Gary GrayChief Investment Officer
Isaac RodriguezExecutive Vice President Revenue Strategy & Distribution
Tara SheikhVice President Owner Relations & Asset Management
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
HIRINGCorporate Director of Engineering
Brandon JemisonTask Force General Manager
HIRINGTask Force Operations Manager
Caroline SalasOperations Analyst
Lety Pirronello Corporate Director of Revenue
Mary Ellen GoeseCorporate Revenue Manager
Cenie HoCorporate Revenue Manager
Alexandra SwainCorporate 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
Gary WuCorporate Controller
Mary NieblasAccounts Payable Manager
Lisa LazanoSenior Accountant
Jayani De AlwisCorporate Staff Accountant
HIRINGCorporate Staff Accountant
Lah DonovanFinance Analyst
Edward BuschCorporate Director of Operations
Coming SoonStaff Accountant
Flowery PauRevenue Analyst
Michael Aftanski Regional Director of Operations
Brandon JemisonTask Force General Manager
Isaac Rodriguez Executive Vice President Revenue Strategy & Distribution
Samuel Grant Vice President Finance & Accounting
Khanh TranDirector of Finance
Hannah HuseVice President of Sales & Marketing
Kylie ChenDigital Marketing Manager
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.
In his current role as Task Force General Manager, Brandon supports properties throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada.
“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
You gotta be wiser, you gotta be hardYou gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger. You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm. You gotta stay togetherAll I know, all I know, love will save the day.
14 years of hospitality management experience spread across all aspects of the industry from hotels (limited service, boutique, and full-service), a Zagat-rated restaurant, and major OTA platform (Booking.com)
Was with Booking.com for over six years, started in the Los Angeles office and then was the opening team for the Booking.com San Diego office in 2014. Also helped with business development efforts in the vacation rental market for the San Diego and Orange County markets, bringing onboard over 100 new partnerships in a quarter. Consistently met or exceeded targets as an Account Manager at Booking.com generating over 310,000 in booked room nights and over $6.2million in revenue on a quarterly basis.
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and Marketing Management A.A. from the Collins College of Hospitality Management at 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.
“Listen to the music inside,That is all that you have to do.Listen to the music inside,Can’t you hear what it says to you?“
~ Lifetimes, Van Morrison
Bringing more than 15 years of payroll management experience, Susan McClurg joined the Twenty Four Seven band in July 2017.
Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Susan served in payroll management positions at West Coast University and Seven Crown Resorts. Her experience with managing multi-state payroll operations and developing improved payroll costs, efficiencies and accuracies make her a fantastic fit on our rockstar Accounting and Finance team.
In her role as Payroll Manager, Susan manages and oversees a multi-state payroll system and processes bi-weekly payroll for our company portfolio, regularly evaluating opportunities to implement best practices.
Susan received her bachelor’s degree from California State Long Beach.
“Cry when it hurts,laugh when it’s funnyChase after the dream,don’t chase after the money!“
~ No Such Thing As A Broken Heart, Old Dominion
Mary Nieblas joins the 247 band as a people mentor and a numbers wizard within the world of accounting. She brings with her a history of team player accounting in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Mary served in accounting positions at Evolution Hospitality and Pacifica Hotels. Her experience with both accounts payable and accounts receivable as well as managing accounting teams ensures that she will strike the perfect tone with our Accounting and Finance team.
In her role as Accounts Payable Manager, Mary is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the AP function and the variety of business processes within AP.
Mary received her education from Saddleback Valley College.
“Cause she walk like a bossTalk like a bossManicure nails just sent the pedicure offShe’s fly effortlessly“
~ Miss Independent, Ne-Yo
Flowery steps up to the mic as 247 Hotels Revenue Analyst. After gaining exposure to the hospitality industry through Front Desk and Front Office operations, Flowery premiered her best talents at Hilton of Anaheim as their Revenue Analyst. She brings her leadership skills and wicked sharp insight to generate winning strategies for the Twenty Four Seven Hotels Portfolio.
As Revenue Analyst, Flowery supports the Revenue Managers in implementing pricing strategies, monitoring comp sets and reporting – all in the aim of driving optimal share and maximizing the ROI for our hotels.
Flowery received her bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University.
“Sky is the limit and you know that you keep on,Just keep on pressin’ onSky is the limit and you know that you can haveWhat you want, be what you want“
~ Sky’s the Limit, The Notorious B.I.G.
Stephanie joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2017 as Sales and Revenue Analyst at our DoubleTree by Hilton LAX/El Segundo prior to being promoted to corporate Revenue Analyst. Her hospitality roots at the front desk and more recent experience in inventory management, forecasting and revenue platforms helps her tune-in to the larger strategies set by the corporate revenue team and by operations.
