Leadership

The quality of the organization is expressed through the quality of its leadership. Cross Island benefits from its strong, decisive and innovative leadership team dedicated to the company core commitments of integrity, creativity, accountability, and perseverance.

  • Clark J. Bottner – Cofounder & CEO

     Clark J. Bottner – Cofounder & CEO

    Clark J. Bottner – Cofounder & CEO Mr. Bottner has been involved for over 32 years in the acquisition and development, contracting and delivery of projects. He has managed and lead teams utilizing the Design/Build methodology. Mr. Bottner brings his experience with construction operations, creative design solutions, innovative project financing to various clients around the globe. Projects have been with both public and private clients and include retail, commercial, residential, marine and infrastructure projects. These include a multi-billion dollar international resort development and complex public private partnership projects. Mr. Bottner’s experiences span all stages of a project, from initial conception and project entitlements through construction, property management, and exit.

  • David M. Campbell – Cofounder & President

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    David M. Campbell – Cofounder & President David M. Campbell has been involved for over 20 years in development, contracting and real estate. Mr. Campbell is an entrepreneur who has headed many partnerships and worked in project-related operations spanning design, financing, on-site planning and supervision through strategic development ventures. Projects have ranged from a 30-day, hurricane-related, consulting contract to a multi-year, $200 million project and have included a stadium, marina, convention centers, military facilities, a performing arts center, office buildings, land development, retail and mixed use, government facilities, apartment buildings, a federal courthouse, and condominiums. Mr. Campbell’s experiences span all stages of a project, from initial conception acquisition and project development through procurement to construction, including financial and real estate analysis.

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    Jeffery Boyd – Principal Partner With a span of more than 30 years, Mr. Boyd has real estate, construction and marina operation experience to include design, construction, and management of Mega Yacht Marinas, as well as support profit centers such as upland development, shipyards, resorts, restaurants, and retail. He has spearheaded some of the largest marina projects in the world including Princess Yacht Club – Port de Plaisance; the Yacht Club at Isle de Sol; the Yacht Club at Porto Cupecoy and Portofino Marina in St. Maarten. Mr. Boyd’s prior experience includes being a founding principal of Island Global Yachting (IGY) where he was responsible for all operations of all facilities throughout the Caribbean, North America, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. Through his involvement with the company, he developed and operated Yacht Haven Grand and American Yacht Harbor. He is a frequent speaker at industry trade shows on the topics of Customer Service, Marina Management and Development focusing on life cycle, operations and marketing of new marina facilities. Mr. Boyd is active in the communities in which he works and has served seven terms as the President of the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association and was instrumental in helping foster and champion what is now known as the “Mega Yacht Capital of the Caribbean.”

  • Kris Karafa – Senior Advisor

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    Kris C. Karafa – Senior Advisor Mr. Karafa has been a leader in both the military and infrastructure industry for more than 15 years. Mr. Karafa is a graduate of West Point and Harvard Business School. His cross functional experience includes proposal development, commercial claims, construction management, business development, project finance, and strategy and marketing. Noteworthy project work has included roles on an overseas $15 billion greenfield airport project, master planning for a multi-billion dollar industrial city, project financing efforts for a $2 billion petrochemical facility, and development and engineering initiatives for a $4 billion liquefied natural gas export terminal. He has managed and led teams through all phases of project development.

  • George Bailey — Development Manager

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    George Bailey – Development Manager Mr. Bailey has been involved for over 25 years in real estate specializing in land entitlement and construction management for residential communities. He incorporates an innovative approach to land use. Projects include single family, multi-family, condominium, and apartment communities, as well as solar farming. Mr. Bailey’s involvement begins with conceptual planning, obtaining government approvals, and continues through project construction.