Mr. Shannon co-founded KSL Capital Partners, LLC in 2004 and co-founded its predecessor KSL Recreation Corporation in 1992, serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
Since 2005, KSL Capital Partners has raised over $6.5 billion in equity capital commitments and invests exclusively in travel and leisure businesses.
Mr. Shannon co-founded and became Chief Executive Officer of KSL Resorts in 2004 following the sale of KSL Recreation. Prior to establishing KSL Recreation with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, he served as President and CEO of Vail Associates, Inc. (owner of Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts) in Vail, Colorado, from 1986 to 1992.
He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, and as a Board Member of the University of Wisconsin Foundation, the Vail Valley Foundation, the United States Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, Eisenhower Medical Center and ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. and as the Chairman of the Board of Vail Health Services. He is a past Director of Safeway, Inc., ING Direct, Conseco, Inc., TCA Cable TV, Inc., Startek, Inc. and ING Americas Holdings. Mr. Shannon is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization.
He holds a Bachelor of Business and Administration from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Management in Accounting and Finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.