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Patrick Volz

Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations

Patrick Volz

Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations

As Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations, Patrick Volz leads and inspires Aimbridge Hospitality’s corporate teams that support our hotels in the pursuit of operational excellence that drives outsized returns, guest satisfaction, and owner satisfaction, overseeing hotel finance, food and beverage, rooms and engineering and operational excellence/quality assurance teams. He also works alongside our hotel transitions team and the Transitions Center of Excellence (COE). His expertise in this role is an essential part of continuing to refine and innovate Aimbridge’s resources to provide best-in-class management services to our owners and unparalleled experiences to guests. He works alongside our Divisional Presidents, who continue to report to Mark Tamis, President, Global Operations.

Patrick is a strategic industry leader with over 25 years of operational experience, previously as President and Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Real Estate (BRE) Hotels and Resorts where he led asset management, revenue and eCommerce, capital deployment, and all operations for BRE. His career spans running day-to-day operations and providing operational and financial oversight in roles with major hospitality brands and associations. Before Blackstone, he served as Chief Financial Officer of The Americas at Hilton Worldwide, leading all aspects of the operational finance organization, including performance reporting, operating and capital budgeting, cash flow management, forecasting, and ROI analysis. In this role, he also led key decisions and strategies across Revenue Management & eCommerce, F&B, Rooms, Sales & Marketing, and Ancillary Departments. He spent the first decade of his career at Marriott International, holding roles of increasing responsibility.

Patrick is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, and the University of Texas Naveen Jindal School of Management with a Master of Business Administration in organizational behavior and strategic information systems. He also completed “The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner” executive education program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Patrick Volz
Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations

As Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations, Patrick Volz leads and inspires Aimbridge Hospitality’s corporate teams that support our hotels in the pursuit of operational excellence that drives outsized returns, guest satisfaction, and owner satisfaction, overseeing hotel finance, food and beverage, rooms and engineering and operational excellence/quality assurance teams. He also works alongside our hotel transitions team and the Transitions Center of Excellence (COE). His expertise in this role is an essential part of continuing to refine and innovate Aimbridge’s resources to provide best-in-class management services to our owners and unparalleled experiences to guests. He works alongside our Divisional Presidents, who continue to report to Mark Tamis, President, Global Operations.

Patrick is a strategic industry leader with over 25 years of operational experience, previously as President and Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Real Estate (BRE) Hotels and Resorts where he led asset management, revenue and eCommerce, capital deployment, and all operations for BRE. His career spans running day-to-day operations and providing operational and financial oversight in roles with major hospitality brands and associations. Before Blackstone, he served as Chief Financial Officer of The Americas at Hilton Worldwide, leading all aspects of the operational finance organization, including performance reporting, operating and capital budgeting, cash flow management, forecasting, and ROI analysis. In this role, he also led key decisions and strategies across Revenue Management & eCommerce, F&B, Rooms, Sales & Marketing, and Ancillary Departments. He spent the first decade of his career at Marriott International, holding roles of increasing responsibility.

Patrick is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, and the University of Texas Naveen Jindal School of Management with a Master of Business Administration in organizational behavior and strategic information systems. He also completed “The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner” executive education program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Matt Greene

Executive Vice President Operations - Evolution Lifestyle

Matt Greene

Executive Vice President Operations - Evolution Lifestyle

Matt is an onion; peel back the hip, stylish veneer and he's a renaissance man who meditates regularly, and focuses on healthy living both in mind and body. He's always reading or listening to something. Books topping his list currently are: Three Essays on Universal Law: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma, Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. He believes that life is about a journey and the best things in life aren't things. And the two things he's most passionate about are his daughters Makenzie and Sydney.

Matt enjoys working with the Evolution Hospitality team because he thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and is constantly amazed by the energy, passion and talent by which he is surrounded. He also believes you have to be able to laugh at yourself and not take yourself too seriously.


