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Lorne will be speaking...

Thursday October 4, 2012

2:30pm - 3:30 pm 

Is Now The Time To Develop Or Reposition?

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Lorne Borgal

Managing Director | Seer Resort Company

Lorne is a senior executive, board member and management consultant with work experience in Canada, United States, Mexico, Europe and China. He has experience turning around companies for profitability, developing master plans, changing company culture, developing strategy, managing change, growing businesses, and taking businesses through financial restructuring.

Lorne graduated with his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. His experience includes work in software companies prior to and after earning his MBA and in resort developments. He opened the Blackcomb resort business and subsequently ran Whistler Mountain and the Resort Association where he is regarded to this day as one of the most influential people in the first decade of the modern Whistler Resort.
As an entrepreneur Lorne has developed and operated resorts in Ontario, British Columbia and Mexico. He has traveled extensively throughout European mountain resorts and has acquired a firsthand understanding of the resort industry in China. Lorne’s resort experience includes completing master plans, acquiring government approvals, undertaking and completing both land and building development projects, operating fine dining, Four Diamond Hotels, winter and summer resorts including golf, beach and ski facilities.
Lorne’s current projects include completing the land servicing for a residential development 800 m above the valley floor on Hudson Bay Mountain, securing funding and providing management for a joint venture with one of Canada’s First Nations, completing a comprehensive master plan for a Lotus flower themed resort near Nanjing, China and determining the turnaround strategy for a major US resort.