Leadership

The Experienced Management that Oversees Global Operations

Global Executive

As the CEO of Walton Global Investments, Ltd., William (Bill) Doherty has been central to the company’s strategic direction over the past two decades. His pioneering guidance has propelled the expansion of Walton’s investment activities, launching the company’s US, Asian and European operations. Under his leadership, Walton has become a leading North American real estate investment and development group. Mr. Doherty oversees the company’s continued involvement in land use planning and development, and is deeply involved in forging Walton’s alliances with leading international investment banks, broker-dealers, financial advisors and institutional investors.

Kate Kaminski is Chief Operating Officer of Walton Global Holdings, Ltd. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and ensuring that all systems, resources and people are in place to achieve Walton’s goals. Prior to joining Walton in 2007, Ms. Kaminski worked in sales and marketing for new homebuilder Elite Communities in Phoenix, Arizona, and was involved in strategic sales development and communications for a major US retailer.

Rebecca Bruce is Chief Financial Officer for the Walton Group of Companies with over 15 years of experience. She manages financial strategy and the accounting, audit, treasury and tax functions with a team of professional accountants. Ms. Bruce joined Walton in 2009 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting in 2014. Prior to joining Walton, Ms. Bruce was a Manager in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services practice for Ernst & Young, LLP, where she articled and received her Chartered Accountant designation.

Ryan J. Kretschmer is Executive Vice President, Law & General Counsel, for Walton Global Holdings, Ltd. Mr. Kretschmer, who joined Walton in 2011, manages and provides advice with respect to legal affairs in and relating to the U.S. Prior to joining Walton, he practiced corporate, securities and real estate law with an international law firm in Phoenix, Arizona.

Todd Woodhead is Executive Vice President of Operations of the Walton Group of Companies as well as a Vice President of the Manager. He oversees United States business operations, maintains and grows client and partner relationships, and assists in the execution of investment strategies. Prior to joining Walton, Mr. Woodhead was a regional sales manager for a Fortune 500 high tech firm in California, where he managed both the financial and high-tech markets.

Paul Megler is Executive Vice President, Capital Markets & Strategic Partnerships for the Walton Group of Companies. He leads the growth of the company’s homebuilding partner relationships working with the asset management team on new acquisitions and sales within the existing Walton portfolio. In addition, Paul assists with institutional capital raising efforts for Walton funds globally.

Prior to joining Walton, Paul served as Vice President, Real Estate & Business Development at KB Home where his focus was mergers and acquisitions, national land strategy and financial sponsor relationships. He was also a Managing Director at JMP Securities, LLC where he specialized in real estate investment banking for homebuilders and land developers. Paul holds a Master of Business Administration from UCLA Anderson School of Management and Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and management information systems from Miami University.

Tony joined Walton in 2001 as an Account Manager in Canada responsible for the Sales and Marketing of the Walton Land Investments. Included in his responsibilities was the training, marketing and operations. His role was in seeking new partners and raising capital for equity investments in future projects, collaborated with Walton Global and Walton Development and Management L.P. and Mr. Deegan also was responsible for promoting Walton’s prospectus-based products to IIROC brokers in Western Canada. Tony has held a variety of senior-level positions within the company. Prior to taking on his current role, most recently was COO for Walton in South East Asia from April 2018 and President of Walton International Group (Canada) from May 2015 to April 2018. Tony has also held senior-level positions in Channel Development, Operations, Marketing and Sales.

Prior to joining Walton, Tony has held a variety of sales and marketing-based roles for major companies as an account manager for Christie Brown & Co. a division of Nabisco from 1991-1995, and as an Account Manager at Lipton, a division of Unilever Canada from 1995-2001.

Real Estate Asset Management Team

Edward R. (Ed) Fleming is Executive Vice President, East, Walton Global Holdings. He is responsible for all activities on the asset management spectrum in the Eastern US, including the management of 35,000 acres of land from Washington, DC to Orlando. Prior to joining Walton, Mr. Fleming had a distinguished, 25-year career in the United States Army, where he managed some of the most pressing and high-profile infrastructure challenges faced by the United States. Mr. Fleming served in numerous locations around the world marked by combat deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo, and assignments in Germany, Korea, New Orleans, and Washington, DC.

In his role as Executive Vice President of Land for Walton Global Holdings Ltd., Barry Dluzen is responsible for the identification of potential target lands in the United States and oversight of a Team that generates market analysis, financial modeling, due diligence review, competitive intelligence and management of land acquisitions from feasibility through closing. Mr. Dluzen brings more than 25 years of experience in the residential building and development industry to his position at Walton.

Ed Hadley is Senior Vice President, West Region, for Walton Global Holdings, Ltd. Mr. Hadley’s responsibilities include asset management and planning of Arizona and California properties. His diverse 11 years of experience in the real estate industry includes a prior position as Vice President of Land Acquisition for William Lyon Homes in Arizona.

Jennifer Ruby joined Walton in 2013, and in her role as SVP of Land for Arizona and Colorado she oversees asset management for approximately 15,000 acres. Prior to joining Walton, she gained experience in the land departments of several homebuilding companies. She holds an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Jen serves on Maricopa County’s Planning and Zoning Commission as well as the Pinal Partnership Board, and she recently completed her tenure as Chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative within ULI.

