Ante Baric holds over 13 years of executive experience in hospitality industry. As Founder and CEO of Vestiga Consulting, his focus remains on advising hotel companies, developers and investors in project development, asset management, investment strategies, brand development and their other hospitality related interests. His expertise ranges from hotel management, hotel branding and brand development, asset management, hotel valuations, and divestment and acquisitions in hotel sector.
After earning a finance degree from Rutgers University, United States, Ante Baric swiftly excelled through his career path, becoming a Vice President for all European hospitality projects of a U.S. consulting firm, Netex Hospitality Consulting. For the past six years, Ante is managing a hospitality advisory company – Vestiga, and has spearheaded in total over 30 projects and cross-border transactions across Russia & CIS countries, Eastern Europe, and Balkans region.
Through his career, Ante Baric has advised various notable hotel owners and executives of multinational hotel companies. He has directly managed hotels and hotel development projects, and for each assignment his management has outperformed initial growth expectations and secured enduring increase in equity yields for his clients.
As an experienced hotel industry professional, Ante Baric strongly focuses on making his advisory business backed by irreproachable integrity, and remains a strong supporter of advisory services with measurable added-value contribution.