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Team Spotlight

Our people is what sets us apart. We are proud to feature a few of the best at Aimbridge.

Industry leading experience

The Executive Team at Aimbridge is comprised of veteran hoteliers with a history of delivering industry-leading results. Averaging over 26 years of hospitality experience, the senior executives focus on maximizing returns to partners by utilizing a unique blend of experience, resources, and relationships.

Leadership


Dave Johnson

Executive Chairman

Dave Johnson

Executive Chairman

Dave Johnson assumed the role of Executive Chairman in January 2021 where his focus is on transformational growth, including capital markets, M&A, and new business opportunities.

Through his dedication and leadership, Aimbridge is recognized as the premier hotel management company in the world, with an impressive portfolio of assets under ownership and management from Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Choice and Wyndham. Aimbridge manages hotels in 49 states and 21 countries.

Prior to joining Aimbridge Hospitality, Johnson spent 17 years at Wyndham International, where he helped add over 400 hotels to the Wyndham portfolio. Additionally, he served as President of Wyndham Hotels, overseeing approximately 15,000 employees and $3 billion in annual revenue.

Johnson currently serves as a Director on the Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV-NYSE) Board as a member of The Audit & Compensation Committees, as well as serves on the Board of Directors for the National Football Foundation, Board of Directors of The Living Company, The Dallas Stars Ownership Advisory Group, and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Previously, he has served on the Strategic Hotels (NYSE: BEE) Board as a member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee from 2012 to 2016, and served as a Director of Gaylord Entertainment (GET-NYSE) from 2009-2012. Johnson was recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Johnson is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics.

Dave Johnson
Executive Chairman

Dave Johnson assumed the role of Executive Chairman in January 2021 where his focus is on transformational growth, including capital markets, M&A, and new business opportunities.

Through his dedication and leadership, Aimbridge is recognized as the premier hotel management company in the world, with an impressive portfolio of assets under ownership and management from Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Choice and Wyndham. Aimbridge manages hotels in 49 states and 21 countries.

Prior to joining Aimbridge Hospitality, Johnson spent 17 years at Wyndham International, where he helped add over 400 hotels to the Wyndham portfolio. Additionally, he served as President of Wyndham Hotels, overseeing approximately 15,000 employees and $3 billion in annual revenue.

Johnson currently serves as a Director on the Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV-NYSE) Board as a member of The Audit & Compensation Committees, as well as serves on the Board of Directors for the National Football Foundation, Board of Directors of The Living Company, The Dallas Stars Ownership Advisory Group, and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Previously, he has served on the Strategic Hotels (NYSE: BEE) Board as a member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee from 2012 to 2016, and served as a Director of Gaylord Entertainment (GET-NYSE) from 2009-2012. Johnson was recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Johnson is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics.

Michael J. Deitemeyer

President & CEO

Michael J. Deitemeyer

President & CEO

Michael J. Deitemeyer is President & CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality, leading the Company’s growth, operations and corporate disciplines worldwide with a current hotel portfolio of over 1,550 properties in 21 countries.

Deitemeyer was Global President of Aimbridge following a merger with Interstate Hotels & Resorts in October 2019. Prior to that, he was President & CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts for nearly three years. Deitemeyer had a highly successful tenure with Omni Hotels & Resorts including 13 years as President, helping to grow Omni’s organization through management roles in operations, development, sales and finance. 

Deitemeyer holds board memberships with AHLA and its Executive Committee (2014-present), AHLEF (2018-present), and MINA, representing the company as an At-Large Board Member of Marriott International’s franchise advisory board (2018-present). He was a founding board member and served as chairperson of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. In December 2018, Lodging magazine named him Person of the Year. Deitemeyer is a graduate of Fitchburg State University, where he also received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

Michael J. Deitemeyer
President & CEO

Michael J. Deitemeyer is President & CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality, leading the Company’s growth, operations and corporate disciplines worldwide with a current hotel portfolio of over 1,550 properties in 21 countries.