EXPERIENCE
• Evolution Hospitality, EVP Operations 2019 - Present, SVP Operations 2016 - 2019, VP Operations 2011-2016
• Tarsadia Hotels, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego 2008–2011
• Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, SVP of Morgan’s Hotels Las Vegas 2006-2008
• W Hotels Worldwide, Senior Director of New Builds, Acquisitions and Conversions 2005-2006
• Gemstone Resorts International, 2004-2005
• Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, 2001-2003
• Wyndham Worldwide, 1995-2000
• The Phoenician Resort, 1991-1993

Matt Greene
Executive Vice President Operations - Evolution Lifestyle

Matt is an onion; peel back the hip, stylish veneer and he's a renaissance man who meditates regularly, and focuses on healthy living both in mind and body. He's always reading or listening to something. Books topping his list currently are: Three Essays on Universal Law: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma, Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. He believes that life is about a journey and the best things in life aren't things. And the two things he's most passionate about are his daughters Makenzie and Sydney.

Matt enjoys working with the Evolution Hospitality team because he thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and is constantly amazed by the energy, passion and talent by which he is surrounded. He also believes you have to be able to laugh at yourself and not take yourself too seriously.


EXPERIENCE
• Evolution Hospitality, EVP Operations 2019 - Present, SVP Operations 2016 - 2019, VP Operations 2011-2016
• Tarsadia Hotels, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego 2008–2011
• Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, SVP of Morgan’s Hotels Las Vegas 2006-2008
• W Hotels Worldwide, Senior Director of New Builds, Acquisitions and Conversions 2005-2006
• Gemstone Resorts International, 2004-2005
• Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, 2001-2003
• Wyndham Worldwide, 1995-2000
• The Phoenician Resort, 1991-1993

Shahid Javed

Executive Vice President-Chief Procurement Officer

Shahid Javed

Executive Vice President-Chief Procurement Officer

As Executive Vice President of Procurement, Shahid is responsible for developing and deploying end-to-end supply chain solutions across the entire hotel life cycle. Shahid leads innovation across the supply chain, building on data analytics to drive insights and leveraging procurement technology platform and expansive buying power to generate optimal value and efficiencies for hotel owners and investors.

His responsibilities include client facing procurement strategy and sourcing to support day-to-day hotel operations, managing Aimbridge’s differentiated capabilities in hospitality procurement of FF&E and OS&E, and overseeing project management for hotel renovations, brand conversations and new construction. He also oversees the execution of Property Improvement Plans (PIP) and all elements of capital budgeting, planning and implementation. In addition, Shahid oversees Indirect Procurement to manage Aimbridge corporate’s sourcing and procurement needs.

With over 25 years of procurement leadership and supply chain expertise across multiple industries and geographies, Shahid most recently served as Chief Procurement Officer at TIAA. Prior to that he was JLL’s Global Chief Procurement Officer, transforming the global sourcing and procurement function with a combined purchasing power of over $30 billion, implementing category management and utilizing data analytics and technology-based solutions for the commercial real estate services firm. Shahid was BP’s Chief Procurement Officer for the U.S. onshore business, managing a multi-billion dollar annual third party spend. He successfully created category strategies, conducted strategic sourcing, and embedded supplier relationship management. He has also spent time with an internet start-up establishing procurement consortium, and with a management consulting firm advising clients on procurement strategy and transformation.

Shahid graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA and MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University.

Shahid Javed
Executive Vice President-Chief Procurement Officer

As Executive Vice President of Procurement, Shahid is responsible for developing and deploying end-to-end supply chain solutions across the entire hotel life cycle. Shahid leads innovation across the supply chain, building on data analytics to drive insights and leveraging procurement technology platform and expansive buying power to generate optimal value and efficiencies for hotel owners and investors.

His responsibilities include client facing procurement strategy and sourcing to support day-to-day hotel operations, managing Aimbridge’s differentiated capabilities in hospitality procurement of FF&E and OS&E, and overseeing project management for hotel renovations, brand conversations and new construction. He also oversees the execution of Property Improvement Plans (PIP) and all elements of capital budgeting, planning and implementation. In addition, Shahid oversees Indirect Procurement to manage Aimbridge corporate’s sourcing and procurement needs.

