Erik Berntsen is the President of The Burrell Group and a trusted advisor to the founder, Daniel C. Burrell. For 10 plus years, Mr. Berntsen has played a critical role in the company’s development, overseeing more than $1B in assets. In his role as President, Mr. Berntsen also serves as the firm’s governmental liaison securing government support and funding for real estate and higher education projects. In 2016, Mr. Berntsen was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Aspen Investment Partners and responsible for day-to-day operations for all holdings. Prior to joining The Burrell Group, Mr. Berntsen was both Director of Operations and Sales for Starwood Resorts Worldwide. As operations lead, Mr. Berntsen was responsible for human resources, formulating new policies, and staff management. During his sales tenure, he implemented product marketing strategies, advertising campaigns, and sales promotions throughout the portfolio.
Mr. Berntsen studied Hospitality management in Zermatt Switzerland and he completed his studies at the University of Montana focusing on Business Management and International Commerce.