Eugene H. Dibble IV serves as Senior Vice President for Capstone Management Services. His specific focus is on business development, assisting the other executives in identifying and targeting new business opportunities.
Mr. Dibble started his hospitality career as co-founder of Madison Park Hotels & Development, a diversified full service hotel company focused on development, acquisitions and management. Dibble worked primarily in strategic planning, financing and business development. He worked closely with senior management at several of the leading brands in exploring business opportunities.
Prior to Madison Park, Dibble spent over 25 years in the entertainment business serving in a number of roles relating to venue management, business development, sales and marketing and content development. He served as Director of Special Events for the City of Chicago, responsible for producing such high profile events as Taste of Chicago, International Blues Festival, International Jazz Festival and numerous Neighborhood Festivals. In 1991 Dibble lead a group on the acquisition and management of a major conference and exhibition center. Later he served as SVP for Cardenas-Fernandez & Associates (CFA), a major Hispanic entertainment company. He led the strategic planning which lead to the acquisition of CFA by SFX Entertainment. Shortly thereafter, Clear Channel Entertainment acquired SFX and Dibble was recruited to service as VP of Music focused on the Latin/Urban market, and then served as Senior Consultant to the Chairman, focusing on content development.
In 2008 Dibble formed the Main Street Initiative; a small business advocacy group targeting increased visibility and support for US small businesses, with a special focus on reinforcing the relationship between small businesses and community banks. Dibble also serves on the Board of ECTA, and a member of National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers.
Mr. Dibble holds a BA in Philosophy from Duke University and graduate studies in Urban Planning at the University of Illinois Chicago. He resides in Chicago with his wife and two daughters.