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Accounting & Finance

Spirit Hospitality starts from the ground up with each of our hotels, overseeing things throughout the construction process and into each property's daily operations. Our Accounting and Finance departments optimize in key services including: financial reporting and analysis, cash flow management, facilitating and obtaining construction and permanent financing, project feasibility studies and coordination of offering memorandums for investment opportunities.
Chad Schneider

Chad Schneider

Executive VP/CFO

Chad Schneider has been the Chief Financial Officer for Spirit Hospitality since 2004. Additionally, he was named Executive Vice President in May of 2016, when the company restructured its Executive Leadership. Chad was formerly the Controller for Albrecht Homes, working closely with Spirit Hospitality's CEO William Albrecht for several years prior to the transition of companies, assisting in the development and construction of Spirit's first hotel, the Comfort Inn & Suites in Loveland. Additionally, he was active in the sale of Albrecht Homes to Ashcroft Homes, Inc after having served as the company's Controller and Regional Vice President for several years before returning to work with William Albrecht and Spirit. Since that time he had been an instrumental part of Spirit's growth and success while staying connected to the company's original culture and values.

Mr. Schneider received his Bachelor degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance in 1987 from Stephen F. Austin University in Texas.  He went to work in public accounting for Arthur Andersen before moving to Fort Collins in 1992. He worked for several subsidiaries of ConAgra for a number of years prior to meeting William Albrecht in 1997.
Ron Walling

Ron Walling

Senior VP of Financing

Ron Walling has served as Vice President, Executive Vice President and President/CEO for various banking institutions in Fort Collins for over 20 years. He was Principal/President of Unisyn Capital Corporation, a comemercial and residential construction and deveopment lender until he joined Spirit in 2007 as the CFO. Mr. Walling is responsible for financing all of Spirt's new hotel development projects.

Ron Walling received his BA in Business Administration from Ball State University and an MA in Real Estate and Finance from Colorado State University. He has served our country in the US Air Force achieving the rank of Captain. Mr. Walling has additionally served in leadership roles in the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Collins Foundation and numerous other boards in the area.
Ashley Ensminger

Ashley Ensminger

Accounting Manager

Melanie Rosen

Melanie Rosen

Accounts Payable Specialist

Monika Gaier

Monika Gaier

Accounts Payable Specialist

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