Senior Leadership

Entrepreneurial, nimble and proactive, HEI’s senior leadership team brings together high-performance experts whose cumulative experience melds decades of top brand operating expertise with legendary market cycle investment successes. Industry-shapers, these individuals, along with our founders, have completed billions in hotel transactions, as well as initiated progressive programs and processes that forever changed the hospitality landscape, including repositioning major known brands, pioneering “better bed and shower” concepts, establishing trendsetting culinary collaborations, developing more than 60 training programs still in use by top brands, creating prescient energy-saving innovations and pioneering a culture of love for our talented associates. 

Anthony Rutledge

Managing Partner & CEO

Ted Darnall

Partner & CEO, Lodging and Technical Services

Clark Hanrattie


Rachel Moniz

Chief Operating Officer

Marcus Harris

Chief Financial Officer

Dan Walworth

Chief Compliance and Strategy Officer

Nigel Hurst

Chief Human Resource Officer

Jeremy See

Chief Commercial Officer


Steen Petri

Managing Director, Investments

Charlie Colletta

Senior Vice President, Investments

Tony Lariño

Managing Director, Investments

Tom Papelian

Managing Director, Investments

David Ruger

Vice President, Investments

Greg Mendell

Vice President, Investments

Michelle Chan

Vice President, Investments

Sales & Revenue

Heather Farnam

Senior Vice President, Sales

Kelly Marchione

Vice President, Sales

Courtney Meyer

Senior Vice President, Revenue Management

Rachael Dahl

Regional Vice President, Revenue Management

Falon Broadhead

Regional Vice President, Revenue Management

Jose Penado

Senior Director, Global Business Travel


Emma Shaybani

Vice President, Marketing

Sara Baumann

Director, Lifestyle Marketing

Wilner Henri

Enterprise Director of Marketing

Natalie Frazier

Enterprise Director of Marketing

Joe Janolo

Enterprise Director of Marketing

Food & Beverage

Aliya Kritzler

Group Vice President, F&B and Lifestyle Hotels

Neil Pompan

Corporate Director, Banquets & Catering

Joseph Margate

Corporate Director, Culinary & Procurement

David Miller

Corporate Director, Beverage


Michael Miner

Regional Senior Vice President, Operations

Ryan O’Heir

Regional Senior Vice President, Operations

Dante Alexander

Regional Vice President, Operations

Brian Lodermeier

Regional Vice President, Operations

Cindy Murphy

Regional Vice President, Operations

Chris Gallatin

Vice President, Engineering

Michael Barnes

Senior Director, Ownership Services & Analytics


Brian Russo

Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance

Maria Ayala

Senior Vice President, Finance

Nick Zahner

Senior Vice President, Finance

Phil Dinezza

Vice President, Finance

Carlos Martinez

Vice President, Finance Hotel Transitions & Special Projects

Human resources

Kelsey White

Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion

Cindy Moradipour

Vice President Human Resources


Scott Hammons

President, Ground LVL Project Management

Start the Conversation

We know what it takes to make Art and Science work together to maximize hotel real estate value. Ready to discuss it?