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MCR’s executives have decades of on-the-ground hospitality asset and property management experience at top tier corporations including Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International and Ernst & Young LLP. But what makes us so unique is our executives’ singular ability to disrupt the industry norms — to find better, smarter solutions that reinvent the way we do business.

  • Senior Leadership

    • Tyler Morse Chairman and CEO
    • Tyler Morse is Chairman and CEO of MCR, which comprises three discretionary funds and is the 4th largest hotel owner-operator in the United States. With $4 billion of assets under management, MCR owns and operates 144 hotels (over 21,000 guestrooms) across 37 states and has developed landmark properties such as the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport.

      Prior to founding MCR in 2006, Mr. Morse was the President of Bliss, the upscale spa and beauty products company. He previously served as Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Barry Sternlicht, and contributed to Starwood’s overall corporate investment and development initiatives. Mr. Morse earned his CPA at Ernst & Young LLP and worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in its Financial Sponsors and Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

      Mr. Morse got his start as a baggage handler for Delta Airlines at LAX. He was a ski instructor at Squaw Valley USA in Lake Tahoe and at Termás de Chillán in Chile. At California’s Mammoth Mountain, he was a member of the ski patrol. He also worked as a busboy at the Hard Rock Café in Honolulu, Hawaii, and as a car valet at The Cheesecake Factory in Redondo Beach, California.

      Mr. Morse serves on the Board of Directors of NYC & Company, the convention and visitor arm of New York City. He is a member of the Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) Courtyard by Marriott Advisory Board and the Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) Distribution Advisory Committee. He serves on the advisory board of New York University’s Tisch Center of Hospitality and on the Policy Advisory Board for the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Mr. Morse is an active member of IREFAC, PREA, NAREIT and The Real Estate Roundtable. He serves as a Trustee on the board of Prep for Prep.

      Mr. Morse graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard Business School. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.

    • Russ Shattan EVP, Acquisitions & Development
    • Russ Shattan is Executive VP, Acquisitions & Development, of MCR. He joined MCR in 2011. Mr. Shattan is responsible for leading MCR’s investment activities including acquisitions, dispositions, development and financing.

      Since joining MCR, Mr. Shattan has led the execution of nearly $1.6 billion in hotel transaction volume, including the acquisition of 90 hotels and development of 16 hotels located across the country. He has also supported the development of two marquee New York City hotel projects: the 60-room The High Line Hotel in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and the 512-room TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

      From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Shattan was a Senior Manager at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where he worked in the firm’s Real Estate Group. Prior to Starwood, he began his career as an Analyst at CNL Hotels & Resorts, a hotel REIT that was based in Orlando, FL.

      Mr. Shattan serves on Hilton’s Select Service Product Advisory Council and the Marriott TownePlace Suites Franchise Advisory Council. He is a graduate of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration and has been a guest lecturer for real estate and hospitality classes at New York University.

    • William White Chief Financial Officer
    • William White is Chief Financial Officer of MCR.

      Prior to joining MCR in 2016, Mr. White was a Senior Associate in the real estate transactions group at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he served as project manager for a wide variety of complex public-private development projects. Previously, Mr. White was at Tungsten Partners, where he assisted with due diligence of development opportunities for the Ace Hotel brand.

      Mr. White is a graduate of Harvard University.

    • Lisa Ross Chief Accounting Officer
    • Lisa Ross is Chief Accounting Officer for MCR.

      Ms. Ross has 35 years of experience with accounting, financial reporting and investor reporting for private equity and public commercial real estate investment funds. Prior to joining MCR, Ms. Ross held senior executive roles at Behringer and the Hampstead Group. She also served as a consultant to Lionstone Investments. In these positions she was responsible for all aspects of accounting and financial reporting for private and public investment funds, joint ventures and REITs.

      Ms. Ross received an MS in Management and Administrative Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas and a BBA from Baylor University.

    • Jean Johnson Chief Procurement Officer
    • Jean Johnson is Chief Procurement Officer of MCR. She is responsible for scaling procurement from source to pay to support MCR’s growth and acquisitions as well as leading strategic sourcing and category management, negotiations, competitive bids, contracts, risk mitigation, supply chain and supplier management.

      Prior to joining MCR, Ms. Johnson was Chief Procurement Officer of LogMeIn, responsible for building its global procurement, which achieved more than $100 million in savings through operational excellence. She has held leadership positions at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Mercer, Putnam Investments and Staples and has successfully built procurement functions in multiple industries, including technology, financial services, insurance and retail. Ms. Johnson is a Founding Executive Board Member and Finance Chair for Global Counsel for Diversity and Inclusion in Procurement, a non-profit established to mentor and sponsor talent seeking careers in procurement and supply chain.

      Ms. Johnson holds an MBA from Bentley University in International Management, a BSBA from Northeastern University in Accounting and Project Management Certification from Boston University.

    • Nathan Logan General Counsel
    • Nathan Logan is General Counsel of MCR. In this role, he leads the legal aspects of MCR’s business.

      Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Logan practiced law for 12 years with the global firm Latham & Watkins LLP, where he specialized in real estate M&A and financing transactions for private equity firms, REITs and other commercial real estate owners and investors. Mr. Logan represented MCR as outside counsel while at Latham & Watkins LLP and has advised on nearly every significant acquisition and development project the company has undertaken since 2013.

      Mr. Logan received a law degree from the University of Notre Dame and a BE in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He is licensed to practice law in California and Illinois.

    • Abby Hampton SVP, Investment Accounting
    • Abby Hampton is SVP, Investment Accounting, of MCR. She joined MCR in 2014. Ms. Hampton is responsible for preparing the corporate office financial statements as well as overseeing ownership accounting for several portfolios. She also works with the Development and Construction teams on various projects. Ms. Hampton has 15 years of hospitality accounting experience. Previously, she spent 11 years with Wyndham.

      Ms. Hampton received a BBA in Accounting from Washington State University.

    • Barton Roseberry VP, Investment Accounting
    • Barton Roseberry is VP, Ownership Accounting, of MCR. He joined MCR in 2013. Mr. Roseberry oversees the hotel ownership accounting at MCR. He has more than 10 years of accounting experience in the retail and hospitality industries. Previously, Mr. Roseberry spent two years at Half Price Books, five years at Snelling Staffing and three years at Prism Hotels.

