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Alan Fuerstman


Alan J. Fuerstman is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Montage International. Founded in 2002, the company’s portfolio of luxury hotels, resorts and residences includes a collection of Montage-branded destinations: Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Beverly Hills, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, and Montage Palmetto Bluff. In addition to these destinations, Montage also manages highly-acclaimed golf courses and clubs.

Mr. Fuerstman recently announced the expansion of the Montage International portfolio with the introduction of Pendry Hotels. A collection of lifestyle hotels in taste-making destinations, Pendry Hotels will bring together the best in vibrant design and anticipatory service. Pendry San Diego, the first hotel within the brand’s portfolio, opened February 2017 in the epicenter of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. The second property, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, is also slated to open early 2017 in the heart of the storied and culturally vibrant Fells Point.

Prior to launching Montage, Mr. Fuerstman was the opening Vice President of Hotel Operations at Bellagio in Las Vegas. Previously, he served as President and Managing Director of The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he also oversaw The St. Regis Aspen and The St. Regis Houston, as well as all ITT Sheraton properties in Arizona. He began his distinguished career with Marriott International.

Mr. Fuerstman has been recognized with many industry accolades, including: Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” 2013, “The Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Award” 2013, “2011 Distinguished Achievement Award” from B’nai B’rith, “One to Watch” from Virtuoso Life Magazine, “Leaders in Luxury” award from Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine and “Resort Executive of the Year” from Ypartnership, the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and The University of Denver’s School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management.

Mr. Fuerstman currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Gettysburg College, the Northern Arizona University School of Hotel and Restaurant Management Advisory Board, and the Resort Committee of the AH&LA.

A native of New Milford, New Jersey, Mr. Fuerstman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.

Jason Herthel


Jason Herthel is President and Chief Operating Officer of Montage International, and is responsible for all aspects of operations management, business development and real estate development.

Mr. Herthel has primary oversight of Montage’s experienced team of hospitality professionals in the departments of Operations, Sales & Marketing, Legal, Residential, Golf and Acquisitions & Development and works with them to achieve business goals and deliver on the exceptional culture of service for which Montage has become renowned.

Mr. Herthel joined Montage in 2011 as the Executive Vice President of Acquisitions, Development and Strategy. He was promoted in 2015 to be the first President and Chief Operating Officer of the luxury hotel management company.

Prior to joining the company in 2011, Mr. Herthel held the position of Senior Vice President of Project Development for Viceroy Hotel Group, a position which was based in the company’s Abu Dhabi corporate office. Mr. Herthel also worked as Principal & General Counsel for The Setai Group, where he played an instrumental role in the company’s development of more than 1.2 million square feet of luxury residential and mixed-use hotel and resort properties in South Florida and the Caribbean. Prior to that, Mr. Herthel was an attorney with the law firm of Paul Hastings, where he was a member of the firm’s Resort, Restaurant and Recreation practice group, specializing in the transactional real estate and business needs of global hospitality clients. In 2002-2003, while an attorney at Paul Hastings, Mr. Herthel served as outside counsel to Montage in connection with the development of Montage Laguna Beach.

Mr. Herthel holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stanford University.

Michael Fuerstman


Michael is the Co-Founder & Creative Director of Pendry Hotels, the new luxury brand from Montage Hotels & Resorts.  In his role, Michael oversees the development of the brand and its execution in design, guest experience, programming, and new development.  Prior to his current role, Michael was the Corporate Director, Acquisitions and Development, for Montage Hotels & Resorts, responsible for new business development and acquisition opportunities for the company.  Mr. Fuerstman joined Montage Hotels & Resorts in 2009 as the Residential Sales Operations Manager at Montage Beverly Hills, where he led a team of sales associates in the strategic planning, marketing, and sales for Montage Residences Beverly Hills.  Prior to joining Montage Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Fuerstman was an Assistant Project Manager with The Athens Group, a luxury resort developer, and was the co-founder of, one of the web’s first location-based, mobile social networking websites.

Mr. Fuerstman is a graduate of Tufts University, with a B.A. in Political Science.

