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La Quinta Holdings Inc (LQ.N)

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18 Jan 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mitesh Shah

47 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Keith Cline

47 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Forson

50 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

John Cantele

56 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Julie Cary

51 2006 Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Vice President

Mark Chloupek

45 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Rajiv Trivedi

54 2009 Chief Development Officer, Executive Vice President

James Abrahamson

61 2015 Independent Director

Glenn Alba

45 2013 Independent Director

Scott Bergren

70 2015 Independent Director

Alan Bowers

62 2014 Independent Director

Henry Cisneros

69 2014 Independent Director

Giovanni Cutaia

44 2014 Independent Director

Brian Kim

37 2014 Independent Director

Gary Sumers

64 2014 Independent Director

Kristin Hays

2017 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations and Corporate Communicatons

Biographies

Name Description

Mitesh Shah

Mr. Mitesh B. Shah is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served on the boards of directors of certain of our Predecessor Entities since 2013 and on the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2014. He has served as Chairperson of the Company’s Board of Directors since November 2014. Mr. Shah currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Principal of Noble Investment Group, which he founded in 1993 and which specializes in making opportunistic investments in the lodging and hospitality real estate sector. Mr. Shah currently serves as president of Marriott International’s MINA board, is a member of the franchise and owners board for Hyatt Hotels Corporation and is a member of the Industry Real Estate Finance Advisory Council of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Mr. Shah is serving his third term as a member of the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest University. In addition, he is an executive committee member of Woodward Academy. Mr. Shah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wake Forest University.

Keith Cline

Mr. Keith A. Cline is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since September 2015. From January 2013 until November 2015, Mr. Cline was the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 2011 to 2013, prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cline was Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Charming Charlie, Inc. and, from 2006 to 2011, Mr. Cline was Senior Vice President of Finance at Express, Inc. Mr. Cline began his career at Arthur Andersen & Company and held financial leadership roles at The J.M. Smucker Company, FedEx Custom Critical and Limited Brands. Mr. Cline is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Akron with a B.S. in Accounting and a M.B.A. in Finance.

James Forson

Mr. James H. Forson is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. He previously served as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer from November 2015 until February 2016 and as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer from 2012 until February 2016. Prior to that role, Mr. Forson was Vice President and Controller from 2010, when he joined La Quinta, to 2012 and also served as Acting Chief Financial Officer from 2012 to 2013. Prior to joining La Quinta, Mr. Forson was Audit Senior Manager with Grant Thornton LLP from 2006 through 2010. Mr. Forson graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with a B.S. degree in Commerce with distinction, and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.

John Cantele

Mr. John W. Cantele is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was most recently Global Head, Select Hotels at the Hyatt Hotel Corporation, where he had served since 2011. In his role as Global Head, Select Hotels, Mr. Cantele managed Hyatt’s owned select service hotels, oversaw Hyatt’s franchised hotels operating under the Hyatt House, Hyatt Place and Summerfield Suites brands and was responsible for corporate operations, sales, revenue management and product design. At Hyatt, he also served in the roles of Senior VP, Select Hotels and Senior VP, Hyatt Summerfield Suites/Hyatt House. Prior to that, from 2000 to 2011, Mr. Cantele served as Senior VP of Operations/Partner at LodgeWorks Hotel Corporation. Beginning in 1988, Mr. Cantele served first as General Manager/Director of Sales, Multi-Property and then as VP of Operations of Summerfield Suites Hotels. He remained with Summerfield Suites Hotels through its acquisition by Wyndham International, Inc., where he continued in the role of VP of Operations from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Cantele graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Stout with a B.S. in hospitality management.

Julie Cary

Ms. Julie M. Cary is Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, from 2004 to 2006, Ms. Cary served as Vice President at Brinker International, as Vice President of Marketing at Dean Foods from 2003 to 2004, as Senior Manager of Marketing until promoted to Vice President of Marketing at Gerber Products Company from 1998 to 2003 and as Assistant Brand Manager until promoted to Brand Manager at Ralston Purina from 1991 to 1997. Ms. Cary holds an M.B.A. from Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois.

