The candidate is President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors with Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE: SHO). He joined Sunstone in April 2011 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Chief Financial Officer. In February 2013, the candidate was promoted to President and since February 2014 has served on Sunstone’s board. Prior to joining Sunstone, he served as Managing Director of Green Street Advisors’ real estate research team. The candidate joined Green Street in 1997 and created and managed the firm’s lodging research platform. Prior to joining Green Street, he was a Consulting Manager at EY Kenneth Leventhal in the firm’s west coast lodging consulting practice. The candidate, who earned a Certified Public Accountancy certificate from the state of Illinois, holds an MBA degree in Real Estate/Accounting from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. The candidate served on the Board of Directors of EdR (formerly NYSE: EDR) from 2014 to 2018.
Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE: SHO) invests in, develops, and renovates mostly upscale and upper-upscale hotels in major markets around the US. The company owns more than 30 high-end hotels with some 14,000 rooms in more than a dozen states and Washington DC. Most of Sunstone Hotel Investors’ properties are located in Southern California and operate under such hotel brands as Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt, Marriott, Fairmont, and Sheraton. Sunstone’s hotels are managed by third parties; a division of Interstate Hotels & Resorts operates about half of the properties. Market Cap: $3.5 billion.