David is Irish by birth but Jamaican by adoption, having received his Jamaican citizenship in 2010. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also has a Masters in Economics from University College, Cork. David went on to hold many key positions with international companies, but is probably best known from his days at Digicel which he joined in 2002 as Finance Director, before being promoted to the role of CEO for Jamaica in October 2003. His mandate was to oversee the continued growth of Digicel's business in Jamaica where he increased the customer base by over 1.5 to 2 million during his time as CEO. As CEO of Digicel Jamaica, he immersed himself fully into the echelons of corporate social responsibility, serving as a member of the Board of Jamaica Trade and Invest (JAMPRO), the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) and also as a Board Director of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC). He is currently a member of the board of the Spanish Jamaican Foundation and was recently appointed as a director of CITO (Central Information Technology Organisation) by the Government of Jamaica. David has an unbridled passion for business, especially in the area of customer service. He is an entrepreneur and currently has a number of business interests around Jamaica. In April 2011, as Chief Executive Officer, he launched VIP Attractions at both Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay and Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston. VIP Attractions, under the brands of "Club Mobay" and "Club Kingston", are the first VIP cultural lounges anywhere in the world where they showcase the incredible offerings that Jamaica has available to its guests. David is married to Liz and has two sons and one daughter. When time permits, his interests include travel, golf, soccer and hurling.
Carlos Moleón Rodríguez was born in Leon, Spain and has a background in economics. His early education in Leon, with a year in the USA, was followed by an economics degree from University in Madrid, with a major in Foreign Trade. After various positions in accounting and finance in the construction industry, Carlos moved from Spain to Jamaica in 2000. After a time as General Manager for Avanzit Jamaica, he founded his own company Calatel in 2002. Under his tenure Calatel grew to 300 employees and saw revenues of US$25million per annum. In 2007 he sold Calatel to Avanzit. Moleón founded Lost World Construction 2009 and won contracts to build Secrets Hotel and the Gran Bahia Príncipe extension. Together with David Hall, VIP Attractions was created in 2010 to build Club MoBay and Club Kingston at the respective airports. Carlos is the director in charge of the construction of the lounges, and as of mid-April 2011. Carlos is married to Amanda and they have three children. In his spare time Carlos enjoys traveling and music.
Ricardo Esteban was born in Madrid (Spain)… With more than 25 years of experience in Hotel Management and Coaching & Lecturer Industry between Spain, England and the Caribbean. Ricardo started his hospitality career at 16 years old, combining studies and work to achieve his dream. Once achieved his Bachelor in Arts (Modern History) by University Complutense of Madrid, he started his management career as a Food & Beverage Manager, and Director of Quality & Services Coaching with Meliá Hotels International. Resident Manager with Barceló Hotels & Resort, developing as a Hotel General Manager since 2006 with Oasis Hotels & Resorts and InterContinental in Spain; and Bahía Principe Hotels & Resort, in 5*L and 5*GL Hotels in Dominican Republic and Managing Director for Jamaica. In México, he was Managing Director for the Luxury Vacation Club, LXV-Elite Destinations. Ricardo has also CPU-Master in General Hospitality High Management by Proficiency Professional Development (Inter-American University of Puerto Rico) and MBA-Master in Business Administration in Executive Tourism by University Juan Carlos I (Spain). With more than four years in Jamaica, Ricardo recognizes that he is connected to this beautiful country by heart. He has one son and two step children from his fiancée Michelle. In his little spare time, he loves cooking and writing poetry, reading and travel all around the world.
Anthony Ebanks joined VIP Attractions in July 2014 and is responsible for ensuring that the organization has the optimal resources, infrastructure and systems to support the operations. Mr. Ebanks has held Management positions in the hospitality industry, his last being the General Manager for Sandals Golf and Country Club. He also operated in Business Development roles charged with travelling across USA and Canada assisting with the promotion of international golf resorts. He also directed the operations for Island Routes for the initial start-up in Jamaica and other Caribbean islands including St. Lucia, Antigua and Turks. Anthony is married and a proud father of four boys. He loves football and is an avid golfer.
Shelly-Ann joined VIP Attractions in 2013 as the Director of International Sales at VIP Attractions and then was promoted to the position of Commercial Director in February 2015. She is responsible for overseeing product development, identifying new market opportunities, determining the optimal pricing to balance profit with customer/client satisfaction, and directing marketing operations. Rooted and bred in Hospitality for over sixteen years, Shelly-Ann has received many prestigious awards which include the "Gordon Butch Stewart Scholarship" from Hocking College in Nelsonville Ohio, where she received her Associate Degree in Hotel Restaurant Management. At Sandals Resorts, Shelly-Ann held the positions of Entertainment Manager and then Sales Manager. Her growth continued at the Ritz Carlton Rose Hall for two years firstly as Assistant Director of Activities and was shortly thereafter promoted to the Director of Guest Experiences. She later assumed the role of Group Manager, Weddings at the corporate offices of Sandals Resorts International. Shelly-Ann enjoys traveling.
Charmaine joined VIP Attractions on May 27, 2011 as the General Manager of the lounge Club Kingston located at the Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston. Before joining VIP Attractions, Charmaine had an extensive career in the airline industry with a number of senior management positions. She spent 22 years at American Airlines and 14 years with Air Jamaica. On demitting office from the Caribbean Airlines Transition team when Air Jamaica was taken over she was the Regional Manager for several station including Kingston. An avid music lover, who enjoys especially soca and carnival activities. She is married and has two children.
Aubrey joined the Company in February 2015 and is responsible for Plan, co-ordinate and control the activities of the customer service team to maintain and enhance customer relationships and meet organizational and operational objectives. He has over ten years management experience in the areas of Customer Relations and Call Centre Operations. He leads with the goals of the organization in full focus and recognizes the importance of customer satisfaction in realizing commercial success. Aubrey enjoys photography and fishing.
Novelette joined VIP Attractions in May 2014 as the Finance Manager and was then promoted to the Financial Controller position in November 2015. She is responsible for effectively managing all financial tasks, overseeing budgeting and accounting functions. She provides guidance to ensure the financial solvency of the Company. Over the past fifteen years, Novelette has worked in Financial roles in the FMCG and Banking industry. Novelette enjoys traveling and family centered activities.
Tamar joined VIP Attractions in July 2016 having previously served in the capacity of Human Resources Manager at Melia Braco Village and Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica. Prior to this she served in the capacity of a Legal Officer, Administrative Assistant and Office Manager in other private and public sector organisations. As Human Resources Director, her core functions include Recruitment, Benefit Administration, handling Industrial Relations and Training & Development. She feels very strongly that a company’s greatest asset (its Human Resources) should feel engaged, motivated and fulfilled. Her mantra is “Dynamite comes in small packages, don’t look at my size; watch the impact!”