Chief Operations Officer
Procaccianti Companies and TPG Hotels & Resorts
For nearly 35 years, Ms. Procaccianti has been responsible for the executive management and operational performance of TPG’s national hospitality portfolio which has included over 170 hotels for the leading global brands including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, IHG, Choice and others, as well as multiple independent and boutique properties. Under her leadership, the TPG portfolio of hotels has consistently outperformed the industry in most key metrics and profitability.
Ms. Procaccianti oversees approximately thirty corporate-level associates and a national workforce of thousands across all operational disciplines including revenue management, sales and marketing, human resources, brand compliance, finance, accounting, legal and risk management. She has built a staff of experienced hospitality professionals both at the hotel and corporate levels that has been trained on the successful containment of costs through sophisticated controls and operating procedures. Ms. Procaccianti has an unprecedented track record of generating profits by maximizing revenue through aggressive sales & marketing, revenue management, and superior guest satisfaction.
Over the past 30-plus years, Ms. Procaccianti has been an integral part of Procaccianti Companies’ growth through her participation on the Executive Board, Leadership Committee and Investment Committee, providing guidance in all facets of the organization. Elizabeth has served on the Owner Advisory Boards for Starwood Hotels and Hilton Hotels and is also a former board member of both the Providence/Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Rhode Island Hospitality Association. Ms. Procaccianti is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Business.
Chief Financial Officer
TPG Hotels & Resorts
Gregory D. Vickowski, Chief Financial Officer, is a Principal of Procaccianti Companies and senior member of the Company’s Investment Committee. Working sidy by side with two generations of leadership for three decades, Mr. Vickowski has been integral in driving the Company’s unprecedented growth and evolution of the Firm’s vertically integrated platform which has propelled the organization among the top echelon of U.S.-based real estate investment and services firms.
Mr. Vickowski has personally been involved with approximately $1.5B in equity investments, $3B in debt financings and approximately $4B in total real estate and hotel transactions. As CFO, Mr. Vickowski oversees all aspects of the Fim’s investment strategy and asset management of the Company’s national real estate portfolio, while supervising all functional areas of accounting, tax management, information technology, and management of the Company’s multiple investment funds. Mr. Vickowski has developed tenured relationships with the top pension, private equity, endowment, High Net Worth and family office investors in the world as well as leading hotel brands like Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt, and premier lenders like JP Morgan, Bank of America and Deutsche Bank. Additionally, Mr. Vickowski has orchestrated numerous transactions with premier investment partners including LoneStar Funds, Rockbridge, BlueDog Capital, InvestCorp, and CallPERS – the largest employee pension fund in the United States.
Under his leadership, the Firm has established an extensive network of financial, brand, broker, and investment partners that enable the organization, and its multiple operating affiliates, to execute a business strategy that has continuously delivered above-market, risk-adjusted returns. Mr. Vickowski earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island in Business with course concentrations in Finance and MIS and earned a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Bryant University. Currently, he is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Hotel Asset Management Association.
Mr. Vickowski is recognized nationally as a subject matter expert with regular editorial contributions to industry publications including Hotel Business Magazine and Hotel Management Magazine, and is a sought-after guest speaker with recent engagements including the Great Boston Real Estate Finance Association and the Boston University Distinguished Speaker Series. Mr. Vickowski is a past recipient of the ‘CFO of the Year’ by Providence Business News.
Robert J. Murray, CPA
Executive Vice President – Finance
Robert Murray is responsible for all accounting aspects of the company including hospitality, construction, development and the corporate holding company. Significant areas of responsibility also include fund and investor level accounting, corporate and development companies’ finance requirements, tax preparation and review, treasury activities as well as supervision of over 75 hotel and fund level audits and 250 tax returns.
Prior to joining the company in 2005, Mr. Murray worked at BearingPoint, Inc., an international consulting firm in the position of Director-Finance. At BearingPoint, Mr. Murray performed many different functions, including developing and supervising a global Sarbanes-Oxley policies and procedures team, supervision of international and domestic line-of-business controllers and initiated the planning and budgeting function prior to the company’s public stock offering in 2001.
Prior to BearingPoint, Mr. Murray was Senior Vice President at Fleet/Boston Financial Corporation. Mr. Murray was responsible for all corporate accounting functions including Securities and Exchange Commission and regulatory reporting, consolidations, and accounting policy reviews. Prior to joining Fleet/Boston Financial Corporation, Mr. Murray spent 10 years at Ernst & Young concentrating on large publicly held clients in the finance, private equity and manufacturing sectors.
Mr. Murray earned his Master’s Degree from Babson College in Business with a concentration in Finance. He received his undergraduate degree from Providence College in Business Administration.
Ron M. Hadar is responsible for all legal issues with respect to hotel development, acquisitions and divestitures, debt and capital placement, contracting matters, corporate governance and asset management for Procaccianti Companies and its subsidiaries and affiliates.