      Mr. Roseberry received an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas

    • Bill Kidney SVP, Operations
    • Bill Kidney joined MCR in 2007 and is Senior VP, Operations, of MCR. Previously, he served as Regional Director of Operations for Flagstone Hospitality, the affiliated management company for RFS Hotel Investors, Inc., in Memphis, TN, where he was directly accountable for 18 full and select service hotels. He served in that capacity for 12 years.

      Prior to RFS, Mr. Kidney was an Area Manager and General Manager of several full service hotels including two Top 20 Holiday Inn hotels and several 300 to 500-room properties over a span of 20 years.

    • Chad Newman SVP, Operations
    • Chad Newman is SVP, Operations, for MCR’s independent portfolio. In this role, Mr. Newman oversees operations for MCR’s independent and experiential hotels. Since attending the University of Maryland, Mr. Newman’s hospitality career has included General Manager and regional positions with leading hotel operators such as Ocean Properties, Island Hospitality and The Briad Group.

    • Chris McDonnell VP, Centralized Accounting
    • Chris McDonnell is VP of Centralized Accounting for MCR. In this role, he oversees the centralized accounting functions and property-level Directors of Finance for the full-service hotels in the MCR portfolio.

      Prior to joining MCR, Mr. McDonnell was VP of Property Accounting at Remington Hotels, where he was responsible for managing the accounting teams for 22 full-service properties. Previously, Mr. McDonnell served as the Director of Finance at the Marriott Hotel and Golf Club in Fort Worth, Texas, and Director of Enterprise Applications and Regional Controller for Highgate Hotels.

      Mr. McDonnell received a BS in Economics/Finance and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. He lives in Arlington, Texas.

    • Colleen Ker SVP, Revenue Management
    • Colleen Ker joined MCR in 2009 and is SVP, Revenue Management, of MCR. In this role, she is responsible for providing revenue management and eCommerce support through the use of creative strategies, analysis of pricing, trends, performance and effective inventory management that focuses on revenue growth and profit.

      Prior to MCR, Ms. Ker’s hospitality career included 15 years with Marriott International as a Revenue Director overseeing resorts and full service hotels. Prior to Marriott, Ms. Ker worked at several full service hotels in the South Jersey/Philadelphia market in both operational and sales management positions. Her career started in the casino hotel industry in Atlantic City where she spent eight years in hotel operations and casino marketing.

      Ms. Ker received a BS in Economics from Villanova University.

    • Crystal Baker VP, Training & Development
    • Crystal Baker is VP, Training and Development, for MCR. In this role, she oversees the internal development and training of team members across MCR’s independent and experiential hotel portfolio. Additionally, she is responsible for the operational transition process of all new hotel acquisitions.

      Ms. Baker has more than 20 years of experience in various disciplines of the hospitality industry, including operations, sales, food & beverage, revenue management and reservations. Prior to joining MCR, she held key leadership positions such as General Manager, Dual General Manager and Regional Vice President at Island Hospitality, Drury Hotels, Benchmark Hospitality and Marriott International.

      She received her BBA in Management from Texas Tech University.

    • Daeho Kim VP, Corporate Treasurer
    • Daeho Kim is VP, Corporate Treasurer, of MCR. In this role, he oversees MCR’s day-to-day treasury operations.

      Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Kim spent more than eight years as Vice President of Finance & Assistant Treasurer at Aimbridge Hospitality, where he was responsible for all aspects of treasury functions, including liquidity and debt management of the company and its hotels. Previously, Mr. Kim spent more than 12 years at Pillar Income Asset Management, a commercial real estate investment firm with more than $3 billion of assets under management, most recently serving as Vice President & Treasurer overseeing its treasury functions, including three publicly traded entities.

      Mr. Kim received a BA in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University.

    • Dan Thorman VP, Development
    • Dan Thorman is Vice President, Development, for MCR. In this role, he is responsible for growing MCR’s third party management platform across the United States.

      Dan serves as an adjunct instructor in the NYU School of Professional Studies – Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, most recently teaching Intro to Hospitality Statistics.

      Prior to joining MCR, Dan was Vice President, Development, at Kimpton Hotels + Restaurants, where he oversaw Kimpton growth in the eastern half of North America. Previously, Dan was Vice President of Full Service & Luxury Lodging Development at Marriott International, focused on the Eastern U.S. Before joining Marriott as part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts merger, Dan held numerous positions within Starwood’s Global Development Group, most recently as Director of Development for franchise growth in the Northeast U.S. and managed growth in the Northeast U.S., Midwest U.S. and Caribbean. Dan held other roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in global development strategy, process implementation and analytics.

      Dan graduated from Lehigh University with a BS in Business Information Systems.

    • Gina Mote VP, Risk Management
    • Gina Mote is VP, Risk Management, for MCR. In her role, Gina administers MCR’s comprehensive insurance program and assists with the procurement of coverage and risk analysis for MCR’s hotel, development and investment operations.

      With more than 24 years experience as an insurance broker, Ms. Mote has served as the Regional Risk and Marketing Manager for Brown & Brown and as a Senior Workers Compensation Adjuster for Safeco Insurance. For the 15 years prior to joining MCR, her focus was on insurance program management for large hospitality, financial and construction practices. Ms. Mote also served in the US Army.

       

    • Jacob Messina SVP, Technology & Innovation
    • Jacob Messina is SVP, Technology & Innovation, for MCR.  In this role, he oversees the technology and digital presence of MCR and its hotels across the country, including the 60-room The High Line Hotel in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and the 512-room TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

      Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Messina’s career included a decade with Loews Hotels & Co., where he most recently served as the Senior Director of eCommerce & Performance Marketing. Previously, he served as Director of Internet Marketing, Associate Director of Online Marketing, Marketing Information Manager and Customer Relationship Analyst with Loews Hotels & Co.

      Mr. Messina received a BS in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. He lives in New York City.

    • Jaimee Zanzinger SVP, Creative
    • Jaimee Zanzinger is SVP, Creative, of MCR. In this role, she oversees branding, content, PR and marketing for MCR and its independent full-service hotels across the country, including the 60-room The High Line Hotel in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and the 512-room TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

      Prior to joining MCR, Ms. Zanzinger was the Editorial Director of Us Weekly at Wenner Media, where she led the operations for digital and print platforms that attracted an audience of 50 million. Previously, Ms. Zanzinger served in senior-level roles at Real SimpleGlamour and Woman’s Day, specializing in lifestyle content. She has also consulted for Hearst Magazines, where she helped conceptualize and launch a high-end travel publication.

