Commercial Real Estate


CommLoan, a Scottsdale-based, early stage commercial mortgage lending technology company, announced today that Alan Schnaid has joined the leadership team as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer. Schnaid will oversee the company’s financial assets and the supervision of operations and workplace strategy.


“We are very pleased to have Alan join our team,” said Mitch Ginsberg, co-founder and CEO of CommLoan. “He has a strong, successful history of leading finance with a global organization in a high-growth and continuously evolving environment. I look forward to having him as CommLoan’s strategic partner in bridging the gap between lender and borrower in commercial mortgage lending.”


Schnaid brings more than 20 years of financial and operational leadership experience, having worked the past two decades with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world. Schnaid left Starwood in November 2016, following the successful merger with Marriott International.


Most recently, Schnaid served as Starwood’s Chief Financial Officer from December 2015, responsible for the global finance, accounting, tax, treasury, planning, risk management and investor relations functions. He also was a member of Starwood’s Senior Leadership Team.


Schnaid joined Starwood in 1994 and rose through the ranks, serving in various senior financial positions. Before his appointment to CFO, Schnaid served as Interim CFO in 2014 and had been Starwood’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since 2004. Prior to that, Schnaid was Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller since 1998 and Vice President and Controller since 1996. Before joining Starwood, Schnaid held accounting positions with Mazars and Company, Kenneth Leventhal and Company and Laventhol & Horwath.


“I’m very excited to have this opportunity to join CommLoan at such an early stage in the company’s growth.  I look forward to being part of the team that’s going to redefine how we do business and bring efficiency to  commercial real estate lending,” said Schnaid.


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