Deitemeyer was Global President of Aimbridge following a merger with Interstate Hotels & Resorts in October 2019. Prior to that, he was President & CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts for nearly three years. Deitemeyer had a highly successful tenure with Omni Hotels & Resorts including 13 years as President, helping to grow Omni’s organization through management roles in operations, development, sales and finance. 

Deitemeyer holds board memberships with AHLA and its Executive Committee (2014-present), AHLEF (2018-present), and MINA, representing the company as an At-Large Board Member of Marriott International’s franchise advisory board (2018-present). He was a founding board member and served as chairperson of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. In December 2018, Lodging magazine named him Person of the Year. Deitemeyer is a graduate of Fitchburg State University, where he also received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

Andrew J. Arthurs

Chief Information Officer

Andrew J. Arthurs

Chief Information Officer

Andrew J. Arthurs is the Chief Information Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, responsible for the design and delivery of innovative technical and business solutions to meet the diverse needs of the company and its global hotel portfolio.

Andrew is a highly experienced and innovative thought leader with over 15 years in technology leadership positions in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 2019 as CIO, he was chief information officer at Two Roads Hospitality. While at Two Roads Hospitality, he oversaw the integration of Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels and Resorts to create world’s largest, independent, lifestyle hotel management company, with approximately 100 hotels and resorts under management.  Prior to joining Two Roads Hospitality Andrew held various leadership roles in the IT organization at Vail Resorts. Andrew’s career in hospitality started at Springer-Miller Systems.

Andrew earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Vermont and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. Andrew has been a guest lecturer in the Master’s Business Analytics program at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver.

Andrew J. Arthurs
Chief Information Officer

Andrew J. Arthurs is the Chief Information Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, responsible for the design and delivery of innovative technical and business solutions to meet the diverse needs of the company and its global hotel portfolio.

Andrew is a highly experienced and innovative thought leader with over 15 years in technology leadership positions in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 2019 as CIO, he was chief information officer at Two Roads Hospitality. While at Two Roads Hospitality, he oversaw the integration of Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels and Resorts to create world’s largest, independent, lifestyle hotel management company, with approximately 100 hotels and resorts under management.  Prior to joining Two Roads Hospitality Andrew held various leadership roles in the IT organization at Vail Resorts. Andrew’s career in hospitality started at Springer-Miller Systems.

Andrew earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Vermont and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. Andrew has been a guest lecturer in the Master’s Business Analytics program at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver.

Ann Christenson

Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer

Ann Christenson

Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer

Ann Christenson joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2017 with over 20 years of human resources experience. Previously, Christenson served as the Chief People and Culture Officer for TMI Hospitality, where she oversaw all human resources processes and internal communications. Prior to TMI Hospitality, Christenson was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Support Services for Sanford Health, an integrated health system based in North Dakota with more than 28,000 employees. Additionally, Christenson is a member of the Moorhead Chamber of Commerce Board.

Christenson received a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College and a master’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
 

Ann Christenson
Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer

Ann Christenson joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2017 with over 20 years of human resources experience. Previously, Christenson served as the Chief People and Culture Officer for TMI Hospitality, where she oversaw all human resources processes and internal communications. Prior to TMI Hospitality, Christenson was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Support Services for Sanford Health, an integrated health system based in North Dakota with more than 28,000 employees. Additionally, Christenson is a member of the Moorhead Chamber of Commerce Board.

Christenson received a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College and a master’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
 

Andrew Jordan

Chief Marketing Officer

Andrew Jordan

Chief Marketing Officer

Andrew Jordan is our Chief Marketing Officer and leads all our revenue initiatives including sales, marketing, revenue management, e-commerce and distribution. He drives peak topline results for the company’s portfolio of independent, branded, full-service and select-service hotels. Andrew has more than 30 years of experience in advertising and brand marketing. Prior to joining us, he achieved successes at Coca-Cola, Club Med, Wyndham International, Carlson Restaurants, Adeptus Health.

Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University, Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Texas.

Andrew Jordan
Chief Marketing Officer

Andrew Jordan is our Chief Marketing Officer and leads all our revenue initiatives including sales, marketing, revenue management, e-commerce and distribution. He drives peak topline results for the company’s portfolio of independent, branded, full-service and select-service hotels. Andrew has more than 30 years of experience in advertising and brand marketing. Prior to joining us, he achieved successes at Coca-Cola, Club Med, Wyndham International, Carlson Restaurants, Adeptus Health.

Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University, Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Texas.

Greg Moundas

Executive Vice President – Chief Legal Officer

Greg Moundas

Executive Vice President – Chief Legal Officer

As Chief Legal Officer, Greg Moundas is responsible for various legal matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and partnerships, financings, franchise agreements, litigation and day-to-day legal matters impacting Aimbridge Hospitality’s hotels and operations.

Moundas joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2013 with over 22 years of legal experience with 15 years focused on the hospitality industry. Previously, he served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President for JF Capital Advisors, where he handled property acquisitions and developments. In addition, Moundas was Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel – Real Estate and Finance for Wyndham International, Inc. and General Counsel for Eagle Hospitality Properties Trust, Inc.

Moundas is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York and Texas.

Greg Moundas
Executive Vice President – Chief Legal Officer

As Chief Legal Officer, Greg Moundas is responsible for various legal matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and partnerships, financings, franchise agreements, litigation and day-to-day legal matters impacting Aimbridge Hospitality’s hotels and operations.

Moundas joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2013 with over 22 years of legal experience with 15 years focused on the hospitality industry. Previously, he served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President for JF Capital Advisors, where he handled property acquisitions and developments. In addition, Moundas was Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel – Real Estate and Finance for Wyndham International, Inc. and General Counsel for Eagle Hospitality Properties Trust, Inc.

Moundas is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York and Texas.

Nicholas Northam

Executive Vice President - International

Nicholas Northam

Executive Vice President - International

Nicholas Northam is Executive Vice President-International of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Aimbridge Hospitality’s International Division. Nicholas is responsible for over 100 hotels in the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe, Russia and CIS.

With more than 33 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Nicholas plays a pivotal role in the company’s growth, leading the company’s international senior management and support teams to provide superior returns for hotel owners. Most recently, Nicholas was Interstate’s Managing Director for the UK since 2016.

Before joining Interstate, Nicholas spent 10 years as Vice President of Asset Management for Realstar Hotels UK Ltd, the asset management company responsible for the LRG UK portfolio of 73 hotels under IHG management. He was directly responsible for 38 assets including the central London hotels. Prior to this, he had spent 17 years at Whitbread where he was the UK Operations Director responsible for 70+ Marriott hotels as well as having been General Manager at a number of Marriott properties.

Nicholas is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom as well as being a frequent speaker at industry events and guest lecturer at Glion Institute of Higher Education.

Nicholas Northam
Executive Vice President - International

Nicholas Northam is Executive Vice President-International of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Aimbridge Hospitality’s International Division. Nicholas is responsible for over 100 hotels in the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe, Russia and CIS.

With more than 33 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Nicholas plays a pivotal role in the company’s growth, leading the company’s international senior management and support teams to provide superior returns for hotel owners. Most recently, Nicholas was Interstate’s Managing Director for the UK since 2016.

Before joining Interstate, Nicholas spent 10 years as Vice President of Asset Management for Realstar Hotels UK Ltd, the asset management company responsible for the LRG UK portfolio of 73 hotels under IHG management. He was directly responsible for 38 assets including the central London hotels. Prior to this, he had spent 17 years at Whitbread where he was the UK Operations Director responsible for 70+ Marriott hotels as well as having been General Manager at a number of Marriott properties.

Nicholas is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom as well as being a frequent speaker at industry events and guest lecturer at Glion Institute of Higher Education.

Greg O'Stean

Chief Development Officer

Greg O'Stean

Chief Development Officer

Greg O’Stean is Chief Development Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, responsible for driving the company’s overall business growth across the globe. A proven industry leader, Greg has a rich history of leading high-performing teams to achieve extraordinary growth. 

Greg was chief development officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts prior to the October 2019 merger with Aimbridge. Prior to Interstate, Greg served as the chief investment officer for Loews Hotels, where he led the hotel acquisitions and development, asset management, and owner relations platforms. Previously he has held executive roles with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Piper Jaffray & Company, GE Capital Real Estate and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. With three decades of experience, Greg has led development teams across the Americas, Asia and Europe.
 