As Revenue Analyst, Stephanie supports the Revenue Managers in implementing pricing strategies, monitoring comp sets and reporting – all in the aim of driving optimal share and maximizing the ROI for our hotels.
“I think of what the world could beA vision of the one I seeA million dreams is all it’s gonna takeA million dreams for the worldwe’re gonna make“
~ A Million Dreams, Hugh Jackman, Ziv Zaifman, and Michelle Williams
Cenie steps up to the stage as Twenty Four Seven’s Revenue Manager in summer of 2019. As Revenue Manager, she is responsible for ensuring the hotels in her portfolio compete in the marketplace. In addition to her vast knowledge of a wide range of tools and technologies, she supports each general manager’s bottom line performance by closely collaborating with sales leaders and eCommerce managers to capture targeted bookings.
Previous to this gig, Cenie was appointed in a number of Revenue Manager and Director of Revenue Management roles, where her tour led her to excel in markets such as New York, Washington and San Diego.
Cenie received her bachelor degree in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles and master’s of science in hospitality with a revenue management concentration from New York University.
“Gotta be an early birdyif you want that wormGotta get your feathers dirty,you can’t wait your turn“
~ Darwin Derby, Vulfpek
Mary Ellen Goese joins Twenty Four Seven Hotels with experience in hotel operations, revenue management and financials – and chart-topping honors as Employee of the Year at St. Regis Monarch Beach. With her craftsmanship in group revenue strategy and asset management, she brings critical knowledge of forecasting, industry trends, and a number of revenue platforms to her position as Corporate Revenue Manager.
In this role, Mary Ellen is responsible for providing direction to property teams, driving profitability and raising the bottom line for our Twenty Four Seven Hotels’ properties.
Mary Ellen attended California State Polytechnic University of Pomona, where she received her degree in Hospitality Management.
“I get up, and nothin’ gets me downYou got it tough, I’ve seen the toughest aroundAnd I know, baby, just how you feelYou’ve got to roll with the punchesto get to what’s real“
~ Jump, Van Halen
Lety joins the 247 band bringing with her over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, nearly all in the discipline of revenue management. Her experience ranges throughout upscale to luxury segments.
In her current role, Lety is responsible for driving revenue and profitability for a group of hotel assets by collaborating with her fellow revenue and sales bandmates to provide guidance and support to property level teams.
Lety received her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Hotel Management from University of the Pacific in Mazatlan, Mexico, and is a Certified Revenue Management Executive.
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“Feel the lightShining like the stars tonight“
~ Feel the Light, Jennifer Lopez
Nelly is a Starwood-awarded hospitality leader that contributes over fifteen years of hotels sales experience to our Sales team. As Task Force Director of Sales, she leverages her industry acumen by providing support for analytical and sales strategies, advancing the growth of our properties’ revenue.
Her extensive experience with previous roles as Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Director of Catering and Senior Sales Manager in brands such as Hilton Hotels, Sheraton, Element, Courtyard and DoubleTree equips her with valuable skills in maximizing rates and revenues throughout our entire portfolio.
“In this bright future you can’t forget your past“
~ No Woman, No Cry, Bob Marley and the Wailers
Deanna supports the portfolio as Regional Director of Sales. In this role, Deanna brings with her over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, with her expertise in cementing client relationships, stimulating new business, and exceeding sales objectives. In this role she helps mentor and train property leaders to do the same.
Deanna began with 247 Hotels as Sales Manager at our TownePlace Suites Sacramento Cal Expo, where she reconstructed the sales organization at the property to drive revenue and market share gain. Deanna was awarded with Twenty Four Seven Hotel’s Breakthrough Sales Manager of the Year in 2017. She continued on to become Task Force Director of Sales, executing direct sales strategies that drive top line revenue, developing property sales leaders, and providing support to varied sales efforts. Her success in this role and leadership by example, led to her newest endeavor with the company.
“A-a-aye, I’m on vacationEvery single day ’cause I love my occupation“
~ Vacation, Dirty Heads
Quentin sets the perfect tone with the 247 Sales team as Regional Director of Sales, bringing over 25 years of sales and marketing experience in limited, full-service, resort, lifestyle properties and destination marketing organizations. His extensive experience in the Southern California market includes stints with Evolution Hospitality, Marriott, Doubletree, and Hilton Brands. A quarter century of delving in and around all aspects of the hospitality industry give Quentin a wealth of wisdom to share. His extensive skillset from hotel onboarding, marketing, community relations, recruiting and team building supports his current mission to cultivate success within the sales ranks here at Twenty Four Seven Hotels.
As Regional Director of Sales, Quentin’s focus is building long-term relationships with key accounts, executing property sales plans and leveraging brand tools to build and sustain revenue growth.
