Vice President of Franchise Development
David Redfern serves as Vice President of Franchise Development.
Prior to joining WaterWalk, David served as the President of Value Place Development and Management Services, where he helped develop the Value Place brand from its inception.
Prior to Value Place, David was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Candlewood Hotel Company, where he helped the company grow from one Candlewood Suites in 1996 to 125 hotels by 2003.
Before Candlewood, David was the National Sales Director for the Summerfield Suites hotel chain, where he started his career as director of sales in 1990 as the first hotels were launched. He also served as a sales manager for the Residence Inn by Marriott for the LaJolla, California market from 1988 to 1990.
David is extensively involved with the nonprofit sector in his community as a Board Member for Habitat for Humanity, YMCA, DeBoer Foundation, Inc., and several other organizations.
David holds undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, and Architecture and Urban Design from the University of Kansas. He also graduated as a Linder C. Hobbs Entrepreneur Fellow at the University of California-Irvine MBA program. David and his wife, Jing, have three children.