LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—Montage Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Matthew Stephen-Hassard as vice president, acquisitions & development. An executive with 20 years of experience in multiple fields, Stephen-Hassard is responsible for expansion of the company’s portfolio of hotels and resorts, both within the United States and internationally. He is based in the company’s corporate office in Irvine, California.
Prior to joining Montage Hotels & Resorts, Stephen-Hassard began his career in strategy development, investment banking, and mergers & acquisitions. His most recent role was principal, investment banking at North Point Advisors in San Francisco, where he led all facets of transaction execution and provided M&A, capital raising, and corporate financial advisory services to companies, real estate developers, and high net worth individuals in the real estate, hospitality, and hospitality technology sectors. Prior to North Point, he was an independent consultant providing corporate financial and strategic advisory services to several private companies, as well as to a publicly-held retail technology company.
Previously, Stephen-Hassard was senior director of corporate development and head of M&A for International Specialty Products, a $3 billion specialty chemical company located in Wayne, New Jersey. He has also held roles as vice president, merchant banking at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.; vice president, investment banking at Presidio Merchant Partners LLC; and associate, investment banking at Adams, Harkness & Hill, Inc.