With over 25 years of procurement leadership and supply chain expertise across multiple industries and geographies, Shahid most recently served as Chief Procurement Officer at TIAA. Prior to that he was JLL’s Global Chief Procurement Officer, transforming the global sourcing and procurement function with a combined purchasing power of over $30 billion, implementing category management and utilizing data analytics and technology-based solutions for the commercial real estate services firm. Shahid was BP’s Chief Procurement Officer for the U.S. onshore business, managing a multi-billion dollar annual third party spend. He successfully created category strategies, conducted strategic sourcing, and embedded supplier relationship management. He has also spent time with an internet start-up establishing procurement consortium, and with a management consulting firm advising clients on procurement strategy and transformation.

Shahid graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA and MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University.

Elie Khoury

Executive Vice President Operations

Elie Khoury

Executive Vice President Operations

Elie Khoury, Executive Vice President of Operations, oversees all operations deliverables for properties under management. He has been serving in this role for four years, leading food & beverage, hotel engineering, rooms, brand excellence, and new build and transitions hotel support teams, elevating hotel performance and building strong relationships with all major lodging brands.

Previously, Elie was Senior Vice President of Operations, responsible for a portfolio of hotels under lodging brands including Marriott, AC Hotels, Sheraton and Luxury Collection, working closely with a variety of ownership groups including REITs, private equity, pension funds, investment groups, individual investors, and institutional lenders. Elie began his expansive hotel career in food and beverage where he was instrumental in developing several restaurant concepts. He joined Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 1986 and held leadership positions in numerous operations departments, subsequently holding general manager, area general manager and vice president of operations roles.

Elie currently serves as the 2nd Vice President for the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association (THLA), the largest state hotel association in the country. Elie previously served as President of the Board of the Oakland CVB (2009 to 2011). In this role, he was instrumental in working closely with the City administrators to re-brand Oakland and develop social programs to promote the downtown district.

Elie Khoury
Executive Vice President Operations

Elie Khoury, Executive Vice President of Operations, oversees all operations deliverables for properties under management. He has been serving in this role for four years, leading food & beverage, hotel engineering, rooms, brand excellence, and new build and transitions hotel support teams, elevating hotel performance and building strong relationships with all major lodging brands.

Previously, Elie was Senior Vice President of Operations, responsible for a portfolio of hotels under lodging brands including Marriott, AC Hotels, Sheraton and Luxury Collection, working closely with a variety of ownership groups including REITs, private equity, pension funds, investment groups, individual investors, and institutional lenders. Elie began his expansive hotel career in food and beverage where he was instrumental in developing several restaurant concepts. He joined Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 1986 and held leadership positions in numerous operations departments, subsequently holding general manager, area general manager and vice president of operations roles.

Elie currently serves as the 2nd Vice President for the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association (THLA), the largest state hotel association in the country. Elie previously served as President of the Board of the Oakland CVB (2009 to 2011). In this role, he was instrumental in working closely with the City administrators to re-brand Oakland and develop social programs to promote the downtown district.

Andrew Rubinacci

Executive Vice President, Revenue Strategy

Andrew Rubinacci

Executive Vice President, Revenue Strategy

Andrew Rubinacci, Executive Vice President of Revenue Strategy, is instrumental in shaping the company’s revenue strategy initiatives while capitalizing on big data, innovation, and Aimbridge’s talent within its revenue group to drive market share gains for the Aimbridge portfolio.

Rubinacci, a 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry, most recently served as Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer of Omni Hotels & Resorts. He joined Omni in 2018 as Senior Vice President, Revenue & Distribution and was instrumental in helping modernize revenue management, distribution, call centers and digital platforms, including bringing on best-in-class partners and evolving the brand’s reporting to drive greater efficiencies and stronger business results. In 2019, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer where he oversaw all marketing, digital and loyalty.

