Carl T. Berquist
Carl T. Berquist, age 69, first became one of our directors in January 2019. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Berquist served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marriott International, Inc. (“Marriott”) Prior to serving as Chief Financial Officer of Marriott, Mr. Berquist was Marriott’s Executive Vice President, Financial Information and Enterprise Risk Management from 2003 until 2009. Mr. Berquist joined Marriott after a 28 year career with Arthur Andersen & Co. (“Arthur Andersen”), for which he served in a variety of leadership roles, including the firm’s Global Real Estate and Hospitality Industry Head. Mr. Berquist’s last position at Arthur Andersen was managing partner of the mid-Atlantic region, which included five offices from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Berquist previously served for 10 years on the Board of Directors of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HTZ) (“Hertz”) and presently serves on the board of directors of Beacon Roofing Supply, INC. (Nasdaq: BECN).
Leadership Experience — served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marriott; former Global Real Estate and Hospitality Industry Head of Arthur Andersen; former Managing Partner of the mid-Atlantic region for Arthur Andersen.
Financial Experience — Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marriott and Managing Partner of the mid-Atlantic region for Arthur Andersen; extensive experience in public accounting; chair of Audit Committee for Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.; former member of Audit, Compensation and Finance Committees for Hertz.
Industry Experience — significant knowledge of the hospitality industry as former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marriott, an iconic leader in the hospitality space. Deep knowledge regarding real estate and corporate transactions from his experience at Marriott and as the head of Arthur Andersen’s Global Real Estate and Hospitality Industry practice.