About Doug Bech and Sam Loughlin

Douglas Y. Bech is Founder and Chief Executive Officer, since 1997, of Raintree Resorts International, a resort management, hospitality and vacation ownership company with resorts currently in 16 destinations in Mexico, the western United States and Canada.

Mr. Bech currently serves as director of three public companies and over the past more than 40 years Mr. Bech has been a director of 11 different public companies and many private companies.   Mr. Bech is also active in the American Resort Developers Association, serving on its Board of Directors since 2010.   In 2016, Mr. Bech served on the Governance Review Task Force for the Baylor Board of Regents and from 2017 to 2019 as Chairman of the Regents Selection Task Force for the Baylor Board of Regents.  In 2019, Mr. Bech was appointed to the Board of Directors of Religious Freedom Institute, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C.

Prior to 1998, Mr. Bech was a partner of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., and, from 1970 to 1993, was associated with and a senior partner of Andrews Kurth, L.L.P.  Mr. Bech, while practicing law specializing in securities, corporate finance, M&A and master limited partnership transactions, was listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He received a B.A. from Baylor University in 1967 and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1970. Mr. Bech is a member of the State Bars of Texas and New York.


Samuel Loughlin is a founding partner of Paceline Equity Partners and serves as a member of the Investment Committee and the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to forming Paceline, Mr. Loughlin served as President of the North America Region at Lone Star Funds and was responsible for the management and oversight of all originations initiatives in North America. Prior to joining Lone Star Funds in 2011, Mr. Loughlin was employed at Hudson Americas, LLC; an affiliate of Lone Star, and was focused on directing the management of the corporate assets located in North America. Prior to joining Hudson Americas, Mr. Loughlin was a Partner of CCG Venture Partners, a private equity firm with real estate, operating company and securities holdings, where he was responsible for legal oversight, deal structuring, asset evaluation, acquisitions and sales. Prior to CCG Venture Partners, Mr. Loughlin served as an attorney at the law firm of Vinson & Elkins, LLP, where he was a member of the Business and Corporate Securities group, with experience in venture capital and mezzanine financing transactions, private and public securities offerings, and mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts and debt financing transactions. Mr. Loughlin is a board member of the Southwestern Medical Foundation and serves on the board’s public affairs committee. Mr. Loughlin is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Baylor University and earned his J.D. with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law.