L. ANDREW WHARTON
President and CEO
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
Andrew has been involved with engagements nationwide and internationally including publicly held company engagements.
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.
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
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
Andrew worked in
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