Choice Hotels names Monte Koch to board of directors

Choice Hotels International has appointed Monte Koch to its board of directors. Koch has over 25 years of investment banking experience, and currently serves as the vice chairman and co-founder of, an online real estate marketplace.

"Monte's extensive industry experience and real estate investment knowledge makes him a natural fit for the Choice Hotels Board of Directors," said Stephen Joyce, president and CEO of Choice Hotels. "As an experienced investor in the real estate and lodging marketplace with a commendable track record of executive leadership, we are looking forward to Monte's strategic advice. I am confident his insights will be among the driving forces in our continuing growth."

Prior to his time at, Koch was the global head of real estate investment banking at Deutsche Bank Securities. During his time at Deutsche Bank Securities, Koch also served as its chairman of mergers and acquisitions for the Americas, driving strategy and deal execution.