Michael Teplin, Director of Finance
Michael joined YOTEL in 2011 to lead the Finance & Accounting crew in North America. A four-time CFO with thirty years of Hospitality Industry experience at Hotel, Food & Beverage and Night Life companies. A strategic financial leader who has developed portfolios, people, profits, brands and owner’s equity with proven track record of achieving best solutions amidst changing economic conditions. His wide range of experiences include departmental operations, treasury, debt placement, development, M&A, deal structuring, GAAP financial reporting, tax, capital planning, insurances, benefit plans & negotiating deal & union agreements. Michael has worked with management companies such as Marriott, Mandarin Oriental, Soho House and Helmsley. With owner operators such as Ian Schrager, Blackstone, City Hotels, Amsterdam Hospitality, Cipriani & EMM who each managed their properties both under various brands and as independents. Michael has lived and worked in NYC, Barbados, Michigan and Washington DC. And he has opened hotels such as the Helmsley Palace, NY Marriott Marquis & Hudson Hotel, reflagged The London & Empire hotels and opened restaurants such as Catch and Lexington Brass all in NYC. He was part of the inaugural teams that launched the brands LXR Hotels & Resorts and Marriott Conference Resorts & Hotels. Michael is active in the NYC community as the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Hudson Yards Business Improvement District and an active member of both the NYC Hotel Finance & Technical Professionals and the NYC Hotel Association.