Wyndham Worldwide announces spin-off hotel company executive leadership team

Published on : Monday, August 28, 2017

Wyndham Hotel GroupWyndham Worldwide announced executive leadership appointments for the new, publicly traded pure-play hotel company to be created by the recently announced 2018 spin-off from Wyndham Worldwide.

 

 

With 18 brands and over 8,100 hotels, Wyndham’s hotel business is the world’s largest hotel company by number of properties.  It is home to an industry-leading loyalty program with more than 50 million members, and is emerging from a three-year strategic focus on improved brand quality, distribution technology, and brand marketing. Anchored by iconic hotel brands including Days Inn and Super 8, the future asset-light, fee-for-service hotel company is poised to build on its leading position in the economy and midscale segments, while growing its upscale portfolio and management business.

 

 

As previously announced, Geoff Ballotti, current CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group, will continue to lead the hotel company as President and CEO.  Also recently announced, David Wyshner has joined Wyndham Worldwide as CFO and will become CFO of the new hotel company upon spin.

 

 

The following new appointments were announced:

 

 

Chief Strategy and Development Officer: Tom Barber, currently Senior Vice President, M&A and Operational Excellence at Wyndham Worldwide.

 

 

General Counsel: Paul Cash, currently Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Wyndham Destination Network. Cash will assume this role at the end of 2017.

 

 

Chief Administrative Officer: Mary Falvey, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Wyndham Worldwide.  Falvey will assume this role immediately in addition to her current role at Wyndham Worldwide.

 

 

Chief Marketing Officer: Barry Goldstein, currently Chief Marketing Officer at Wyndham Hotel Group.

 

 

Chief Operating Officer: Bob Loewen, currently Chief Operating Officer of Wyndham Hotel Group.

 

 

 

“This proven and experienced leadership team of industry veterans is perfectly suited to move this business forward as a standalone leader in hospitality, with an incredible global portfolio, a strong and resilient asset-light business model, strong cash flow, and a growing pipeline,” said Ballotti. “Each of our leaders brings a unique perspective and background that together creates a powerful combination of public company and hospitality industry expertise as we look ahead to growing our collection of brands and driving lasting value for shareholders.”

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