Mike Doherty is Senior Vice President, Land at Walton Global Holdings, Ltd. He is responsible for land acquisitions in Florida and Georgia. Mr. Doherty finds and researches potential properties for Walton in these southern American states. He began his career with Walton in 1992, and has experience working in the company’s offices in both Hong Kong and Singapore.

In his role as Senior Land Acquisition Manager for Walton Global Holdings, Ltd., Brad Wiley is responsible for the identification and consummation of land acquisitions in Texas and Arizona. He is responsible for identifying acquisitions, negotiating land contracts, financial modeling, the management of consultants during due diligence and coordinating land closings.  Mr. Wiley brings more than 20 years of experience in residential development to Walton.

Anthony Sparrow is General Manager for Walton Global Holdings, Ltd. in Tennessee and Georgia. With a resume that includes more than 35 years of real estate and business management experience, Mr. Sparrow is a key member of Walton’s U.S. team. Prior to joining Walton, he served as Vice President of Development of the $1.5 billion North Carolina Research Campus for Castle and Cooke. In 2008, he formed Harvest Real Estate Advisors, where he placed or developed more than 1,000 residential lots. Mr. Sparrow also served as an executive at Crescent Resources, LLC, a development company in Georgia.

Jason Cooper is a General Manager for Walton Global Holdings, Ltd., managing land assets in Texas. He has 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, including brokerage, development, entitlements, lending and land investments. Prior to joining Walton, Mr. Cooper served as the Director of Investments of Texas and Colorado for an institutional manager specializing in land investments and development.

As General Manager, Development, Mike Miller brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to Walton Global Holdings, Ltd. He is responsible for the coordination and guidance of all stakeholders involved in managing the design, approval, development and construction process. Prior to joining Walton in 2015, this U.S. Army veteran and graduate of West Point worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, overseeing the construction of multiple Everglades restoration projects, valued at $210 million.

Adam Morman is a General Manager for Walton Global Holdings, Ltd. in the Mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Morman brings 20 years of experience in land planning and real estate development to his role at Walton, where he oversees 29 land assets on 14,000 acres of land across Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. A licensed landscape architect and land planner, he previously worked as a Development Project Manager with Knott Realty Group, a commercial real estate firm in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rob Nixon is General Manager, Canada, for Walton Global Holdings, Ltd. Mr. Nixon is responsible for Walton’s Canadian land assets, which includes pre-development land, residential and industrial master plan developments. He is responsible for leading the asset management and administration process in Canada from acquisition to disposition, including planning, design, engineering and construction. Mr. Nixon brings 15 years of experience in real estate construction, engineering and planning experience to Walton. Prior to joining Walton, he worked as a heavy equipment operator designing and constructing roads and recreational areas in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 

Asia & Middle East Executive

Gary Tom is President of Walton International Group Limited in Asia. He is responsible for all Asia operations and offices, including strategic planning, establishing business relationships, budgets, and sales revenues. He has been with the Walton group of companies for over 20 years and before that worked in the oil and gas industry for 9 years. His formal education comprises of separate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He previously held licenses to market securities, mortgages and real estate in Canada.

With more than 16 years of experience in Walton Asia operations, Stanley Kung is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to the Operations Team. He guides departments as diverse as client services, finance, marketing, investment services, IT, and land services. In 2018, his role was expanded to include business development, particularly institutional and joint venture partnerships. 

Stanley holds a Masters in Financial Management from London University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Ottawa, Canada. 

James Buchanan is Senior Vice President of Walton Singapore. He is responsible for southeast Asia regional operations based out of the Singapore office. James has been with the Walton Group of Companies for over 12 years, based in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to joining Walton, James spent 8 years in Tokyo working in asset management, media and telecoms. He graduated from the University of Sheffield in the UK with a BA in Japanese and Korean Studies.

Tim has over 20 years in Financial Services and Real Estate, including the last 13 years with The Walton Group of Companies. Prior to joining Walton, Tim managed a book of private clients in Hong Kong, working for a regional Wealth Management firm. After 18 years in Hong Kong where he started his career with Walton, Tim relocated to Dubai in August 2019 to establish Walton’s first Middle East office, which also serves the African continent. Tim is responsible for overseeing the business activities, strategic planning and expansion of Walton’s distribution channels and liaising with media partners and other service providers to enhance Walton’s regional presence.

Wai Wai is Senior Vice President of Sales, Singapore. Wai Wai leads a sales team that covers the ASEAN region based out of Singapore. Her chief responsibilities are setting targets, product training, sales strategy and business development.  Wai Wai has been with the company since 2007. Prior to joining Walton Wai Wai worked for 11 years at Singapore Airlines. She graduated from the University of Middlesex, UK with a BA in Visual Communications.

As Senior Vice President of Sales, Fenny is responsible for leading Walton's ASEAN sales team. Fenny's role is focused on training, planning, execution of sales strategy and opening new markets. Fenny joined Walton in 2003 and has a strong track record in sales and business development. Prior to Walton, Fenny had a successful career as an electrical engineer with a multinational corporation.  Fenny graduated from Nanyang Technology University as an ASEAN scholar with a B. Eng. (hons).