James E. Mikolaichik Appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Hilton Grand Vacations
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. announced the appointment of James E. Mikolaichik as chief financial officer (CFO) of Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) in advance of the planned separation of the timeshare business from Hilton later this year.
Mikolaichik will oversee the company’s finance and accounting organizations and will play a crucial role in the development and implementation of HGV’s corporate and financial strategies. His appointment as CFO will be effective in August 2016, and he will report to Mark Wang, president and chief executive officer, Hilton Grand Vacations.
Mikolaichik joins HGV from Manning & Napier, Inc., an approximately $37 billion investment management firm, where he was chief financial officer. He was responsible for strategic and financial planning, financial reporting, tax, corporate development, investor relations, internal audit and human resources. Prior to Manning & Napier, he was with Old Mutual Asset Management as executive vice president, head of strategy and co-head of fund operations, as well as chief risk officer. Mikolaichik also worked for Deloitte LLP in various roles from 1993 to 2004. A certified public accountant, he holds a master of business administration in finance and entrepreneurship from Columbia University and a bachelor of science in accounting from Susquehanna University.