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Extended Stay America Inc (STAY.N)

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25 Sep 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Douglas Geoga

61 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gerardo Lopez

57 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jonathan Halkyard

52 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Bardenett

54 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Henry

49 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer

M. Buoy

48 2016 Executive Vice President - Marketing and Revenue Management

Howard Weissman

48 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Ames Flynn

52 2013 Chief Information Officer

John Dent

53 2015 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Jim Alderman

52 2016 Chief Asset Merchant

Michael Barr

46 2013 Director

William Stein

54 2015 Director

Kapila Anand

63 2016 Independent Director

Jodie McLean

2017 Independent Director

Richard Wallman

66 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Douglas Geoga

Mr. Douglas G. Geoga serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company, Mr. Geoga served as a non-voting member and the Non-Executive Chairman of our predecessor entities, ESH Hospitality Holdings LLC and ESH Strategies Holdings LLC, from October 2010 to November 2013. Mr. Geoga is President and Chief Executive Officer of Salt Creek Hospitality, LLC, a privately-held firm engaged in making investments in the hospitality industry and providing related advisory services. He serves as a director of Carefree Communities, Inc., a company that owns and operates a chain of recreational vehicle/mobile home communities in the United States and Canada. Mr. Geoga also serves as a consultant to Atlantica Investment Holdings Limited, which through affiliated companies is the second largest manager of hotels in Brazil. From October 2012 until September 2015, Mr. Geoga also served as Executive Chairman of Foundations Recovery Network, LLC, an owner and operator of residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment centers. Since 2002, Mr. Geoga has served, and from November 2002 to December 2009, Mr. Geoga’s primary occupation was serving, as principal of Geoga Group, LLC, an investment and advisory consulting firm focused primarily on the hospitality industry. Until July 2006, Mr. Geoga’s primary occupation was serving as the President of Global Hyatt Corporation and as the President of Hyatt Corporation and the President of AIC Holding Co., the parent corporation of Hyatt International Corporation, both privately-held subsidiaries of Global Hyatt Corporation which collectively operated the Hyatt chain of hotels throughout the world. In addition, from 2000 through 2005, Mr. Geoga served as President of Hospitality Investment Fund, LLC, a privately-held firm which was engaged in making investments in lodging and hospitality companies and projects. He also serves on the board of directors and audit committee of Kemper Corporation and the audit committee of the Corporation.

Gerardo Lopez

Mr. Gerardo I. Lopez serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. From March 2009 to August 2015, Mr. Lopez was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of AMC Entertainment. Prior to joining AMC Entertainment, he served as Executive Vice President of Starbucks Coffee Company and President of its Global Consumer Products, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Foodservice divisions from September 2004 to March 2009. From November 2001 to September 2004, Mr. Lopez served as President of the Handleman Entertainment Resources division of Handleman Company, a former music distribution company. Mr. Lopez has also held a variety of executive management positions with International Home Foods, Frito Lay, Pepsi-Cola and the Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Lopez currently serves on the boards of directors of Brinker International, Inc. and CBRE Group, Inc.

Jonathan Halkyard

Mr. Jonathan S. Halkyard serves as Chief Financial Office of Company. From October 2013 to December 2014, Mr. Halkyard served as Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation as well as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation and ESH REIT from July 2014 to December 2014. From July 2012 to September 2013, Mr. Halkyard served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NV Energy, Inc., a holding company providing energy services and products in Nevada, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company. From March 1999 to May 2012, Mr. Halkyard held various positions with Caesars Entertainment Corporation (formerly known as Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.), including Vice President (from 2002 to 2005), Treasurer (from 2003 to 2010), Senior Vice President (from 2005 to 2010), Executive Vice President (from 2010 to 2012) and Chief Financial Officer (from 2006 to 2012). Mr. Halkyard currently serves on the board of directors of Dave & Buster’s, Inc.

Thomas Bardenett

Mr. Thomas J. Bardenett serves as Chief Operating Officer of Extended Stay America, Inc., From 1994 through January 2015, Mr. Bardenett held various positions at Crossroads Hospitality, the operations division of Interstate Hotels & Resorts. From 2005 through January 2015, Mr. Bardenett served as the Executive Vice President of Operations and President. Between 2002 and 2005, Mr. Bardenett served as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Bardenett also served as a Regional Director of Sales and Regional Director of Operations between 1994 and 2002. Mr. Bardenett previously worked at the Hotels at Syracuse Square.

Kevin Henry

Mr. Kevin A. Henry serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. From December 2010 to August 2014, Mr. Henry served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., a national snack food company. From January 2010 to December 2010, he served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Lance, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Henry served in a variety of positions at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, a beverage manufacturer and distributor, including as Chief Human Resources Officer from 2007 to 2010 and Senior Vice President of Human Resources from 2001 to 2007.

M. Buoy

Mr. M. Thomas Buoy served as Executive Vice President - Marketing and Revenue Management of the Corporation since October 2016. He served as Executive Vice President, Pricing and Revenue Optimization of the Corporation from November 2013 to October 2016 and served in the same position at HVM LLC from August 2011 to November 2013. From 1999 to August 2011, Mr. Buoy held various positions with Morgans Hotel Group Co. (formerly Ian Schrager Hotels). He served as Senior Vice President of Customer Market and Revenue Management (from 2007 to 2011), Senior Vice President of Distribution and Revenue Management (from 2005 to 2007), Vice President of Distribution and Revenue Management (from 2002 to 2005) and Corporate Director of Revenue Management (from 1999 to 2002). Prior to that, Mr. Buoy served as a Manager in Ernst & Young’s Hospitality Services Group from 1997 to 1999.