      As an adjunct professor at New York University’s School of Professional Studies, Ms. Zanzinger taught a magazine editing course. She has also appeared as a lifestyle expert on television programs including NBC’s Today show, ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS’s The Early Show.

      Ms. Zanzinger received a BA in Journalism and Communications from Rutgers University.

    • James Spinks VP, Centralized Accounting
    • James Spinks is VP, Centralized Accounting, of MCR. In this role, he oversees the centralized accounting function for the hotels in the MCR portfolio.

      Prior to joining MCR in 2013, Mr. Spinks was an Assistant Controller with Pillar Hotels & Resorts, where he led centralized accounting for 40-50 hotels. Previously, Mr. Spinks served in various roles at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Rosewood Hotels, and Bristol Hotels & Resorts.

      Mr. Spinks received a BS in Hospitality Management from the University of North Texas.

    • Jeff Dempsey VP, Compliance and Internal Audit
    • Jeff Dempsey is VP, Compliance and Internal Audit, for MCR.

      Mr. Dempsey has more than 30 years in Internal Audit and Compliance for a broad range of industries including, Investment Companies, REITS, Banks, Electric Utilities, Oil & Gas, and Manufacturing. Mr. Dempsey has successfully performed as Chief Audit Executive for multiple companies. He has been Chief Audit Executive for Behringer Funds. He also led the Internal Audit and Controls practice for Bridgepoint Consulting, where he was the outsourced Chief Audit Executive for both public and private companies. Mr. Dempsey held roles of progressing leadership responsibilities at Deloitte and KPMG Consulting. Mr. Dempsey also has a background in Business Process Reengineering and Organizational Change Management.

      Mr. Dempsey is a graduate of University of Texas at Arlington and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and a Certified Internal Auditor.

    • Joe Delli Santi SVP, Acquisitions & Development
    • Joe Delli Santi is SVP, Acquisitions & Development, of MCR. In this role, he is responsible for assisting with the company’s acquisition, development and capital markets activities.

      Prior to joining MCR in 2016, Mr. Delli Santi was a Senior Associate with Starwood Capital Group, where he was responsible for managing a number of the firm’s investments in the full and limited service hotel sectors. He also served as Vice President of Corporate Development for TMI Hospitality, one of the country’s largest hotel owner-operators with a portfolio of more than 180 select service and extended stay properties that Starwood Capital Group acquired in January 2015. In that role, he was responsible for the execution of the firm’s growth-related initiatives, the disposition of non-core assets and various other functions.

    • Kaunteya Chitnis SVP, Acquisitions & Development
    • Kaunteya Chitnis is SVP, Acquisitions & Development, of MCR. In this role, he is responsible for assisting with the firm’s execution of acquisition, disposition, development and capital markets activities.

      Before joining MCR in 2014, Mr. Chitnis was a Senior Associate in Ernst & Young’s Transaction Real Estate Group, where he focused on providing M&A, capital markets, valuation, and strategic advisory services to hospitality and leisure clients. Prior to Ernst & Young, Mr. Chitnis was an Analyst within Citibank’s Institutional Clients Group.

      Mr. Chitnis is a graduate of Cornell University.

    • Leah McFarland VP, Revenue Management
    • Leah McFarland is VP, Revenue Management, for MCR. In this role, Ms. McFarland is responsible for providing support to the SVP, Revenue Management, as well as leadership of the revenue management and ecommerce teams. Additionally, she handles corporate level reporting of revenue-related metrics and participates in the asset evaluation process for new acquisitions.

      Ms. McFarland has nearly 20 years of hotel industry experience, including roles with focused service brands for Marriott and Hilton, independent hotels and full-service Marriott properties. Prior to joining MCR, she worked in sales and revenue management for a number of hotel franchisees including White Lodging and Winegardner and Hammons. She is proud to have been a member of a Marriott Full Service Opening Team of the Year and a Marriott Revenue Management Team of the Year.

      She received her BA in Business from Indiana University.

    • Mark Kucera SVP, Operations
    • Mark Kucera is SVP, Operations, of MCR. In this role, he oversees operations of half of MCR’s hotels across the country.

      Prior to joining MCR in 2013, Mr. Kucera was the President/COO of Presidian Hotels & Resorts, a hotel development and Management company, for four years. Previously, Mr. Kucera served as Executive Vice President of Operations for Expotel Hospitality Services for eight years and Regional Director of Operations as well as Area Operations and General Management Positions for Flagstone Hospitality Management, the affiliated management company of RFS Hotel Investors, Inc, in Memphis, TN, for 14 years.

      Mr. Kucera received a BS in Hospitality Management from The Ohio State University.

    • Michael Youssef VP, Centralized Accounting
    • Michael Youssef is VP, Centralized Accounting, for MCR. In this role, Mr. Youssef oversees the accounting functions for the hotels in MCR’s portfolio as well as the corporate support team.

      Mr. Youssef has 35 years of hospitality experience in accounting, financial reporting, internal audits, Oracle back-office system design and implementation, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions and hotel conversions.

      Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Youssef was a VP of Finance at Highgate Hotels, where he was responsible for the northeast region of the United States, Miami and Key West. Previously, he served as Regional Controller for Accor North America’s Sofitel and Novotel brand, as Internal Audit/System Manager for Lane Hospitality (now Spire Hospitality) and as Cost Controller at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Houston, Texas.

      Mr. Youssef received a BS in Purchasing & Material Management and an accounting degree from the University of Houston.

    • Randall Timms VP, Centralized Accounting
    • Randall Timms is VP, Centralized Accounting, of MCR. In this role, Mr. Timms leads a team of managers who provide accounting support for MCR’s large multi-hotel portfolio of limited and full-service hotels.

      Mr. Timms has more than 17 years of accounting experience in the hospitality industry. Previously, he was an Assistant Controller in the central accounting department of Pillar Hotels & Resorts for four years and a Supervising Senior Accountant in the partnership group of Wyndham International for eight years.

      Mr. Timms received a BS in Accounting from LeTourneau University.

    • Sarah Sheehy VP, Category Management
    • Sarah Sheehy is VP, Category Management, for MCR. She is responsible for scaling the procurement team that will lead strategic sourcing, category management, supplier negotiations and competitive bidding, contracts, risk mitigation, supply chain and supplier management.