Greg received a Master of Business Administration in Finance & Real Estate and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech. He is currently vice chairperson of the Hotel Development Council at ULI, is a member of the AHLA Hospitality Investment Roundtable, and is a former board member of AHLA. He also serves on the board of the Orphaned Starfish Foundation, a global children’s charity.

Greg O'Stean
Chief Development Officer

Greg O’Stean is Chief Development Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, responsible for driving the company’s overall business growth across the globe. A proven industry leader, Greg has a rich history of leading high-performing teams to achieve extraordinary growth. 

Greg was chief development officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts prior to the October 2019 merger with Aimbridge. Prior to Interstate, Greg served as the chief investment officer for Loews Hotels, where he led the hotel acquisitions and development, asset management, and owner relations platforms. Previously he has held executive roles with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Piper Jaffray & Company, GE Capital Real Estate and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. With three decades of experience, Greg has led development teams across the Americas, Asia and Europe.
 
Greg received a Master of Business Administration in Finance & Real Estate and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech. He is currently vice chairperson of the Hotel Development Council at ULI, is a member of the AHLA Hospitality Investment Roundtable, and is a former board member of AHLA. He also serves on the board of the Orphaned Starfish Foundation, a global children’s charity.

Thomas Song

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Song

Chief Financial Officer

Tom joined Aimbridge Hospitality as Chief Financial Officer in January 2021. As a member of the Executive Team, he is responsible for leading Aimbridge Hospitality’s overall financial management and driving the Company’s financial strategies. He also plays an integral leadership role in guiding data driven investment and business development strategies. Tom oversees Aimbridge Hospitality’s debt and equity capital sourcing, acquisition structuring, hotel development and redevelopment, finance management, cash management, and real estate and partnerships.

Tom most recently was CFO of Dine Brands Global, Inc., one of the world’s largest full-service dining companies with 3,600 restaurants, including Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® brands. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation of Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the largest lodging franchisors with more than 7,000 hotels, where he led global M&A, real estate, and strategic partnerships.

Thomas Song
Chief Financial Officer

Tom joined Aimbridge Hospitality as Chief Financial Officer in January 2021. As a member of the Executive Team, he is responsible for leading Aimbridge Hospitality’s overall financial management and driving the Company’s financial strategies. He also plays an integral leadership role in guiding data driven investment and business development strategies. Tom oversees Aimbridge Hospitality’s debt and equity capital sourcing, acquisition structuring, hotel development and redevelopment, finance management, cash management, and real estate and partnerships.

Tom most recently was CFO of Dine Brands Global, Inc., one of the world’s largest full-service dining companies with 3,600 restaurants, including Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® brands. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation of Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the largest lodging franchisors with more than 7,000 hotels, where he led global M&A, real estate, and strategic partnerships.

Bill Stadler

Executive Vice President - Chief Investment Officer

Bill Stadler

Executive Vice President - Chief Investment Officer

As Chief Investment Officer, Bill Stadler is responsible for the management of investment portfolios, short-term and long-term investment plans and investment recommendations.

 

Stadler joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2014 with over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Previously, he served as an Investment Sales Specialist with HFF and Molinaro Koger for 11 years, where he represented private equity firms, REITs, high net worth investors, and global hotel companies including Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt, Marriott International, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Blackstone, Felcor Lodging Trust, and Host. Additionally, Stadler served as Senior Vice President and Chief Acquisitions Officer of FelCor Lodging Trust, where he was responsible for the growth of the company from nine hotels to a portfolio of more than 200 assets with a market capitalization of greater than $3 billion as well as a strategic position with Marriott Corporation as Vice President – Development.

 

Stadler is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and holds a real estate license in Texas. He received a master’s degree from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and a bachelor’s degree from Denison University.

Bill Stadler
Executive Vice President - Chief Investment Officer

As Chief Investment Officer, Bill Stadler is responsible for the management of investment portfolios, short-term and long-term investment plans and investment recommendations.

