Blake Walker is Founder and CEO of Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he has led all phases of the firm’s strategy and development since its founding. In addition to his leadership at Arcis Golf, Blake also serves as CEO and Managing Partner of Arcis Equity Partners. Prior to founding Arcis Golf, 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. Additionally, Blake served in numerous C-level roles within various portfolio companies, helping to ensure operational success of these entities. Blake is a Board Member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He holds a BA from Southern Methodist University, and currently serves as an Advisory Board Member at the SMU Cox School of Business.
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 BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School-University of Pennsylvania.
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.
April Miller is Senior Vice President of Talent for Arcis Golf. In this capacity, she is responsible for the development and deployment of corporate human resources, including talent acquisition and management, training and leadership development, HRIS systems, labor relations, benefits and compensation administration. Prior to joining Arcis Golf, April served as Corporate Human Resources for KSL Resorts, HR Director for Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, and HR Director for La Quinta Resort & Club. April holds a BS from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
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 BBA from Southern Methodist University.
Scott Siddons is General Counsel at Arcis Golf. In this capacity, he serves as General Counsel, and 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 BBA (cum laude) and MBA (honors) from Southern Methodist University and a JD from The University of Texas-Austin.
Andy Crosson is 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 Golf, Andy spent 25 years as a Founding Partner and Executive Vice President at several notable golf investment firms, completing more than $700 million of investments. Andrew holds a BS from the University of Utah.
Rich 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 Golf, Rich 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. Rich holds a BS in Accounting from the University of North Texas and is a registered CPA.