Mark Chloupek

Mr. Mark M. Chloupek is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, from 1999 through 2006, Mr. Chloupek served as Vice President and Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel of Operations for Wyndham International, Inc. Prior to joining Wyndham, from 1996 to 1999, Mr. Chloupek worked for Locke Lord LLP (formerly Locke Purnell Rain Harrell—a professional corporation), a Dallas-based law firm. Additionally, Mr. Chloupek currently serves on the board of the Dallas Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and formerly served on The Texas General Counsel Forum. Mr. Chloupek received a B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, and received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Rajiv Trivedi

Mr. Rajiv K. Trivedi is Chief Development Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He served as Vice President of Franchise Operations at Cendant Corporation and in a variety of key management roles in the hotel industry, including Cendant Corporation. Mr. Trivedi is active in numerous civic and industry organizations including the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA). Mr. Trivedi graduated from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda with an M.S. in Math and Business.

James Abrahamson

Mr. James (Jim) Abrahamson is Independent Director of the Company. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts. Prior to joining Interstate in 2011, Mr. Abrahamson held senior leadership positions with InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”), Hyatt Corporation, Marcus Corporation and Hilton Worldwide. At IHG, where he served from 2009 to 2011, he was President of the Americas division, and at Hyatt, which he joined in 2004, he was Head of Development for the Americas division. At Marcus, where he served from 2000 to 2004, Mr. Abrahamson led the Baymont Inns and Suites and Woodfield Suites hotels division consisting of approximately 200 properties, both owned and franchised. At Hilton, where he served from 1988 to 2000, Mr. Abrahamson oversaw the Americas region franchise and management contract development for all Hilton brands, and he launched the Hilton Garden Inn brand. Mr. Abrahamson currently serves as national board chair of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and served as board chair of the U.S. Travel Association in 2013 and 2014. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.

Glenn Alba

Mr. Glenn Alba is independent Director of the Company. He has served on the boards of directors of certain of our Predecessor Entities since 2006 and on the Company’s Board of Directors since 2013. Mr. Alba is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group of Blackstone based in New York. Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Alba has been involved in the asset management of a broad range of Blackstone’s real estate investments in the US and Europe including office, hotel, multi-family and industrial assets. While based in the London office from 2001 to 2004, Mr. Alba managed a diverse set of assets in London, Paris and other cities in France as well as portfolio investments across Germany. More recently, Mr. Alba has been primarily involved in the hotel sector with management responsibility for various full-service and limited service hotels in the LXR Luxury Resorts portfolio and in us as well as global portfolio management duties. Mr. Alba received a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University. Mr. Alba currently serves as a member of the Doubletree Hotels Owner Advisory Council and the Villanova University Real Estate Advisory Council.

Scott Bergren

Mr. Scott O. Bergren is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of both Pizza Hut (Global) and Yum! Innovation until his retirement in December 2014. Prior to becoming CEO at Pizza Hut (Global) at the end of 2013, Mr. Bergren served as CEO of Pizza Hut (U.S.) beginning in 2011. He also had served as CEO of Yum! Innovation since 2011. Mr. Bergren has held many roles across Yum! Brands, Inc. since 2002, including President and Chief Concept Officer of Pizza Hut Inc., Chief Marketing & Food Innovation Officer for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Yum! Brands in Louisville and Chief Concept Officer of Yum! Restaurants International in Dallas. Mr. Bergren also served as President of Chevys, Inc., a full-service Mexican casual dining concept, from 1995 to March 2002, first as part of PepsiCo, and then as part of a management-led buyout of the company. Prior to 1995, he built and operated Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in Mexico and Central America working for Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc.’s International Division. Mr. Bergren has also served as President/CEO of Round Table Pizza and Peter Piper Pizza. He currently serves on the board of directors of Wawa, Inc., a privately held convenience store chain. Mr. Bergren is a graduate of Northwestern University and served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Alan Bowers

