Phil has been in the accounting and finance industry for over 25 years. Phil began his career with Deloitte, a large international Public Accounting firm managing a varied client list in many different industries including; banking, real estate, higher education and manufacturing. Phil then joined a large privately-held national real estate development company, as the Director of Internal Audit, where for 5 years, he developed and led the internal audit department and served as internal consultant to the firm’s owners. Subsequently, Phil was asked to join an affiliate as Vice President of Finance, where Phil helped direct the significant growth of the organization as the company grew from 13 to 35 operating hotels during his tenure and was integral in financing and re-financing a large number of hotels in the portfolio. A co-founder of Brookwood Hospitality, Phil has developed an intimate knowledge and passion of the hotel industry which also includes the re-development of older existing properties into successful hotels.