(CHARLOTTE NC, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019) Valeo Groupe Americas (VGA) announced today that Kevin Sealey has been promoted to President of Valeo Student. Sealey has been serving as Vice President of Student Operations and is a Founding Partner. As such, he has worked to build the infrastructure and foundation for VGA’s student brand, EPOCH. He most recently led the effort to open the company’s flagship Clemson location and is actively working on developing a robust project pipeline. His steady hand and inspirational leadership have been integral in helping to position VGA for success. In his expanded role he will be providing leadership and guidance for all operational aspects of the student housing platform. Additionally, he will be responsible for leading the team forward and continuing to disrupt the status quo in their markets through VGA’s proprietary S.P.I.R.I.T. (Social Personal Intellectual Recreational Inspirational Thoughtful) residence experience programming focused on student wellness.
Sealey is a student housing industry veteran with more than 12 years’ experience in building teams who have made a meaningful difference in the student living space. Prior to VGA, he spent more than 10 years in purpose-built student housing, including work with Campus Crest Communities (NYSE: CCG). From overseeing national and international property operations for 51,000+ beds to creating and implementing property-level operational policies and procedures, he implemented streamlined strategies while continually developing his team. Sealey played an integral part in taking CCG public in 2010 and helped close the largest merger in the student housing space, expanding CCG’s footprint across 26 states, as well as Canada. He earned a BS in Management and Marketing at Clemson University.
“I’ve had the great privilege of working with Kevin for more than 10 years and have observed first hand his tremendous leadership, commitment and drive to provide exceptional experiences for our tribe, residents and stakeholders,” said Ted W. Rollins, Founding Partner and Chairman of Valeo Groupe. ”He is a true professional who works tirelessly to push our business forward and I am proud to call him my friend and partner.”