Member of the Board of Advisors
President and Founder of Warnick + Company
Richard Warnick has a long and varied background in the lodging industry with experience in virtually every aspect of the hotel industry including operations, development, finance, brokerage, and brand and business strategy. He is the founder of Warnick + Company, a consulting, asset management, investment banking, and development advisory firm with offices in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, and New York.
Prior to forming Warnick + Company, Rich was a principal with Laventhol & Horwath and a development executive for two international hotel companies. He began his career in hotel operations and held senior level management positions with several noted hotel management companies.
Rich is a member and former co-chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hotel Development Council. He is past President, Chairman Emeritus of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), an organization comprised of prominent hospitality consultants from around the world. He is also a member of the Hotel Asset Managers Association.
Rich is a partner in Montage Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel company founded in 2002. He also serves on the board of directors of KEYPR, a transformative cloud-based, guest-centric mobile application for personalizing and managing the full spectrum of users’ lodging experiences, and Trilogy Spa Holdings, LLC, the nation’s leading luxury spa operator whose portfolio of spa brands include Well & Being, Guerlain, Clarins, Natura Bisse, and Amore Pacific.