Robert M. La Forgia
Chairperson of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Robert M. La Forgia is principal and Chief Executive Officer of Apertor Hospitality, LLC, a national advisory services firm specializing in the hospitality industry, which he founded in 2009. In 2008, he joined The Atalon Group, a boutique turnaround management and advisory firm specializing in troubled real estate situations, and he served as Executive Vice President, Finance of certain subsidiaries acquired in restructuring engagements until 2010.
Prior to this, Mr. La Forgia held a number of leadership positions during his 26-year tenure at Hilton Hotels Corporation (currently Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc). He served as the Chief Financial Officer (and Chief Accounting Officer) of Hilton Hotels Corporation from 2004 to 2008, first as a Senior Vice President and subsequently as Executive Vice President. From 1996 to 2004, he was Senior Vice President and Controller of Hilton, and prior to this, he held a number of management positions within Hilton’s corporate finance function.
Mr. La Forgia serves on the board of advisors of Keystone National Group, a private markets investment management firm specializing in private credit and income-producing real estate. He is also a member of the board of advisors of Sundance Bay, a real estate private equity firm specializing in multifamily, debt and net lease investments.
Mr. La Forgia received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Providence College and a MBA from the Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. La Forgia chairs the Audit Committee and qualifies as an audit committee financial expert. He is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.