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Managing Partner for USA
Business Operations Manager
Business Operations Manager
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Mike Kelly has spent more than 30 years involved with real estate, hotel, club and resort management businesses. He currently has an ownership position in two companies, 59clubUSA and Colt Mackenzie McNair (CMM). He also has long term consulting arrangements with Quail Hollow Club, The Club at Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee Academy.
Former real estate and club experience includes Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia, The Boulders in Carefree, Arizona; Blue Ridge Mountain Club in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, Houston Oaks in Hockley, Texas and Waterfall in Clayton, Georgia.
Mike has a diverse background having been directly involved the development of the real estate components and managing the hospitality operations of the beforementioned communities. At Reynolds Planation, his last role was Executive Vice-President of Development. He served in a number of other positions for that community in his 20- plus years there. He oversaw the development of six-championship golf courses, six clubhouses, multiple marinas, a 250 room Ritz-Carlton Resort and a host of other luxury amenities. There are over 4,000 members in that community.
He served as President of Reynolds Companies which had a $200 million dollar fund raised from high-net worth individuals. His responsibilities included oversight of the purchased assets, a management company and a residential construction company. The management company was involved with properties such as Reunion in Orlando, Florida, Bella Collina, in Montverde, Florida, Hammock Beach in Palm Coast, Florida; and The Canoe Club in Fayetteville, Georgia.
Mike also was the CEO of a luxury club and community called Houston Oaks in Hockley, TX. He was responsible for all Club operations, real estate sales and amenity development within this community.
Prior to starting 59club USA and CMM, he served as the COO for Medalist Golf, Inc., a luxury golf course builder. Projects there included River Oaks Country Club, Monterrey Peninsula Country Club, Bluejack National, The Greenbrier Resort, Quail Hollow Club, Carmel Country Club and all of the courses being developed by Johnny Morris (founder of Bass Pro Shops) in Branson, MO.
Mike is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business and was the founding Chairman of an award-winning charter school (Lake Oconee Academy) where he served in that role for over seven years. He is also a 25-year member of CMAA and has attended over 20 World Conferences.
Sophie Stubbs is a British expat living in Bermuda, working remotely for 59clubUSA. She joined the team in January 2021 as our Business Operations Manager. Sophie manages the recruitment, training, and coordination of our Mystery Shopper team; as well as helping with marketing and social media for 59clubUSA.
Sophie joins us with over 13 years experience in Customer Service focused roles, spanning across Hospitality & Hotels, Weddings & Events, and Finance.
Sophie gained experience in several high-end venues in Oxfordshire, including Operations Management training at a Peter de Savary property. She completed two diplomas in Wedding & Events Planning alongside her university studies, which lead to working at Bijou Venues across the UK, as a Wedding Sales & On the Day Operations Manager.
After graduating from The University of Surrey with a BSc in Psychology, Sophie moved to London where she worked at Funding Circle (the UK’s largest peer to peer lending platform) for 5 years. Sophie was the Head of Customer Excellence & Operations, managing a large department of Customer Relations Agents and overseeing multiple operational projects, including leading a restructuring programme which streamlined four business areas into one; increasing efficiencies in the customer service teams by 35% in 3 months.
In her spare time, Sophie volunteers with small businesses and entrepreneurs by offering Freelance Business Strategy, Operations, and Marketing advice. To date, she has worked with businesses in the retail, charity, design and organizational industries.