Paul Mastio

Paul Mastio

Chief Financial Officer

  • (985) 898-2022
  • pmastio@stirlingprop.com
  • 109 Northpark Boulevard, Suite 300, Covington, LA 70433

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About Paul

As CFO of Stirling, Paul Mastio is responsible for the property management and corporate aspects of the company’s accounting functions, tax planning, accounting operations, and reporting. He manages the technology department, working with the CTO to evaluate and implement software systems and infrastructure. He also manages the HR function and leads the employee benefits decisions. He is also involved in coordinating company processes and proposing and implementing changes to procedures and policies.

Before earning his accounting degree in 1991 from Southeastern Louisiana University, Mr. Mastio joined the firm of Schoen and Company, CPAs in Baton Rouge, LA. He received his CPA designation in January 1993 and then joined Stirling Properties in June of 1993 as Corporate Accountant. He was promoted to Controller in 2000 and then CFO in 2003. In 2012, he was named a partner within the company.

Mr. Mastio is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants (LCPA). He was named Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry by the LCPA in 2022. He has served as President of the PMAS Accounting System Users Group, which hosted an annual conference to educate and improve the function of the accounting system. Mr. Mastio now serves as a member of the Yardi Property Management Systems Users Group and has guided other former PMAS users to the Yardi system. He is also a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP).

Being involved in the community, Mr. Mastio was co-chair of the 2021 Special Olympics Over the Edge fundraiser after being a participant in 2020 and previously served as a Board Member in his church in Covington, LA. In addition, Mr. Mastio has coached his children in basketball and served as a Den Leader for Boy Scouts of America. He is a previous member of Stirling’s Stewardship Committee and was part of the team that created the annual Stirling Olympics, a company-wide event to raise money for nonprofit organizations. He continues to be a resource for the Stewardship Committee and stays involved with the Northshore Community Foundation.

Mr. Mastio resides in Madisonville, LA, with his wife and two sons, with a daughter studying at LSU, a son studying at SLU, and another son working at UMMC in Jackson, MS.

May 1, 2024|

Jared Lauderdale

Jared Lauderdale, CPA

Vice President Controller

  • (985) 898-2022
  • jlauderdale@stirlingprop.com
  • 109 Northpark Boulevard, Suite 300, Covington, LA 70433

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About Jared

As Vice President Controller, Jared Lauderdale leads the company’s property accounting team of seventeen employees and is responsible for all tax matters in Stirling’s internally owned portfolio. He provides annual fair value assessments for internally owned assets and prepares personal financial statements for lender submission. He also supervises the annual filing of over 85 partnership tax returns and performs distribution and tax implications analysis for real estate sales. Additionally, he is responsible for implementing policies and processes to increase efficiencies throughout the accounting department, and successfully executed Investment Management Services (IMS), software that serves as a portal for outside investors to conveniently view financial statements, K-1s and valuations.

Before joining Stirling in 2016, Mr. Lauderdale worked for Postlethwaite and Netterville, the largest public accounting firm in Louisiana, where he focused on individual and business income tax. He also worked at James, Lambert and Riggs, where he focused on income tax as well as auditing, financial reporting and 401k administration. 

Mr. Lauderdale received his undergraduate and master’s degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University (LSU), where he graduated with honors. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), passing all four parts of the exam on the first attempt. He is also an Excel University graduate.

Mr. Lauderdale is affiliated with numerous professional groups, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA). He is a member of ICSC, serving on the ICSC Tax Reform Committee that provides key recommendations to assist the organization in influencing the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2018. He previously served as Treasurer of the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce from January 2016-December 2018 and was awarded Board Member of the Year in 2018.

Mr. Lauderdale is an LSU football fanatic and a BBQ enthusiast. He resides in Hammond, Louisiana, with his wife and two sons.

May 1, 2024|

Laura Wallace

Laura Wallace

Controller – Corporate Accounting

  • (985) 898-2022
  • lwallace@stirlingprop.com
  • 109 Northpark Boulevard, Suite 300, Covington, LA 70433

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About Laura

Laura Wallace joined the Stirling team in 2006 and currently serves as Controller – Corporate Accounting. In her role, she manages all corporate accounting functions, including receivables, payables, cash flow and payroll, as well as supervises corporate accounting and banking administration. Ms. Wallace also oversees the company’s accounting and brokerage production in CommercialEdge and is responsible for the corporate budgeting process and 401K and workers’ comp audits.

Prior to her promotion to Controller, Ms. Wallace previously held the role of Corporate Accountant with Stirling. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with honors and holds a BA of Science in Accounting.

Laura enjoys watching LSU sporting events and is a season ticket holder for the New Orleans Saints. When not in the office, you can find Laura at her second home, Disney World, as she is a Disney Vacation Club member and annual passholder.

May 1, 2024|
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