Patrick Grismer was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in March 2016. In this role, Patrick is responsible for the global finance function, including financial reporting, planning, treasury, tax, internal audit and procurement.
Patrick joined Hyatt from his post as chief financial officer at Yum! Brands, where he previously held a number of roles including chief planning and control officer and chief financial officer for Yum! Restaurants International. Prior to Yum!, he worked at The Walt Disney Company where he served in roles that included vice president, business planning and development for The Disneyland Resort and chief financial officer for the Disney Vacation Club.
Patrick began his career with Price Waterhouse. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and C.P.A. certification in the State of California.