Meet the team that makes luxury vacationing
their number one priority
Our goal is simple: To create the finest luxury second home exchange program in the world.
Our team is comprised of individuals experienced in luxury real estate, hospitality, travel, and delivering a superior customer experience. Whether engaging our newest members by showing them how to get the most out of the club, or helping long-time members discover their next dream vacation, one thing you can count on is our desire to please.
Founder, CEO and Chairman
With over 30 years in the sector, Wade Shealy is one of America’s top leaders in resort real estate development, marketing and sales. In 2010, in response to a market need to help second homeowners realize more value in their ownership, he founded and launched THIRDHOME, the industry’s premiere luxury property and travel club.
Wade is recognized as the visionary force behind a series of high-profile real estate development projects. Most notably, the purchase, vision and development of Hampton Island, Georgia, an exemplary coastal community with one of the lowest impacts to the surrounding environment.
Hampton Island, a 4,000-acre private community off the Georgia coast, was cited in Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” as one of the top three private communities in North America. Hampton Island became the second home to Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Gardner, Ben Affleck, and Robert Mondavi, among other high-profile residents. The Hampton Island development was featured in numerous publications and won national awards for architecture and design.
Wade graduated from the University of Georgia equipped for his future with far more than an Honors degree. Working for straight commission, 80 hours a week with the Southwestern Company selling bibles and educational books door-to-door, prepared him early on for many years ahead of entrepreneurial leadership.
As a college student, Wade rose through the ranks to become one of the organization’s top salespeople, along the way recruiting both the largest student team, and the team selling the most volume, in Southwestern’s 155-year history. As a District Sales Manager, he was named “District Sales Manager of the Year” for each of his four consecutive years in that role.
In 1984, Wade began working in resort real estate, co-founding The Pinnacle Group in 1986 and growing it into one of the largest and most successful real estate companies on Hilton Head Island and the state of South Carolina.
As Vice President of Intrawest, a premier North American mountain resort and adventure company, Wade directed sales and marketing for 12 different resorts with locations from New England to the Caribbean, successfully closing over $500 million in sales, annually. During his years in resort real estate, he developed and sold more than $3 billion in real estate.
Wade has been featured in national and international publications, most notably the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. He also enjoys returning to his alma mater, the University of Georgia, as a frequent lecturer to the Business School, as well as to he College of Environment and Design in Landscape Architecture.
Wade was instrumental in the creation of the Land Conservation Program for the State of Georgia and subsequently appointed by the Governor of Georgia, to the State Board for Land Conservation, serving for five years. Under Wade’s direction, tens of thousands of acres of pristine land were protected. He was also appointed to the state’s Marshland and Wetlands Protection Committee and voted the “Tree Friendly Developer” for the state of Georgia.
Wade lives on a horse farm outside Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee, along with Quarter horses raises bees and Tilapia. Inspired by his early background in nature preservation, he designed and built a natural swimming pond on his farm, one of the first of its kind in the US. When he is not riding horses or traveling around the world, Wade can be found riding his Harley on the back roads of Tennessee. Wade has three children, his youngest attends Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, his daughter lives in Austin, Texas, and his oldest son is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech.
Partner and President
Based in THIRDHOME’s European office in London, Giles was a Founder and Managing Director of European competitor, Utopia Exchange, before the company merged with THIRDHOME in 2010. His 17-year marketing and business development career started in New York with an advertising agency named M&C Saatchi where he managed the accounts for The Related Companies and The Sunshine Group. His team designed and managed all of the collateral that helped sell $500 million in real estate at One Central Park West and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental.
In 2004-2005 he earned an MBA at The University of Bath, UK focusing on marketing and entrepreneurship before joining the London office of the NFL. His first foray into start-ups came when he joined mobile find service 82ASK as their Marketing Director. He re-branded the company to Texperts and it was sold to 118 118 in 2008. He has an undergraduate degree from The University of Edinburgh and his fortunate and extensive travels have taken him from rainforests in Paraguay to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. He loves pretty much all sports and was happy to retire from his brief boxing career a few years back undefeated. Responsible for the international side of the club, Giles’ focus is on opening up membership to more people in Europe, Asia and Oceania.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Roger grew up in a small town in West Tennessee and attended Lambuth University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration. He began working and playing in a band which eventually led him to Nashville. After receiving his MBA from Middle Tennessee University, he joined the Southwestern Company, the oldest privately owned company in Nashville. He served in a number of capacities within the Southwestern family of companies including Director of Marketing, Director of Business Development, Vice President of Custom Publishing and President and Publisher in the Southwestern Publishing Group. With an extensive background in sales and marketing, Roger earned numerous awards while setting sales records as a Publishing Consultant.
