Gary Liebergen, C.P.A., Chief Financial Officer

Gary Liebergen's rich background in public accounting, acquisitions, securities and risk management bring enormous value to his current role as CFO for True North Hotel Group. A CPA by education, he spent his first 12 professional years in the audit practice of a national accounting firm, working primarily in the service sector with both public and private companies. He was extensively involved with debt and equity financings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, assisting several clients of the firm to establish and expand their internal audit activities.

Gary got his first taste of the hospitality industry when he left public accounting in 1985 to join a company that was in the process of acquiring 15 limited-service properties to supplement its four-hotel portfolio. Over the next 15 years, Gary helped lead the Sunway Hotel Group through its acquisition and management of more than 50 hotels in over 10 states.

When the lodging industry transitioned in the late 1980s, Gary's role at Sunway expanded. The company served as a court-appointed receiver for nearly a dozen hotels, with Gary serving as the primary contact for court-required financial reporting. This range of experiences with hospitality market cycles contributed to the value Gary brings to his relationships with owners, lenders and franchise organizations.

Following four subsequent years as a licensed securities representative and life and health insurance agent, Gary served as CFO at several companies, leading him to his present position with True North Hotel Group. As Chief Financial Officer for True North, Gary's primary responsibilities focus on financial reporting to property owners and budgeting. He also works extensively in the risk management area and lends his expertise to debt and financing needs.  
  
 
 
Thursday December 13, 2018