Donald R. Diamond
Donald Diamond founded Diamond Ventures in 1988, after having been an opportunistic investor in Arizona real estate and partner in a diverse array of operating businesses. A visionary and entrepreneur, Mr. Diamond established Diamond Ventures to expand acquisition and investment activities, while adding management and development capabilities. As Founder, he worked with the Company’s senior management until his passing in 2019, providing strategic guidance and resources for the Diamond Ventures portfolio for today and in the future. Donald Diamond’s legacy with the company continues with his daughter Helaine Levy and grandson Nathan Levy actively involved in the business. Prior to moving to Arizona, Mr. Diamond had a successful career as a commodities broker on Wall Street. Mr. Diamond is remembered for his charismatic personality, keen business acumen, commitment to perpetual learning, engagement in world affairs and government policy and his family’s generous support of charitable causes.
Helaine D. Levy
Helaine is responsible for guiding the implementation of Donald R. Diamond, the Founder’s vision for the Companies. She is also the Executive Director of Diamond Family Philanthropies and oversees the philanthropy for her family, the Diamond Foundation and Diamond Ventures. Helaine participates with David Goldstein, President and the Partners on the Companies’ strategic decisions. Helaine actively engages with community leadership organizations on behalf of the Companies and the Foundation. She has been associated with the Company since 1998. Prior to assuming her current position, Helaine was President of Old Tucson Studios. She received her journalism degree from Boston University. Helaine is a Fellow of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative.
As President, David Goldstein is responsible for setting Company overall strategic vision and priorities for Diamond Ventures, Inc. and DVI Equity Partners, LLC. David oversees policies for management of the Companies’ existing portfolio of real estate and technology investments and sets criteria for new investment opportunities. David’s leadership includes community service on boards including the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Tucson Airport Authority. He has more than 35 years of experience working in real estate and various operating companies. David has held the position of President of Diamond Ventures, Inc. since its inception in 1988. David began his career as a CPA at both Ernst & Whinney and Cooopers & Lybrand. He also served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Sales for the Venture West Group.He received his finance degree from the University of Connecticut and has his M.B.A. degree from the University of Arizona.
Executive Vice President
Chad Kolodisner joined Diamond Ventures in 2004. Add Executive Vice President, he is responsible for overseeing the Company’s internal operations as well as implementing the Company’s strategic business plan. He leads company negotiations with strategic partners, including structuring ventures and dispositions. Additionally, Chad oversees new real estate acquisitions and investments in growth companies. Chad’s experience in real estate transactions emphasizes master-planned communities. He serves as the primary contact for the Company’s Rocking K and Verano developments in Tucson AZ and Saddleback Heights in Phoenix AZ. In addition to his experience as an attorney with private law firms, Chad worked with Del Webb and Pulte Homes in Phoenix. He received his finance degree from Arizona State University and his juris doctorate degree from Harvard Law School.
Chief Financial Officer
Bill Kelley heads Diamond Ventures commercial division, which consists of a portfolio of industrial, office, retail, mixed-use and hospitality assets. In addition, as Chief Financial Officer he is responsible for corporate financial planning and project financing. Bill is active in regional economic development efforts and directing the Company’s acquisition of income-producing properties. Bill’s commercial real estate experience includes over $1 billion dollars in real estate transactions. Prior to joining Diamond Ventures in 2000, Bill had senior management and executive positions with Bourn Properties, Inc., Venture West Group, Inc., and Ernst & Whinney. He received his accounting and finance degree from University of Arizona.
Managing Partner for DVI Equity Partners
As the Managing Partner for DVI Equity Partners, Bob Griffin is responsible for the companies technology investments and portfolio management. DVI Equity Partners was formed as a new venture capital entity in 2018. Under Bob’s leadership, DVI Equity Partners, LLC identifies and analyzes investment opportunities in early stage, emerging technology companies. Bob’s goal is to identify entrepreneurial companies with an emphasis on disruptive technologies. Bob has been a successful serial entrepreneur in the Software and Services industry for more than 35 years. Prior to joining Diamond Ventures, Bob most recently was the Chief Executive Officer for Ayasdi a Silicon Valley Start-up out of Stanford University. In Oct. of 2011 he facilitated the sale of his company, i2, to IBM where he remained as the General Manager for the Safer Planet and Smarter Cities brand until 2017. Bob conducted his undergraduate studies in Business Management at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire. He is a distinguished alumnus of the Naval Post Graduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Executive Leadership Program in Monterey, California.
Senior Vice President
Mark Weinberg is responsible for overseeing the Company’s residential division which includes acquisition, planning, entitlement, construction and management of custom lot communities, builder neighborhoods and master planned communities. He leads the Company work to add value to the existing residential portfolio. Mark oversees the Company’s commitment to identify, perform due diligence, acquire and develop new residential properties within AZ and represents the Company on builder joint ventures. He is experienced in Arizona land development and project construction. Since joining Diamond Ventures in 1994, Mark has served as the Project Manager on several of award-winning custom home, builder neighborhoods and master-planned communities. Prior to joining Diamond Ventures, Mark served as the General Manager for the Canada Hills Development Company where he was responsible for overseeing the development and management of a resort hotel, country club, golf courses, a utility company and various real estate projects. He received his business administration and psychology degree from the University of New Hampshire.
Priscilla Storm leads the Company’s government relations and public policy advocacy. Priscilla oversees marketing, investor relations and special projects for the Company’s portfolio. She is active in identifying and evaluating real estate opportunities and oversees Company investments in central Texas. Priscilla serves as the bilingual liaison to Diamond’s holdings in Mexico and also serves as President of Old Tucson Company. Prior to joining Diamond Ventures in 2001, Priscilla’s diverse experience included executive positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors including Native American government, landscaping, healthcare and banking. She received her degree in communications and U.S. border studies from Trinity University and her M.B.A. degree in international trade from Texas A & M International University.
A licensed civil engineer, Robert Tucker is responsible for project management of the Company’s residential and commercial development projects including preliminary due diligence, acquisition, entitlement, design and construction. Robert leads the Company as the Project Manager for the Rocking K master-planned community located in southeast Tucson in the community of Vail AZ. Robert has years of experience in project management. Prior to joining Diamond Ventures in 2004, Robert was an engineer at MMLA Psomas where he specialized in infrastructure and commercial development and residential subdivisions with an emphasis on master-planned community work with national and regional homebuilders. He received his civil engineering degree from the University of Arizona.
Director of Private Equity and Acquisitions
Nathan is actively involved in sourcing and analyzing real estate and technology acquisition and investment opportunities for Diamond Ventures, Inc. and DVI Equity Partners, LLC. In addition, Nathan is engaged with the development and disposition of the Company’s existing commercial and residential real estate portfolio. He serves as the director of Diamond Venture’s Denver office, and is responsible for developing, acquiring and managing the firm’s real estate and private equity investments in Colorado and the western region states. Nathan represents the third generation of Diamond family leadership in the Company. Nathan received a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in information systems from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business as well as a bachelor’s degree in international business administration from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.
Dee Alexander, Corporate Secretary/Human Resources
Ngoc Can, Principal for DVI Equity Partners
Brian Deatherage, Construction Controller
Bert Dover, Director of Acquisitions
Bob Kolt, Construction Manager
Shannon Murphy, Designated Broker
Tom Zoline, Treasurer/Controller