Matthew J Hart
Former lodging executive as President and COO at Hilton and CFO at Host Marriott and experienced board director and investor
Matthew J. Hart served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Hilton Hotels Corporation, a global hospitality company, from 2003 until his retirement in 2007, where he was responsible for all operational aspects of Hilton. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Hilton from 1996 to 2003. Prior to joining Hilton, from 1995 to 1996, Mr. Hart was Senior Vice President and Treasurer for Walt Disney Company where he was responsible for the company’s corporate and project financing activities. Before joining Disney, Mr. Hart served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Host Marriott Corporation, from 1993 to 1995 and in various financial positions at its predecessor, Marriott Corporation, which he joined in 1981. Since 2006, Mr. Hart has served as a director for American Airlines Group Inc. (previously US Airways Group Inc.). Mr. Hart is also a member of the board of trustees of American Homes 4 Rent, a leading provider of single-family rental homes, where he has served since 2012. Since 2010, Mr. Hart has served as a director for Air Lease Corporation, an aircraft leasing company. Mr. Hart has also served as a director of B. Riley Financial & Company (previously Great American Group Inc.), a diversified financial services firm, since 2009. Since 2014, Mr. Hart has served on the Advisory Board for KEYPR, a hospitality technology company, and since 2012 has served as a trustee for CCA Investment Trust, an open-end investment company. Mr. Hart holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University.