Mr. Roberts is President and CEO of Legacy Solutions, International, a custom service company specializing in overcoming legacy issues for older, mature projects in need of solutions such as the unwanted buildup of HOA inventory, missing maintenance fees, delinquencies, and effects resulting from an ageing owner-base.
Mr. Roberts is also President & CEO Sage Marketing Group, Inc., a real estate and leisure property marketing and consulting firm with offices in Colchester, Vermont, (USA). Mr. Roberts has more than forty years in the fractional, land, timeshare, condominium, second home, RV, and leisure real estate industry, working more than ten years for the Global Group of Companies, beginning as a salesperson and winning many awards including ARDA “Salesperson of the Year.” Having been promoted to Vice President of Sales company-wide, and later to Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Senior Group Director, Mr. Roberts was instrumental in propelling the company to record sales levels in a number of U.S. states and in Europe, where he started GME, U.K. PLC, the largest “Offsite” timeshare company in the world at that time, generating more than 41,000 direct generated qualified guests per year, producing more than 4,650 real estate sales per year, and exceeding revenue of more than $56 million per year with Group volume exceeding $310,000,000 per year. As Executive Vice President and Senior Group Director for more than ten Global Group Companies, Mr. Roberts was involved in all facets of the Group operations on three continents, seven countries, and a dozen properties. These included company acquisitions of more than $500 million worth of properties, the design and setup of company structure, strategy for the subsequent sale of the acquired properties, group budgets and training for all sales and marketing companies, acquisition of financing for construction and end-loan, on-going banking relationships and strategies for Group profits.
As President and CEO of Legacy Solutions, International, Mr. Roberts has been providing custom solutions for ageing resorts with unsold inventory, missing maintenance fees, providing zero-cost entry and providing potential gross revenues in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for HOA’s where cash is needed to continue operations, maintain sinking funds, and avoid special assessments. Legacy Solutions, International is unique as it customizes the solutions for each resort, tailored to their specific needs. He can mobilize rental partners, resale options, low cost asset recovery, low cost inventory transfers to new owners, points conversions, webinar based technical communication sales and services, direct delinquency remediation, and resort revenue generation services for permanent legacy solutions.
As President and CEO of Sage Marketing Group, Inc., Mr. Roberts is well known for providing sound sales and marketing profit strategies for large and small timeshare, fractional, condominiums, land, RV, second-home, mixed use projects and all leisure real estate sales in difficult markets and areas. The company provides guest and lead generation on behalf of many national and international clients, turnaround, workout, startup strategies for exceptional sales and marketing results, and a “21st Century” approach to the sales and marketing process. Mr. Roberts’ expertise has been utilized in several court proceedings as an “Expert Witness.” Mr. Roberts has produced the successful sellout of a numerous projects, and provides consulting, and profitable operation for ongoing projects, in North America, South America, Central America, Europe, and Africa. Mr. Roberts has operated in 41 states, 29 countries, and is responsible for sales or consultation to over 200 projects worldwide.
Ron Roberts is an Active Member of ARDA, and Executive Member of The American Marketing Association, and a Fellow of The Institute of Sales & Marketing Management. Governor Richard Snelling of Vermont appointed him to The Commission on Manufactured Housing. He has been a featured speaker for organizations such as: The European Timeshare Counsel, RCI, Interval International, The Vacation Ownership Investment Conference, and C.I.T.A. Mr. Roberts has a BA from the University of Vermont in Economics. Prior to his career in the industry, Mr. Roberts served in the United States Navy as an Air Traffic Controller for civilian and military flight operations, aircraft carrier combat operations, anti-submarine warfare, he is an accomplished private pilot, and a Vietnam Era Veteran.