“And when the night is cloudy,there is still a light that shines on me.Shine until tomorrow.Let it be.“
~ Let It Be, the Beatles
Hannah joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2015 as the Director of Sales at MOXY Phoenix Tempe, helping to launch the first MOXY for Marriott International in the United States. Working hand-in-hand with Marriott International, she played a pivotal role in maintaining key corporate accounts while introducing a new lifestyle brand to the Tempe market.
Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, she worked for Marriott International in various area sales roles, including serving as Account Executive for both the Houston and Detroit markets. These roles encompassed total account management and sales for all Marriott brands nationally in both the Corporate and Affinity segments.
In 2017, she joined the 247 Hotels Corporate team as Regional Director of Sales. Hannah worked with the properties to develop sales teams, execute marketing plans, and leverage brand tools to help analyze and improve optimal revenue growth. In this time, she helped craft the culture and structure of the portfolio-wide sales organization, leading to her newest role as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. She oversees the strategic direction of corporate sales and marketing initiatives, continuing to develop top talent toward enhanced revenue results.
Hannah earned her bachelor’s from the University of Houston.
“Cause nowThis is the time we must start living inLet’s make a change while it’s not too late“
~ Now, Chicago
Edward joins our Operations team with over a decade of extensive hotel industry experience, having fulfilled roles such as Opening General Manager, Director of Sales, Director of Food and Beverage, Director of Operations and more. He is a versatile and results-driven leader who has led hotel teams in a variety of brands such as Renaissance, Courtyard, Hampton Inn and Marriott Hotels in New York and Pennsylvania. Most recently, Edward traded the East Coast for the Golden State where he oversaw a Courtyard and Residence Inn as a Dual Property General Manager in South San Francisco.
As Corporate Director of Operations, Edward focuses on strategy related improving hotel financial performance and guest service scores across our portfolio as well as improving communication and collaboration. He leads and mentors the corporate operations team and hotel leadership teams. Prior to his current role, he was Regional Director of Operations and Task Force General Manager with our organization.
“Had to have high, high hopes for a livingDidn’t know how but I always had a feelingI was gonna be that one in a millionMama said, fulfill the prophecy,Be something greater, go make a legacy“
~ High Hopes, Panic! at the Disco
Michael joined the Twenty Four Seven Hotels band in 2018 and brings over two decades of hospitality industry hits. He has served as General Manager for brands such as Courtyard by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn and Suites, and Hyatt Place, eventually overseeing five properties as a District General Manager.
In his current role as Regional Director of Operations, Michael provides guidance on key operational objectives including driving guest satisfaction, mentoring the growth of our General Managers & Assistant General Managers, adding value to owner relations.
Michael is a Hyatt-recognized hospitality leader and has held a Board of Directors position for the Tempe Convention and Visitor Bureau. He earned his Bachelors Degree from Arizona State University.
“Look, if you had one shot,one opportunityTo seize everything you wantedOne momentWould you capture it or just let it slip?“
~ Lose Yourself, Eminem
Joe joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in the winter of 2018, bringing over 20 years of experience in full and select service hotels. Prior to his role as Regional Director of Operations, he has held title as General Manager in brands such as DoubleTree, Courtyard, Marriott Hotels, and Residence Inn. In his current role, Joe provides guidance to a group of hotel assets through policies and practices that attain objectives of ownership, guest satisfaction, associate satisfaction, and targeted profitability.
Joe is a people oriented hospitality leader that creates service-oriented environments, develops hotel teams, and delivers financial results.
“Who knows what miraclesYou can achieveWhen you believe somehow you willYou will when you believe“
~ When You Believe, Whitney Houston / Mariah Carey
Yuliya brings to Twenty Four Seven Hotels seven years of experience working in hospitality and human resources in the United States and internationally. In her most recent role, Yuliya advised managers and employees on all HR practices, federal and state laws and regulations.
Yuliya’s personal mission as an HR and Payroll professional is to help companies and their employees thrive. She is constantly taking an active role in making positive changes by connecting with managers and employees and creating collaborative relationships, striking a pitch perfect tone within organizations.
Yuliya Teterina graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Management. She also holds a Professional in Human Resources license from the HR Certification Institute.
“It’s a beautiful dayDon’t let it get awayIt’s a beautiful day“
~Beautiful Day, U2
Candace joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2005 to champion benefits administration, employee relations and human resources. Her areas of responsibility include employee and labor relations, legal compliance and generally promoting the company’s culture and organizational growth. Her primary goal is to make our company a fun place to work, learn and grow.
Before joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels Candace held several management positions in the banking industry with her most recent experience overseeing the Foreign Exchange Department at Bank of America in Los Angeles, CA.
