Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KSL Capital Partners
Eric Resnick is co-founder and CEO of KSL Capital Partners, a leading global private equity investment manager specializing in the travel and leisure industry. Since 2005, KSL has raised approximately $18 billion of capital across dedicated equity, debt, and tactical opportunities funds.
KSL is deeply rooted in travel and leisure dating back to its predecessor company, KSL Recreation Corp., a portfolio company of KKR formed to make investments in hospitality, which Resnick joined in 2001 as CFO. Following the sale of KSL Recreation Corp. in 2004, Resnick co-founded KSL Resorts, a resort management company, which has managed some of the preeminent resort properties in the U.S. In 2005, he co-founded KSL Capital Partners with the vision to become the world’s most successful and respected investor in the travel and leisure space. Resnick has since been involved in all facets of KSL’s growth and development.
Resnick first merged his passion for outdoor adventure and travel with his profession when he joined Vail Resorts in 1996, serving as vice president, strategic planning and investor relations, and treasurer through 2001. Previously, he had served as a consultant for McKinsey & Company.
Resnick is a member of the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council, the World Travel and Tourism Council, and Real Estate Roundtable. He holds a B.A. with distinction in mathematics and economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from Cornell University. Resnick, his wife, Sara, and their three children reside in Denver and Vail, Colo., where they enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle and are deeply embedded in local philanthropic initiatives and the ski community. His daughters are members of the U.S. Ski Team and compete internationally.