At NorthPointe Hospitality, we’ve assembled best-in-class talent in a nimble and responsive culture. Our leadership team has amassed more than 40 years of hospitality management and development experience with the country’s largest franchise, construction, banking and third party management companies.
We specialize in developing unique, distinctive and underperforming assets into market leaders. From the details of a meticulous renovation of a historic, 109-year-old hotel where not one of 143 rooms was the same size or shape (literally), to managing the intricacies of hurricane requirements on a beachfront redesign and new build, or the incomparable finesse of providing catering services for multiple, black-tie groups of Fortune 100 corporations during one of the world’s premier sporting events, we’ve been there, and we’ve exceeded expectations.
Greg is passionate about hospitality. He loves to compete and has a simple goal for each hotel: “Be The Best in the Brand” in each market we serve. With more than 35 years of hotel experience and 20 years of multi-unit hotel management, Greg has overseen hotels from 40 to more than 400 rooms with up to 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Greg loves to train, teach and mentor. He is an experienced international trainer having worked with the US Navy in the Pacific theatre and Conus sites from the east to west coast of the US. Greg has overseen more than 200 hotels in his career and has personally run some of the top hotels in the nation for Promus Hotel Corporation (now Hilton). As a vice president of operations, Greg has also overseen the entire operations of the third largest privately held hotel companies in the nation, with more than 8,000 rooms and 5,000 employees. Greg has been honored on a local and national level for financial, service and product quality results from a variety of hotel chains in the US and has worked with all the major brands including Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Carlson, Hyatt and Starwood Hotels.
After selling a successful residential and retail development company in the mid-1980s, Rick’s real estate development focus has been in the hospitality sector. His areas of responsibilities have ranged from site selections, project designs, construction management, debt and equity financing and property management. Rick has worked with all major hotel brands including Hilton, Marriott and Intercontinental Hotel Group. Hotels developed include: Marriott at Sawgrass Resort, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Fairfield Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Holiday Inn Resort, developing more than 200 million dollars in real estate value.
With more than 30 years of hospitality experience, Rob brings a wealth of knowledge to NorthPointe Hospitality Management. Rob’s fanatical about ensuring owners and staff understand the “fine line” between getting the job done, and getting the job done with the right tools and resources. Rob strives toward creating exceptional returns on investment by deploying cutting edge techniques in inventory management, procurement and labor modeling and efficiencies. Rob has a unique controllers perspective with his 30 years of on-site and hands-on approach toward running hotels with the distinction of CHA from the American Lodging Association.
Dana is a seasoned account executive for Watkins Meegan, LLC dedicated to providing various accounting, finance, and tax services to clients in the hospitality business. With more than 16 years of progressive experience, Dana is an innovative leader in the hospitality industry. Her expertise includes: financial management, strategic planning, information technology development, staff development and team building, government reporting, internal auditing, and cost analysis. In addition, Dana is an expert in M3 accounting software with more than seven years of hands-on experience with M3 software and is a certified M3 consultant.
Holly assists with the oversight of all sales and marketing efforts at each hotel. Holly has 15 years of extensive knowledge regarding account relations, sales prospecting, sales reporting, contract negotiations, e-commerce, social media and building sales teams at the property level. Holly has offices in one of our hotels, so that she can be hands-on, seeing sales and marketing efforts in action on a daily basis. Holly is instrumental in ensuring NorthPointe hotels get exceptional ROIs on all sales and marketing efforts.
Steve is a senior corporate attorney with extensive experience as an in-house counsel for public companies in hospitality and energy industries. Steve is responsible for advising senior management on hotel development and operations, initial public offerings, “34 Act” reporting, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, support of routine business operations, as well as supervision of our human resources department and corporate stock plans. Steve has a masters degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and is a former U.S. Navy Judge Advocate serving with the U.S. Navy from 1976 to 1980.
Joe’s hospitality career spans more than 30 years. Joe assists NorthPointe Hospitality with pre-employment testing and analysis and ongoing coaching and training of managerial personnel. Joe has personal experience managing more than 50 hotels with notable brands including Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, IHG, Choice, Best Western as well as independently owned properties. Joe holds an associate degree in advertising from Northwood College, a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and business education, and a masters degree in interpersonal and organizational communication from Western Michigan University. He also served as adjunct professor for the Detroit College of Business, Central Piedmont College in Charlotte, NC and is the adjunct professor and corporate trainer for St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, FL.