Stuart has more than 20 years experience in the hospitality sector. Stuart brings his expertise in relationship building, investment structuring, negotiations and asset management to New Waterloo. Stuart started his career in the investment banking sector in London where he financed EU 800 million through the privatizations of large-scale, primarily European, infrastructure projects. Upon returning to the U.S., Stuart began his hospitality real-estate career as a Managing Partner at Beachside Capital Partners in Westport, CT and then as President at Capstar Partners in Austin, TX where he was responsible for the investment, management and financial success of more than $500 million in real-estate assets comprised primarily of independent, boutique hotels including the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, CO, as well as other premier hotel assets across the U.S. In late 2006, Stuart created Crystal Lake Capital, an investment firm, where he successfully sourced, capitalized, acquired and ultimately divested the premier Hotel Le Toiny in St. Barthèlemy. In 2012, Stuart sourced and structured the acquisition and investment of Hotel Ella and the South Congress Hotel assets in Austin. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.