experienced hotel management executives
James M. HinesChairman
Kerry RansonChief Development Officer
Kerry V. Ranson is leading the development efforts for the Company's vision to grow and further diversify the portfolio. Kerry will leverage his extensive industry experience and well as the relationships he has cultivated over the 23 years in the hotel industry to further the growth of HP Hotels' portfolio of managed properties nationwide.
Joseph PowersChief Financial Officer
Jason LaBargeSr. Vice President
Michael CapizziVice President of Hotel Accounting
Michael began his hotel career with Hyatt Hotels as a Night Auditor and was promoted to a Chief Accountant over a span of 6 years of service with Hyatt. In 2000 Michael went on to join the team at Intercontinental Hotels Group as a Hotel Property Accountant. While in the Hotel Property Accountant position Michael was selected to provide training to the newly created Business Service Center Team in India. Michael was then promoted to Senior Franchise Auditor.
In 2006 Michael was promoted to Assistant Regional Controller for 130 Extended Stay properties. In this role he provided strategic leadership, support to ensure delivery of a proper and strong daily financial control environment in compliance with G.A.A.P. and industry standards. In 2012 Michael was again promoted to Director - Finance and Business Support (Internal Controls and Compliance)- Americas. In this role Michael ensured the existence of consistent financial controls; monitoring, development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for 241 Full Service and Extended Stay properties in North America and Latin America while also developing and managing key relationships with Senior leadership in those regions both internally and externally.
B.S. Degree in Broadcast Communications from the University of Florida.
Neva LongVice President of Human Resources
Chris GennardoAVP of Sales & Marketing
Chris joins HP Hotels with over 25 years of experience in both the Sales and Revenue Management arenas where he's provided local, regional, and enterprise wide leadership for large and small organizations in branded and independent environments. With HP Hotels Chris will take on the role of Area Vice President of Sales and Marketing, with a focus on HP Hotels full service, upscale and luxury hotels.
Chris began his career with Marriott International in various Sales Management roles which landed him at the Marriott Marquis in NYC as a Business Travel Sales Manager. Chris was introduced to Revenue Management during his time at the Marquis and took on the position of Director Group Revenue Management. After time with Marriott, Chris gained experience in the Independent Hotel Environment at the Millennium Broadway in NYC until he joined the Hilton Hotels Corporation Revenue Management Team. During his tenure at Hilton he was part of the team that engineered Hilton's Revenue Management platform; "9 BAR Market Based Pricing scheme utilizing Full Pattern LOS controls". After a tenure with Hilton Chris accepted the position of Vice President of Revenue Management with Aramark Harrison Lodging in which he gained unique experience in "Conference Center Sales" as well as significant exposure to the Collegiate Hotels markets.
Chris moved back into Sales and Marketing leadership in a Regional Director capacity with JQ Hammons Hotels and Hersha Hotels Management; Most recently with the The Procaccianti Group for approximately 4 years ending up in NYC as the Director Of Sales and Marketing for the Hilton New York Grand Central. Chris graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with a BA in Economics. Chris is a father of 3 children (2 girls and 1 boy) and lives in Massapequa Park NY with his wife Lisa.
Richie MataRegional Director of Operations
Mark AlvarezRegional Director of Operations
Mark first joined HP Hotels as General Manager of our Comfort Suites Northlake Charlotte, where he successfully led his team to make significant improvements to revenues and profitability, drive positive RGI growth, and achieved outstanding QA performance.
He has further served in several task force capacities with HP, to include onboarding of several franchise select and full service hotels. Mark's prior hospitality experience includes General Manager roles for a variety of South Florida upscale boutique style brands, hotel/condo project and a four-diamond full service hotel. Mark also has prior corporate experience as Regional Director of Operations overseeing a portfolio of boutique and upscale properties in the Miami area.
Mark has a track record of professionalism, commitment to excellence, expertise, strong work ethic and ability to drive result. Mark recently relocated with his family back to his hometown of Miami, where he will be based in this new role with HP.