      Prior to joining MCR, Ms. Sheehy was Senior Director of Procurement at UKG, responsible for strategic sourcing of all categories during her 10-year tenure, as well as the global travel and meetings programs. Her teams were successful at achieving aggressive savings goals, obtaining buy-in with stakeholder groups and partnering with strategic suppliers. Ms. Sheehy also enjoys philanthropic endeavors and volunteering, and led the corporate giving program for Kronos Inc. She has also worked on the sell side in business development and account management at a corporate travel management firm.

      Ms. Sheehy holds an MBA in International Management from Boston University and a BS from Suffolk University.

    • Sean Cassidy VP, New York Operations
    • Sean Cassidy is Vice President, New York Operations, for MCR. In this role, he is responsible for driving revenue, profitability, guest satisfaction and associate development for MCR’s full-service hotels, including the 1,050-room The New Yorker Hotel and the  1,780-room Sheraton New York Times Square.

      Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Cassidy was the Hotel Manager at The Westin New York Times Square for five years. He has more than 25 years of hospitality experience and has held a variety of management positions with ITT Sheraton, Starwood and Marriott.

      Mr. Cassidy is the First Vice President for the Food and Beverage Association of America and the First Vice President for Les Amis d’Escoffier Society Foundation. He has also served on the Advisory Board for The High School of Hospitality Management. As the opening Banquet Certification Instructor for The New York Hotel Trades Council and Hotel Association of NYC Inc. Employee Benefit Funds, Mr. Cassidy instructed eligible NYHTC members in the art of banquet service and administered certification exams.

      Mr. Cassidy earned his BA from the City University of New York College of Staten Island.

    • Tom Mituzas VP, Labor Relations
    • Tom Mituzas is VP, Labor Relations, for MCR. In this role Mr. Mituzas oversees labor-related employment matters for MCR’s hotels across the country.

      Mr. Mituzas has 35 years of human resources, labor relations and hotel operations experience. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Mituzas served as the Labor Relations Market Leader for Marriott Hotels in the New York City area. Before Marriott purchased Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. in 2016, Mr. Mituzas was the Area Director of Human Resources, overseeing 10 of Starwood’s managed properties in the New York and New Jersey area for 16 years. Mr. Mituzas began his career at ITT Sheraton, performing various operations and human resources roles.

      A longtime member of the negotiating committee for the Hotel Association of New York City, Mr. Mituzas also serves as a Trustee for the New York Hotel Trades Council & Hotel Association of New York City Inc. Employee Benefit Funds.

      Mr. Mituzas received a BA in Psychology from Hunter College, CUNY, and an MS in Counseling & Human Resource Development from Bridgeport University. He lives in Long Island City, Queens, where he volunteers his time as an active member of the local community board and civic association.

    • Wendy Robison VP, Creative
    • Wendy Robison is VP, Creative, for MCR. In this role, Ms. Robison oversees design and branding for MCR and its independent hotels across the country, including the 60-room The High Line Hotel in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and the 512-room TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

      Prior to joining MCR, Ms. Robison was Design Director for Seventeen magazine, as well as a contributing Design Director for several women’s magazines at Hearst, the world’s largest publisher of monthly magazines. Previously, Ms. Robison was a designer at Lucky magazine.

      Ms. Robison received a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri.

  • ACQUISITIONS & DEVELOPMENT

    Charlie Floyd
    Associate, Acquisitions & Development

    Charlie Floyd is responsible for assisting with the company’s acquisition, development, disposition and capital markets activities. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Floyd was a Director of Investments for Peachtree Hotel Group, a hotel private equity firm based in Atlanta focused on equity and debt investments. Mr. Floyd is a graduate of Cornell University.

     

    David Meister
    Associate, Acquisitions & Development

    David Meister is responsible for assisting with the company’s acquisition, development, disposition and capital markets activities. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Meister was an Associate with Leyton Properties, a residential developer focused on projects in the New York metropolitan area, and a Senior Financial Analyst with Marcus & Millichap. Mr. Meister has a master’s degree in Real Estate Finance from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

     

    Jamie Bradshaw
    Director, Acquisitions & Development

    Jamie Bradshaw is responsible for assisting with the company’s acquisition, development, disposition and capital markets activities. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Bradshaw was an associate at Starwood Capital Group, where he was responsible for managing the firm’s investments in the full and limited service hotel sectors. Previously, Mr. Bradshaw was an analyst at Pebblebrook Hotel Trust on the corporate finance team. Mr. Bradshaw is a graduate of Cornell University.

     

    Jeremy Tobin
    Director, Acquisitions & Development

    Jeremy Tobin is responsible for assisting with the firm’s acquisition, development, disposition and capital market activities. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Tobin was an Associate on the investment team at KHP Capital Partners, a hotel private equity firm focused on full service and independent properties. Previously, Mr. Tobin worked on the asset management team at Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, a publicly traded $5+ billion full service REIT. Mr. Tobin is a graduate of Cornell University.

     

    Kate Redford
    Director, Acquisitions & Development

    Kate Redford is responsible for assisting with the company’s acquisition, development, disposition and capital markets activities. Prior to joining MCR, Ms. Redford was a Manager in the Strategic Market Planning & Feasibility Group at InterContinental Hotels Group, where she supported the development effort throughout the Americas. Ms. Redford is a graduate of Cornell University.

     

    Preet Bhaidaswala
    Associate, Acquisitions & Development

    Preet Bhaidaswala is responsible for assisting with the company’s acquisition, development, disposition and capital markets activities. Prior to joining MCR, Ms. Bhaidaswala was an Asset & Wealth Management Consultant with Alpha FMC and an Asset Management Analyst with UBS. Ms. Bhaidaswala is a graduate of New York University.

  • CREATIVE

    Becky Byron
    Art Director

    Becky Byron is the Art Director for MCR. In this role, she designs print and digital assets, as well as hotel collateral. Before joining the team, Ms. Byron was a Visual Designer at Condé Nast. Prior to that, she was a Digital Designer at Rent the Runway and has designed for publications such as Seventeen, Nylon.com and Cleveland Magazine. She has a BA in Journalism and Photography from Cleveland State University.

