Principal / Founder
2012 - Present (about 8 years)
Creating value for real estate investors and developers | Tamarack Ski Resort acquisition and redevelopment plan | Advised on 3 different winery sales | Downtown conference...more center and hotel plan | General partner on multiple residential development projects.
Strategic Real Estate Manager
2014 - 2018 (almost 5 years)
Bringing private investment and asset management practices to $1.7 billion real estate portfolio | 6 new hotels in downtown | public-private partnerships for stadium complex;...more also for major industrial business center.
Director of Acquisitions
2007 - 2012 (about 5 years)
Helped President of Hotels establish formal operating and acquisition procedures, developing formats and processes for all acquisition, investment and equity investor presentations....more Opened markets in Seattle, Portland and Denver. Sourced, reviewed and presented over 75 acquisition deals resulting in equity investment of $25+ million for La Playa Carmel Hotel.
2003 - 2006 (about 3 years)
Acquired and turned around a failing tile & stone retail store. Grew revenues 89% and net income 233%, eventually selling for 2.6X original price. Expanded business...more to new markets, secured multi-year contract with City of Los Angeles and LA Airport.
Vice President Product Marketing
2000 - 2002 (about 2 years)
Early business hire. Led effort to develop business plan and pitch that raised $3 million in venture capital from Zone Ventures. Worked with sales team to establish distribution...more channel in Japan.
Sr. Business Development Manager, Russia
1997 - 2000 (about 3 years)
Led in-country business development team. Opened the Russian market after the collapse of the Soviet Union, completing over $50 million in wireless infrastructure deals that...more propelled Qualcomm to leadership in 3G wireless and resulted in the sale of the division to Ericsson for $120 million.
The millennial generation is rapidly reshaping the hospitality, travel and tourism world. I am actively looking to merge my experience in hotels, real estate and economic development with my technology start-up background to participate in this generational wave.
I have created value across a wide array of roles, industries and markets including wireless technology, hospitality, wineries, real estate and sports stadiums. I have been involved with over $500 million in deals across 5 different industries on 3 continents.
My most exciting experience was opening the Russian market right after the fall of the Soviet Union ($50 million in wireless infrastructure contracts for Qualcomm).
My biggest start-up accomplishment is writing the plan and pitch that raised a $3 million VC round for a wireless data networking company.
But my most impressive accomplishment was acquiring a failing tile & stone retailer with a partner, boosting revenues by 89% and profits by 233%, entering two new markets (designers and government contracts - City of LA and LAX) then selling for a 2.6x return on our original investment.
Vision, passion and a desire to be the best of breed. I am looking for category disruptors and a balanced team able to execute.
I have extensive experience with hospitality, real estate investment and development and can add value to any fintech or travel related start-up.