Michael Barkin has been named Vice President of strategy and development by Vail Resorts, Inc. Now responsible for facilitating the company’s strategy development, leading the pursuit of new acquisition opportunities and supporting the company’s international growth, Barkin will take over the position as of July 30, 2012. Fresh off of positions at KRG, Bain Capital Partners and Bain and company in Boston, Barkin joins the Vail Resorts team at their Broomfield, CO headquarters.

Rob Katz, Chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts, commented, “I’m thrilled to have someone with Michael’s talent join our company and help lead our strategic growth. Michael has had tremendous success across a wide variety of experiences and will bring a keen insight to helping us assess, analyze and effectuate the new efforts we have in front of us.”

BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Barkin joins Vail Resorts most recently from Denver-based KRG Capital Partners where he was a principal.  At KRG, he was responsible for new acquisitions and portfolio company management in the healthcare, distribution and packaging sectors. Prior to KRG, Michael worked at Bain Capital Partners and Bain and Company in Boston.

Barkin, an avid skier, graduated from Williams College and holds a master of business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Barkin is a member of the 2012 Denver Metro Chamber’s Leadership Denver program, serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of West Denver Preparatory Charter School and is a co-founder of The Eagle Fund which is dedicated to improving education through targeted grants in Colorado.