Iqbal Bashir


Iqbal Bashir, Executive Vice President, Finance, is responsible for the accounting and finance function for Montage International. In addition, Mr. Bashir oversees internal audit, risk management, legal administration, IT, and owner relations.

Mr. Bashir joined Montage in 2002 as part of the pre-opening team of Montage Laguna Beach. In 2004, Mr. Bashir was promoted to Vice President of Finance for the company. Before joining Montage, he served as controller/director of finance for various Marriott International brands, including The Ritz Carlton, Marriott and Renaissance. During his ten years with Marriott, Mr. Bashir acted in various financial leadership roles for openings, acquisitions, conversions and operations of various hotels/resorts including The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, The Ritz Carlton Lake Las Vegas, The Ritz Carlton Phoenix, Marriott Waikiki Beach, JW Marriott, Ihilani, Ko Olina, Marriott South Korea, Renaissance Los Angeles and Renaissance Long Beach. Mr. Bashir also served as a member of Marriott’s controller’s council. Before that he worked as Corporate Controller for TradeWinds, Inc., a hotel and property management firm in Los Angeles for five years. Prior to that, he was an international banking officer for Allied Bank, responsible for maintaining the bank’s currency positions and accounts with foreign banks.

Mr. Bashir holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from University of Karachi and a Master of Business Administration in International Business and Finance from Northrop University in Los Angeles. He also received an executive certificate in International Banking & Finance from University of Hawaii, Honolulu.

James Bermingham


James Bermingham, Executive Vice President, Operations, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations for the company’s hotels and resorts, including owner relations, as well as supporting culture development and sales and marketing. In addition, Mr. Bermingham oversees Montage Residences Corporation, a subsidiary of the company.

Mr. Bermingham joined Montage in 2002 as part of the pre-opening team of Montage Laguna Beach, and helped to open the hotel in 2003 as its first General Manager. Mr. Bermingham was promoted to Vice President of Operations for the company in 2008. Prior to joining Montage, Mr. Bermingham was the General Manager of the Latham Hotel and Georgetown Inn in Washington, D.C., part of the MeriStar Hotels and Resorts collection of boutique luxury properties. Before that, Mr. Bermingham was the Vice President of Hotel Operations at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi, which was part of Mirage Resorts. Mr. Bermingham spent ten years with ITT Sheraton Corporation and the Luxury Collection, beginning in sales and marketing while in London, England, and eventually transferring to the United States where he ultimately became the General Manager of ITT Sheraton’s Five Diamond St. Regis Hotel in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Bermingham is an active member in his surrounding community in Orange County, California by participating with “Hearts of Montage,” a comprehensive outreach program which supports non-profit programs throughout Orange County. Mr. Bermingham has served on numerous Orange County non-profit and hospitality industry boards and committees, among them the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, the Ocean Institute, the Anaheim and Orange County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Orange County Tourism Council.

Bill Claypool


Bill Claypool, Executive Vice President, Development Services, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of new project development, including project planning, design and construction for Montage International. In addition, Mr. Claypool oversees technical services, engineering, capital planning, homeowners’ association management, and local/ city and municipal relations for Montage.

Mr. Claypool joined Montage in 2002, as part of the development and pre-opening teams of Montage Laguna Beach. Mr. Claypool was promoted to Vice President, Development Services in 2004. Prior to joining Montage, Mr. Claypool spent eight years at The Phoenician in Scottsdale where he served as the director of technical services, guiding such resort projects as complete guest room and public space refurbishment, new construction of guestrooms and suite buildings, and new construction of golf courses. He also performed several property evaluations for other ITT Sheraton/ Starwood properties including the Mauna Lani in Hawaii, The Wigwam Resort in Arizona and the St. Regis in Aspen. Prior to serving at The Phoenician, Mr. Claypool worked in similar positions for properties including Sheraton Bal Harbor Hotel in Florida and the Sheraton Hartford Hotel in Connecticut.

Mr. Claypool holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and is a licensed electrician, certified trainer by OSHA, and a certified national building inspector.