     

    Gretchen Vitamvas
    Production Director

    Gretchen Vitamvas is the Production Director of MCR. In this role she oversees the creative team’s designs, working with vendors, preparing files for production, organizing timelines and maintaining schedules. Prior to joining MCR, Ms. Vitamvas was an Art Director at Victoria’s Secret, managing the designers creating content for email, digital advertising and social media. Previously, she was a Production Director at Allure magazine and has worked in production roles for other Condé Nast and Time Inc. publications including Domino, Radar and Teen People. She received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Queens College/CUNY.

     

    Leah Caruso
    Senior Director, Special Events & Partnerships

    Leah Caruso is the Senior Director, Special Events & Partnerships for MCR. In this role she oversees she oversees experiential hotel activations, special events and brand partnerships. Ms. Caruso led experiential strategies at Hudson Yards New York and Westfield World Trade Center in New York City. Previously, she was the Director of Marketing & Special Events for Kate Spade & Company, where she served as the brand director for Tim Gunn, Chief Creative Officer and former Project Runway mentor.

     

    Rebecca Morse
    Director

    Rebecca Morse is a Director of MCR. Previously, Ms. Morse was the Editor-in-Chief of the interior design and architecture publication The Home Observer. She also worked as an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City. Ms. Morse received a BA from Harvard College and a JD from Georgetown University. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Juilliard School. She is also a trustee of St. Luke’s School in New York City.

     

    Suelain Moy
    Creative Content Manager

    Suelain Moy is a Creative Content Manager at MCR, where she taps into her experiences as a journalist, editor and senior copywriter to create custom content for MCR’s independent hotels. She’s written for the 700,000-plus subscribers of the American Express Travel newsletter, contributed profiles and articles to Entertainment Weekly and Good Housekeeping, helped launch digital content for Audible and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and worked for The Corcoran Group’s Franchise Brand Marketing team. She received a BA in English from Yale University.

  • DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS

    Joseph Addeo
    Associate, Development Operations

    Joe Addeo is responsible for assisting with the company’s development and capital projects, value-add real estate strategies, business plan execution and special situations. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Addeo was a Senior Analyst with Broadshore Capital Partner’s Special Situations Debt Group and a CMBS Analyst with Rialto Capital Advisors. Mr. Addeo received his Masters in Real Estate Development from NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, where he focused on hotel development and adaptive reuse.

     

    Pete Foster
    Senior Associate, Development Operations

    Pete Foster is responsible for assisting with the company’s development and capital projects, value-add real estate strategies, business plan execution and special situations. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Foster was a member of Stanford GSB’s Summer Institute and an analyst at Vesta Industrial Real Estate in Mexico City. Mr. Foster is a graduate of the University of Richmond.

     

    Quinn Mann Montano
    Associate, Development Operations

    Quinn Mann Montano is responsible for assisting with the company’s development and capital projects, value-add real estate strategies, business plan execution and special situations. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Montano oversaw hotel investments and asset management at Edge Investments, a boutique investment firm. Previously, he served as a project manager at the Witkoff Group and Washington D.C. Management. Mr. Montano is a graduate of Northeastern University and received his Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

  • FINANCE

    Jody Farquhar
    Senior Director of Investment Reporting and Communications

    Jody Farquhar is Senior Director of Investment Reporting and Communications. Mr. Farquhar is responsible for investor reporting of MCR’s fund investments and assists with finance and investor relations efforts. Mr. Farquhar has 22 years of experience across finance, investing and the hospitality industry. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Farquhar was the Director of Corporate Finance & Strategy for the Ashford group’s publicly traded hospitality REITs. Previously, Mr. Farquhar was an Equity Analyst with Jefferies in San Francisco. Mr. Farquhar received an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA in economics from the University of North Texas. Mr. Farquhar is a CFA charter holder.

     

    Lisa Kilgore
    Director of Fund Management

    Lisa Kilgore is Director of Fund Management for MCR. She is responsible for overseeing the compliance and reporting of MCR’s fund investments, while also assisting with the company’s finance and investor relations activities. Ms. Kilgore joined MCR in 2018 as Director of Investment Accounting for a year before transitioning to Fund Management. She has 20 years of accounting experience – 12 of which have been in the commercial real estate investment industry. Prior to joining MCR, Ms. Kilgore was the Real Estate Controller for Behringer Harvard’s Opportunity Funds, and she began her career as an auditor of PwC. Ms. Kilgore received her BBA in Accounting from Harding University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.

     

    Matt Homsher
    Finance Analyst

    Matt Homsher is a Finance Analyst for MCR. In this role, he is responsible for assisting with the company’s capital markets and financing activities. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Homsher worked on the underwriting and asset management teams for Invesco Real Estate, focusing on the central region. Previously, Mr. Homsher interned with Trammell Crow Residential and Manhattan Construction Company. In these positions, he was responsible for the underwriting of new investment opportunities and strategies as well as assisting with the development, construction and management of assets. Mr. Homsher received a BA in Construction Science with a concentration in Real Estate Finance from the University of Oklahoma.

     

    Phillip Kilgore
    Director of Finance and Capital Markets

    Phillip Kilgore is Director of Finance and Capital Markets for MCR. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s origination and execution of capital market activities, while also assisting with the company’s finance and investor relations activities. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Kilgore held roles with PMB Capital Investments and Bank OZK (formerly Bank of the Ozarks). In these positions, he was responsible for the origination and underwriting of new lending and investment opportunities as well as assisting with the development and asset management of a number of investments. Mr. Kilgore received a BBA in Real Estate Finance from Southern Methodist University. He lives in Dallas.


    Stacy Harwell

    Director of Investment Accounting

    Stacy Harwell is Director of Investment Accounting for MCR. In this role, she is responsible for the accounting and reporting of the hotel ownership entities. Ms. Harwell has more than 15 years of accounting experience in the hospitality industry and three years in public accounting. Prior to joining MCR in 2015, Ms. Harwell worked as Corporate Accounting Manager for Wyndham International, Senior Auditor for Whitely Penn, and Restaurant Accountant for Brinker International. Ms. Harwell received a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Oklahoma.

