Optimal Performance Associates LLC - In-depth Experience, Practical Application.
L. ANDREW WHARTON
President and CEO
Cell 305-799-0162
awharton@optimalperformanceassociates.com

Function and Specialization
Andrew has over 26 years of professional experience in the travel, leisure and tourism industries, as well as experience in provision of diverse advisory and compliance services.

Professional and Industry Experience  
 Andrew has been involved with engagements nationwide and internationally including publicly held company engagements. 

  • Prior to establishing OPA, Andrew served as Managing Director at KPMG in the Hospitality and Real Estate Services Practice, providing Advisory and Compliance services to varied clients. 
  • Prior to re-joining KPMG, Andrew served as the chief financial officer of ResidenSea, Ltd, for five and a half years where he provided overall leadership in the areas of finance, control, and operations for this developer and operator of a luxury, mixed use resort at sea which featured residential units, rental suites, food and beverage outlets, spa, casino, and other amenities. He was responsible for all aspects of the finance and operations of the company other than sales. 
  • Previously, Andrew was a senior manager in KPMG’s National Real Estate and Hospitality Practice and has more than 17 years of cumulative experience with KPMG serving a variety of hospitality clients, including hotel companies, large and small hotels, cruise lines, gaming companies, timeshare companies, golf course owners, and property managers, as well as real estate clients including real estate developers and construction companies. 

Andrew worked in KPMG’s national headquarters where he developed training courses. He also served as a national training instructor for more than 10 years. He was instrumental in the development of the internal control guide and the audit program guides for the real estate and hospitality industries.

Education, Licenses & Certifications
•BS, Finance and Accounting, Florida State University    
•CPA, Florida
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