Prior to Omni, Andrew was with IHG Hotels & Resorts for 16 years, notably as Senior Vice President of Revenue Management & Distribution for four years leading revenue and distribution strategies for all IHG channels globally. For three years, he was based in London as Vice President of Distribution Marketing & Revenue Management, managing channel distribution and revenue strategies for Europe, Middle East, and Africa for IHG’s family of brands. IHG recognized Andrew throughout his tenure with a number of corporate awards, including the pinnacle IHG CEO Award–Executive of the Year. He was also the Vice President, Revenue Management, Reservations & Distribution at Meristar Hotels where he oversaw the corporate revenue management department for 277 hotels, 58,000+ units and $1.7 billion in revenue.

Rubinacci earned two bachelor’s degrees in business administration, majoring in marketing and hospitality administration from Florida State University. Mr. Rubinacci previously served on the board of Worldres, the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA), Roomkey, FSU Hospitality School Advisory Board, and the advisory board of HSMAI’s Revenue Management Special Interest Group.

Andrew Rubinacci
Executive Vice President, Revenue Strategy

Andrew Rubinacci, Executive Vice President of Revenue Strategy, is instrumental in shaping the company’s revenue strategy initiatives while capitalizing on big data, innovation, and Aimbridge’s talent within its revenue group to drive market share gains for the Aimbridge portfolio.

Rubinacci, a 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry, most recently served as Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer of Omni Hotels & Resorts. He joined Omni in 2018 as Senior Vice President, Revenue & Distribution and was instrumental in helping modernize revenue management, distribution, call centers and digital platforms, including bringing on best-in-class partners and evolving the brand’s reporting to drive greater efficiencies and stronger business results. In 2019, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer where he oversaw all marketing, digital and loyalty.

Prior to Omni, Andrew was with IHG Hotels & Resorts for 16 years, notably as Senior Vice President of Revenue Management & Distribution for four years leading revenue and distribution strategies for all IHG channels globally. For three years, he was based in London as Vice President of Distribution Marketing & Revenue Management, managing channel distribution and revenue strategies for Europe, Middle East, and Africa for IHG’s family of brands. IHG recognized Andrew throughout his tenure with a number of corporate awards, including the pinnacle IHG CEO Award–Executive of the Year. He was also the Vice President, Revenue Management, Reservations & Distribution at Meristar Hotels where he oversaw the corporate revenue management department for 277 hotels, 58,000+ units and $1.7 billion in revenue.

Rubinacci earned two bachelor’s degrees in business administration, majoring in marketing and hospitality administration from Florida State University. Mr. Rubinacci previously served on the board of Worldres, the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA), Roomkey, FSU Hospitality School Advisory Board, and the advisory board of HSMAI’s Revenue Management Special Interest Group.

Orkun Aydin

Senior Vice President Operations-Full Service

Orkun Aydin

Senior Vice President Operations-Full Service

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Orkun Aydin is responsible for managing a portfolio of full-service hotels and resorts including major branded and independent properties. Aydin has over 25 years of extensive experience in hospitality industry including executive leadership roles in full service, resort and convention properties.

Previously, Aydin oversaw full service and resort properties as Vice President of Operations for Aimbridge since 2015. Prior to that, Orkun spent 11 years with Interstate Hotels & Resorts as a General Manager for top brands and subsequently as Area General Manager for the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa - a Walt Disney World Resort, DoubleTree by Hilton Universal Studios, and Westin Tampa Harbour Island with a combined 2,055 rooms and 161,000 sq.ft. of meeting space. Earlier in his career he held hotel operations leadership roles for KSL Resorts, Boca Resorts and Starwood.

Orkun Aydin
Senior Vice President Operations-Full Service

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Orkun Aydin is responsible for managing a portfolio of full-service hotels and resorts including major branded and independent properties. Aydin has over 25 years of extensive experience in hospitality industry including executive leadership roles in full service, resort and convention properties.

