Category: Executive Interviews

Executive Interview: Herb Heiserman, Managing Principal at Streetsense

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Herb Heiserman serves as Managing Principal at DC area-based experience-focused strategy and design firm Streetsense where he helps restaurants both big and small tell their stories. Architecture and design run through Herb’s veins. Before making the leap to merge with…

Q + A: Timothy Griffin, The Hoxton

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Timothy Griffin is Director of North America for The Hoxton, an immersive and unique hotel and hospitality brand. Since its inception in 2006, The Hoxton has grown from a single hotel into an international hospitality brand and community. The company plans…

Q+A: Elvina Beck | Founder & CEO, PodShare

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We recently wrote about the Resurgence of Residential hotels – a trend that has become increasingly more relevant in the past couple of years. Fortunately, we will be exploring this trend further on our“Home Away from Home” panel this year…

Executive Interview: Joe Diaz, AFAR Media

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We are thrilled to have Joe Diaz, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at AFAR Media, join us at the Independent Lodging Congress this year on our “New Frontier of Spiritual Healing” panel. Founded by Diaz and Greg Sullivan in 2009, AFAR…

Executive Interview: Carl Wright, Wright Partners

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Carl Wright founded Wright Partners in 1998. Wright Partners is a commercial real estate development company and Patient First’s exclusive developer for the Philadelphia area and all of New Jersey as well as a preferred developer for AutoZone. Carl has…

Executive Interview: David Behin, CityFunders

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David Behin | Co-Founder & CEO of CityFunders David Behin is Co-Founder and CEO of CityFunders, the first New York City-Exclusive real estate investment crowdfunding marketplace.  CityFunders is a combination of three things David knows best: real estate, technology and…

Guest Post from ILC: Q&A with Jon Henningsgard of Crystal & Company

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Q & A with Jon R. Henningsgard | Executive Managing Director, Crystal & Company Independent Lodging Congress is thrilled to partner with leading independent risk management firm Crystal & Company and one of its top hospitality specialists, Jon Henningsgard. As part of…

Executive Interview: Nathan Roach, MassVenture

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Executive Interview: Nathan Roach, CEO – Co-Founder MassVenture Nathan Roach is a San Antonio-based entrepreneur and licensed attorney. Nathan has been a strong advocate for legal reforms to allow investment crowd funding in Texas and at the national level. He…

Executive Interview: Ben Miller, Fundrise

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Executive Interview: Benjamin Miller, Co-Founder & CEO Fundrise Ben is Co-Founder and CEO of Fundrise. Ben’s responsibilities involve strategic partnerships, deal underwriting, real estate development, PR as well as setting the long-term strategy and goals for the company. Ben has…