As Managing Director, Chirag oversees various aspects of the portfolio including analysis and selection of future development opportunities, financial structuring and new construction/renovation management. Prior to founding Pathfinder, he was with the private equity firm American Securities Capital Partners and at the consultancy McKinsey & Co. in the Corporate Finance & Strategy practice. Chirag received a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
As Managing Director, Rahul oversees multiple aspects of the portfolio including revenue generation strategies, implementation of core operational and Human Resources strategies, analysis and selection of future development opportunities and also oversees interior design for new properties and properties undergoing renovations. Prior to founding Pathfinder, Rahul received a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trinity University.
As Vice President, Danielle oversees all sales and marketing efforts at Pathfinder hotels. Her leadership and competitive spirit help foster a sales and guest driven culture at each hotel. In addition to leadership in sales, Danielle is passionate about training and development of team members and spearheads the effort, along with David Rojas, to help Pathfinder develop its team members to their fullest career potential. Prior to joining Pathfinder, Danielle was the Vice-President of Sales at CL Hospitality where she spearheaded the sales efforts of portfolio of hotels in the Midwest. Danielle received a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Hospitality Management from Eastern Illinois University.
David joined Pathfinder in 2012 as the General Manager of the Staybridge Suites NASA/Houston. A year later, he was promoted to his current role as Vice-President. In this role, David ensures guest rooms, guest suites and lobbies at Pathfinder hotels are maintained in pristine fashion and that guests are consistently enjoying an outstanding experiences . David also ensures Pathfinder hotels are operating efficiently & along with Danielle Schneider leads the company’s thorough training & development platform. Prior to joining Pathfinder, David was the Area Operations Manager for Extended Stay Hotels in Houston, Texas.
As the Training Coordinator for Pathfinder, Juju supports our hotels in training needs including; scheduling training, review new training materials and design manuals or online components. Juju received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management with a minor in Human Resources Management from the University of Houston-Downtown.
Blake joined Pathfinder in 2011 as a Sales and Service Agent at the Staybridge Suites NASA/Houston. Blake worked at multiple positions within the hotel, finishing out his tenure at the Staybridge Suites as the Front Office Manager in 2013. He was then promoted to the Assistant General Manager of the brand new Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Austin, Texas where he played a key role in the opening as well as daily operations related to running the hotel. In March of 2015, Blake was promoted to his current role as Revenue Manager where he is responsible for both strategic and tactical initiatives related to revenue maximization for all of the hotels within the Pathfinder portfolio.
Sharon has devoted 6 years to Pathfinder beginning as a Group Sales Coordinator and developed through multiple sales roles and successfully has become our Central Sales Manager for all Pathfinder properties. Sharon handles most of our negotiations from rooms blocked and function space. She also develops sales leads and maintains a great rapport with clients. We are excited to see her growth.
As our Accounting Assistant, Devon coordinates several areas vital to the successful management of our properties, primarily in expense control, payroll processing and accounts payable. Her attention to detail and drive to improve processes makes her a very valuable member of the Pathfinder team. Prior to joining Pathfinder, Devon received a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Devon is looking forward to continuing her education in Accounting while she grows professionally with Pathfinder.
Katy is our new Accounting Assistants she works closely with or accounting team. Her responsibilities depend on the needs of their accounting team, but duties typically include maintaining ledgers, assisting our hotels, preparing and distributing checks, handling invoices, and many more accounting needs.