Previously, Aydin oversaw full service and resort properties as Vice President of Operations for Aimbridge since 2015. Prior to that, Orkun spent 11 years with Interstate Hotels & Resorts as a General Manager for top brands and subsequently as Area General Manager for the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa - a Walt Disney World Resort, DoubleTree by Hilton Universal Studios, and Westin Tampa Harbour Island with a combined 2,055 rooms and 161,000 sq.ft. of meeting space. Earlier in his career he held hotel operations leadership roles for KSL Resorts, Boca Resorts and Starwood.

Matt Berge

Senior Vice President Operations-Full Service

Matt Berge

Senior Vice President Operations-Full Service

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Matt Berge is responsible for operations, performance, owner relations and capital planning for assigned full-service properties in Aimbridge Hospitality’s portfolio.

Berge joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2007 with 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Previously, he held various positions with Starwood Hotels and Resorts for 21 years. These roles include Convention Services Manager of The Westin in Seattle, Director of Food & Beverage of The Westin Maui, Director of Operations at The Westin Galleria in Dallas, General Manager of Sheraton Suites Market Center in Dallas and General Manager of The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio.

Berge’s career with Aimbridge Hospitality began in Dallas, as General Manager of the DoubleTree Campbell Centre and transitioned to the corporate office in 2010, where he has held regional operations positions.

Berge is a graduate of Washington State University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Restaurant Administration.

Matt Berge
Senior Vice President Operations-Full Service

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Matt Berge is responsible for operations, performance, owner relations and capital planning for assigned full-service properties in Aimbridge Hospitality’s portfolio.

Berge joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2007 with 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Previously, he held various positions with Starwood Hotels and Resorts for 21 years. These roles include Convention Services Manager of The Westin in Seattle, Director of Food & Beverage of The Westin Maui, Director of Operations at The Westin Galleria in Dallas, General Manager of Sheraton Suites Market Center in Dallas and General Manager of The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio.

Berge’s career with Aimbridge Hospitality began in Dallas, as General Manager of the DoubleTree Campbell Centre and transitioned to the corporate office in 2010, where he has held regional operations positions.

Berge is a graduate of Washington State University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Restaurant Administration.

Matt Engels

Senior Vice President Operations-Full Service

Matt Engels

Senior Vice President Operations-Full Service

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Matt Engels is responsible for managing a portfolio of full-service hotels under major franchise lodging brands. A results oriented and highly driven hospitality executive, Engels has a solid record of accomplishment over the past 30 years building high performing teams to achieve client and company objectives.


Engels is well versed in operations, labor relations, brand management, operating transitions, ground-up new build hotel openings, and purchase and sale transactions. His operations experience spans hotels in urban, suburban and airport markets throughout North America under brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and InterContinental, as well as independent boutique hotels.


Previously, Engels served as Senior Vice President with Interstate Hotels & Resorts and prior to that as Executive Vice President of RIM Hospitality. His early career includes hotel culinary, food and beverage, and operations leadership roles culminating in regional operations positions with Hilton Hotel Corporation and Red Lion Hotels and Resorts. He also served as Chairperson of the Washington State Hotel and Lodging Association.

Matt Engels
Senior Vice President Operations-Full Service

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Matt Engels is responsible for managing a portfolio of full-service hotels under major franchise lodging brands. A results oriented and highly driven hospitality executive, Engels has a solid record of accomplishment over the past 30 years building high performing teams to achieve client and company objectives.


Engels is well versed in operations, labor relations, brand management, operating transitions, ground-up new build hotel openings, and purchase and sale transactions. His operations experience spans hotels in urban, suburban and airport markets throughout North America under brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and InterContinental, as well as independent boutique hotels.


Previously, Engels served as Senior Vice President with Interstate Hotels & Resorts and prior to that as Executive Vice President of RIM Hospitality. His early career includes hotel culinary, food and beverage, and operations leadership roles culminating in regional operations positions with Hilton Hotel Corporation and Red Lion Hotels and Resorts. He also served as Chairperson of the Washington State Hotel and Lodging Association.

