Chief Financial Officer
Brian Alonge is an accomplished financial leader with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and commercial real estate industry. Throughout his career, his primary focus has been on the timely and accurate reporting of financial statements in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) as well as debt and equity raises and highly structured financing, involving every level of the capital stack. AS CFO of Strategic Holdings, Mr. Alonge is responsible for all tax and accounting matters of the company as well as leading the company’s growth by utilizing his experience and connections in the private equity and capital markets world.
Prior to joining Strategic Holdings, Mr. Alonge was a principal and Chief Financial Officer at Lighthouse Lodging Group, where during the economic downturn in 2009, raised $36mm of private equity to acquire and subsequently renovate the Marriott Napa Valley hotel, which was quickly repositioned and sold two years later for $72 million.
Before starting Lighthouse Lodging Group, Brian served as CFO at Windsor Capital Group (WCG), a privately held hotel and commercial real estate company. At WCG, during his 14 year tenure, Mr. Alonge oversaw an 18 member accounting team and managed the financial and tax matters for the company’s 38 hotels, 4 commercial office buildings and numerous other properties, corporations and partnerships, which generated annual revenues in excess of $350 million. At Windsor, Mr. Alonge participated in single asset and portfolio refinancing and restructuring projects totaling over $1 billion in gross proceeds which over a five year period, saved the company tens of millions of dollars in annual interest expense.
Mr. Alonge graduated from California State University of Northridge in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and earned his Master of Business Administration degree in 1995.