Gary GrayChief Investment Officer
Isaac RodriguezExecutive Vice President Revenue Strategy & Distribution
Tara SheikhVice President of Asset Management & Owner Services
Samuel GrantVice President Finance & Accounting
Leesa GibbonsVice President of People Resources & Development
Hannah HuseVice President of Sales & Marketing
Joe KuhnRegional Director of Operations
Todd HendersonCorporate Director of Food & Beverage
HIRINGTask Force Operations Manager
Business Systems Manager
Lety Pirronello Corporate Director of Revenue
Mary Ellen GoeseCorporate Revenue Manager
Cenie HoCorporate Revenue Manager
Stephanie VasquezRevenue Analyst
Quentin RobertsCorporate Director of Sales
Deanna KautaiRegional Director of Sales
Bianca WareRegional Director of Sales
Nelly HannaTask Force Director of Sales
Jasmine JohnsonTask Force Director of Sales
Yesenia LechugaCorporate Sales Executive
Samira MarjaniCorporate Marketing & Communications Manager
Kylie ChenDigital Marketing Manager
Stephen CordebasDigital Marketing Manager
Susan McClurgDirector of Payroll
Candace KingPeople Resources & Development Manager
Nora OrtizPeople Resources & Development Manager
Itzel HuertaCorporate Recruiter
Sandra ValenzuelaPayroll Administrator
Mary NieblasAccounts Payable Manager
Lisa LazanoSenior Accountant
Jayani De AlwisCorporate Staff Accountant
Lah DonovanFinance Analyst
Andre HeardCorporate Director of Information Technology
Ladan NourifayazCorporate Staff Accountant
Sandra AlenzuelaPayroll Manager
Edward BuschCorporate Director of Operations
Coming SoonStaff Accountant
Flowery PauRevenue Analyst
Samuel Grant Vice President Finance & Accounting
Khanh TranDirector of Finance
Kylie ChenDigital Marketing Manager
Michael Aftanski Regional Director of Operations
Isaac Rodriguez Executive Vice President Revenue Strategy & Distribution
Hannah HuseVice President of Sales & Marketing
“Yeah life goes on,Like an arrow in the blue sky”Life Goes On – BTS
“Eat, drink and be merry”
Tripping Billies – Dave Matthews Band
Eddie joins Twenty Four Seven Hotels as Corporate Revenue Manager with 20 years of hotel revenue management and sales experience. He has worked for hotel brands including Marriott, Starwood, and Sheraton.
“But I keep cruising. Can’t stop,won’t stop grooving. It’s like I got this music. In my mind. Saying It’s gonna be alright.”~ Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Andre joins Twenty Four Seven Hotels with more than 20 years of hospitality IT experience. He has worked with various brands within the Marriott portfolio in Southern California.
“The city’s cold and empty (oh)No one’s around to judge me (oh)I can’t see clearly when you’re gone”~ Blinding Lights – The Weekend
“We’re gonna show the world that something good can work”
~Something Good Can Work – Two Door Cinema Club
“Hope when you take that jumpYou don’t fear the fall Hope when the water rises You built a wall”
~ I Lived – OneRepublic
Coming soon…~ Alexandra Swain
“Take a sad song and make it better”
~Hey Jude – The Beatles
Itzel joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2021 as Corporate Recruiter. Prior to joining the band, Itzel recruited in the healthcare industry for three years where she assisted in recruiting in eight different states. She also took on the role of Recruiting Marketing Specialist while closely working with the marketing team to develop social media platforms to attract qualified talent. Additionally, she has a success in leading effective strategies to improve recruitment andretention, fostering relationships with educational partners and creating new recruitment pipelines.
In her current role as Corporate Recruiter, Itzel will assist in helping grow our teams and has an amazing success record for targeting top talent.
Itzel earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management from California State University at San Marcos.
