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Homi Vazifdar

Managing Director
Canyon Equity LLC

Homi Vazifdar is CEO and Managing Director of the Canyon Group based in Larkspur, California just north San Francisco. The Canyon Group owns and/or develops ultra-luxury resorts in exotic destinations around the world. The Company currently owns assets in Europe, North America, Latin America and the South Pacific. The Company is currently in the process of developing new resorts in Costa Rica and California. Canyon’s resorts are managed by marquis brands such as Amanresorts and Auberge Resorts.

Vazifdar is extremely passionate about the wonderful world of lodging and over the years has “touched” almost every aspect of the industry, and worked with some of the stalwarts in the business. He is a frequent speaker at lodging and tourism conferences around the world and has over 25 years of multi-faceted lodging and hospitality experience.  After receiving a Bachelors degree in Economics from his native India, Vazifdar came to Berkeley, California in 1972 where he received an MBA. Before founding Canyon Equity in 2005, he was the co-head of lodging at Banc of America Securities in San Francisco from 1998 to 2003 where he was involved in numerous high profile M&A and equity transactions. Prior to that, from 1993 to 1997 Vazifdar was CEO of Bent Severin Associates. From 1983 to 1992 Vazifdar was the Chief Operating Officer of Feiler Bros. International.