FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (October 4, 2017) – Stirling Development is pleased to announce it has named Gordon L. Cope as Director, Financial Planning and Accounting. In his new role, Cope will work closely with the executive team on all finance, accounting, treasury, tax, and administrative functions. Reporting to Brian Parno, Stirling’s COO, he will also be responsible for budgeting, tax planning, and financial review of all of Stirling’s overall business activities and active projects including Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) project in Victorville, Ocean Ranch Corporate Centre in Oceanside, as well as analysing and forecasting potential new projects.
“Stirling has a long history and stellar reputation for developing some of the region’s most recognized master-planned real estate projects,” said Cope. “The opportunity to work with and learn from its leadership who made those projects successful was very attractive to me.”
“We are thrilled to bring Gordon onto our team. We felt there was a cohesive fit with Stirling’s corporate culture of support, collaboration, and creativity,” said Dougall Agan, Stirling’s President and CEO.”
Prior to joining Stirling, Cope served as a tax manager with Haskell & White LLP, a Southern California public accounting firm specializing in real estate. He has also held positions with international public accounting firm KPMG LLP and Goldman Sachs Inc. Cope is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Utah earning both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s degree in Accounting.