“Imagine there’s no countriesIt isn’t hard to doNothing to kill or die forAnd no religion, tooImagine all the peopleLivin’ life in peace”
~ Imagine – John Lennon
Stephen began his career in hospitality sales and marketing with One&Only Resorts in the Maldives. He then transitioned to corporate marketing and public relations with One&Only in Dubai. In 2015, Stephen joined Hilton and oversaw marketing efforts for three hotels in Dubai with a combined 900-room inventory and 15 restaurants. In 2018, Stephen joined Carmel Valley Ranch and Ventana Big Sur in California, which soon thereafter transitioned under Hyatt Hotels. As their Regional Digital Marketing Manager, he was responsible for all digital channels and strategies, and the implementation of new technology tools, for marketing, while improving the guest experience.
Stephen received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Business and Hospitality Management from Vatel France.
“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blueAnd the dreams that you dare to dreamReally do come true”
~ Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland
Nora joins Twenty Four Seven Hotels with more than 17 years of hotel hospitality experience. Her career began as a Front Desk Agent for Hyatt Hotels, and she was quickly recruited into human resources as Benefits Coordinator. Nora has held various human resources roles from Employment Manager to Employee Relations Specialist. She was recognized as Manager of the Year with Hyatt for her role as Human Resources Manager.
In her current role as People Resources & Development Manager, Nora’s goal is to develop relationships with hotel Management, by providing training, guidance and developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve selffulfillment and aid in the accomplishment of organizational goals. Mostly she’s passionate about reminding “TheBand” to always have fun!
“Kill ’em, kill ’em, kill ’em with kindness”
~ Kill Em with Kindness – Selena Gomez
Jayani joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels as Corporate Staff Accountant in June 2020, bringing a diverse accounting background in the educational, healthcare and hospitality industries. She is responsible for financial reconciliations and maintenance, analyzing financial information to prepare monthly and annual statements for several portfolio properties. Jayani executes new accounting standard initiatives at both the corporate and managed hotel levels.
Jayani received her Bachelor’s degree from Long Beach State University and her Master of Science degree in Accounting from California State University at Los Angeles.
“I’m not a human, I am a doveI’m your conscience, I am loveAll, All I really needIs to know that you believe”
~I Would Die 4 U – Prince
“You traveled very farYou traveled far, like a starAnd you are”
~ Drown – The Smashing Pumpkins
Samira joins Twenty Four Seven Hotels with more that 15 years of hospitality marketing and public relations experience. She has worked with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Starbucks, Carvel Ice Cream, and has provided consulting for various boutique hotels throughout the United States. Samira has won the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Platinum Award for Best Integrated Marketing Campaign and awarded top social media talent in California by Hilton.
Samira received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Public Relations from California State University at Northridge.
“Like how a single wordCan make a heart open”
~ Fight Song – Rachel Platten
“And I know it’s hard when you’re falling downAnd it’s a long way up when you hit the groundGet up now, get up, get up now”
~ On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
Brandon brings 18 years of hotel operations experience working with brands such as Wyndham, Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Hyatt select and full-service brands, and independent boutique hotels. He joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2017 and has been an integral part of the hotel transitions team leading new teams, developing culture, and driving guiding principles throughout the properties. In 2018, Brandon successfully opened TownePlace Suites by Marriott Ontario Chino Hills as the General Manager for Twenty Four Seven Hotels.
“You can’t always get what you wantBut if you try sometimes, well, you might findYou get what you need”
~ You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones
Lisa has been an accountant for more than 15 years within a variety of industries. Her experience includes strong track record of full cycle accounting in accordance with GAAP, general ledger, month end close, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, process and audit of financial statements.
Lisa received her Bachelor’s degree in Business/Finance and her Master’s degree in Accountancy from University of Phoenix.
“Work it harder, make it betterDo it faster, makes us strongerMore than ever, hour after hourWork is never over”
~ Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Daft Punk
With 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Khanh has held roles such as Corporate Controller, Area Director of Finance and Director of Finance for various hotels companies such as The Beverly Hilton, Langham Hotels Group, Viceroy Hotels, and Kimpton Hotels. At the Viceroy Hotel Group, he served as the Chief Internal Auditor for the company’s entire portfolio and led the internal audit committee.
Khanh graduated from California State University at Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.
“Crazy, but that’s how it goesMillions of people living as foesMaybe it’s not too lateTo learn how to loveAnd forget how to hate”
~ Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
Todd joins Twenty Four Seven Hotels as an award-winning Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director. He has worked with Radisson, Marriott, Waldorf Astoria, and the famous Queen Mary in Long Beach. Todd is accomplished with exemplary culinary and management abilities to successfully launch new operations and transitions in hotels, resorts, and culinary services for senior living facilities.