Since joining THIRDHOME in 2013, his primary responsibility has been to seek out partnerships with luxury resorts, realtors and developers for the THIRDHOME Affiliate program. These efforts have added many new full-service resort properties and thousands of new members and homes worldwide.
As an empty nester, he and his wife Melanie live in Franklin, Tennessee where they are surrounded by 5 children and 7 grandchildren. Roger has served on the boards of many local charities and civic organizations in and around Nashville. Working through his church, he participated in Tsunami relief in Sumatra and even led a team to Haiti doing disaster relief. A musician, workout enthusiast, sports fan and avid outdoorsman, Roger loves to hunt and fish and spend time at his lake home on Tim’s Ford Lake when he’s not traveling for THIRDHOME in search of new Affiliates and Partners.
Senior Vice President, Operations
After moving from Boston to Nashville, Sean luckily stumbled upon a unique business called THIRDHOME. After a brief but whirlwind interview process, the role of building the Member Services team in the US was his, and the rest is history. Today, Sean overseas operations of THIRDHOME and wears many hats around the office; impromptu IT, DJ, trainer, and most importantly wearer of funky shirts.
Sean has been traveling the world his whole life. Whether diving the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, or ziplining through the jungles of Laos, if it is an exotic location with amazing wilderness, that’s where you will find him. Not only does he love to explore international locales, Sean has been to 49 of the 50 states…Alaska is the final frontier.
Sean began his career as a Civil Engineer, designing bridges in NYC to land development in San Diego. In 2008 he began pursuit of his MBA at Boston University. In 2012, the time was right for a leap to a new profession. Sean joined Fidelity Investments and gained a wide breadth of experience in leadership and management in the Financial Services field.
When he isn’t in the office you’ll typically find Sean eating or running around the streets of Nashville.
“The best part of my day is getting to work with an amazingly dedicated team, passionate about providing the finest Member experience. Without the team as a whole, we wouldn’t be where we are today. I can truly never thank them enough!”
Amy Jo Robertson
Vice President, Marketing
As Vice President of Marketing, Amy Jo Robertson is responsible for carrying out the strategic marketing initiatives to help more luxury home owners discover THIRDHOME, driving revenue and promoting the luxury brand. With over 20 years of marketing experience, she brings her expertise in successfully creating, managing and executing marketing campaigns across multi channels.
Spending some of her free time reading great travel adventures, she was recently able to live out one of her own. A THIRDHOME company trip to an award-winning designed home in the lush Manuel Antonio rainforest in Costa Rica put her face to face with a two-toed sloth, howler monkeys and toucans. When not ziplining or riding ATV through the rainforest, the house staff was on hand to tend to her every need. This trip-of-a-lifetime, helped fuel her drive to inspire others to discover their own unique travel adventures by simply leveraging the use of their second home.
Working at THIRDHOME has given her the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that is changing the way people think about second home ownership. When she is not busy writing and delivering the next marketing campaign, she is making sure the office is running smoothly. On her desk, you will find a steady supply of peppermints for the taking and on any given day you may find her sipping coffee from her favorite mug that captures her spirit perfectly with the simply stated phrase, ’make it happen.’
She was born and raised a Hoosier, graduating from Indiana University in Bloomington with a degree in communications. However, living in Nashville, Tennessee for the past 20 years and raising 2 teenage southern belles, she now fancies herself a southern lady. In her free time, Amy Jo enjoys listening to live music (she lives in Music City after all), art, interior design, and a good glass of wine.
Chief Financial Officer
Daniel has over 12 years of experience in accounting and finance and in 2012, Southwestern/Great American gave him the opportunity to join the THIRDHOME team as the CFO. He currently splits his time between the two companies. Prior to Southwestern/Great American, he worked for the NCUA as a licensed fraud examiner and as a banker in Germany for the Kreissparkasse Tuttlingen. Daniel grew up in Germany and speaks German and English. He has a BA in Accounting and International Business from the University of Offenburg and is currently pursuing his MBA in Accounting at the University of Phoenix (Graduation, May 2017).
He and his wife Kate live in Brentwood, Tennessee with their two children. Daniel and his family love sports and they are avid tennis and soccer players.