Boca West has a new general manager for the first time in more than 30 years.
The club announced Matthew Linderman has been promoted from his role as assistant general manager to general manager as of Oct. 1.
He will replace Jay DiPietro, who will remain as President and COO for the next year and then as a consultant through 2022. DiPietro has served as General Manager at Boca West since 1985.
Linderman joined Boca West Country Club in 2005 after serving as the Director of Food and Beverage for the Four Seasons Hotels/Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. He joined Boca West as the Assistant Food and Beverage Director and worked up the ranks as Food and Beverage Director, Club Manager and then Assistant General Manager starting on Jan 1, 2015.
“Matthew shares my philosophy of private country club management, delivering high quality service and a superior product to our members,” DiPietro said in a news release. “I have been grooming Matthew since he joined us more than 11 years ago and my recommendation of him as my successor was unanimously approved by the Boca West Country Club Board of Governors. He has vast experience in the hospitality arena, running food and beverage operations for five star hotels and iconic restaurants prior to joining our team and has broadened that experience tremendously in the last 11 years.”
Earlier in his career, Linderman served as the Director of Food and Beverage for the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC and the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach. In addition, he assisted with the opening task force for several Four Seasons properties throughout the country. Other previous employers include National Hotel in Miami Beach, Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort, Sheraton Biscayne Bay Hotel Miami, the Rainbow Room in New York, and Middle Bay Country Club on Long Island.
A native of Long Island, New York, Linderman resides in Boynton Beach with his wife and two daughters. He is a graduate of Florida International University with a degree in hospitality and a concentration in wine and spirits/formal dining. He has been or currently is a member of the Club Managers Association of America, internationally and locally, the FIU Alumni Association, the American Sommelier Association, the Chaine des Rotisseurs, Miami Beach and Palm Beach, and the American Institute of Wine and Food, Florida and Washington, D.C.
“Mr. DiPietro is a legend in the country club industry and in our community and I’m honored and humbled to work along side him as we further elevate Boca West Country Club,” Linderman said.“We share the vision and values embedded into the service and management of the Club. I am thankful to him, the Boca West Board of Governors and members for their confidence in me.”
Linderman will begin his new position just prior to the opening of Boca West’s $50 million new Golf and Activities Center, slated for a December completion. The new center will include a restaurant gallery, porte-cochere, golf shop, activities ballroom, and locker rooms.