Todd received his Culinary of Arts degree from The Culinary Institute of America.
“There’s nothing you can do that can’t be doneNothing you can sing that can’t be sung”
~ All You Need is Love – The Beatles
With more than two decades of experience in hospitality, Ron has worked with some of the leading hotel brands,REITS, and hospitality management companies in the industry. As a Front Office Manager, he worked with theMarriott family of select service and full-service brands where his hotel was the recipient of Hotel of the Year in 2004.While working with management companies such asSageHospitality,Winegardner and Hammons Hotel Group,White Lodging Services, and Schulte Hospitality Group, Ron went from General Manager to Regional Vice Presidentoverseeing 10-16 hotels in both suburban and urban locations. His REIT experience includes Apple REIT, Starwood,and RLJ REIT.
Ron has served on the Courtyard Food and Beverage Advisory Board and Indiana Hotel Lodging Association Board and has led a fundraising event for the Back on My Feet Indianapolis Chapter, raising over $50,000 for the localchapter.
Favorite song lyric:
“Make way for the positive day”
Jasmine is a multi-awarded sales professional in the digital space and hospitality world. She joins 247 Hotels with experience as the top performing sales executive at Glassdoor and the top performing Task Force Director of Sales at Carver Hotel Group. She contributes a total of five years in business development with healthcare, government and SMERF groups as her specialty markets and over 1.5 million in sales.
She has recently held titles with Carver Hotel Group such as Director of Sales and Marketing, Senior Sales Manager, Group Sales Manager and Outside Sales Manager with Hilton, IHG, Sonesta, and independently branded hotels, elevating her ability to implement effective sales strategy and maximize revenue in any brand or market. In her spare time she loves to travel, hike, listen to music and read self-development books.
These are the days we’ve been waiting for Rattle the cage, and slam that door And the world is calling us, but not just yet These are the days we won’t regret These are the days we won’t forget
~The Days, Avicii
Caroline joins Twenty Four Seven Hotels as the Operations Analyst. In this role, she supports the Operations and Guest Services team providing analysis and tracking operational performance. She assists across multiple departments to ensure brand standards and goals are being met and that properties are operating at their highest potential.
Before her role at Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Caroline previously held various positions in Accounting, Front Office Operations, and Guest Services. She obtained her graduate degree in Hospitality Management and undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Boston University.
“Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive”
~ Eye of the Tiger, Survivor
I’m standing in the flamesand it’s a beautiful kind of pain.Setting fire to yesterday.Find the light, find the light, find the light
~ Beautiful Pain – Eminem
Kylie joins Twenty Four Seven Hotels with more than 15 years of hospitality experience. She has worked with IHG Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Luxe Hotels, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, as well as Din Tai Fung Restaurant Group. Prior to joining the Twenty Four Seven Hotels’s Digital Marketing team, Kylie worked with the world’s #1 accommodation site, Booking.com, helping to grow Booking.com’s presence in the Los Angeles market. She also lead new partnership efforts for hotels and vacation rentals, and was a part of the opening team for the San Diego office in 2014.
Kylie received her Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from the Collins College of Hospitality Management and Marketing Management A.A. from California Polytechnic University of Pomona.
~ The Song of the Heart – Prince
Tara joined the company in 2020 as the Director of Owner Relations. As the primary contact for Owners, she is responsible for creating ease and efficacy in communication to all Ownership Groups, gathering continuous feedback from ownership to identify profit maximizing opportunities as well as strategizing with all departments on short + long term strategies to improve overall performance.
Prior to joining our team, Tara brings 15 years of hospitality experience ranging from her work in Accounting, Finance, Operations, Sales, Revenue Management and Asset Elevation for Starwood Hotels, Marriott International, and franchise partners.
Tara earned her B.S in Business Administration and Accounting from NC State University and has served as a board member for the New York City LIC Hotel Association, LaGuardia Community College Tourism & Hospitality Advisory Board, Philadelphia Convention Center Zonal Commission Board and Chamber of Commerce Hospitality Committee.