 

Stadler joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2014 with over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Previously, he served as an Investment Sales Specialist with HFF and Molinaro Koger for 11 years, where he represented private equity firms, REITs, high net worth investors, and global hotel companies including Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt, Marriott International, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Blackstone, Felcor Lodging Trust, and Host. Additionally, Stadler served as Senior Vice President and Chief Acquisitions Officer of FelCor Lodging Trust, where he was responsible for the growth of the company from nine hotels to a portfolio of more than 200 assets with a market capitalization of greater than $3 billion as well as a strategic position with Marriott Corporation as Vice President – Development.

 

Stadler is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and holds a real estate license in Texas. He received a master’s degree from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and a bachelor’s degree from Denison University.

Office of the Executive Chairman


Dave Johnson

Executive Chairman

Dave Johnson

Executive Chairman

Dave Johnson assumed the role of Executive Chairman in January 2021 where his focus is on transformational growth, including capital markets, M&A, and new business opportunities.

Through his dedication and leadership, Aimbridge is recognized as the premier hotel management company in the world, with an impressive portfolio of assets under ownership and management from Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Choice and Wyndham. Aimbridge manages hotels in 49 states and 21 countries.

Prior to joining Aimbridge Hospitality, Johnson spent 17 years at Wyndham International, where he helped add over 400 hotels to the Wyndham portfolio. Additionally, he served as President of Wyndham Hotels, overseeing approximately 15,000 employees and $3 billion in annual revenue.

Johnson currently serves as a Director on the Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV-NYSE) Board as a member of The Audit & Compensation Committees, as well as serves on the Board of Directors for the National Football Foundation, Board of Directors of The Living Company, The Dallas Stars Ownership Advisory Group, and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Previously, he has served on the Strategic Hotels (NYSE: BEE) Board as a member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee from 2012 to 2016, and served as a Director of Gaylord Entertainment (GET-NYSE) from 2009-2012. Johnson was recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Johnson is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics.

Dave Johnson
Executive Chairman

Dave Johnson assumed the role of Executive Chairman in January 2021 where his focus is on transformational growth, including capital markets, M&A, and new business opportunities.

Through his dedication and leadership, Aimbridge is recognized as the premier hotel management company in the world, with an impressive portfolio of assets under ownership and management from Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Choice and Wyndham. Aimbridge manages hotels in 49 states and 21 countries.

Prior to joining Aimbridge Hospitality, Johnson spent 17 years at Wyndham International, where he helped add over 400 hotels to the Wyndham portfolio. Additionally, he served as President of Wyndham Hotels, overseeing approximately 15,000 employees and $3 billion in annual revenue.

Johnson currently serves as a Director on the Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV-NYSE) Board as a member of The Audit & Compensation Committees, as well as serves on the Board of Directors for the National Football Foundation, Board of Directors of The Living Company, The Dallas Stars Ownership Advisory Group, and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Previously, he has served on the Strategic Hotels (NYSE: BEE) Board as a member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee from 2012 to 2016, and served as a Director of Gaylord Entertainment (GET-NYSE) from 2009-2012. Johnson was recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Johnson is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics.

Judy Hendrick

Chief Growth Officer

Judy Hendrick

Chief Growth Officer

Judy Hendrick is the Chief Growth Officer focusing on transformational growth projects. She previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality.

Hendrick joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2008 with over 16 years of extensive experience in hospitality and banking. Previously, she served as Chief Investment Officer, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Wyndham International. Additionally, she held senior loan officer positions at Chase Manhattan Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and First Republic Bank.

Hendrick currently serves on the American Hospitality Lodging & Association’s Women in Lodging Advisory Board, the Marriott Owners Advisory Council for Element, the Executive Committee of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce Executive Women’s Roundtable. She is a member of the American Heart Association Executive Leadership Team for “Go Red for Women”, and was the co-chair of the 2019 Go Red for Women luncheon. Hendrick is also the senior leadership team sponsor for Aimbridge Hospitality’s Women's Leadership Program, WLEAD.

