash and award travel deals; books cash and award travel; earns more miles/points by making travel choices; and keeps miles/points by knowing when they expire and what to do. UsingMiles was founded by Krista Paul and Austin Veith in 2008 and is headquartered in Santa Clarita, CA.

Awards & Honors
2007
Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur of the Year
Other Affiliations

Navin C. Dimond is affiliated with Stonebridge Cos., iSherpa Capital LLC

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