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Biography PhotoKen Cruse
Chief Executive Officer
Biography PhotoKen Cruse
Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Cruse has over 20 years of experience in hotel investment, operations and finance. Mr. Cruse joined Sunstone in April 2005 as Senior Vice President, Asset Management and Corporate Transactions. In September 2006 he was named Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and in January 2007, Mr. Cruse was named Chief Financial Officer. In December of 2010, Mr. Cruse was named President. Mr. Cruse was named President and Chief Executive Officer and joined Sunstone’s board of directors in Augu... 

Biography PhotoJohn V. Arabia
President
Biography PhotoJohn V. Arabia
President


John V. Arabia is our President. On February 14, 2011, we announced that we hired Mr. Arabia as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Chief Financial Officer, or CFO, and on April 4, 2011 his employment began. On February 15, 2013, he was promoted to President. Prior to joining Sunstone, Mr. Arabia served as Managing Director of Green Street Advisors’ real estate research team. Mr. Arabia joined Green Street in 1997 and was instrumental in creating the firm’s lodging research platfo... 
Biography PhotoBryan Giglia
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Biography PhotoBryan Giglia
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


Bryan A. Giglia is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to such appointment, Mr. Giglia served as Senior Vice President — Corporate Finance since March 1, 2010 and oversaw capital market transactions, corporate financial planning and analysis, and investor relations. Mr. Giglia joined the Company in March 2004 as a financial analyst, serving in the capacity of Director of Finance from October 2005 through February 2007. From March 2007 to February 2010, he served as Vice Pres... 
Biography PhotoLindsay Monge
Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
Biography PhotoLindsay Monge
Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer


Lindsay N. Monge is our Senior Vice President—Chief Administration Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. Mr. Monge joined us in July 2000 as an acquisitions analyst, serving in the capacity of Acquisitions Manager from October 2001 through April 2003. From April 2003 to February 2010, he served as our Vice President—Treasurer. From March 2010 to February 15, 2013, he has served as Senior Vice President – Treasurer and Secretary, charged with management of all treasury- and secretarial-related funct... 
Biography PhotoDavid Sloan
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Biography PhotoDavid Sloan
Senior Vice President & General Counsel


David Sloan is our Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Sloan joined Sunstone in February 2007 as Corporate Counsel and served in such capacity until February 2010. From February 2010 until February 2013, he served as Vice President – Legal. On February 15, 2013, Mr. Sloan was promoted to Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining Sunstone, Mr. Sloan was engaged in the private practice of law in San Diego. Mr. Sloan holds a B.S. degree from Ball State University and a... 
Biography PhotoMichael Harvey
Vice President- Asset Management
Biography PhotoMichael Harvey
Vice President- Asset Management


Mr. Harvey has over 20 years of experience in Hotel Operations, Finance, and Asset Management. Mr. Harvey joined Sunstone in April 1999 and during his tenure has served in many roles throughout the company driving increased hotel revenue and profitability. Prior to joining Sunstone Mr. Harvey worked in hotel operations holding all of the key management roles with hotel management, ownership, and development companies who operated Marriott and Hilton branded hotels. Mr. Harvey has received sev... 
Biography PhotoTodd Hersperger
Vice President – Asset Management
Biography PhotoTodd Hersperger
Vice President – Asset Management


Todd Hersperger is Vice President – Asset Management. Prior to joining Sunstone in July 2010, Todd spent 14 years in operations and finance for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Marriott Hotels & Resorts. His most recent role prior to joining Sunstone was Hotel Manager for the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. In his time at Ritz-Carlton, his teams were recognized with numerous service and profitability awards, most notably two Cobalt Awards. Todd holds a B.S. degree in Business Management with... 
Biography PhotoKristen Hoover
Vice President – Financial Reporting
Biography PhotoKristen Hoover
Vice President – Financial Reporting


Kristen Hoover is our Vice President – Financial Reporting. Ms. Hoover joined Sunstone in 2005 as Director of Financial Reporting and was promoted to Vice President in February 2012. Previously, Ms. Hoover served in accounting and financial reporting roles for then publicly traded companies primarily in the restaurant industry, including as Controller for Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc. and as Assistant Controller for Diedrich Coffee, Inc. Ms. Hoover graduated from the University of California, Santa ... 
Biography PhotoOlivier Kolpin
Vice President – Tax
Biography PhotoOlivier Kolpin
Vice President – Tax


Olivier Kolpin is Vice President of Tax. Mr. Kolpin joined Sunstone in 2003 and as part of our IPO developed the Company’s current REIT structure. Mr. Kolpin is also responsible for all tax planning, structuring and due diligence as well as tax compliance related functions. Prior to Sunstone Mr. Kolpin was Senior Tax Manager with the Financial Services Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP specializing in the real estate industry. Prior to that, Mr. Kolpin was a licensed real estate broker in San... 