  • LEGAL, RISK MANAGEMENT AND REGULATORY

    Kristen Miller Reinsch
    Senior Corporate Counsel

    Kristen A. Miller Reinsch is Senior Corporate Counsel at MCR. Ms. Reinsch manages a broad range of legal matters relating primarily to MCR’s hotel management and operations business, including employment issues, commercial contracting, dispute resolution, litigation management and regulatory matters. Prior to joining MCR, Ms. Reinsch was Senior Litigation Counsel for the privately held parent company of Omni Hotels & Resorts and Gold’s Gyms. In that role, Ms. Reinsch managed a significant litigation docket across the operating companies and advised their executive business teams on legal and operational issues. Before going in-house, Ms. Reinsch practiced complex commercial litigation for 12 years at several highly regarded litigation boutiques in Texas. A graduate of Washington University School of Law (J.D.), University of Southern California (M.A.), and the University of Missouri (B.J.), Ms. Reinsch lives in Dallas with her husband and four children.

     

    Marge Bajzek
    Senior Corporate Paralegal and Legal Case Manager

    Marge Bajzek is Senior Corporate Paralegal and Legal Case Manager for MCR. In this role, she works in collaboration with the legal, operations, accounting and transactions teams to assist with corporate oversight and governance, contract management, due diligence for acquisitions and divestitures, compliance, legal research and outside counsel management. Before joining MCR, Ms. Bajzek honed her corporate legal expertise with several Chicago law firms and the in-house legal departments of Kraft Foods and Sears Holdings. She holds a paralegal certification from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

     

    Rick Hibbs
    Director of Licensing

    Rick Hibbs is Director of Licensing for MCR. He is responsible for obtaining new business, health, liquor and operational licenses, and for directing the licensing aspects of all acquisition, disposition, and operational transition transactions. He also manages license administration and renewals, and coordination with local hotel staff on matters related to license compliance. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Hibbs was a consultant at a firm that provided licensing services in all 50 states. Previously, he spent more than 25 years as an architect in workplace strategy and corporate interiors. Mr. Hibbs graduated from Texas A&M University.

     

  • OPERATIONS

    Eric Regits
    Regional Vice President, Operations

    Eric Regits is a Regional Vice President, Operations, for MCR. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of several Hilton and Marriott branded hotels in Alabama, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Regits worked for Hilton, Marriott and IHG. He also has General Manager experience in both full service and select service hotels. While working with Moody National Companies, he earned many accolades, including General Manager of the year in 2017 and 2019. He studied Business Administration at East Stroudsburg University.

     

    George Spilich
    Regional Vice President, Operations

    George Spilich is a Regional Vice President, Operations, for MCR. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of several select service and extended stay hotels in multiple states. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Spilich spent the last decade working for GF Management and Moody National Companies as both Area Manager and Regional Director of Operations. Mr. Spilich also has General Manager experience in both full service and select service hotels, as well as task force experience with multiple Hilton and Marriott brands. He received a BS in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from the University of Delaware.

     

    Joe Coursolle
    Regional Vice President, Operations

    Joe Coursolle is a Regional Vice President, Operations, for MCR. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the Sales and Operating efforts of Hilton and Marriott branded hotels throughout his regions in Ohio, Georgia, Florida, Colorado and Montana. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Coursolle was a General Manager with Hilton Hotels for more than 20 years operating Focus, Full Service and Resort hotels in Minnesota, Texas, Missouri and Indiana. He also worked as a training consultant for IHG and as a General Manager for Drury Hotels.

     

    Keith Osborne
    Regional Vice President, Operations

    Keith Osborne is a Regional Vice President, Operations, for MCR. In this role, Mr. Osborne oversees the field-based Operations & Sales Teams and assists in the development and implementation of critical operating strategies and initiatives, ensuring alignment with the strategic mission of the company and superior financial performance of the 14 hotels he is accountable for in the Texas Region. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Osborne served for 15 years as Chief Operating Officer of two successful Upper Mid-West hotel management and development companies. He has more than 25 years of hospitality industry experience, including senior level positions such as Director of Quality Assurance for the Promus Hotel Corporation, now a part of Hilton Worldwide. Mr. Osborne has also served as General Manager in both full and select service properties. He attended Eastern Illinois University and majored in Business Administration with a focus in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

     

    Kevin Klein
    Vice President, Food & Beverage

    Kevin Klein is Vice President, Food and Beverage, of MCR. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring brand compliance and operational standards while supporting local team leaders in creating a positive venue experience, driving service excellence and achieving cost projections and revenue targets. Mr. Klein collaborates with suppliers to gain increased value from vendors and service providers. Prior to joining MCR, he was Director of Food and Beverage for the Georgia Theatre Company and its subsidiary Mellow Mushroom restaurant operations. Mr. Klein has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including senior management positions with various restaurant and hotel groups. He holds a BS in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management, as well as, an Associate’s Degree with Honors in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University.

     

    Logan Shinn
    Regional Vice President, Operations

    Logan Shinn is a Regional Vice President, Operations, for MCR. In this role, he oversees the daily operations and sales execution in multiple hotels throughout the southwest. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Shinn was a Regional Director of Operations with Prism Hotels & Resorts. Previously, Mr. Shinn was a Dual General Manager, Area General Manager and Regional Vice President with Island Hospitality. He also held executive-level roles with Marriott International and Hyatt Regency and was the Marriott International Business Council Chair for the Tucson, Arizona, market. Mr. Shinn has 10 years of restaurant experience, including fine dining, gourmet delicatessen and Starbucks. He is a Graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management.

     

    Matt Kinley
    Regional Vice President, Operations

    Matt Kinley is a Regional Vice President, Operations, for MCR. He previously served as Area General Manager for MCR, overseeing hotels in Connecticut and New York. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Kinley ran his own hotel consulting company, Hospitality Performance Enhancement Services, working primarily with Sage Hospitality, Wave Development and Jackson Street Hospitality. Mr. Kinley spent 11 years with Hyatt Regency Hotels and six years with Meristar/Interstate Hotels as General Manager of various properties including Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort, Hilton Dedham/Boston and Radisson Scottsdale Resort and Spa as well as serving as General Manager for HEI Hotels at Sheraton Ferncroft Resort Boston and The Westin Stamford Hotel in Connecticut.

     

    Michael Buta
    Regional Vice President, Operations

    Michael Buta is a Regional Vice President, Operations, for MCR. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing operations, sales and guest service performance of Marriott and Hilton branded hotels throughout his region, which includes hotels in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Buta served as Vice President of Operations for Magnolia Lodging for 14 years, developing and operating award-winning hotels. Mr. Buta has more than 20 years of hospitality experience including leadership positions with hospitality companies such as Hilton Worldwide & Wyndham International in the areas of operations, food & beverage and sales and marketing in both full service and select service hotels. He attended the University of Illinois and majored in Business Administration.