Mr. Hadar joined the company from a regional real estate development firm where he enjoyed a 10 year career as General Counsel and oversaw all legal matters with respect to the acquisition, development and ownership of a variety of retail, multi-use and multi-family asset assets. Prior to his in-house role, Mr. Hadar was with the law firm Gadsby Hannah, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts where he focused on capital market transactions and corporate and real estate matters.
Mr. Hadar received his law degree from The University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 1995. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester in 1990. Mr. Hadar is admitted to practice in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Rhode Island. In addition, he is a lecturer with Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education on various real estate matters and a member of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island and American Bar Associations.
Executive Vice President – Operations
Mr. Newbrand is responsible for the operational oversight of the TPG Hotels and Resorts branded properties.
Michael has over 30 years of experience in hospitality operations, the last 14 of which were spent with Remington Hotel Corporation. With Remington, Michael’s tenure included the role of General Manger at the Historic Hilton Santa Fe, General Manager at Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, Divisional Vice President and most recently as Senior Vice President.
Michael earned his BS, Agricultural Economics/Marketing & Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and a BS, Business Administration and MBA, Management from Amberton University. He also holds a certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University.
Senior Vice President
Independent Hotels & Resorts
Mr. Coggins is responsible for the day to day operational oversight of TPG’s portfolio of independent (non-branded) hotels and resorts throughout the United States.
Over 20+ years in the hospitality industry, Mr. Coggins brings hands-on, international experience in all facets of hotel and restaurant management ranging from small boutique hotels to full-service luxury resorts. With extensive pre-opening experience, Mr. Coggins has been consistently involved in existing and newly acquired hotels with a sharp focus on planning and execution. A proven leader with a track record in building strong teams to achieve organizational goals.
Prior to joining TPG Hotels & Resorts, Daniel spent 12 years at Greenwich Hospitality Group where he held the position of General Manager at Delamar Greenwich Harbor before being promoted to Regional Director of Operations directly overseeing Greenwich Hospitality’s luxury portfolio including Delamar Greenwich Harbor, Delamar Southport and Delamar West Hartford. He was also involved in the oversight of 9 other independent hotels within the portfolio located across the US in CT, VT, TX and MI.
With both Back and Front of House experience, Mr. Coggins began his career in the culinary arts working as Executive Chef at The Greyhound, UK, refining skills in restaurant management before transitioning to Hotel Operations.
Daniel brings a wealth of service experience, in hospitality, F&B, and operations of luxury portfolios to TPG Hotels & Resorts. Daniel received a Bachelor of Arts, in International Hospitality Management from Bournemouth University Dorset, England.
Mr. Brown is responsible for overseeing the revenue management business intelligence department for TPG, and plays an integral part in analyzing trends and developing pricing strategies across the entire range of hotels in the portfolio. Mr. Brown joined TPG in June 2001 as Corporate Director of Revenue Management, and oversaw the creation of the Revenue Management discipline within TPG.
He has since helped to expand TPG’s hotel portfolio from 13 hotels to over 60 hotels approaching 20,000 guestrooms positioning TPG as one of the largest privately held hospitality management companies in the United States. Mr. Brown was promoted to Vice President of Revenue Management in January 2008 and in 2011 his role expanded to include oversight of TPG’s business intelligence functions.
Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Brown worked for a number of hotel companies in both Revenue Management and Operations, including MeriStar Hotels and Resorts, Omni Hotel and Lane Hospitality. He has experience with many of the major brands, including Starwood, Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott and Radisson. Mr. Brown graduated Summa Cum Laude from James Madison University.
Dara Morreo, SHRM-SCP
Vice President of Human Resources
Ms. Morreo is Vice President of Human Resources of TPG Hotels & Resorts, Procaccianti Companies and its affiliates.
In this position, Ms. Morreo is responsible for leading all aspects of the Human Resources team serving thousands of onsite and above-property employees nationwide. Ms. Morreo oversees all matters relating to staffing, employee relations, benefits, training, and compliance.
Additionally, Ms. Morreo is responsible for advancing the firm’s organizational culture while providing tools for training, career development and professional advancement.
With a previous hotel Human Resources background, Ms. Morreo joined TPG in April 2006 as Corporate Director of Human Resources. She was then elevated to the position of Regional Director of Human Resources in January 2012 and was later promoted to Vice President in December 2015.
Vice President of Revenue Management
Ms. Tharp focuses on developing customized revenue management strategies specifically for hotels within the TPG portfolio that are undergoing significant changes, such as brand transitions and major renovations. In addition, she oversees revenue management efforts for the new lifestyle hotels that are being added to our portfolio. Additionally, Shannon provides revenue management support to many of TPG’s Marriott branded hotels.
Shannon joined TPG Hospitality in 2010 as Area Director of Revenue Management. She was promoted to Regional Director of Revenue Management in 2012, responsible for TPG’s IHG branded portfolio and is presently responsible for the Marriott branded portfolio. She has provided our hotel teams with analytical and strategic guidance focused on growing both top line revenues and market share.
Vice President, Revenue Management
Biography coming soon.
