Chirag Patel Managing Director

As Managing Director, Chirag oversees various aspects of the  property portfolio including selection of future development opportunities, financial structuring, construction, acquisitions, and divestitures.  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.


Rahul Bahl Managing Director

As Managing Director, Rahul oversees multiple aspects of the  property portfolio including property revenue strategies, operational strategies, selection of future development opportunities, and corporate development.  Prior to founding Pathfinder, he was in consumer sales at Dell and a business analyst at the engineering firm Ratnala & Bahl.  Rahul received a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trinity University.


Danielle Schneider Vice-President of Sales

As the Vice-President of Sales, Danielle oversees all sales and marketing efforts at Pathfinder hotels.  She focuses on fostering a sales and guest driven culture at each hotel.  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 Rojas Vice-President of Operations

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 of Operations.  In this role, David ensures Pathfinder hotels provide an excellent guest experience and operate efficiently.  Prior to joining Pathfinder, David was the Area Operations Manager for Extended Stay Hotels in Houston, Texas.


Katelyn Galbreath Company Administrator

As the company administrator for Pathfinder, Katelyn supports individual hotels in executing company-wide initiatives.  She ensures the sales, operations, and human resources functions at each hotel are following protocols and best practices.  Prior to joining the company, Katelyn worked for White Lodging.  Katelyn received a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University, Calumet.


Leah Solomon Senior Accountant

Leah reviews the day to day financial transactions of Pathfinder's portfolio.  She provides the critical analysis to ensure our properties are armed with the latest data.  Prior to joining Pathfinder, Leah served as a Controller for a regional insurance company and as the assistant Controller of a educational institution.  Leah is a certified public accountant and graduated with Honors from Touro College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.