John E. Geller, Jr.

Biography of John Geller, new Board member.

Portrait of John E. Geller, Jr..President and CEO, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
Board member, Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors

John E. Geller, Jr. '89 serves as President & Chief Executive Officer for Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation and is a member of the company’s executive committee. In addition to finance and accounting, Mr. Geller also has responsibility for human resources, information technology, and global vacation ownership operations.

Mr. Geller began his career in 1989 with Arthur Andersen in Washington, D.C., as a staff auditor and coincidentally, his first client assignment was Marriott International. In 2000, he became an audit partner within the real estate and hospitality practice. He moved to Ernst & Young in 2002, where he served as a partner in their real estate and hospitality practice. In December 2004, Mr. Geller left public accounting to assume the position of chief financial officer of AutoStar Realty – a real estate investment company sponsored by Staubach Companies and iStar Financial – which focused on financing automotive real estate.

Mr. Geller joined Marriott International in 2005 where he served as senior vice president and chief internal audit and information security officer. From May through December 2008, he was the chief financial officer for the Western Region of North America Lodging Operations, after which he transitioned to the role of chief financial officer at Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation until December 2017, when he assumed responsibility for the information technology and human resources departments. In January 2021, Mr. Geller was appointed to his current role of president and chief financial officer where his responsibilities expanded to include global vacation ownership operations.

Mr. Geller holds his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.