Cindy Landess

Senior Vice President Operations-Enhanced Select Service

Cindy Landess

Senior Vice President Operations-Enhanced Select Service

Cindy Landes is Senior Vice President, Operations-Enhanced Select Service Division. Most recently, Cindy was Vice President, Operations of Aimbridge Hospitality since May 2019, leading a portfolio of 130 properties.

Cindy is a tenured operations leader with multi-brand and hotel segment experience with a strong record of accomplishment and creating an environment of highly engaged, inclusive associates in the properties she supports. She began her hospitality career as a Night Auditor at the Sheraton Hotel in Texarkana, TX, and held a variety of hotel sales and operations positions ultimately becoming General Manager in 2000 for full-service hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California. Cindy joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2017 through predecessor company ONE Lodging Management, where she served as a Regional Director of Operations for six years.

Cindy Landess
Senior Vice President Operations-Enhanced Select Service

Cindy Landes is Senior Vice President, Operations-Enhanced Select Service Division. Most recently, Cindy was Vice President, Operations of Aimbridge Hospitality since May 2019, leading a portfolio of 130 properties.

Cindy is a tenured operations leader with multi-brand and hotel segment experience with a strong record of accomplishment and creating an environment of highly engaged, inclusive associates in the properties she supports. She began her hospitality career as a Night Auditor at the Sheraton Hotel in Texarkana, TX, and held a variety of hotel sales and operations positions ultimately becoming General Manager in 2000 for full-service hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California. Cindy joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2017 through predecessor company ONE Lodging Management, where she served as a Regional Director of Operations for six years.

Tony Maness

Senior Vice President Operations-Select Service

Tony Maness

Senior Vice President Operations-Select Service

Tony Maness joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2012 to lead the newly formed Channel Point Hospitality. He is responsible for the operations, revenue and profit growth of the Channel Point Hospitality business.

Maness has over 39 years of experience in the hospitality industry, holding various operations positions. Prior to joining Aimbridge Hospitality, Maness served as the Executive Vice President of Operations for Jameson Brands at Park Management Group LLC. He began his hospitality career as a line level employee for Holiday Inn, Inc. and grew to corporate and executive level positions as Holiday Inns, Inc., Equity Inns/McNeill Hospitality Corporation, Winfield Hospitality and Jameson Inns.

Tony Maness
Senior Vice President Operations-Select Service

Tony Maness joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2012 to lead the newly formed Channel Point Hospitality. He is responsible for the operations, revenue and profit growth of the Channel Point Hospitality business.

Maness has over 39 years of experience in the hospitality industry, holding various operations positions. Prior to joining Aimbridge Hospitality, Maness served as the Executive Vice President of Operations for Jameson Brands at Park Management Group LLC. He began his hospitality career as a line level employee for Holiday Inn, Inc. and grew to corporate and executive level positions as Holiday Inns, Inc., Equity Inns/McNeill Hospitality Corporation, Winfield Hospitality and Jameson Inns.

Greg Nurse

Senior Vice President Operations-Select Service

Greg Nurse

Senior Vice President Operations-Select Service

As Senior Vice President, Operations - Select Service, Greg Nurse is responsible for the operations and performance of multiple portfolios and regional operations leaders within the Aimbridge Select Service Division. Previously he was Vice President, Operations where he was responsible for the overall performance of over 55 properties.

Greg’s 28-year hospitality career began with his role as a lifeguard at the Marriott St. Louis Airport hotel. His journey carried him from the Midwest to the East Coast and eventually to Texas. He has worked for Marriott International, Buffalo Lodging, Texas Western, and TPG Hotels and Resorts before joining Aimbridge in 2016 as a Regional Vice President of Operations. Greg has experience operating all major brands and received multiple brand performance awards with Marriott, Hilton, and IHG. Earlier in his career, Greg held roles in F&B operations, accounting, sales, and as an Area General Manager and Area Director of Operations. Greg's vast knowledge of hotel operations, brand expertise, sales, experience with new construction projects and openings, business development and underwriting, brand management, owner diversity, and executive-level experience is key to his success as SVP of Operations. His well-rounded experience brings together a skill set that emphasizes excellence in the Select Service Division.

