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Phil J. Bakes

Managing Director

BFC Financial Corporation

HQ Phone:  (954) 940-4900

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BFC Financial Corporation

401 East Las Olas Boulevard Suite 800

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301

United States

Company Description

BFC (OTCQB: BFCF)(OTCQB: BFCFB) is a holding company whose principal holdings include an 82% ownership interest in BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX) and its indirect ownership interest in Bluegreen Corporation. BFC owns a 54% equity interest in Woodbridge, t...more

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Background Information

Employment History

Director

Hockey Co


Principal Architect

Airline Deregulation Act


Affiliations

World Presidents' Organization

Member


TRAVELCOM

Board Member


Young Presidents' Organization Inc

Member


Education

BA

Harvard Law School


BA

Loyola University


JD , magna cum laude

Harvard Law School


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http://www.bbxcapital.com/about-us/our-team

Phil Bakes
Co-Managing Partner, BBX Capital Partners Phil Bakes is Co-Managing Partner of BBX Capital Partners (BBXCP), having served in that position, together with Jarett Levan, since BBXCP's inception. Bakes has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of private equity investing,... Phil Bakes is Co-Managing Partner of BBX Capital Partners (BBXCP), having served in that position, together with Jarett Levan, since BBXCP's inception. Bakes has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of private equity investing, as well as operations, turnarounds and growth strategies in diverse industries. He has been associated with BBX Capital and parent company, BFC Financial Corporation, since 2004, including serving as president of BFC's private equity arm, Snapper Creek Equity Management LLC, and as Managing Director of BFC. Bakes previously co-founded and served as president of a boutique advisory and merchant banking firm with offices in Miami and New York, with a wide spectrum of engagements ranging from Fortune 100 companies to lower-middle market private operating businesses. During that time, Bakes also co-founded in 1997 and led as CEO until its sale in 2003 a travel industry consolidation which by its third year of operations had grown primarily through over 20 acquisitions of mostly family-owned businesses to one of the nation's largest value-added leisure travel providers with offices throughout the United States and overseas. In the 1980s Bakes served in the airline industry, including president/CEO of Continental Airlines and Eastern Airlines, positions from which he led and oversaw all operations, helped engineer a major turnaround and reorganization, and participated in restructurings, numerous acquisitions, mergers and divestitures during the airline industry's decade of post-deregulation adjustment and consolidation. Bakes grew up in Chicago, Illinois, graduated from Chicago's Loyola University and Harvard Law School where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Bakes served in the public sector in Washington, D.C., including as a Watergate Special Prosecutor, general counsel to a federal regulatory agency and counsel to the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee.


Snapper Creek Equity Management

Phil Bakes, President,
Snapper Creek Equity Management, LLC Phil Bakes is president of Snapper Creek Equity Management, LLC (www.snappercreek.com), a post held since the company's inception. Snapper Creek is a private equity and advisory firm, investing in and acquiring diverse mid-market operating businesses and engaging in various business advisory assignments. As a subsidiary of BFC Financial Corporation, Snapper Creek actively monitors select BFC portfolio companies. Mr. Bakes previously served from 2004-2008 as the Managing Director of Snapper Creek's parent company, BFC Financial Corporation, responsible for business development and major financings. Prior to BFC, Bakes served as president from 1990 to 2004, of a boutique advisory and merchant banking firm he founded with offices in Miami and New York, with a wide spectrum of engagements ranging from Fortune 100 companies to lower-middle market private operating businesses. During that time, Bakes co-founded in 1997 and led until its sale in 2003, a travel industry company which by its third year of operations had grown primarily through numerous acquisitions to one of the nation's largest value-added leisure travel providers with offices throughout the United States and overseas, providing a wide variety of travel packages to over 90 countries. In the 1980s Bakes served as a top executive in the airline industry, including president/CEO of Continental Airlines and Eastern Airlines, positions from which he led and oversaw all operations, helped engineer a major turnaround and reorganization, as well as participated in numerous acquisitions, mergers and divestitures during the airline industry's decade of post-deregulation adjustment and consolidation. Bakes grew up in Chicago, Illinois, graduated from Chicago's Loyola University and received a law degree from Harvard Law School where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Law Review. After briefly practicing law in Chicago, Bakes served in the public sector in Washington, D.C., including as a Watergate Special Prosecutor, general counsel to a federal regulatory agency and counsel to the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee. He also was Deputy Campaign Manager in 1979-1980 for the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy's U.S. Presidential campaign. In 2001, he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and The Association of Travel Marketing Executives (ATME) honored Bakes in May 2000 with their celebrated Atlas Award for Lifetime Achievement. Bakes serves on both corporate and non-profit boards, is a member of World Presidents' Organization ("WPO") and, prior to that, was a member since 1985 of Young Presidents' Organization ("YPO") He is co-founder and former chairman of the South Florida Strategic Forum, a group of entrepreneurs, CEO's and C-level executives who meet regularly to share their networks, learn from other business leaders and support the business pursuits of fellow members.