Mr. Alan J. Bowers is Independent Director of the Company. He has served on the boards of directors of certain of our Predecessor Entities since 2013 and on the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2014. Mr. Bowers most recently served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Cape Success, LLC from 2001 to 2004 and of Marketsource Corporation from 2000 to 2001. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Bowers served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a board member of MBL Life Assurance Corporation. Mr. Bowers held various positions, including Audit and Area Managing Partner, at Coopers & Lybrand, L.L.P. where he worked from 1978 to 1995 and also worked at Laventhol & Horwath, CPAs from 1976 to 1978. Mr. Bowers also serves on the boards of directors of Ocwen Financial Coporation and Walker & Dunlop, Inc. and previously served on the board of American Achievement Corp. Mr. Bowers holds a B.S. in Accounting, from Montclair State University and an M.B.A., Finance and Economics, from St. John’s University and is a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey.

Henry Cisneros

Mr. Henry G. Cisneros is Independent Director of the Company. He has served on the boards of directors of certain of our Predecessor Entities since 2013 and on the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2014. Mr. Cisneros currently serves as Chairman of the CityView companies, which he joined in 2003. Mr. Cisneros served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1992 to 1997 and, prior to that, Mr. Cisneros served four terms as Mayor of San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Cisneros has served as President of the National League of Cities, as Deputy Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and is currently an officer of Habitat for Humanity International. Mr. Cisneros is also currently Chairman of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation and a member of the advisory boards of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Broad Foundation. Mr. Cisneros holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Texas A&M University. Mr. Cisneros also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Doctorate in Public Administration from George Washington University.

Giovanni Cutaia

Mr. Giovanni Cutaia is Independent Director of the Company. He is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Asset Management in the Real Estate group of Blackstone. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2014, Mr. Cutaia was at Lone Star Funds where he was a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Commercial Real Estate Investments Americas from 2009 to 2014. Prior to Lone Star, Mr. Cutaia spent over 12 years at Goldman Sachs in its Real Estate Principal Investments Area as a Managing Director in its New York and London offices. Mr. Cutaia received a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Brian Kim

Mr. Brian Kim is Independent Director of the Company. He is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group of Blackstone. Before joining Blackstone and GSO Capital Partners in 2006, Mr. Kim was an associate at Apollo Real Estate Advisors. Prior to that, Mr. Kim worked for Max Capital Management Corp., a New York City-based real estate investment and management firm, and before Max Capital, he was an analyst in the Investment Banking Group of Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Kim received an A.B. in Biology from Harvard College. He is the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Managing Director of BRE Select Hotels Corp. and currently serves on its board of directors.

Gary Sumers

Mr. Gary M. Sumers is Independent Director of the Company. He was most recently a Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer in the Real Estate Group of Blackstone. From joining Blackstone in 1995 until his retirement at the end of 2013, Mr. Sumers’ activities included heading Blackstone Real Estate Advisors’ (BREA) Strategic Asset Management Group, oversight of all financial reporting activities and responsibility for the property disposition activities. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Sumers was Chief Operating Officer of General Growth Properties, a publicly traded regional mall REIT. Mr. Sumers also serves on the Washington University board of trustees. Mr. Sumers received an A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis, received his law degree from Northwestern University and attended the London School of Economics.

Kristin Hays

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Mitesh Shah

240,009

Keith Cline

5,353,290

James Forson

1,810,450

John Cantele

2,213,360

Julie Cary

1,445,150

Mark Chloupek

1,679,730

Rajiv Trivedi

2,508,000

James Abrahamson

160,002

Glenn Alba

--

Scott Bergren

160,002

Alan Bowers

176,330

Henry Cisneros

160,002

Giovanni Cutaia

--

Brian Kim

--

Gary Sumers

170,002

Kristin Hays

--
As Of  31 Dec 2016