Her accomplishments include being a finalist for Dallas Business Journal’s CFO of the Year in 2015 and was named a BisNow DFW Power Woman in 2014. Hendrick received an undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Judy Hendrick
Chief Growth Officer

Judy Hendrick is the Chief Growth Officer focusing on transformational growth projects. She previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality.

Hendrick joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2008 with over 16 years of extensive experience in hospitality and banking. Previously, she served as Chief Investment Officer, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Wyndham International. Additionally, she held senior loan officer positions at Chase Manhattan Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and First Republic Bank.

Hendrick currently serves on the American Hospitality Lodging & Association’s Women in Lodging Advisory Board, the Marriott Owners Advisory Council for Element, the Executive Committee of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce Executive Women’s Roundtable. She is a member of the American Heart Association Executive Leadership Team for “Go Red for Women”, and was the co-chair of the 2019 Go Red for Women luncheon. Hendrick is also the senior leadership team sponsor for Aimbridge Hospitality’s Women's Leadership Program, WLEAD.

Her accomplishments include being a finalist for Dallas Business Journal’s CFO of the Year in 2015 and was named a BisNow DFW Power Woman in 2014. Hendrick received an undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Lynne Roberts

Executive Vice President

Lynne Roberts

Executive Vice President

As Executive Vice President of Capital Markets, Lynne Roberts is responsible for overseeing the capital markets team and growing Aimbridge Hospitality’s footprint of investors with large-scale acquisition requirements in hotel real estate. Roberts has played an integral role in Aimbridge Hospitality’s growth from eight to over 850 properties.

Roberts joined Aimbridge in 2004 with 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Previously, she served as Vice President of Development Planning with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, where she led acquisitions, new construction, management contracts and conversion analysis. Prior to Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Roberts created and directed start-up company development for an extended stay group, HomeGate Hospitality, where she contributed to the achievement of private to public company status and a successful company sale within two year of conception. Additionally, she led real estate analysis for Sheraton Suites Development in the Central United States and Canada and served as a Hospitality Consultant with Pannell Kerr Forster in Chicago.

Roberts currently serves on the Board of Governors for the University of North Texas College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism. She is also a member of the Hilton Owners Advisory Council, the Element Franchise Advisory Committee, and the AHLA Hospitality Investment Roundtable. 

Roberts is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she was valedictorian of her class in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Lynne Roberts
Executive Vice President

As Executive Vice President of Capital Markets, Lynne Roberts is responsible for overseeing the capital markets team and growing Aimbridge Hospitality’s footprint of investors with large-scale acquisition requirements in hotel real estate. Roberts has played an integral role in Aimbridge Hospitality’s growth from eight to over 850 properties.

Roberts joined Aimbridge in 2004 with 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Previously, she served as Vice President of Development Planning with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, where she led acquisitions, new construction, management contracts and conversion analysis. Prior to Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Roberts created and directed start-up company development for an extended stay group, HomeGate Hospitality, where she contributed to the achievement of private to public company status and a successful company sale within two year of conception. Additionally, she led real estate analysis for Sheraton Suites Development in the Central United States and Canada and served as a Hospitality Consultant with Pannell Kerr Forster in Chicago.

Roberts currently serves on the Board of Governors for the University of North Texas College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism. She is also a member of the Hilton Owners Advisory Council, the Element Franchise Advisory Committee, and the AHLA Hospitality Investment Roundtable. 

Roberts is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she was valedictorian of her class in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Joe Isaac

Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions

Joe Isaac

Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions

As Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joe Isaac supports the Office of the Executive Chairman, focusing on transformational growth including capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, and new business opportunities. He serves as a strategic, cross-functional business partner and is responsible for evaluating and reporting on M&A underwriting and deal structuring, leading due diligence, and supporting integration planning.

Joe has been with Aimbridge since 2018, most recently serving as Vice President, Financial Operations and Accounting Strategy, where he worked with owner relations and was a key contact for the Aimbridge Owners Advisory Council, among other things. Prior to Aimbridge, Joe served as the Chief Financial Officer of a mid-sized tech company following several years as an accounting professional with KPMG.

Joe earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and his Master of Accounting degree from the University of Southern California. Joe is also a licensed CPA.

