Claude Brock Named Chief Financial Officer of Auberge Resorts
May 5, 2014
MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (May 5, 2014) – Auberge Resorts, the leading portfolio of boutique luxury hotels and residences worldwide, has appointed Claude Brock Chief Financial Officer. Brock will lead and direct the company’s financial reporting and analysis, budgeting and capital planning activities. He will also be charged with developing and implementing a technology roadmap for Auberge Resorts and supporting the company’s expansion initiatives.
“A seasoned professional of Claude’s caliber will be a great asset to our team,” said Craig Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts. “He is the ideal executive to deliver best-in-class financial governance and optimize the economic potential of our hotels.”
Brock will support the company’s existing operations, provide leadership to enhance the portfolios financial performance, capitalize on business opportunities and propel future growth to allow full realization of enterprise value for Auberge Resorts. “Claude is a highly respected industry expert with an impressive track record that is underscored by his excellent working relationship with investors and business partners,” said Mark Harmon, Managing Partner, Auberge Resorts.
Brock joins the Auberge Resorts team following a 20-year tenure with KSL Resorts, where he was Director of Operational Finance. He oversaw all aspects of operational accounting, procurement, information technology and internal audit for a portfolio of 2,900 rooms, 68 F&B outlets, 55 retail outlets and 11 golf courses. Brock had an active role in several significant transactions, including the sale of KSL Recreation Corporation to CNL Hotels in 2004. During his tenure as KSL’s Western Region CFO, he oversaw all accounting, purchasing and information technology functions for Grand Wailea Resort, Claremont Resort & Spa, and La Quinta Resort & Club. A graduate of California State University Chico, Brock began his career in the hospitality industry at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, where he worked in the accounting departments at The Copley Plaza in Boston and the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel.