Blake Walker is Chairman, CEO and President of Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he has been involved in all phases of the firm’s strategy and development since its founding. In addition to his responsibilities at Arcis Golf, Blake also serves as CEO and Managing Partner of Arcis Equity Partners. Prior to founding Arcis, he served in an executive capacity with several global private equity and leisure firms making leveraged investments in under-performing, mismanaged and under-capitalized situations. He is also a Board member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Blake holds a B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University and currently serves as an advisory Board member at the SMU Cox School of Business.
Brief Overview of Company
Arcis Golf has positioned itself as a dynamic leader in the industry by consistently providing unrivaled amenities to complement diverse playing experiences for members and guests. Arcis Golf properties tailor each element of the golf and country club experience to a level of excellence that is targeted to exceed the needs and expectations of family, friends, co-workers and guests of all ages.
The growth of the Arcis Golf portfolio will continue to be supported by Arcis Equity Partners through strategic acquisitions that build and sustain Arcis Golf as a leader in upscale golfing experiences.
Blake S. Walker
Chris J. Crocker
Chris Crocker is Chief Marketing Officer at Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he is responsible for sales and marketing strategy, execution, operations and culture. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Chris spent 12 years in management consulting and advisory roles and 14 years in corporate leadership positions within the Communication, Internet and Hospitality industries. He is also very active in the Dallas community including as the Chairman of the Board for the Moody Family YMCA in the Park Cities. Chris holds a B.B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University.
Andrew R. Crosson
Andrew R. Crosson is the Executive Vice President of Acquisitions at Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he focuses on sourcing and negotiating acquisition, 3rd party management and lease opportunities. Prior to joining Arcis, Mr. Crosson spent 25 years as a Founding Partner and Executive Vice President at several notable golf investment firms, completing more than $700 million of investments. Mr. Crosson holds a B.S. from the University of Utah
Jim M. Oliver
Jim Oliver is Chief Operating Officer at Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he oversees the management and operations of all private clubs and daily fee courses for Arcis Golf. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Jim served as Regional Vice President-West Coast and Regional Vice President-North Texas at ClubCorp, Vice President for PGA West and LaQuinta Resort, and General Manager for several private clubs with American Golf and Golf Enterprises. He has been a PGA Professional for over 25 years. Jim is an alum of Wichita State University.
Julian C. Potter
Julian Potter is Chief Financial Officer at Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he oversees finance, accounting and information technology for the organization. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Julian served as Managing Director for a CFO consulting practice in Dallas and Park City, Utah. He has held leadership positions at Property Management Business Solutions in Salt Lake City, GE Equity Capital in Stamford, CT., as well as Accenture and Perot Systems in Dallas. Julian holds a B.B.A. degree in Finance from Southern Methodist University and an MBA degree in Finance from The Wharton School-University of Pennsylvania.
Scott V. Siddons
Scott Siddons is General Counsel at Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he serves as General Counsel and also oversees human resources. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, Scott was President, General Counsel and majority shareholder for a national energy services company as well as a Partner in two Dallas law firms. He has over 25 years of legal experience, an AV-rated lawyer and admitted to practice law in the State of Texas and in several Federal District Courts. Scott holds a B.B.A degree (cum laude) and MBA degree (honors) from Southern Methodist University and a J.D. from The University of Texas-Austin.
Richard A. Thompson
Richard A. Thompson is the Senior Portfolio Manager at Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing the performance and financial reporting of assets held in the portfolio. Prior to joining Arcis, Mr. Thompson spent nearly 20 years in various finance and accounting roles across the golf, leisure, and public accounting industries specializing in financial reporting and analysis, corporate controllership, and audit. Mr. Thompson holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of North Texas and is a registered CPA.