M&R Hotel Management, a fast-growing, owner-operator based in Great Neck, N.Y., today announced the appointment of Ron Kozinski, a 34-year finance veteran, as vice president of finance, responsible for overseeing accounting and finance and providing development support to the company’s senior team and ownership group.
Brian M. McSherry, M&R chief operating officer, said Kozinski brings to M&R “an understanding of the lodging industry, notably hotel financing and accounting, as well as familiarity with the major hotel brands, the nuances of operations and special issues involved with franchising.”
Kozinski previously was vice president of finance for Wyndham Worldwide’s Hotel Group in Parsippany, N.J., where he provided technical accounting and financial reporting support to the chief financial officer and controller, supported budgeting and strategic planning and directed global mergers and acquisitions activities.
From 2005 to 2006, he was worldwide controller for McCann Healthcare Worldwide, a division of Interpublic Group, where he directed accounting and financial reporting related to 15 businesses in the United States, Europe and Asia. During that time, he led a five-year restatement project and compliance efforts and participated in mergers and acquisitions.
Kozinski served Degussa Corp. representing the North American division of Degussa AG (now Evonik Industries), a global chemicals company, in Parsippany from 1993 to 2004 initially as director of financial reporting and later as vice president, accounting. His responsibilities included financial reporting, accounting policy, technical accounting and mergers and acquisitions efforts.
Earlier in his career, he was audit manager and divisional controller for IMO Industries Inc., a diversified manufacturer. Kozinski began his financial career at KPMG LLP, where he served a variety of the firm’s clients during 11 years, leaving as senior audit manager.
Kozinski, a certified public accountant, earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He lives in Kearny, N.J.
M&R Hotel Management operates hotels in Manhattan and Staten Island as well as near La Guardia Airport and JFK International Airport. The portfolio includes brands of InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotel Group and Best Western International. Marriott International and Hilton Worldwide both recently certified M&R to manage hotels under their respective brands.
M&R’s services also include hotel development consulting including site selection, feasibility analysis, design, planning and assistance selecting contractors and obtaining permits, financing and franchise