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Archive for the 'Completion News' Category

Completion News: Civitas Capital Group Names Austin Khan Managing Director, Investments

We are pleased to have assisted Civitas Capital Group in the recruitment of Mr. Austin Khan as Managing Director, Investments. Austin Khan is an experienced hotel and real estate investment management professional and a senior member of the Investments team at Civitas. Khan’s 20 years of experience in real estate principal investment and advisory roles [...]

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Remington Hotels Names New CEO to Support Third-Party Management Growth

Dallas – Following the November 6, 2019, acquisition of Remington Hotels by Ashford Inc., Remington today announced several changes to its organizational structure, including the promotion of key leaders and the expansion of its executive team to support its anticipated growth into the third-party management space. Remington promoted Sloan Dean from chief operating officer to [...]

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Completion news: Remington Chief Investment Officer Jarrad Evans

We are pleased to have assisted Remington in the recruitment of Jarrad Evans as Chief Investment Officer. Remington Hotels, operating 88 branded or independent properties generating revenue of $1B+, is one of the largest hotel management companies in the United States. In 2019 Ashford, Inc. acquired the Remington Holdings’ hotel management business, privately held by [...]

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Completion news: JSAV Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Bauman

We are pleased to have assisted JSAV and Ashford in the recruitment of Mr. Chuck Bauman as Chief Executive Officer. Chuck joins JSAV from Encore where he was Senior Vice President, Sales and Strategic Accounts. He brings 30 years of executive leadership experience across multiple industries including the last 15 years providing Audio/Visual services to [...]

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Completion news: Bill Upshaw, TPI Hospitality, Chief Executive Officer

We are pleased to have assisted TPI Hospitality in the recruitment of Bill Upshaw as Chief Executive Officer. Bill will lead a strategic generational transition for TPI as company founders and long-term leaders prepare for retirement. He has held President roles for more than 10 years with Platinum Companies, CSM Lodging, and Windsor Capital Group [...]

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Completion news: Jim Forester, Chief Information Officer, Xanterra Travel Collection

We are pleased to have assisted Xanterra Travel Collection in the recruitment of Jim Forester as Chief Information Officer. Jim previously held technology leadership roles with T-Mobile and Jack in the Box. He was a Partner in Accenture’s System Integration Practice serving Fortune 500 clients in retail, natural resources, communications, and consumer products. Jim is [...]

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Completion News: Larry Hall CEO Pure Wellness Rooms

We are pleased to have assisted Ashford and Pure Wellness Rooms in the recruitment of Larry Hall as CEO.  Hall brings more than three decades of leadership experience in global hospitality and service-based organizations. He has a track record of business acceleration and innovation, and joins Pure Wellness from Koridor, where he served as the [...]

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Completion News: Buffalo Lodging VP Sales & Marketing – Chad Finch

We are pleased to have assisted Buffalo Lodging Associates in the recruitment of Chad Finch as Vice President, Sales & Marketing.  Chad Finch joins BLA from Interstate Hotels and Resorts. Founded in 1996, the BLA portfolio of 50 properties includes premier select service branded properties, primarily Marriott and Hilton products, with several projects under development. [...]

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Completion News: Buffalo Lodging CEO, Jeff Dougan

We are pleased to have assisted Buffalo Lodging Associates and Benderson Development in the recruitment of Mr. Jeff Dougan as Chief Executive Officer. Jeff joins BLA in May 2018 from Condor Hospitality Trust (NYSE: CDOR) where he is Chief Operating Officer. Previously Jeff held multisite operations roles with Stonebridge Hospitality and Sage Hospitality Resources. A [...]

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Completion News: Alan Tallis, Stonehill Strategic Capital Board of Advisors

We are pleased to have assisted Stonehill Strategic Capital in the addition of Mr. Alan Tallis to their Board of Advisors, Debt Fund II.  Mr. Alan L. Tallis is also an Independent Director of Ashford, serving as the chairman of the AHT compensation committee and as a member of the audit, acquisitions, and related party/conflicts [...]

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“I highly recommend Larry Mendez and Bannerot Partners. In the search work that Larry did for us, he was able to identify high caliber candidates in a relatively short time span. We were pleased with the professionalism of the process and the final outcome. “
Bob Joyce, EVP Human Resources, Extended Stay America
In early 2013, we engaged Larry Mendez at Bannerot Partners to conduct a search for a chief operating officer for our company, Supertel Hospitality – a publicly traded REIT located in Omaha, Nebraska. I was familiar with Larry through his work in the hotel industry, and our Board of Directors endorsed the assignment. Larry was incredibly thorough, communicative, and effective throughout the process. In the end, we hired a very qualified candidate that fit our culture perfectly.
Mr. Kelly Walters, CEOSupertel Hospitality
I’ve always found him to be the consummate professional. He works very hard to understand the client’s need and has an expansive network which allows him to execute against the strategy.  Larry is ethical beyond reproach and understands how to gently nudge the process forward and across the finish line.
Bill Upshaw, President Lodging and Residential, TPI Hospitality