BLAZING NEW TRAILS IN HOMEBUILDING FOR OVER 25 YEARS

About Us

Ashton Woods is more than just a homebuilder. We are blazing new trails in design, personalization and possibilities so we can build homes that reflect the unique people who live in them. The result is a homebuilding experience that is more personal, more collaborative, and more empowering than our homebuyers ever could have imagined. One that constantly pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in homebuilding.

From the sale of our first home in 1989 to being recognized as the nation’s 4th largest private builder in 2013, Ashton Woods is a builder positioned for the future. With the financial strength and management expertise required of next generation builders, we deliver what savvy homebuyers seek in a new home: high design, high quality and a high level of personalization in prime locations.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Ashton Woods sells new homes in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Dallas, Houston, Naples, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Antonio, Sarasota and Tampa.

WHERE WE BUILD

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

Corporate Office

1405 Old Alabama Rd, Suite 200 Roswell, GA 30076

770 998 9663770 998 9663

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EXECUTIVE TEAM

Ken Balogh: CEO

Ken Balogh

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ken joined Ashton Woods in 2009 as Executive Vice President – Operations for Dallas, Houston and Phoenix, and was soon promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer for the entire company. Prior to Ashton Woods, Ken worked for 16 years with Centex Homes, serving in every financial position up to Vice President of Finance, along with other senior executive roles in Land Acquisitions, Entitlement and Development, Division President and Regional Executive Vice President. Ken graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BS in Finance.

Cory Boydston: CFO Ashton Woods

Cory Boydston

Chief Financial Officer

Cory joined Ashton Woods in 2009 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer. Before this, she was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Starwood Land Ventures, a subsidiary of Starwood Capital Group. Prior to that, she had more than 20 years of senior executive experience with two of the nation’s largest homebuilders: Lennar Corporation and Beazer Homes. Cory received a B.S. in Accounting from Florida State University and holds an active CPA license in the state of Georgia.

Deborah Danzig: Chief Legal Officer Ashton Woods

Deborah M. Danzig

Chief Legal Officer

Deborah joined Ashton Woods in 2011 as Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Ashton Woods, Deborah was Vice President, Compliance Officer with Beazer Homes, and was in private practice with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in Atlanta and Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York. Deborah holds a B.A. in History from Emory University and received her J.D. from Cornell Law School.

Thad DiGuiro: Senior VP of Land Acquisition & Strategy Ashton Woods

Thad DiGiuro

Senior Vice President of Land Acquisition & Strategy

Thad joined Ashton Woods in 2003 as Director of Strategic Marketing. He was promoted to Vice President in 2007 and Senior Vice President in 2012. Prior to Ashton Woods, Thad was a Senior Strategic Marketing Analyst for Pulte Homes’ Southeast Region and worked extensively in the market research industry before beginning his homebuilding career. Thad received a B.A. in International Trade from Clemson University and an MBA from the University of Kentucky.

Ralph Farrell: VP Operations: Ashton Woods

The Late Ralph Farrell (1952-2016)

Vice President, Operations

Ralph joined Ashton Woods in 2004 as Vice President of Construction. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Operations for Centex Homes in Atlanta and was Construction Manager for Pulte Homes in Atlanta. Before that, he served in various construction management roles in the DC and Maryland area, including Construction and Land Manager for Hallowell Corporation and Superintendent with Pulte Homes, both in Maryland.

Jay Kallos: VP of Architecture Ashton Woods

Jay Kallos

Vice President of Architecture

Jay joined Ashton Woods in 2006 as the Vice President of Architecture. Before this, he was the Director of New Project Development at John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, based in Atlanta, GA. In his 14 years with John Wieland, Jay was involved in every aspect of single-family developments, townhomes and condominiums. Jay is a graduate of the Southern Polytechnic State University.

Tony Albachiara: VP of Sales Ashton Woods

Tony Albachiara

Vice President of Sales

Tony joined Ashton Woods in January 2014 as Vice President of Sales. He brings with him 20 years of sales and marketing experience, working with two of the nation’s largest homebuilders: Centex and The Pulte Group. He was also a principal at Sales Benchmark Index, a premier sales force effectiveness consultancy. Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Saint Norbert College.

Carrie Schonberg: VP Marketing Ashton Woods

Carrie Schonberg

Vice President Marketing

Carrie joined Ashton Woods in 2012 as Vice President of Marketing. Before this time, she spent nine years at Eastman Kodak, initially marketing film, and then running Kodak’s e-commerce business, selling the company’s portfolio of digital cameras and accessories at kodak.com. She later served as Director of Marketing and Business Development for Kodak’s Inkjet Printing business. Prior to Kodak, Carrie worked in sports marketing at IMG. Carrie holds a BA and MBA from Emory University.

Karin Shaban: VP of Human Resources Ashton Woods

Karin Shaban

Vice President of Human Resources

Karin joined Ashton Woods in 2012. Karin brings more than 15 years of human resources experience and leadership to the company, including four years at Centex Homes as Regional Human Resources Director. Karin also worked in healthcare for three years and worked for Alcoa/ Reynolds Metals Co. for five years prior to Centex. Karin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Radford University and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Zack Sawyer: VP Corporate Controller Ashton Woods

Zack Sawyer

Vice President – Corporate Controller

Since joining Ashton Woods in 2008, Zack has held various roles in Internal Audit, Corporate Accounting, and Financial Planning & Analysis before being promoted to Vice President – Corporate Controller in February 2014. Prior to joining Ashton Woods, Zack was a Senior Auditor with KPMG, LLP in Atlanta. Zack received a B.S. and a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Georgia, and holds an active CPA license in the state of Georgia.

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