     

    Michael Rosen
    Regional Vice President, Operations

    Michael Rosen is a Regional Vice President, Operations, for MCR. In this role, he is responsible for driving revenue growth, forecasting and cost controls as well as profitability improvement, guest satisfaction and team member career development. He joined MCR in 2013 as a General Manager and most recently has held the position of Area Director of Operations for the hotels in West Texas. Since attending Indiana University, Mr. Rosen’s more than 20 year hospitality career has included General Manager positions with several Marriott and Hilton brands along with La Quinta and independent hotels.

     

    Nick Katsikis
    Regional Vice President, Operations

    Nick Katsikis joined MCR in 2009 and is a Regional Vice President, Operations, for MCR. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing daily sales and operations efforts for several select service and extended stay hotels in multiple states. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Katsikis worked for Marriott International and offers leadership experience with an extended stay specialty for Marriott and Hilton brands. Mr. Katsikis opened Marriott’s first TownePlace Suites property in the Northeast region in 1999 in Horsham, PA. Mr. Katsikis has also held the Area Manager role for the Atlantic City-area hotel properties and has held multiple General Manager and Task force opening positions throughout his tenure with MCR, Marriott International and Hilton. Mr. Katsikis received a BS in Hospitality Management from Widener University.

     

    Shannon Keaney
    Regional Vice President, New York Operations

    Shannon Keaney is Regional Vice President, New York Operations, for MCR. In this role, he is responsible for driving revenue, profitability, guest satisfaction and associate development for MCR’s New York hotels. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Keaney spent seven years with HEI Hotels as General Manager of The Westin New York Grand Central and Sheraton Parsippany Hotels. Previously, he held positions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Wyndham, Marriott and Hilton properties in New York, New Jersey, South Carolina and Maryland. He has received recognition for Team Member Satisfaction, Transition Hotel of the Year, Regional RevPar, Outstanding Food & Beverage Catering, Group Sales Team and Sales Team of the Year.

     

    Trevor Walden
    Regional Vice President, Operations

    Trevor Walden is a Regional Vice President, Operations, for MCR. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing operational and financial performance for multiple Marriott and Hilton branded hotels within his assigned region. Mr. Walden has 20 years of hospitality leadership experience working with full and select service hotels. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Walden served as Vice President of Operations & Sales for Parks Hospitality Group, developing and operating award-winning hotels. Previously, he held various sales and operational leadership roles for Alliance Hospitality, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts and Interstate Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Walden received a BS in Economics from George Mason University.

  • PROCUREMENT

    Daniel-Thomas Palm
    Director of Procurement Operations and Accounts Payable

    Daniel-Thomas Palm is Director of Procurement Operations and Accounts Payable for MCR. Mr. Palm is responsible for the design and build of MCR’s source to pay systems and process, daily procurement operations and the accounts payable function. Mr. Palm has more than 20 years of experience in finance and procurement with a focus on operational excellence. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Palm was Senior Manager of Procurement Operations and Supplier Risk Management for GoTo Technologies. Previously, Mr. Palm held roles in consulting and procurement operations for Santander Bank, Marsh & McLennan Companies and the University of Southern California. Mr. Palm received a BS in Management from Boston University.

     

    Michaela Johnson
    Sourcing Analyst Supervisor

    Michaela Johnson is Sourcing Analyst Supervisor for MCR. Ms. Johnson is responsible for reporting and analysis of procurement activities and supplier spend, leads a team of buyers responsible for subscription and transactional purchases and oversees the purchase order process in MCR’s source to pay platform. Prior to joining MCR, Ms. Johnson was an Event Services Coordinator at GoTo responsible for leading and training new hires, analytics and reconciliation, and customer service. Ms. Johnson received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and holds two certifications from Harvard Business School in Data Science and Business Analytics.

  • SALES

    Alyson Jett
    Regional Vice President, Sales

    Alyson Jett is a Regional Vice President, Sales, for MCR. In this role, Ms. Jett provides strategic and tactical support to her region and is responsible for sales leadership and revenue generation. Her primary responsibilities include achieving top line sales and market share growth as well as brand collaboration, strategic positioning, sales process implementation, training and development, resource allocation, hotel acquisitions, property openings, and recruiting. Ms. Jett has more than 11 years of multi-brand experience in the hospitality industry. Previously, her career included Area Director of Sales roles for The Briad Group, as well as sales positions with Buffalo Lodging Associates, Lodgeworks Corp. and Waterford Hotel Group.

     


    Amanda Ekbom

    Regional Vice President, Sales

    Amanda Ekbom is a Regional Vice President, Sales, for MCR. In this role, she is responsible for implementing strategic sales plans that focus on increasing revenue and market share penetration for hotels within her region. Additionally, she provides leadership support as well as training and development.

     


    Christene Main

    Regional Vice President, Sales

    Christene Main is a Regional Vice President, Sales, for MCR. In this role, she is responsible for implementing strategic sales plans that focus on increasing revenue and market share penetration for hotels within her region. Additionally, she provides leadership support as well as training and development.

     

    Courtney Brewer
    Regional Vice President, Sales

    Courtney Brewer is a Regional Vice President, Sales, for MCR. In this role, she is responsible for implementing strategic sales plans to increase revenue and market share penetration within her region. She also provides leadership, training and development support. Ms. Brewer has 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the hospitality industry including roles in focused and full-service properties. Prior to joining MCR, Ms. Brewer served as the Dual Director of Sales for two unique Marriott properties in San Antonio, Texas. She has held roles with various brands, including Hilton, and with management companies such as Davidson Hospitality Group, KPartners Hotel Management, Island Hospitality Management and Highgate Hotels. She received a BS in Tourism Resource Management from Texas A&M University.

     


    Dan Sparacino

    Regional Vice President, Sales

    Dan Sparacino is Regional Vice President, Sales, for MCR. In this role, Mr. Sparacino oversees sales, catering and revenue management for MCR’s full-service hotels in New York City, including the 60-room The High Line Hotel in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and the 512-room TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. He also supports tactical planning, project assignments and execution of sales, marketing and e-commerce distribution. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Sparacino served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Marriott’s W Union Square and W New York hotels. Previously, he held individual hotel and area sales leadership roles with Viceroy Hotel Group, HEI Hotels & Resorts, Crestline Hotels, KOR Hotel Group and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. He received a Master’s certificate in Hospitality Management from Cornell University.