Monica Digilio


Monica Digilio, Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of human resources strategy and execution and organizational planning and development for Montage International. In addition, Ms. Digilio oversees certain administrative functions for the company.

Prior to joining Montage in 2012, Ms. Digilio spent 12+ years as Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources and Administration for Kerzner International, a global developer and operator of luxury resorts, destination resorts and casinos, which included the Atlantis and One&Only brands. While at Kerzner, Ms. Digilio led the company’s planning, recruiting, training and retention for more than 18,000 employees in The Bahamas, Dubai, Mauritius, Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, the United States, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Before joining Kerzner, Ms. Digilio was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for EquiServe Corporation in Boston, MA, a shareholder services company. Prior to that, she spent 10 years in HR leadership roles at ITT Sheraton Corporation/ Starwood, including Vice President, Human Resources for the company’s largest division, the combined North America and Franchise Division.

Ms. Digilio graduated from Ithaca College with a Master of Science in Corporate Communications/Organizational Development and a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She is an Advisory Board Member of The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at the School of Hospitality Management of Cornell University and serves on the Ithaca College Park School of Communications National Advisory Board.

Gustaf Burman

Gustaf Burman is the Senior Vice President, Information Technology for Montage International. In this role, Mr. Burman is responsible for developing and executing the technology strategy for the brand.

Prior to joining Montage in 2016, Mr. Burman was Chief Technology Officer at Morgans Hotel Group, where he was responsible for all technology, loyalty, customer relations management, and call center operations and strategy. He also led the implementation of global cloud strategy for finance and human capital management systems, developing guest- and associate-facing technology standards and developing a new loyalty program.

Preceding the above role, Mr. Burman spent 18 years in management and senior management roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., based first in Stockholm, followed by Brussels, then finally in White Plains, NY where, as Senior Director, Global Property Technology, he had direct oversight of back-of-house tactical and strategic technology solutions for over 1,000 hotels around the globe.

Mr. Burman studied Political Science and Economics at Stockholm University, and studied Business Administration at Lund University. He currently sits on Hotel Technology Next Generation’s Board of Governors.

Christopher Hamaway


Christopher Hamaway is the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Montage International. In this role, Mr. Hamaway is responsible for developing and leading the overall Sales & Marketing strategy for Montage branded hotels. Additionally, he has oversight responsibilities for hotel sales, digital marketing and revenue management for all company brands, including Pendry Hotels.

Mr. Hamaway joined Montage in 2010 after serving as the Senior Corporate Director of Global Sales for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company where he led the team responsible for generating revenue and providing strategic sales direction for over 70 properties around the world, as well as being a founding faculty member of the Ritz-Carlton’s Leadership Institute. Before joining Ritz-Carlton, he was part of the opening team at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas and served as General Manager of one of the largest travel companies in the U.S.

Mr. Hamaway holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Finance from Florida State University.

Robin Kennedy


Robin Kennedy is the Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development. A seasoned executive with 20 years of business development experience, Kennedy is responsible for the continued growth and expansion of the company’s portfolio, which includes both Montage and Pendry branded hotels and resorts within the United States and internationally.

Prior to joining Montage, Kennedy was Vice President, Acquisitions at Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. During her time at Pebblebrook, Kennedy managed acquisition and investment transactions, led several strategic high impact asset management projects and successfully completed the acquisition of 24 properties under her leadership.

Prior to her role with Pebblebrook, Kennedy spent eight years with Marriott International, holding multiple management roles within business development, including Vice President, Full Service Development. In that role, Kennedy was responsible for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities for Marriott International, including The Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Edition, Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance Hotels and Autograph Collection Hotels.

It was during her tenure with Marriott International that the Autograph Collection launched, and Ms. Kennedy played an integral role in the launch, from sizing the initial opportunity through to securing 12 properties for the new brand within the first year of the launch.

Ms. Kennedy graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. She went on to achieve a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.

Tina Necrason


Tina Necrason, Senior Vice President, Residential for Montage International, is responsible for the company’s overall residential strategy and execution. In this role, Ms. Necrason works to secure new residential projects for the company, oversees the planning and HOA compliance of all residential projects and works to ensure the overall success of the sales, marketing and operational execution of the company’s branded residences business.

