Stephen Pettibone is a Managing Director in the New York Office. Stephen joined Sard Verbinnen from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. where he was the Head of Investor Relations for the Fortune 500 company from 2012 until its merger with Marriott International in 2016. In his role, Stephen developed and executed Starwood’s II-ranked Investor Relations program, and served as the Company’s key point of contact with investors and analysts through multiple CEO and CFO transitions. Stephen played a key role in Starwood’s Strategic Alternatives Process, serving as a member of the transaction steering committee, as well as managing due diligence teams.
Previously, Stephen was the Vice President of Corporate Development at Starwood, where he led corporate M&A activity for the Company. Prior to joining Starwood, Stephen held roles in corporate strategy at Sabre Holdings, and investment banking at Libra Securities and CIBC World Markets.
Stephen graduated cum laude from Middlebury College, with a BA in Political Science and German, and received an MBA from Columbia Business School.