Chief Investment Officer
Procaccianti Companies and TPG Hotels & Resorts
As Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Leven is responsible for overall portfolio development strategies which includes all aspects of evaluation, analysis and execution of real estate investment opportunities for Procaccianti Companies.
A principal and senior member of the Investment Committee for more than a decade, Mr. Leven has played a critical leadership role in driving the Firm’s growth having been involved with hundreds of transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, and new hotel developments. His pragmatic approach, superior analytics and entrepreneurial vision have led to the expansion of the Firm’s national platform which now comprises approximately $2Billion in diverse real estate assets currently under management.
Since joining the Firm in 2002, Mr. Leven has also expanded relationships with institutional ownership groups, capital partners and global hospitality brands like Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, and InterContinental. Furthermore, through his leadership Rob has helped to position Procaccianti Companies and its affiliates as one of the largest and most respected privately-held real estate investment and management firms in the United States.
Prior to joining Procaccianti Companies Mr. Leven held a senior position with a leading U.S. hotel brokerage firm and he was also one of the original founders of U.S. Franchise Systems in 1995.
Mr. Leven is a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Chief Development Officer
Mr. Muir is responsible business development and third party management agreements for TPG Hotels and Resorts.
Tim has been a leader in the hospitality, franchise sales/development, and food/beverage business for over 35 years. Tim grew up spending his summers in Atlantic City, NJ where he worked at Bally’s Hotel Casino & Harrah’s Hotel Casino. Tim went to the University of Nevada Las Vegas Hotel School where he graduated in 1987. Since 2014, Tim has served on the board of directors of the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Hotel School. Tim also studied at the Ecole Hotelier Hotel & Culinary school in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Tim started his professional career in operations working in New York City, Boston, & Atlanta before transitioning into Franchise Sales in the Northeast for Days Inn of America. In 1990, Tim relocated to Los Angeles, CA and was responsible for Franchise Sales of Holiday Inn Worldwide in California, Arizona, Nevada, & Hawaii. In 1991, Holiday Inn Worldwide launched Holiday Inn Express. From 1991-1995 Tim was recognized as Salesmen of the Year at Holiday Inn Worldwide. In 1994, Tim was promoted to Vice President of the Western region of Franchise Sales for Holiday Inn Worldwide managing the franchise sales offices of Chicago, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Kansas City, and Los Angeles sales territory. In October 1995 Tim joined industry icon Michael Leven U.S. Franchise Systems. During the 13 Years at USFS the company grew from 18 open hotels to 525 open hotels. In 2008 the company was sold to Wyndham Worldwide. At Wyndham, Tim was appointed Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales in charge of all new construction of limited service, extended stay, & full service hotels managing a Sales Team of 20 Sales people. From 2013-2016, Tim served as Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales at Choice Hotels in charge of Comfort Suites, Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn, Mainstay, Suburban, and the upscale boutique collection of Ascend Hotels. Tim managed a team of 25 Salespeople and five Vice Presidents. In January 2017, Tim named Chief Development Officer at Focus Brands. Tim & his team sold 2000 franchises and opened 1200 new locations during his time at Focus Brands. Focus Brands has 6500 restaurant locations/units in 55 countries worldwide.
Tim’s core strengths are his integrity, experience, and his accountability to meet and exceed company goals. Tim has invested 30 Years of his career building his personal relationships with the Franchise Development Teams at IHG, Hyatt, Marriott, Wyndham, Choice, Hilton, and Best Western. In addition, he carries with him hundreds of close relationships with various owners and investors within the industry.
Senior Vice President – Development
Evan Morick joined TPG Hotels & Resorts in April 2014 as Senior Vice President of Development, Eastern Region. Mr. Morick brings over fifteen years of experience in hotel acquisitions, dispositions, management, and development. Prior to TPG, Mr. Morick led the development growth efforts for Kokua Hospitality (a subsidiary of The Chartres Lodging Group), serving as its Vice President of Development.
There, his primary duties included sourcing new management contracts and developing new and strategic joint venture partners. Prior to Kokua, Mr. Morick held various positions in hotel management and acquisition companies, including Rim Hospitality, Hilton Worldwide, Alcor Acquisitions (a Blackstone Group subsidiary) and MeriStar Hospitality Corporation. Throughout his career, Mr. Morick has been involved in over $3 billion of hotel acquisitions and dispositions and a considerable number of hotel management agreement negotiations. Mr. Morick received his B.S. in Finance and International Business from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Michael P. Travers
Vice President of Acquisitions and Development
Michael Travers joined TPG Hotels & Resorts in July of 2015 as the Director of Financial Analysis and, in 2018, advanced to the position of Vice President of Acquisitions and Development. As an integral component to TPG’s portfolio development initiatives, Michael is responsible for underwriting and financial modeling of assets targeted for acquisition, management and other new business efforts.
Prior to joining TPG, Michael served as Vice President for LW Hospitality Advisors, a full service advisory and consulting firm. Following a tenure at the firm’s NYC office, Mr. Travers relocated to Atlanta to establish LW’s Southeast office and assist with the firm’s regional expansion efforts.
Mr. Travers earned BS in Economics from Fairfield University.