Prior to joining Montage in 2014, Ms. Necrason was the Senior Director, Sales & Marketing, Mainland USA/Europe for Hilton Grand Vacations. In this role, Ms. Necrason was responsible for strategy and development of new projects and sales distribution opportunities in domestic and international markets. Prior to her time with Hilton, Ms. Necrason worked as a luxury real estate advisor under Broadwing International, LLC with Ridge Capital, LLC, where she focused on the recovery of development assets.

Ms. Necrason has also held the position of Vice President, Project Sales and Marketing for the Kor Group.

Ms. Necrason graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing.

OD Vincent


OD Vincent is the Senior Vice President of Golf, Club Management and Recreation for Montage International. In this role, Mr. Vincent will oversee the operational execution of the company’s current golf, club and recreation programs, driving membership sales and retention, as well as guiding the strategic development of future long-term, full-service golf and club management contracts.

Mr. Vincent joined Montage from PGA TOUR, where he held senior and executive director roles for both the PowerShares QQQ Championship and the Northern Trust Open. Before that, he was senior associate athletic director for the University of Washington, where he managed sports, facilities and revenue areas for the department of athletics. Preceding the above, Mr. Vincent served as the head men’s golf coach for Duke University, UCLA and the University of Washington. Mr. Vincent received multiple conference and regional Coach of the Year honors culminating in being named the Golf Coaches Association of America National Coach of the Year.

Mr. Vincent graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington, where he led the university’s golf team to the Pac-10 championship. After graduating and receiving All-American honors, Mr. Vincent became the only American golfer to qualify for the PGA European Tour and competed in the Open Championship at Muirfield. Mr. Vincent has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at Palm Springs High School, The University of Washington and the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Dax Acosta


Dax Acosta is the Vice President, Acquisitions and Development for Montage International. As part of the Acquisitions and Development team, Mr. Acosta is responsible for sourcing new acquisition and development opportunities for the Montage and Pendry brands, and is responsible for the analytical, financial modeling and underwriting processes for the company.

Prior to joining Montage in 2013, he held the position of Development Manager, Americas and Europe for Jumeirah Group. At Jumeriah Group, he was responsible for identifying and underwriting luxury hotel and residential acquisition and development opportunities in seventeen US and European markets.

Mr. Acosta is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration, with a concentration in Finance, Accounting, and Real Estate.

Kacey Bruno


Kacey Bruno is the Vice President, Communications for Montage International. She is responsible for creating, implementing and sustaining a strategic communications program that supports the company’s vision and business interests across both its Montage and Pendry brands. In this role, Ms. Bruno develops, executes and shapes a comprehensive public relations and communications strategy, works with the executive teams and human resources teams at both the corporate office and property levels to create internal communications, and creates and executes targeted public relations plans and social media messaging and campaigns for each of the company’s hotels and resorts. Additionally, Ms. Bruno oversees all editorial and strategy for Montage Magazine, Pendry Magazine and

Prior to joining Montage, Ms. Bruno was a Publicist at PMK, a top entertainment public relations firm based in Los Angeles. She specialized in representation of celebrity clientele, including new and A-list talent and developed publicity strategies and campaigns for film, television, fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands.

Ms. Bruno received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising from San Diego State University and completed language studies at Leonardo Da Vinci Language School in Florence, Italy. She is currently a member of the Forbes Communications Council.

Melanie Bucci


Melanie Bucci is Vice President, Finance for Montage International. In this role, Ms. Bucci is responsible for treasury, audit, tax, and centralized accounts payable. In addition to overseeing corporate programs and initiatives for the company, Ms. Bucci works closely with managed properties on policies, procedures and best practices.

Prior to joining Montage in 2010, Ms. Bucci was the Manager of Internal Audit with Orient Express Hotels in London, where she was responsible for maintaining accounting and internal control procedures at the operating properties. Ms. Bucci began her career with Deloitte & Touche, Orange County, as a member of their external audit team.

