Leadership sets the tone in an organization and I believe the most vital quality employees seek in a company is that it operates through a leader who possesses honesty and an unshakable moral code.

MaryJo Finocchiaro is President and Founder of InnFACT Advisors, LLC, a hospitality consultative firm. Ms. Finocchiaro brings more than 30 years of leadership experience working with both private equity firms, publicly held hotel and resort owners, and hotel and resort managers.

Prior to InnFACT, Ms. Finocchiaro served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with BRE Hotels & Resorts, a Blackstone affiliate, from May 2006 through June 2020 and previously as Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance from December 2004 through April 2006. Ms. Finocchiaro led building the professional services hospitality platform for the Americas including accounting, treasury, debt administration, real and personal property tax administration, income tax compliance, IT and innovation, financial planning and data analytics, risk management, and human resources. She also co-managed the company’s growth and was responsible for the financial oversight and operation of 165 luxury resorts and focused service hotels situated in high demand markets with significant barriers to entry

Ms. Finocchiaro served Boca Resorts, Inc., a then NYSE listed real estate operating company from 1997 through 2004, first as Director of Capital Markets and SEC Reporting and later as Chief Accounting Officer.

From 1988 to 1997, Ms. Finocchiaro held several financial management positions for Bluegreen Corporation, another then NYSE listed developer and marketer of resorts and planned residential and golf communities including serving as their Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Director of Investor Relations. Ms. Finocchiaro began her career with Price Waterhouse.

MaryJo’s Career Overview

  • Over 30 years of experience in real estate specializing in hospitality
  • Served in executive and financial management positions at internationally recognized companies
  • Successfully builds high performing organizations that realize solid business outcomes across a broad range of disciplines from infrastructure to reporting to planning, and strategic operations
  • Recognized for her career achievements when inducted into the South Florida Chapter of Junior Achievement’s Business Hall of Fame

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