Howard Weissman

Mr. Howard J. Weissman serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of the Company. He previously served as Corporate Controller at HVM LLC from December 2011 to November 2013. From May 2009 to December 2011, Mr. Weissman worked at Campus Crest Communities, Inc., serving as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. From July 2007 through May 2009, Mr. Weissman was Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of EOP Operating Limited Partnership, LP, the private company successor to Equity Office Properties Trust, a commercial office real estate company owned by The Blackstone Group. From May 2003 through May 2007, Mr. Weissman served in a variety of positions with CarrAmerica Realty Corporation, a commercial office real estate company, including as Assistant Controller, Vice President of Shared Services and Controller.

Ames Flynn

Mr. Ames B. Flynn is Chief Information Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Flynn held executive positions including Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Investment Officer (from October 2012 to August 2013) at Rent-A-Center, Vice President, Digital Strategy and IT Business Solutions (from May 2011 to October 2012) at Michael’s Stores, Director, Retail Store Development (from 2009 to 2011) at Delhaize America, a food retailer, and Vice President, Sales/eCommerce (from 2006 to 2008) at Lowe’s Home Improvement. Mr. Flynn has served as a board member of the Dallas CIO Executive Council and is a past president of the Information Technology Committee, American Furniture Manufacturing Association.

John Dent

Mr. John Dent serves as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Company. From 2000 to 2014, Mr. Dent held various positions at Hilton Worldwide, Inc. (f/k/a Hilton Hotels Corporation), including Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel (from March 2012 to August 2014), Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Development (from 2009 to 2012), Acting General Counsel (from 2010 to 2011), Vice President and Senior Counsel (from 2001 to 2009), and Senior Counsel (from 2000 to 2001). From 1990 to 2000, Mr. Dent was in private practice.

Jim Alderman

Mr. Jim G. Alderman is Chief Asset Merchant of the Company. He previously served as Chief Development Officer of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants from July 2013 to November 2016. From March 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Alderman was principal of Alderman Hospitality, a hospitality real estate consulting firm. Prior to that, Mr. Alderman held various leadership positions with other lodging companies such as Wyndham Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Michael Barr

Mr. Michael A. Barr serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Barr is a Partner at Paulson and serves as the Portfolio Manager for the Paulson Real Estate Funds, where he is responsible for all aspects of the real estate private equity business. Mr. Barr joined Paulson in 2008. From 2001 through 2008, Mr. Barr worked within the Lehman Brothers Real Estate Private Equity Group, serving most recently as a Managing Director of the firm and a principal of Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Barr served as a principal and a member of the Investment Committee of Westbrook Partners. He began his career in the Real Estate Investment Banking group at Merrill Lynch & Co. He also serves on the board of directors of William Lyons Homes, Inc.

William Stein

Mr. William J. Stein serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Stein is a Senior Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Asset Management in Blackstone’s Real Estate Group. Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Stein has been involved in the direct asset management and asset management oversight of Blackstone’s global real estate investments. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Stein was a Vice President at Heitman Real Estate Advisors and JMB Realty Corp. Mr. Stein also currently serves on the board of directors of Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc and Invitation Homes, Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of La Quinta Holdings, Inc. and Brixmor Property Group, Inc.

Kapila Anand

Ms. Kapila K. Anand is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Anand served as an audit and later advisory partner at KPMG LLP from 1989 until her retirement in March 2016. Ms. Anand joined KPMG LLP in 1979 and served in a variety of roles in addition to her role as a partner, including the National Partner-in-Charge, Public Policy Business Initiatives (from 2008 to 2013) and segment leader for the Travel, Leisure, and Hospitality industry and member of the Global Real Estate Steering Committee (each from 2013 to 2016). Ms. Anand has served on KMPG LLP boards in the U.S. and Americas, the board of the Franciscan Ministries, and as the chair of both the KPMG Foundation as well as the Chicago Network. She is currently the Lead Director for the Women Corporate Directors Education and Development Foundation and serves on a variety of non-profit boards including Rush University Medical Center and the US Fund for UNICEF. Following ESH REIT’s 2017 annual meeting of shareholders, Ms. Anand will serve on the board of directors of ESH REIT.

Jodie McLean

Richard Wallman

Mr. Richard F. Wallman serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He served as a non-voting member of the board of managers of Holdings and Strategies Holdings from May 2012 to November 2013. Mr. Wallman served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Honeywell International, Inc., a provider of diversified industrial technology and manufacturing products, and its predecessor AlliedSignal, from March 1995 until his retirement in July 2003. Mr. Wallman has also served in senior financial positions with IBM and Chrysler Corporation. He also serves on the board of directors of Roper Technologies, Inc., the board of directors and audit committee of Convergys Corporation, the board of directors and audit committee of Wright Medical Group N.V. and the board of directors of Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. Mr. Wallman also currently serves on the board of directors and audit committee of ESH REIT, but has notified the board of directors of ESH REIT of his intention to resign effective upon the election of his successor at ESH REIT’s 2017 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Wallman previously served on the boards of directors of Ariba, Inc. and Dana Holding Corporation.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Douglas Geoga

181,788

Gerardo Lopez

13,910,200

Jonathan Halkyard

1,637,210

Thomas Bardenett

1,407,440

Kevin Henry

1,217,970

M. Buoy

410,892

Howard Weissman

--

Ames Flynn

--

John Dent

1,118,940

Jim Alderman

--

Michael Barr

--

William Stein

--

Kapila Anand

111,514

Jodie McLean

--

Richard Wallman

171,788
As Of  30 Dec 2016