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Phil Bakes
Phil Bakes - Director Phil Bakes is president of Snapper Creek Equity Management, LLC a private equity and advisory firm. Mr. Bakes previously served as the Managing Director of Snapper Creek's parent company, BFC Financial Corporation, responsible for business development and major financings. Prior to BFC, Mr. Bakes served as president of a boutique advisory and merchant banking firm he founded with offices in Miami and New York, with a wide spectrum of engagements ranging from Fortune 100 companies to lower-middle market private operating businesses. During that time, Bakes co-founded and led until its sale, a travel industry company which by its third year of operations had grown primarily through numerous acquisitions to one of the nation's largest value-added leisure travel providers with offices throughout the United States and overseas, providing a wide variety of travel packages to over 90 countries. In the 1980s Bakes served as a top executive in the airline industry, including president/CEO of Continental Airlines and Eastern Airlines, where he helped engineer a major turnaround and reorganization, as well as participated in numerous acquisitions, mergers and divestitures during the airline industry's decade of post-deregulation adjustment and consolidation. Mr. Bakes served in the public sector in Washington, D.C. for a time including as a Watergate Special Prosecutor and a principal architect of the Airline Deregulation Act in 1978.


Woodbridge Holdings LLC

Phil Bakes, President,
Snapper Creek Equity Management, LLC Phil Bakes has been president of Snapper Creek Equity Management, LLC, since the company's inception. Prior to that, Mr. Bakes served as the Managing Director of Woodbridge's parent company, BFC Financial Corporation from 2004-2008, responsible for the parent company's business development and major financings during that period, with BFC priding itself on being a benevolent parent and supportive partner with the management teams of its portfolio companies. Prior to BFC, Bakes founded in 1997 a travel industry company which by its third year of operations had grown primarily through numerous acquisitions to one of the nation's largest value-added leisure travel providers with offices throughout the United States and overseas, providing a wide variety of travel packages to over 90 countries. Bakes also served as president from 1990 to 2004, of a boutique advisory and merchant banking firm he founded with offices in Miami and New York, with a wide spectrum of engagements ranging from Fortune 100 companies to lower-middle market private operating businesses. In the 1980s Bakes served as a top executive in the airline industry, including president/CEO of Continental Airlines and Eastern Airlines, positions from which he led and oversaw all operations as well as participated in numerous acquisitions, mergers and divestitures during the airline industry's decade of post-deregulation adjustment and consolidation. Bakes grew up in Chicago, Illinois, graduated from Chicago's Loyola University and received a law degree from Harvard Law School. Bakes served in the public sector in Washington, D.C., including as a Watergate Special Prosecutor, general counsel to a federal regulatory agency and counsel to the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee. He also was Deputy Campaign Manager in 1980 for Senator Ted Kennedy's U.S. Presidential campaign. In 2001, he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The Association of Travel Marketing Executives (ATME) honored Bakes in May 2000 with their celebrated Atlas Award for Lifetime Achievement. Bakes serves on both corporate and non-profit boards, is a member of World Presidents' Organization ("WPO") and, prior to that, was a member since 1985 of Young Presidents' Organization ("YPO") He is currently Chairman and co-founder of the Florida chapter of the Strategic Forum, a group of entrepreneurs, CEO's and C-level executives who meet regularly to share their networks, hear from other business leaders and actively support the business pursuits of fellow members.


REMINDER: BFC Financial Corporation to Host Investor Dinner Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida

Phil Bakes, President of Snapper Creek Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BFC Financial Corporation ("BFC"), will give a corporate presentation to investors, followed by a question and answer session.


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