Joe Isaac
Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions

As Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joe Isaac supports the Office of the Executive Chairman, focusing on transformational growth including capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, and new business opportunities. He serves as a strategic, cross-functional business partner and is responsible for evaluating and reporting on M&A underwriting and deal structuring, leading due diligence, and supporting integration planning.

Joe has been with Aimbridge since 2018, most recently serving as Vice President, Financial Operations and Accounting Strategy, where he worked with owner relations and was a key contact for the Aimbridge Owners Advisory Council, among other things. Prior to Aimbridge, Joe served as the Chief Financial Officer of a mid-sized tech company following several years as an accounting professional with KPMG.

Joe earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and his Master of Accounting degree from the University of Southern California. Joe is also a licensed CPA.

Wei Zheng

Senior Vice President of Capital Markets

Wei Zheng

Senior Vice President of Capital Markets

As Senior Vice President of Capital Markets, Wei Zheng is responsible for growing Aimbridge Hospitality’s footprint of investors with large-scale acquisition requirements in real estate.

Wei has 16 years of experience in the real estate and hotel industry. Prior to Aimbridge, he was in Big 4 accounting firms’ New York office, specializing in US Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), real estate and private equity fund structuring, and cross border transactions, where he represented private equity firms, real estate developers, construction firms, REITs, global insurance companies, foreign sovereign funds, and high net worth companies. Wei assisted several multi-billion international and US inbound real estate transactions, as the deal lead and the relationship lead.

Wei obtained a bachelor degree in Accounting at Wuhan University in China and MBA at Syracuse University. Wei is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Colorado and New York in the US.

Wei Zheng
Senior Vice President of Capital Markets

As Senior Vice President of Capital Markets, Wei Zheng is responsible for growing Aimbridge Hospitality’s footprint of investors with large-scale acquisition requirements in real estate.

Wei has 16 years of experience in the real estate and hotel industry. Prior to Aimbridge, he was in Big 4 accounting firms’ New York office, specializing in US Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), real estate and private equity fund structuring, and cross border transactions, where he represented private equity firms, real estate developers, construction firms, REITs, global insurance companies, foreign sovereign funds, and high net worth companies. Wei assisted several multi-billion international and US inbound real estate transactions, as the deal lead and the relationship lead.

Wei obtained a bachelor degree in Accounting at Wuhan University in China and MBA at Syracuse University. Wei is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Colorado and New York in the US.

Evolution Hospitality


John Caparella

President

John Caparella

President

John has dedicated his extensive career to the hospitality and entertainment industries. He has honed his passion for guest experience, food and beverage, and asset value through his diverse leadership roles. Through it all, John has always appreciated the central importance of people and culture in the effort to delight guests and deliver maximum value to key stakeholders.

John’s layered career trajectory introduces a new kind of expertise that will surely enable Evolution Hospitality to grow and develop in fresh ways. Most recently, John served as CEO of VSS Southern Theaters, the nation’s 7th largest theater chain where he led the organization to re-invent its guest value proposition though innovative F&B offerings and a re-imagined service culture. His background also includes senior leadership roles with recognizable brands such as Madison Square Garden Company, Gaylord Hotels, and Planet Hollywood.

John holds an Honorary Degree of Doctorate of Humane Letters and an honors undergraduate degree in Hotel Management from State University of New York Delhi and an MBA from Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. His passion for service culture has led him to lecture extensively on the topic and he is published on developing service culture in organizations. Recently, John had the opportunity to partner with acclaimed leadership author Ken Blanchard to develop a video series on leadership.

John Caparella
President

John has dedicated his extensive career to the hospitality and entertainment industries. He has honed his passion for guest experience, food and beverage, and asset value through his diverse leadership roles. Through it all, John has always appreciated the central importance of people and culture in the effort to delight guests and deliver maximum value to key stakeholders.

John’s layered career trajectory introduces a new kind of expertise that will surely enable Evolution Hospitality to grow and develop in fresh ways. Most recently, John served as CEO of VSS Southern Theaters, the nation’s 7th largest theater chain where he led the organization to re-invent its guest value proposition though innovative F&B offerings and a re-imagined service culture. His background also includes senior leadership roles with recognizable brands such as Madison Square Garden Company, Gaylord Hotels, and Planet Hollywood.