Biography PhotoMarc A. Hoffman
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Marc A. Hoffman
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer


Marc A. Hoffman is our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, or COO. Mr. Hoffman joined us in June 2006 as Vice President—Asset Management, and was appointed Senior Vice President —Asset Management in January 2007 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer on February 18, 2010. For the twenty-seven years prior to joining Sunstone, Mr. Hoffman served in various positions at Marriott International, Inc., including General Manager of The Vail Marriott, General Manager ... 
Biography PhotoRobert C. Springer
Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
Robert C. Springer
Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer


Robert C. Springer is our Senior Vice President—Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Springer joined us in May 2011 as Senior Vice President—Acquisitions. On February 15, 2013, he was promoted to Senior Vice President—Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining Sunstone, Mr. Springer served as a Vice President in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. (“Goldman”) and in the firm’s principal lodging investing activity, which investments were primarily placed through the Whitehall Street Re... 
Biography PhotoW. Guy Lindsey
Senior Vice President – Design & Construction
W. Guy Lindsey
Senior Vice President – Design & Construction


W. Guy Lindsey is Senior Vice President of Design & Construction. Guy returned to Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. in 2008, bringing in excess of 20 years of design & construction experience. During the year he was away from Sunstone, Guy had been a partner with Northview Hotel Group managing the renovation projects at their portfolio hotels. Guy’s primary focus was overseeing the completion a $35 million renovation of the 178-room Hawks Cay Resort Marina Villas in the Florida Keys and the $6M ren... 
Biography PhotoCormac O’Modhrain
Group Vice President – Asset Management
Cormac O’Modhrain
Group Vice President – Asset Management


Cormac O’Modhrain is Group Vice President – Asset Management, joining in July 2011. Previously, Cormac was president of Hotel Management at CIM Group in Los Angeles overseeing all aspects of the company’s hotel operations, investments, and hotel development opportunities. Prior to the CIM Group, Cormac served as President of the Hotel Division at Robert Mayer Corporation in Newport Beach and spent 11 years with the Hyatt Corporation where he was nominated three times for the coveted recognition ... 
Biography PhotoGeorge Hensen
Vice President – Design & Construction
George Hensen
Vice President – Design & Construction


George Hensen is our Vice President – Design & Construction. Mr. Hensen joined Sunstone in July 2005 serving as Project Manager and in 2007 was promoted to Senior Project Manager. He has played a key role in the renovation of the Renaissance hotel portfolio, acquired in 2005, as well as managing additional Sunstone hotel renovations and conversions totaling over $350 million.
George has spent more than 30 years working in all phases of the design & construction industries. Prior to 200... 
Biography PhotoDenise Hertle
Vice President - Corporate Accounting
Denise Hertle
Vice President - Corporate Accounting


Denise Hertle is our Vice President – Corporate Accounting and is responsible for all accounting and compliance functions for the Company. Ms. Hertle joined Sunstone in 1997 as a Regional Controller for one of our Predecessor Companies and has since served as our Assistant Corporate Controller and Senior Director of Corporate Accounting. Ms. Hertle graduated from the University of Iowa in 1989 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in accounting and is a certified public ... 
Biography PhotoDavid Horowitz
Vice President – Asset Management
David Horowitz
Vice President – Asset Management


David Horowitz is Vice President – Asset Manager, joining in June 2011. In this role, David’s primary focus is on overseeing Sunstone’s large convention hotels. Prior to joining Sunstone, David was the General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Under his leadership, David restored The Century Plaza hotel’s physical image and community status through an extensive $35 million renovation which completely overhauled the hotel’s 726 guestrooms and suites. During his 30-year career with H... 

Biography PhotoEvan Pohaski
Vice President – Corporate Transactions
Evan Pohaski
Vice President – Corporate Transactions


Evan Pohaski is our Vice President of Corporate Transactions. Prior to joining Sunstone in 2009, Mr. Pohaski worked for The Harp Group, Inc. as Vice President of Acquisitions & Development in Chicago and Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels as an Investment Sales Associate in Los Angeles. Collectively, he has managed more than $5 billion in closed real estate transactions and advisory assignments. Mr. Pohaski graduated from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration in 2004 with a concentration in...