Corporate Information

Our 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. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for HomeAid, one of the nation’s leading non-profit providers of housing for the homeless population.

Ryan Lewis: Chief Operating Officer Ashton Woods

Ryan Lewis

Chief Operating Officer

Ryan joined Ashton Woods in 2013 as Division Manager, responsible for the startup of the Charleston market. He was soon promoted to Division President of the Carolinas, overseeing operations for both Raleigh and Charleston. In February of 2017, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Ashton Woods, Ryan was the Vice President of Construction Operations at the PulteGroup. Before that, he spent 9 years with Centex Homes, serving in multiple operational leadership roles including divisional, regional and corporate assignments. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Georgia Southern University.

Zack Sawyer: Chief Financial Officer

Zack Sawyer

Chief Financial Officer

Since joining Ashton Woods in 2008, Zack has held various roles in Internal Audit, Corporate Accounting, and Financial Planning and 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. Zack was also named to the Forty under 40 class of 2019 by Professional Builder magazine.

Deborah Danzig: Chief Legal Officer Ashton Woods

Deborah Danzig

Chief Legal Officer

Deborah joined Ashton Woods in 2011 as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Ashton Woods, Deborah was with Beazer Homes for six years, where she served most recently as Vice President, Compliance Officer. Deborah was in private practice with Sutherland Asbill and Brennan in Atlanta and with Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York. Deborah also clerked for the Honorable Phyllis A. Kravitch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. 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.

Jay Kallos: Senior VP of Architecture Ashton Woods

Jay Kallos

Senior 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: Senior VP of Sales Ashton Woods

Tony Albachiara

Senior 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: Chief Marketing Officer

Carrie Schonberg

Chief Marketing Officer

Carrie joined Ashton Woods in 2012 as Ashton Woods’ first VP of Marketing.  Prior to joining the company she spent almost a decade at Eastman Kodak, initially marketing film, then running Kodak’s e-commerce operation at  She later served as Director of Marketing and Business Development, working with retail partners including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Staples and Amazon.  Prior to Kodak, Carrie worked in sports marketing at IMG.  Carrie holds a BA and MBA from Emory University.  In 2018 she was named to the Marketing Hall of Femme, which honors female marketing leaders who have taken risks, pushed limits and achieved standout success in their marketing careers.  She currently sits on the board of Viewrail, the leader in modern stair and railing systems.

Karin Shaban: Senior VP of Human Resources Ashton Woods

Karin Shaban

Chief Human Resources Officer

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.

Adam Weaver - Vice President of Purchasing

Adam Weaver

Senior Vice President of Purchasing

Adam joined Ashton Woods in 2013 as the Raleigh Division Purchasing and Estimating Manager and currently serves as SVP of Purchasing. Prior to joining Ashton Woods, Adam was Senior Director of Purchasing and Product Development for Tegrity Homes. Adam began his more than 20-year career in homebuilding with Centex Homes, where he served in a variety of National and Divisional roles. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Georgia Southern University.

Ken Newman: Senior Vice President of Construction Operations

Ken Newman

Senior Vice President of Construction Operations

Ken joined Ashton Woods in 2018 as our Senior Vice President of Construction. With over 25 years of experience within the homebuilding industry, Ken has held multiple operational based positions. Before joining Ashton Woods, Ken was most recently National Director of Construction Operations for CalAtlantic Homes. In his 13 years with The Pulte Group, Ken served in multiple operational leadership roles including as Regional Vice President of Construction as well as Vice President of Homebuilding Operations for the Florida region in which he oversaw Construction, Purchasing and Architectural Operations supporting the Florida Divisions. Prior to beginning his homebuilding career, Ken served in the Military Intelligence branch of the United States Army.

Lindsay Motley: Regional President

Lindsay Motley

Regional President

Lindsay joined Ashton Woods in 2018 as the Division President of Austin, and in 2022 was promoted to Regional President, a role in which she oversees the company's operations and growth in the Texas markets.  Prior to joining Ashton Woods, Lindsay had an 18-year career with Pulte Homes, where she held several sales and operational positions, including her most recent role as Vice President of Operations for the Central Texas Division. In this role, she oversaw the successful management of Land Development, Construction, Procurement, Sales, and Finance in the Austin area. Lindsay also worked in multiple divisions across the country and spent two years in a corporate role as Regional Vice President of Sales Operations, serving as a member of the Senior Executive Operations team reporting to the COO. Her extensive experience allowed her to acquire vast knowledge of the business in various geographic areas, such as Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Las Vegas. Lindsay graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Global Economics and Trade.

Office Locations

Corporate HQ

3820 Mansell Rd, Suite 400, Alpharetta, GA 30022

770 998 9663

Learn More

Our Offices In

Legal Agreement

Investor Relations

Statements in this website that are not comprised solely of historical facts should be considered 'forward-looking statements' as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be based upon expectations and predictions about future events and may not be considered guarantees of Company results or performance.

Actual Company results or performance may be materially different from the results or performance predicted by such forward looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties that the Company faces. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in general economic conditions, changes in the market for homes, changes in governmental regulations, increases in land prices, labor costs and/or the cost of raw materials, the level of competition in markets where the Company operates, the availability of capital and other factors that may be applicable to the Company.

I Accept