Outside of serving as the Mayor of El Segundo, Drew Boyles is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 30 independent ventures as an investor and/or operator. Drew has an MBA from the University of Southern California and has held senior leadership positions at Surfrider Foundation, Entrepreneurs’ Organization and The World is Just a Book Away. Drew’s personal passions are spending time with his wife, Lee and his five children, working hard to leave the world a better place, and surfing, skiing and snowboarding as hard and as often as possible.
Over 20 Years of wave pool, resort and similar Industry Experience. Former CEO/President of Mammoth Resorts, Northstar, and Kirkland. Former COO of Kelly Slater Wave Co. Owner and COO of BSR Surf Resort in Waco, TX. Most Experienced Operator of Man- Made Wave Technology/Surf Pools.
Devin Charhon is a Senior Director at Topgolf focused on real estate development, strategy and emerging concepts. Since joining the company in 2014 when there were 10 operating units, Devin has played an integral role in leading Topgolf’s expansion which includes 45 new venue openings totaling $700+ million in development. Specifically, he has been responsible for the growth strategy, site selection, deal negotiations and development, and has experience working with both public and private entities. Most recently, Devin led the ideation, design, development and operating model for a new Topgolf concept that will be opening in 2020.
Jeff Dermer is a lawyer and entrepreneur with an MBA from the University of Southern California, a J.D. from the University of Virginia and a BA in History from UCLA. In addition to founding law firm Dermer Behrendt in 2010, Jeff has invested in and operated several entrepreneurial ventures in the franchising, action sports and hospitality industries.
VP OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
Professional surfer and entrepreneur, Eddie Lester, is consistently pushing the limits of surfing and enhancing physical performance. Eddie served as the Director of Education of the Career Colleges of America and their California Healing Arts College. Eddie founded Fitness Mentors, the fastest growing personal trainer certification company.