Ben Rowe is a co-founder and Managing Partner of KHP Capital Partners, with direct responsibility for asset management, finance, capital raising and investor relations.
Previously, Ben served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants from 2008 to January 2015. In this role, he oversaw asset management as well as the finance and accounting function for both Kimpton and the real estate investments of the KHP Funds. Ben’s responsibilities included securing debt and equity capital, owned asset management, financial reporting, risk management, tax and treasury management, and information technology. Prior to being promoted to CFO in 2008, Ben served as Kimpton’s Senior Vice President, Treasurer. Ben was originally appointed Director of Corporate Finance and Development in the fall of 2003, and was promoted to Vice President, Treasurer in 2005.
From 1999 to 2002 Ben served as the Chief Financial Officer of Leirum, a restaurant and entertainment group. Ben began his professional career as an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney in New York City, focusing on capital raising and strategic advisory work for the lodging and gaming industries.
Ben holds a B.S. with Distinction from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, where he majored in hospitality finance. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Ben serves on the Board of Directors of TrueGreece, a privately held Greek and Mediterranean focused luxury travel company, and the National Board of Directors of Spark, a nonprofit youth mentoring organization.