John holds an Honorary Degree of Doctorate of Humane Letters and an honors undergraduate degree in Hotel Management from State University of New York Delhi and an MBA from Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. His passion for service culture has led him to lecture extensively on the topic and he is published on developing service culture in organizations. Recently, John had the opportunity to partner with acclaimed leadership author Ken Blanchard to develop a video series on leadership.

William Loughran

Chief Operating Officer

William Loughran

Chief Operating Officer

A Colorado native, Will is from a dedicated family who believes in hard work, leadership and civic involvement. The oldest of three siblings, Will has been honing his leadership skills from a young age. His early experience at Culver Military Academy paved the way for his leadership style and disciplined dedication to his pursuits.


Will selected Evolution Hospitality because he believes companies with a strong, active culture are the most successful. One of his favorite examples is New Belgium Brewing Company because they have demonstrated successful growth with thoughtful stewardship of associates, the brand and a laser focus on sustainability. Will also thinks New Belgium produces some of the most creative marketing today – as well as a great product.


Will and his wife Sarah are dedicated adventurers, whether it’s biking, hiking or traveling. Like most new transplants they are inspired by the abundance of lemon, avocado and orange trees that seem to be everywhere in Southern California. They are excited to be able to enjoy year-round, fresh farm-to-table fruit and vegetables, as well as growing their own. Will is a proud dad to three terrific daughters who challenge and inspire him to make the world a better place.

EXPERIENCE
•    Evolution Hospitality-Chief Operating Officer
    SVP, Operations, 2015-2017
•    Richfield Hospitality, 2014-2015-President
•    Sceptre Hospitality Resources and Richfield Hospitality, 2012-2013-SVP Sales & Revenue Strategy
•    Sceptre Hospitality Resources, 2011 - 2012- VP Revenue Management & eCommerce Solutions
•    Sage Hospitality, 2005 - 2011- VP Revenue
•    Marriott International, 1988 - 2005
        - Area Director of Sales & Marketing & Hotel GM, Denver Southeast Market, 2001-2005
        - Market Director of Field Sales, 2000-2001
        - Area Director of Sales & Marketing, 1999-2000
        - Various Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management Positions, 1988-1999

William Loughran
Chief Operating Officer

A Colorado native, Will is from a dedicated family who believes in hard work, leadership and civic involvement. The oldest of three siblings, Will has been honing his leadership skills from a young age. His early experience at Culver Military Academy paved the way for his leadership style and disciplined dedication to his pursuits.


Will selected Evolution Hospitality because he believes companies with a strong, active culture are the most successful. One of his favorite examples is New Belgium Brewing Company because they have demonstrated successful growth with thoughtful stewardship of associates, the brand and a laser focus on sustainability. Will also thinks New Belgium produces some of the most creative marketing today – as well as a great product.


Will and his wife Sarah are dedicated adventurers, whether it’s biking, hiking or traveling. Like most new transplants they are inspired by the abundance of lemon, avocado and orange trees that seem to be everywhere in Southern California. They are excited to be able to enjoy year-round, fresh farm-to-table fruit and vegetables, as well as growing their own. Will is a proud dad to three terrific daughters who challenge and inspire him to make the world a better place.

EXPERIENCE
•    Evolution Hospitality-Chief Operating Officer
    SVP, Operations, 2015-2017
•    Richfield Hospitality, 2014-2015-President
•    Sceptre Hospitality Resources and Richfield Hospitality, 2012-2013-SVP Sales & Revenue Strategy
•    Sceptre Hospitality Resources, 2011 - 2012- VP Revenue Management & eCommerce Solutions
•    Sage Hospitality, 2005 - 2011- VP Revenue
•    Marriott International, 1988 - 2005
        - Area Director of Sales & Marketing & Hotel GM, Denver Southeast Market, 2001-2005
        - Market Director of Field Sales, 2000-2001
        - Area Director of Sales & Marketing, 1999-2000
        - Various Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management Positions, 1988-1999