“You can be a masterDon’t wait for luckDedicate yourself and you gon’ find yourselfStanding in the hall of fame“
~Hall of Fame, The Script
Leesa brings more than 20 years of hospitality management experience, having held positions with several Hilton, Choice, and Starwood brands, ranging from luxury hotels to select-service properties.
Leveraging her deeply rooted hospitality knowledge and field experience, Leesa directs and oversees all learning and development programs and any organizational development initiatives. Fundamental to the success of our People Resources department, her focus will include recruitment, succession planning and career development; performance management; learning management systems; benefits; compliance; culture and organizational values and associate engagement initiatives.
Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Leesa held hospitality leadership positions in operations, sales and marketing, and accounting. Noteworthy to her career is earning the Hilton brand’s top award, the Connie Pride Hotel of the Year, as the opening General Manager for Homewood Suites, Phoenix North Happy Valley.
“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life…and I’m feeling good“
~Feeling Good, Nina Simone
Samuel joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels as Director of Finance in 2014.
Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Samuel was the Director of Finance for Petit Ermitage Hotel and prior to that held a multitude of Finance positions in the hospitality industry.
As the Vice President Finance, Samuel and his team manage the Twenty Four Seven Hotels portfolio of hotel accounting procedures, which include the daily balancing of systems, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Budgets and Profit and Loss Statements.
Samuel has a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and B.A. Economics from Ohio State University. He teaches Hospitality Finance and Critical Thinking for University of Phoenix.
“But I’ll know my song wellbefore I start singing“
~A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Bob Dylan
Isaac originally joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2003 and served the company in various senior hotel management positions before taking full-time responsibility for multi-property revenue management.
Since 2008, he has been developing and overseeing the revenue management foundations by focusing on the evolving revenue system enhancements of each major brand and ensuring the support structure provides outstanding value for each property in our portfolio. He oversees tactical direction and support on sell strategy implementation as well as assisting the hotels’ executive team with forecasting and budgeting analysis.
Isaac attended Northern Arizona University and Scottsdale Community College and holds degrees in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He has achieved industry recognized certifications as Certified Revenue Manager Executive, CRME and Certified Hospitality Administrator, CHA.
“Catch a ride to the end of the highwayAnd we’ll meet by the big red tree,There’s a place up ahead and I’m goin’Come along, come along with me“
~ Up Around The Bend, Creedence Clearwater Revival
As Twenty Four Seven Hotels’ Chief Investment Officer, Gary spearheads the company’s growth in pursuing hotel acquisitions, management services and new build opportunities. With over 25 years of hospitality experience, Gary’s background includes ground up development, acquisitions and repositioning of value add projects, financing, dispositions, asset management and management contract negotiation.
He began his career in hotel development for a west coast based hotel developer and led the development and acquisition efforts to position the company as the largest owner and operator of Embassy Suites Hotels in the country at the time.
Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Gary most recently dedicated seven years with TPG Hotels & Resorts in sourcing, underwriting and closing hotel transactions ranging from new construction of California’s first AC Hotel, to over 20 hotel acquisitions and hotel management Agreements collectively valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Gary earned his B.S and M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
“You may say I’m a dreamerBut I’m not the only one,I hope someday you’ll join us“
~ Imagine, John Lennon
Drew brings a diverse background in strategic planning, finance, and investment to his position as Co-founder and President of Twenty Four Seven Hotels. He plays a key role in business development including sourcing new management and investment opportunities, asset management, and owner relations.
Drew began his career in the investment side of the industry with a boutique hotel management firm in San Diego before setting out to form Pacific Hotel Brokerage, a west coast hotel investment advisory firm, in 1992. From there he went on to become Vice President of Real Estate for Tarsadia Hotels where he continued to focus on hotel acquisitions, dispositions and financing.
Drew earned his business degree from the University of San Diego and also holds a certification in Real Estate, Development, and Hotel Investment from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.
“I embrace my desire to feel the rhythm, to feel connectedEnough to step aside and weep like a widowTo feel inspired, to fathom the power,To witness the beauty, to bathe in the fountain,To swing on the spiral, to swing on the spiral.“
~ Lateralus, Tool
As a founding partner David serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer with responsibility for strategic oversight of all aspects of company operations, development, and investment.
Prior to forming Twenty Four Seven Hotels, David spent over seven years with Tarsadia Hotels working with the executive team in sourcing, underwriting, and negotiating licensing and purchase and sale contracts for company acquisition, disposition, and development opportunities. David’s diverse industry experience also includes real estate and hotel consulting with a focus on hospitality and auditing at Landauer Associates in Los Angeles.
David earned his M.B.A. in Real Estate/Finance from the University of Southern California, and his M.S. in Hotel Investment from New York University.