Greg Nurse
Senior Vice President Operations-Select Service

As Senior Vice President, Operations - Select Service, Greg Nurse is responsible for the operations and performance of multiple portfolios and regional operations leaders within the Aimbridge Select Service Division. Previously he was Vice President, Operations where he was responsible for the overall performance of over 55 properties.

Greg’s 28-year hospitality career began with his role as a lifeguard at the Marriott St. Louis Airport hotel. His journey carried him from the Midwest to the East Coast and eventually to Texas. He has worked for Marriott International, Buffalo Lodging, Texas Western, and TPG Hotels and Resorts before joining Aimbridge in 2016 as a Regional Vice President of Operations. Greg has experience operating all major brands and received multiple brand performance awards with Marriott, Hilton, and IHG. Earlier in his career, Greg held roles in F&B operations, accounting, sales, and as an Area General Manager and Area Director of Operations. Greg's vast knowledge of hotel operations, brand expertise, sales, experience with new construction projects and openings, business development and underwriting, brand management, owner diversity, and executive-level experience is key to his success as SVP of Operations. His well-rounded experience brings together a skill set that emphasizes excellence in the Select Service Division.

Michelle Steffens

Senior Vice President Operations-Select Service

Michelle Steffens

Senior Vice President Operations-Select Service

In her role as Senior Vice President of Operations, Michelle Steffens is responsible for the overall performance of primarily select service and select service enhanced properties under premium lodging brands. Michelle previously served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Administration at Interstate Hotels & Resorts before transitioning to her role at Aimbridge after the two companies merged in October 2019.

Michelle brings more than a decade of experience with the proven ability to build teams, drive positive turnarounds for underperforming assets, reach KPIs across Guest Satisfaction, Market Share, and Flow-Through, expand portfolios, penetrate regional markets and create go-to-market plans to launch new hotel locations. Prior to Interstate, she was Senior Vice President at Island Hospitality Management, where she led operations for a 58-hotel portfolio across four regions generating topline revenues of more than $300 million. Earlier in her career, she held General Manager roles.

Michelle was previously a Regional Vice President and a Senior Regional Vice President at White Lodging, and prior to that, as Regional Director of Operations at Island Hospitality, during which time she also served on the Hilton Garden Inn Brand Advisory Council for several years. Michelle is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and completed a Master’s Degree and Real Estate Investment Certification at Harvard University’s Extension School.

Michelle Steffens
Senior Vice President Operations-Select Service

In her role as Senior Vice President of Operations, Michelle Steffens is responsible for the overall performance of primarily select service and select service enhanced properties under premium lodging brands. Michelle previously served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Administration at Interstate Hotels & Resorts before transitioning to her role at Aimbridge after the two companies merged in October 2019.

Michelle brings more than a decade of experience with the proven ability to build teams, drive positive turnarounds for underperforming assets, reach KPIs across Guest Satisfaction, Market Share, and Flow-Through, expand portfolios, penetrate regional markets and create go-to-market plans to launch new hotel locations. Prior to Interstate, she was Senior Vice President at Island Hospitality Management, where she led operations for a 58-hotel portfolio across four regions generating topline revenues of more than $300 million. Earlier in her career, she held General Manager roles.

Michelle was previously a Regional Vice President and a Senior Regional Vice President at White Lodging, and prior to that, as Regional Director of Operations at Island Hospitality, during which time she also served on the Hilton Garden Inn Brand Advisory Council for several years. Michelle is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and completed a Master’s Degree and Real Estate Investment Certification at Harvard University’s Extension School.

