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    • Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administration Officer for Associated Luxury Hotels
    • Hugh Merryweather is the successful candidate

    BSG is delighted to announce an executive search placement of Hugh Merryweather as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administration Officer for Associated Luxury Hotels, a well-known and respected luxury brand in their category, sold through a 150+ person sales force with a global footprint.



    Hugh Merryweather is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administration Officer for Associated Luxury Hotels. Hugh has an overall responsibility for the accounting, finance, analytics, legal, and business administration for all of ALH’s business operations. Hugh brings an extensive background of finance and international management experience to Associated Luxury Hotels. Most recently he was the CFO at Spartan Race, Inc. – an events company that puts on over 120 races worldwide. Prior to that, he was CFO of several software and technology related companies including Advanced Practices Strategies (APS), Zmags, and inStream. For ten years he also held the position of Global CFO for Circles - a venture backed company delivering personal home services that also operated the highly regarded VIP concierge service for the American Express Platinum and Black cards. While at Circles, Hugh was responsible for European and North American finance, IT infrastructure and human resources and opened their London offices. Hugh began his career as an accountant at Coopers & Lybrand and also served as an auditor and controller for the international trade and banking services division for Bank of Boston (now Bank of America). He earned his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and holds an MBA and Masters in Accounting from Northeastern University.


    Associated Luxury Hotels is a well-known and respected luxury brand in their category, sold through a 150+ person sales force with a global footprint. This company has a strong EBITDA and financials with new service line offerings to be released soon which will allow further organic growth. There are experienced private equity investors actively involved in growing the business.


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    -by Clark Waterfall on Mar 12, 2018 9:56:11 PM


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