experienced hotel management executives
James M. HinesChairman
Charles OswaldPresident & CEO
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 LaBargeVice President of Operations
Bill OliverVice President of Operations
Ted CobbsArea VP of Operations
A leader in the hospitality industry for 17 years, Ted Cobbs brings to HP a diverse background of experience, ranging from smaller select service hotels located in suburban markets to large full service hotels in major metropolitan markets. Originally joining HP in 2013, Ted's career as a general manager has produced 3 "Hotel of the Year" awards and several service awards along the way.
He employs his analytical nature and understanding of systems and resources to develop best in class processes to maximize performance in sales, operations, service and profits.
Most recently, Ted was the General Manager of a large, upscale, full-service hotel in downtown Atlanta. Under his direction, the hotel successfully completed a $16MM renovation and repositioning which resulted in the hotel's Overall Loyalty score increasing nearly 20 points over prior year.
Ted was born and raised in a small town near Akron, Ohio. He lives in Atlanta now with his wife, two daughters and son.
B.A. in History and French from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte.
Master of Arts studies from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Neva LongVice President of Human Resources
Wendy MirandaVice President - Sales & Marketing
Stephanie AtkissonAVP of Sales & Marketing
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.