Appointment 4 June 2019
Appointed Chief Financial Officer
At Virgin Hotels in New York – NY, USA
Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Sir Richard Branson, is pleased to welcome Harris White as Chief Financial Officer. White, who is based in Miami, will be responsible for the brand’s financial impact as it relates to growth investments and new management contracts. Additionally, White will help set the growth agenda and outline the financial vision for the Virgin Hotels brand. Working hand in hand with the CEO and senior management team, White will help execute new development ventures growing the Virgin Hotels brand both nationally and internationally.
Before joining Virgin Hotels, White held a leadership role at Sage Hospitality, where he oversaw all aspects of finance, accounting and technology functions for Sage Hospitality’s 75 hotels and 12 restaurant concepts nationwide and an annual system revenue in excess of $900 million. White also successfully acquisitioned, sold and recapitalized transactions totaling $1.9 billion of aggregate value with third-party institutions and high net-worth individuals and led the negotiations and successful execution of a $60 million co-investment fund with a private equity investor for future hotel acquisitions.
White has worked with a number of established brands such as The Wellbridge Company, Morgan Keegan & Company, and more. He earned his dual Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. White serves on the Junior Achievement’s Board of Directors in addition to volunteering his time at the St. Francis Center.