Ambitious chief executive officer who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. I have built and retained high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals. I am skilled in talent recruiting, asset protection, financial management and customer relations.
Business operations organization
Small business development
Market research and analysis
08/2009 to Current
Chief Executive OfficerNavya Hotels Group － Sumer, SC
As CEO, my overall responsibility is to create, plan, implement, and integrate the strategic direction of Navya Hotels Group. I am responsible for all components and departments of the company. My job was to make certain that the organization's leadership maintained constant awareness of both the external and internal competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, markets, new industry developments and standards, and so forth.
Our Management Company is approved by Marriott International to Manage and Operate the following brands: Courtyard, Residence Inn, Springhill Suites, and Fairfield Inn.
October 3, 2014 Opened brand new Springhill Suites Marriott Hotel.
Received 2015 and 2016 Marriott Platinum Circle Award (Top 10% of Hotels for Guest Satisfaction)
2016: I envisioned the development of the Tru by Hilton project in Sumter SC. I completed the franchising approval, construction and design contracts, and financial approvals for the new Tru by Hilton in Sumter SC.
08/2008 to 08/2009
CHEIF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER AND PARTNERREVA HOTELS GROUP (CANDLEWOOD SUITES) － SUMTER, SCI managed all aspects of the development process for the new construction Candlewood Suites project. This included all phases of the development project including acquisition, financing, zoning/entitlements, design, permitting, construction, leasing, and disposition. I coordinated hotel efforts related to hotel acquisitions, dispositions, and other transactions. My principal responsibilities included assisting in preparing the financial and market feasibility analysis of the project. I prepared and monitored budgets, including preparation of monthly loan draw packages and lender and/or investor reports. I was involved in obtaining project entitlements and permits, including meetings with local jurisdictions to negotiate outstanding issues. Another important task was interfacing with hotel brand companies, managers, etc. including the negotiation of key business terms and related franchise agreements. I supervised the RFP and contracting process for architects, engineers, contractors, and other project consultants. My responsibility included identifying potential project risks and developing mitigation strategies.
01/2004 to 08/2008
OPERATIONS MANAGERMita Inc (HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS) － SUMTER , SCMy responsibility was to oversee the entire operations of the lodging establishment. Operations management included human resources, housekeeping, security, public relations, food service, sales and finances. It was my job to deal effectively with customers, owners and staff workers while keeping the hotel running smoothly. I created work schedules, hired new employees, and trained staff. I also supervised the sales manager and revenue manager to make sure hotel revenue targets were met consistently.
05/2003 to 01/2004
CHEIF DEVELOPMENT OFFICERMITA INC (HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS) － SUMTER, SCThe development of the Holiday Inn Express project from ground up was my responsibility. I was responsible for market analysis and brand research for the Holiday Inn Express project. The execution of the franchise agreement, financing, and construction contract were my responsibility. On January 29, 2004, I opened a brand new 79 unit prototype Holiday Inn Express with my management team.
05/2000 to 05/2003
GENERAL MANAGERECONO LODGE － COLUMBIA, SC
My primary functions included being responsible for all aspects of hotel operations, including: managing general property performance, as well as food and beverage operations, managing and sustaining sales and marketing strategy, managing profitability, managing revenue generation, and managing and conducting Human Resources activities, and delivering a return on investment. I was also responsible for maintaining brand standards and maintaining guest satisfaction scores and reviews.
Certified General Manager with Choice Hotels International Inc
08/1996 to 05/2000
GENERAL MANAGERDAYS INN － SUMTER, SC
I planned, directed, and coordinated all aspects of the hotel property including staffing, operations and customer satisfaction. Also, I supervised property maintenance and appearance. In addition, I monitored all operating costs, budgets and forecasts.
Certified General Manager with Wyndham Hotel Group
01/1993 to 07/1996
FRONT DESK CLERKBEST WESTERN － SUMTER, SC
I was responsible for registering and assigning rooms to guests, issuing room keys, transmitting and receiving messages, keeping records of occupied rooms and guests' accounts, making and confirming reservations, and presenting statements to and collecting payments from departing guests.
Certified General Manager with Best Western International Inc
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Biology University of South Carolina － Columbia, SC, United States