Yash Patel - Chairman
Mr. Patel is a veteran of more than 35 years in the hotel business. Mr. Patel holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from India. Yash has built and currently operates many upscale brands of hotels. His expertise and knowledge of the industry has resulted in Global Management & Investment merging with several other Atlanta based companies creating a stronger and more superior enterprise.
Sam Patel - President / CEO / CIO
Mr. Patel holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from India. Sam's primary responsibilities consist of the overall new development and fiscal accountability of the organization. Sam has owned and operated a consulting company for several years and has over 13 years of Hotel Management experience. Sam is committed to consistently exceed guest expectations through a team of highly motivated and empowered guest sensitive associates.
Michael Callan - Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Callan has been in the hotel industry for over 30 years. Michael's primary responsibilities consist of the overall operations for the organization. Michael is also involved with the new aquisitions and due diligence for the company as we continue to grow the portfolio with additional assets. Michael created the platform and structure for Global Hotel Group to be positioned to managed Hilton, Holiday Inn and Marriott Branded Hotels for the organization. Prior to joining Global Hotel Group in 2007, Michael worked with Alliance Hospitality Management where he held the position as Regional Director of Operations, overseeing such brands as Marriott, Hilton, Choice and IHG. Prior to that Michael worked with Interstate Hotels & Crossroads Hospitality which consisted of Full-Service, Resort and Select-Service experience in various properties in a variety of management positions. Michael started his hospitality career with Marriott International and he brings a background of solid leadership and operational expertise in numerous national lodging brands. Michael's main focus is ensuring that we hire the very best, talented team members that are engaged through highly motivated leaders that maintain the culture of taking the very best care of each other which enables them to take the very best care of all of our guests. With this culture it creates the best platform for achieving the very best results for our investors.
Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Kean University in New Jersey.
Brandon Turner - Executive Vice President
Mr. Turner has over 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry. His experience includes working in all levels of property operations in both limited and full service hotels. Brandon possesses a wide range of skills that help ensure his hotels run at optimal performance. He has been successful in turning around struggling properties to be top performers, as well as oversee hotels from construction to opening. Mr. Turner has had properties win several awards, including the Connie Pride award. His eye for detail, and ability to come up with innovative solutions help his hotels achieve outstanding results, while his leadership abilities and focus help him to have a positive influence and inspire his teams to get the job done. These skills will ensure we continue to achieve optimal results as we grow our portfolio.
Brandon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Mobile.
Bob Patel - Vice President
Renee Edens - Regional Director of Operations
Ms. Edens has been in the hospitality industry more than 20 years. Renee is admired for her integrity, compassion and ability to inspire and develop staff by encouraging strength from within. She sets high expectations for her hotel leaders and encourages them to succeed beyond their own expectations. Renee’s depth of experience across all aspects of the hospitality industry started in Food and Beverage. Prior to joining Global Management & Investment in 2013, Renee worked for Interstate Hotels & Resorts as a General Manager where she quickly excelled in focusing on profitable solutions. Renee has been involved with numerous special projects and was a member of a task force committee as well as General Manager for multiple brands to include Hilton, Marriott, IHG and Choice. Prior to that Renee worked for Alliance Hospitality Management as a General Manager. She fully understands the importance of applying integrated solutions to drive rate, maximize occupancy and improve overall distribution for hotels. Her result driven strategy in bringing the numbers to the bottom line have made not only her professional career a success, but the hotels that she manages daily truly successful.
Renee holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Sales from Lake Superior State University.
Crystal Stevenson - Regional Director of Operations
Tori Simpson - Regional Director of Operations
Karl Zottl - Regional Director of Operations
Missy Peterson - Regional Director of Sales & Revenue
Missy Peterson joined Global Management & Investments as the Corporate Director of Sales, Florida Region. She has been in the hotel industry for over 15 years and brings with her a variety of Sales & Marketing experience. Missy started her hotel career with Interstate Hotels & Resorts where she was the Sales Manager for a full service hotel and was quickly promoted to Director of Sales. Missy joined Alliance Hospitality as the Director of Sales where her responsibilities expanded to guiding a select group of hotels in all aspects of the sales process and additional support at a Corporate Level. She rejoined Interstate Hotels & Resorts and eventually graduated to Task Force Sales where she gained significant experience with multiple properties, including full service, select service and extended stay. After Task Force, Missy joined Baystar Hotel Group out of Tampa Florida as their Corporate Director of Sales where she provided direction and support to several hotels with revenue-generating initiatives. As a goal – oriented sales professional Missy brings with her a hands on, direct sales, positive go getter attitude where she works closely with the hotel’s General Managers, revenue management and sales staff to optimize revenues from all channels. Missy is very involved with in her community and was named an Everyday Hero in Pinellas County. Missy was recently named the 2015 Best of the Best Director of Sales for the Americas Region with Intercontinental Hotel Group.
Stefanie Beaugez - Regional Director of Sales & Revenue
Chelsea Wynn - Director of Human Resources
Regina O'Neill - Human Resources Generalist
Rupa Patel - Corporate Controller
Ms. Patel is a second generation hotelier. She grew up in the hospitality industry doing everything from renting rooms as a guest service agent to housekeeping to managing day to day operations. Her primary responsibilities consist of ensuring the daily accounting practices are followed through with each of the properties and the overall accounts payable & accounts receivables are consistently maintained. She also oversees payroll administration, real estate & sales tax, timely financial reporting, renovation and construction accounting.
Rupa graduated from University of Georgia with a Bachelors in Science in Biology and completed her MBA at Mercer University.
Christina Johnson - Director of Accounting
Chirag Tolia - Manager - Investment Analysis
Mike Patel - Accounting Manager
Mr. Patel has been in the hotel business for over 17 years and has held various management positions during this time. Mike's primary responsibility is ensuring the daily accounting practices are followed through with each of the properties and the overall accounts payable & accounts receivables are consistently maintained.
Katherine Bonner - Accounting Manager
Ms. Bonner has been with our organization since 2007. Katherine started her career in the Dunkin Donuts side of the business while going to college. During her tenure with Dunkin, Katherine was promoted to Shift Leader, Assistant Manager and then Manager of a location. In 2013 Katherine moved over the hotel side of the operation as an Accounting Manager in the corporate office. Katherine handles a lot of the day to day administrative duties for the office as well as assisting our accounting department on a daily basis.
Mythily Bala - Accounting Manager
Tammi Sims - Accounting Manager
Rita Patel - Accounts Payable Specialist
Jay Shah - Accounting Assistant
Mayank Gandhi - Executive Assistant to CEO/President
Ray Marceau - Vice President of Construction
Pierre Patel - Director of Procurement and Development
Mr. Patel has been in the hotel business for over 21 years and the majority of his focus has been in the development of new assets and procurement services. Pierre has proven to be very successful in gaining competitive pricing to ensure that the FFE costs stay within budgetary guidelines for a variety of brands, while ensuring optimal product quality. Currently Pierre handles all of the Property Improvement Plans (PIP's) for our portfolio as well as involvement with our new hotels in the pipeline. Prior to joining Global Management & Investment, Pierre worked in the retail business for almost 20 years.
Harry Patel - Director of Procurement and Development
Mr.Patel has been in the hotel business for over 10 years and the majority of focus has been on renovations and procurement services in multiple brands. Mr. Patel has proven success in ensuring budget guidelines are competitive and that quality of work exceeds the brand standards. Currently Mr.Patel handles operations, cap ex expenditures and renovations at all locations in the economy portfolio.