Ms. Bucci graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with degrees in Business Economics and Global Socioeconomics and Politics. Ms. Bucci is a California licensed CPA.

Derra Lee Edwards


Derra Lee Edwards, Vice President, Learning, is responsible for the development and execution of Montage International learning and development programs and initiatives.

Ms. Edwards joined the company in 2002, where she was part of the pre-opening team of Montage Laguna Beach. Ms. Edwards was promoted to her current position in 2008, and has played a key role in the openings and subsequent positioning of Montage Beverly Hills and Montage Deer Valley. Ms. Edwards held training and organizational development positions with Bacara Resort & Spa, Wyndham International/Golden Door Spas and Carefree Resorts. Ms. Edwards has also acted as lead consultant on organizational development for the Lodge at Cordevalle, Island Outpost, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Silver Leaf and the Reynolds Plantation in Georgia.

Ms. Edwards holds a Bachelor of Arts in Parks and Recreation from the University of Idaho. After graduation, Ms. Edwards continued her education at Washington State University, studying Hotel and Restaurant management.

Andrea Evans


Andrea Evans is the Vice President, Human Resources for Montage International. In this role, she partners with the company’s leadership to align human resources strategies and initiatives to advance the company’s business objectives. In her capacity, Ms. Evans also acts as the corporate liaison to ensure the effective roll out of human resources programs, initiatives and internal communications.

Prior to joining Montage in 2013, Ms. Evans spent over 16 years in domestic and international human resources. Most recently, Ms. Evans served as the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for Viceroy Hotel Group. She also held multiple human resources management positions with the law firm of Paul Hastings Janofsky and Walker LLP.

Ms. Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the University of San Francisco, and also studied abroad at the Universidad de Costa Rica. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management.

Andrew Flor


Andrew Flor is the Vice President, Risk Management for Montage International. In this role, he is responsible for directing the company’s risk management program, which includes managing the insurance portfolio for all ownership entities, negotiating and procuring all lines of insurance, and overseeing all claims and litigation management. Additionally, Mr. Flor works closely with all properties to reduce loss exposure and implement safety programs.

Prior to joining Montage in 2012, Mr. Flor was the Director of Risk Management with Vallarta Food Enterprises, Inc., and Real Mex Restaurants Inc. Prior to these positions, Mr. Flor worked for The Walt Disney Company as Senior Guest Claims Administrator and before that he served as Hotel Operations Manager for Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Mr. Flor received his MBA from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of La Verne.

Janet Kato-White


Janet Kato-White is the Vice President, Leisure for Montage International. In this role, Ms. Kato-White serves as the primary liaison to domestic and international luxury travel providers on behalf of the company.

With an extensive background in representing independent luxury properties, Ms. Kato-White works directly with travel industry partners including Virtuoso, American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, Signature Travel Network, Ensemble Travel Group and Preferred Hotel Group. She is currently serving or has served on many of these member travel advisory boards.

Prior to joining Montage in 2002, Ms. Kato-White served as corporate director of sales for Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani in Hawaii, directing sales for the company’s iconic luxury resort on Waikiki Beach, as well as overseeing sales for the Waikiki Parc Hotel and the former Kapalua Bay Hotel.

Ms. Kato-White holds a Bachelor of Arts in Primatology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mark Slymen


Mark Slymen is the Vice President, Development Services / LEED AP for Montage International. In this role, Mr. Slymen is responsible for all sustainable development and operational practices for Montage International, as well as supporting the development services team of the company.

Prior to joining Montage in 2004, Mr. Slymen was the Golf Course Manager and Superintendent at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course in Laguna Beach, and assisted in Accounting and Information Technology support. During his tenure with Montage, Mr. Slymen’s focus shifted to development and entitlement support and he obtained LEED accreditation. He helped oversee the LEED certification process for Montage Beverly Hills, resulting in a Gold level certification and Montage Deer Valley’s LEED Silver certification.

Mr. Slymen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Finance and an MBA in General Business from the University of Oregon.

