An interview with Tim Stripe, Grand Pacific Resorts.
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In this episode of the Carlsbad People, Purpose, and Impact Podcast, co-president and co-founder of Grand Pacific Resorts, Tim Stripe, talks with Bret Schanzenbach. As a former CPA, Tim was uniquely positioned to help design and build the company alongside his business partner, David Brown.
Tim is a California native, a hospitality industry expert, and a people-focused leader. He discusses how he and David started Grand Pacific Resorts, the various branches of the company, the ever-changing clientele in the hospitality industry, and the many ways the company gives back to the community.
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Tim Stripe has nearly 35 years of experience in all aspects of the resort hospitality industry, including site development, finance, capital markets, and operations. He is a certified public accountant.
A California native, Mr. Stripe graduated from Biola University in 1976 with a bachelor of arts degree and earned his Masters of Public Administration from California State University, Fullerton in 1978. He became involved in the resort industry in 1983 when he accepted a position as chief financial officer for Winners Circle Resorts International, Inc.
In 1992 Mr. Stripe and his business partner, David Brown, formed their own company, Grand Pacific Resorts, which today employs over 1200 people and manages the operations of 20 resorts, including the Westin and Sheraton Carlsbad Resorts, Grand Pacific MarBrisa, Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, Carlsbad Inn, and Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and The Cassara, A Hilton Tapestry.
Mr. Stripe also serves on several professional boards, as well as past Chairman of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.