Bob Sullivan

Senior Vice President Operations-Select Service

Bob Sullivan

Senior Vice President Operations-Select Service

As Senior Vice President of Operations-Select Service, Bob Sullivan is responsible for the operations and performance of multiple portfolios of select service and extended stay verticals. Bob has held the Senior Vice President role for Interstate Hotels & Resorts prior to the integration with Aimbridge Hospitality in October of 2019.

Bob was a principle and Executive Vice President for the Noble Investment Group with responsibility for overseeing the operational leadership for Noble’s hotel group. Bob has an extensive background in all areas of hotel operations, sales, deployment and a track record of delivering return on investment. Mr. Sullivan has led and managed operations for large and complex portfolios of nationally branded hotels and held numerous key leadership positions in various aspects of hotel operations throughout his career. His career hospitality experience includes full and select service general management positions, corporate director of food and beverage positions as well as executive leadership positons.

Bob has served on owner’s advisory committees for Hilton, IHG and Starwood brands as well as serving as a hospitality instructor on the continuing education and community college levels.

Bob Sullivan
Senior Vice President Operations-Select Service

As Senior Vice President of Operations-Select Service, Bob Sullivan is responsible for the operations and performance of multiple portfolios of select service and extended stay verticals. Bob has held the Senior Vice President role for Interstate Hotels & Resorts prior to the integration with Aimbridge Hospitality in October of 2019.

Bob was a principle and Executive Vice President for the Noble Investment Group with responsibility for overseeing the operational leadership for Noble’s hotel group. Bob has an extensive background in all areas of hotel operations, sales, deployment and a track record of delivering return on investment. Mr. Sullivan has led and managed operations for large and complex portfolios of nationally branded hotels and held numerous key leadership positions in various aspects of hotel operations throughout his career. His career hospitality experience includes full and select service general management positions, corporate director of food and beverage positions as well as executive leadership positons.

Bob has served on owner’s advisory committees for Hilton, IHG and Starwood brands as well as serving as a hospitality instructor on the continuing education and community college levels.

Liz Uber

Senior Vice President Operations-Enhanced Select Service

Liz Uber

Senior Vice President Operations-Enhanced Select Service

In her role as Senior Vice President of Operations, Liz Uber is responsible for the overall performance of a hotel portfolio of primarily select service and extended stay properties under premium lodging brands. Uber joined Aimbridge following a merger with Interstate Hotels & Resorts in October 2019. Prior to Interstate, Uber was Vice President of Asset Management for BRE Hotels and Resorts for three years. During her tenure with BRE, she oversaw 30-50 select service and full service properties, assisting with underwriting/deal assessments and driving the overall performance of her hotels.

Uber’s career spans all disciplines in both nationally branded and independent hotels. Prior to BRE, she worked extensively in the sales and revenue management disciplines as Senior Vice President of Revenue, Sales and E-Commerce for Pillar Hotels and Resorts from 2010-2016.

Uber has been a featured speaker at several industry conference, has written multiple articles, and served on brand owner advisory councils for Hilton and Marriott. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

Liz Uber
Senior Vice President Operations-Enhanced Select Service

In her role as Senior Vice President of Operations, Liz Uber is responsible for the overall performance of a hotel portfolio of primarily select service and extended stay properties under premium lodging brands. Uber joined Aimbridge following a merger with Interstate Hotels & Resorts in October 2019. Prior to Interstate, Uber was Vice President of Asset Management for BRE Hotels and Resorts for three years. During her tenure with BRE, she oversaw 30-50 select service and full service properties, assisting with underwriting/deal assessments and driving the overall performance of her hotels.

Uber’s career spans all disciplines in both nationally branded and independent hotels. Prior to BRE, she worked extensively in the sales and revenue management disciplines as Senior Vice President of Revenue, Sales and E-Commerce for Pillar Hotels and Resorts from 2010-2016.

Uber has been a featured speaker at several industry conference, has written multiple articles, and served on brand owner advisory councils for Hilton and Marriott. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University.