Andrew Firestone, Principal

In 1994, Andrew was first introduced to the hotel business working in project management for “Shilo Inns” in Portland, Oregon. Andrew held various positions in both operations and development for the 52 hotel, independent chain as he first learned the hospitality business. Andrew then continued his career in institutional finance, working with BancBoston Robertson Stephens in San Francisco, initially in OTC Trading and subsequently managing the trading activity of a $500 million portfolio for the largest Private Client Broker team at the firm. He was then hired by HIFX Inc, a foreign exchange specialist, to open their first office in the US. In 2008, Andrew was hired as Director for Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts, which has a portfolio of high end hotels and golf courses, including both Four Seasons and Rosewood Resort products. Hired in 2010 as Senior Vice President at West Coast Management, Andrew focused on developing the hospitality division, in both acquisitions and new development.

In the fall of 2014 Andrew and Jess Parker founded StonePark Capital in order to focus on both development and acquisition opportunities in hospitality. Andrew has taken responsibility for overseeing the entitlement process and equity raise for each development project, working closely with local government and community groups to ensure that StonePark projects are positioned appropriately within the community. In addition to his daily duties within StonePark Capital, Andrew is a member of the La Quinta “Brand Council”, and Board member of “Visit Santa Barbara” and founding Board Member of “Visit Morgan Hill”.

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Andrew Firestone