About Us

Carlos Abaunza

The Sandy Point Resort is financially backed and creatively imagined by some of the most influential people in the resort and hotel industry. Partner and General Manager (GM) Carlos Abaunza has been setting up Sandy Point Resort’s management company since January 2019. He is highly respected as one of the most talented GMs in the Caribbean and specializes in new ventures and expansions. His latest general management engagements were with Trump International Hotel and Towers, Panama; Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya; The Ritz-Carleton, Cancun; and the Hilton Golf and Spa Resort, Cancun. Preferred Hotels and Resorts has approved Sandy Point Resort and Marina as a resort partner and will assist with operations and brand the resort.

Todd English

Todd English and the EHG are major partners and head of food and beverage for Sandy Point Resort and Marina. One of the most decorated, respected and charismatic chefs in the world, Todd English has enjoyed a staggering number of accolades during his remarkable career. He has been recognized by several of the food industry’s most prestigious publications, established on of the best known restaurant brands in the nation, published critically acclaimed cookbooks and produced his own TV show for PBS.

Additional partners include celebrity chef Todd English, who will be the head of food and beverage, and musician Joe Sumner (son of musician Sting -Gordon Sumner) who will be the head of entertainment.

Keith j. Burkard, as representative of ENG Hospitality LLC, Mr. Burkard is the founding partner of The English Hospitality Group (EHG). As a serial entrepreneur and visionary, Mr. Burkard has streamlined EHG both structurally and financially. Mr. Burkard has spearheaded restaurant design and development, is rapidly expanding the group’s global portfolio to include hospitality and nightlife destinations, and leads capital and product development for multiple strategic partnerships.

Joe Sumner

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Joe Sumner, (Son of Gordon Sumner A.K.A. Sting, The Legendary Musician’s Son) a singer and songwriter best known as a member of band Fiction Plane, will be a partner and head of entertainment. Joe will bring an annual music festival to our project in Sandy Point, North Caicos as well as other entertainment projects.

Paul Quirk

Paul Quirk, Mr. Quirk is the founding Partner at Morgan Holland Partners, a management consulting and systems integration firm serving the financial services industry. Working with major investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, asset managers, brokerage firms and securities exchanges, Mr. Quirk and his team identify and analyze strategic and operating needs, design and implement systems, and ensure knowledge transfer. Prior to his 30+ years in consulting, Mr. Quirk worked in investment banking including Bank of Boston, Manufacturers Hanover and Prudential Global Funding. Early in his career, Mr. Quirk worked as a certified public account at Peat, Marwick & Mitchell.

Dale Piergiovanni

Dale Piergiovanni is responsible for construction, who has been in the Turks and Caicos Islands since 1999 and received Belonger/Islander status is 2006. The Piergiovannis have completed many successful commercial and government projects including the recently renovated Parrot Cay Resort and actor Bruce Willis’s compound. They are the premier contractor for Parrot Cay.

Learn more: NorthCaicosContracting.com

Brad Lamensdorf

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Brad Lamensdorf, a partner and long-time landowner, boasts over 30 years of experience in the investment and hedge fund industry.


Throughout his career, Brad has successfully established and divested numerous businesses, showcasing his expertise in enhancing value and executing deals.

Michael Carino

Michael Carino, a finance focused partner has been working on Sandy Point Resort and Marina since being introduced to Sandy Point by actor and former home owner on world renowned Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos – Bruce Willis. Michael has been involved in Sandy Point for over 5 years and spends a significant portion of his time in Sandy Point helping move the development project to the next phase. Michael had managed billions in fixed income portfolios for decades at Lane Capital and AlphaBridge Capital and has been a contributing author for ZeroHedge – writing on finance and economic related topics. Michael graduated as a New England Scholar from the University of CT with an undergraduate degree in Economics and graduated Beta Gama Sigma (top 20%) from business school Columbia University.