Kim Sun


Kim Sun is the Vice President, Operations Finance for Montage International. In this role, Ms. Sun provides support to the property Directors of Finance in day-to-day operational accounting issues and identifying areas of improvement. She assists in transitioning and onboarding new finance associates, preparing and reviewing hotel financials, projections and budgets.

Ms. Sun joined Montage in 2015 with over 20 years of experience in finance and hospitality. Most recently, she spent eight years with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts holding various positions in multiple locations. Her most recent position with the company was Corporate Director of Finance in Dallas, TX where she was responsible for hotel financial reporting, performing property analysis and overseeing the annual budget process. Prior to this position, she was the Regional Director of Finance at Rosewood Sand Hill and Director of Finance at San Ysidro Ranch.

Ms. Sun graduated from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She holds her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) license and is a member of Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP).

Scott Boyle


Scott Boyle is the Corporate Director, Design for Montage International. In this role, he is responsible for design and project planning and delivery for all company development projects.

Prior to joining Montage in 2013, Mr. Boyle worked at Corbis Global as Director of Global Business Development, where he oversaw the technical deployment of project delivery, in addition to having responsibility for strategic sales and branding of these new projects. Prior to his position at Corbis Global, Mr. Boyle worked for Timbers Resorts as Senior Project Design and Development Manager. His role at Timbers Resorts involved design and management duties for a number of international projects, including Tuscany, Italy and Punta de Mita, Mexico.

Mr. Boyle holds a Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Historic Preservation from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

Andy Damman


Andrew Damman is the Corporate Director, Recreation for Montage International. He is responsible for developing recreation programs to enhance the guest experience across the Montage portfolio.

Prior to joining Montage in 2010, he was the Director of Resort Activities for Montage Deer Valley (a role he still oversees). In this position he led the creation of Compass Sports from vision to reality. Before joining Montage, Mr. Damman served as the Director of Recreation at Four Seasons Jackson Hole where he developed programming for bike, wildlife, and fly fishing service.

Mr. Damman is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys skiing and mountain biking.

Janet Denyer


Janet Denyer is the Corporate Director, Spa Operations for Montage International. In addition to her responsibilities at the company’s flagship Spa Montage at Montage Laguna Beach, Ms. Denyer oversees the programming, operations and guest experience for all Spa Montage locations throughout the company.

Prior to joining Montage in 2013, Ms. Denyer held the position of CEO of Gene Juarez Salons and Spas, a collection of upscale day spas and cosmetology schools in the Pacific Northwest. Janet previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Operations for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas where she led the company’s ambitious growth strategy and more than tripled the size of the Red Door Spa business via a rapid deployment of new spas across the United States. Ms. Denyer also owned her own successful spa consultancy business, where she and her team of consultants worked on over 90 spa development projects, most of which were large scale resort spas.

Ms. Denyer graduated from the University of Georgia, summa cum laude with a degree in Health and Physical Education, emphasis in Dance and Exercise Physiology.

Bob Frear


Bob Frear is the Director of Brand Sales overseeing the Montage International Global Sales Offices for group and leisure sales. In addition, Frear oversees the day to day operations for Sales and Marketing at Pendry San Diego.

Prior to joining Montage in 2002 as part of the pre-opening team of Montage Laguna Beach, Mr. Frear served as regional director of sales & marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, overseeing resorts in the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region including resorts in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Aspen, Tucson and Palm Springs. Mr. Frear was on the board of the Visitor Industry Advisory Council for the Phoenix Convention Bureau as well as the Super Bowl Planning Committee. In Scottsdale, Mr. Frear was on the Travel Advisory board for the Scottsdale Visitors Bureau during his 14 year tenure in Phoenix/Scottsdale. Mr. Frear attended Arizona State University.

Kristen Seastrom


Kristen Seastrom is the Corporate Director, Digital Marketing for Montage International. She is responsible for developing and leading the company’s digital strategy and presence across both the Montage and Pendry brands.

Prior to joining Montage in 2014, Ms. Seastrom spent over 15 years in digital marketing, website development and digital advertising. Her most recent experience includes six years with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online, focusing on the digital branding and strategy of the Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding product and the opening of the Aulani Resort.

Ms. Seastrom received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Arizona.