     


    Eileen Corrigan

    Regional Vice President, Sales

    Eileen Corrigan is a Regional Vice President, Sales, for MCR. In this role, she is responsible for implementing strategies and leading sales teams to increase revenue and market share. Ms. Corrigan is a hospitality professional with more than 20 years of experience in roles including sales, training, revenue management and general management for full service and extended stay hotels. Additionally, Ms. Corrigan has held positions with Hilton Worldwide as Director of Brand Support for Embassy Suites and Homewood Suites as Director of Sales and General Manager.

     


    Elaine Carter

    Regional Vice President, Sales

    Elaine Carter is a Regional Vice President, Sales, for MCR. In this role, Ms. Carter is responsible for implementing strategic sales plans that focus on increasing revenue and market share penetrations to hotels within her region. Additionally, she provides leadership support as well as training and development. Ms. Carter has more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the hotel industry which includes roles in full service, focused service, limited service, extended stay and independent hotel properties. Prior to joining MCR in 2013, Ms. Carter was a Regional and Area Director of Sales for Remington Hotels. She has also served as a Sales Director for LodgeWorks Partners, Hyatt, Dimension Development, and Bristol Hotels. Ms. Carter served as the 104th ASG S1 Army Hotel Billeting, Director of Marketing and MWR programs. She received her BA in Hospitality Management from the University of Maryland.

     

    Jason Bartschi
    Regional Vice President, Sales

    Jason Bartschi is a Regional Vice President, Sales, for MCR. In this role, he is responsible for implementing strategic sales plans that focus on increasing revenue and market share penetration to hotels within his region. Additionally, he provides leadership support as well as training and development. Mr. Bartschi has 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the hotel industry, including roles in full service, focused service and extended stay properties. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Bartschi was a sales leader at a Hilton property managed by GF Management for 10 years. He has also held sales roles with Marriott and IHG managed properties. Mr. Bartschi began his hotel sales career in 2000 with Growth Properties. He received a BS in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from East Stroudsburg University.

     

    Kelley McCoy
    Regional Vice President, Sales

    Kelley McCoy is a Regional Vice President, Sales, for MCR. In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing strategic sales and marketing strategies to drive revenue and improve market share. She provides leadership, support and training to the hotel teams in her region. Previously, Ms. McCoy was Senior VP of Sales for Copper Hospitality and held several positions at Hilton Worldwide providing support for brands including Embassy Suites, Hilton Suites and Hampton. Ms. McCoy received a BS in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.

     


    Kim Aviles

    Regional Vice President, Sales

    Kim Aviles is a Regional Vice President, Sales, for MCR. She is a hospitality professional with more than 23 years of experience including with multi-brand full and select service properties throughout the northeast United States. Prior to joining MCR, Ms. Aviles was a Regional DOSM with HHM, where she oversaw properties in Pennsylvania from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. Her primary responsibilities included achieving and exceeding top line revenue and market share growth, as well as strategic positioning within the sales process. This included training and development of GM, DOS and support staff to secure success within the region.

     


    Nicholas Thiele

    Regional Vice President, Sales

    Nicholas Thiele is a Regional Vice President, Sales, for MCR. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the sales efforts of multiple hotel brands throughout his region which includes the greater Arizona portfolio. Mr. Thiele provides strategic and tactical support to his region and is responsible for sales leadership and revenue generation. His primary responsibilities include achieving top line sales and market share growth as well as brand collaboration, strategic positioning, sales process implementation, training and development, resource allocation, hotel acquisitions, property openings and recruiting.

  • TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

    Benjamin Laster
    Senior Director, Training

    Benjamin Laster is Senior Director, Training, for MCR. Mr. Laster joined MCR in 2011 and has held multiple positions including General Manager, Area General Manager, Training Manager and Director of Training. He has more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience, specializing in hotel operations, training and development, project management, customer experience strategy and brand analytics. Mr. Laster received a BS in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

     

    John Koss
    Senior Director, Hotel Transitions

    John Koss is Senior Director, Hotel Transitions, for MCR. Prior to joining MCR, Mr. Koss held positions such as as Area VP of Operations, Regional Director of Operations and Corporate Training Manager with Reliance Hotel Group, Expotel Hospitality, LBA Hospitality and Davidson Hotels. He has more than 30 years of experience working with Hilton, Marriott, Wyndham, IHG and independent hotels. During his tenure at Reliance Hotel Group and Expotel Hospitality, Mr. Koss oversaw hotel acquisitions and transitions. Mr. Koss holds degrees in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts.

     

    Raechel Teeters
    Director of Strategic Initiatives

    Raechel Teeters is Director of Strategic Initiatives for MCR. Previously, she served as a Regional Director of Revenue Management. Prior to joining MCR in 2014, Ms. Teeters was a Regional Revenue Manager with White Lodging Services, overseeing hotels in Colorado and Utah. Ms. Teeters also spent six years with Marriott International, starting as a Front Desk Agent and working her way up to Senior Sales Manager supporting full and select service hotels in the Western Mountain Pacific sales office.

     

    Patrick McCabe
    Training Manager

    Patrick McCabe is a Training Manager for MCR. Previously, he was a General Manager. Prior to joining MCR in 2015, Mr. McCabe held operations roles with several of Marriott International’s full service properties, including the Maui Marriott Resort, Tampa Westshore and Tampa Airport Marriott. He also served as a Regional Director of Operations for Mainsail Lodging and Development, overseeing the quality assurance standards of eight Marriott ExecuStay Corporate Housing franchises.

     

    Courtney Moore
    Training Manager

    Courtney Moore is a Training Manager for MCR. Ms. Moore began her career at MCR in 2013 as a Front Desk Agent and worked her way up to General Manager in the Midland Odessa market. Previously, Ms. Moore held an operations role with Fort Wood Hotels.

     

    Ysabel Huerta
    Training & Development Analyst

    Ysabel Huerta is a Training & Development Analyst for MCR. In this role, Ms. Huerta is responsible for tracking company initiatives and brand compliance across the portfolio. Prior to joining MCR in 2015, Ms. Huerta held a variety of positions with Marriott and Hilton, including Accounting Manager, Human Resources, Assistant General Manager and General Manager.

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