TPG's Executive Leadership has worked side by side for over 25 years.

 
 
Executive Leadership    
 

James A.  Procaccianti
President , Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Procaccianti is responsible for overall strategic planning, organizational development, new business development, investor relations, ... open/close bio

   
...franchise, relations and acquisitions. For more than 30 years Jim Procaccianti has been in the business of acquiring, renovating and managing investment real estate. Mr. Procaccianti possesses the hands-on experience that can only come from having owned, managed, or developed over 20 million square feet of real estate – over $4 billion of commercial and residential properties.

Specific to the hospitality industry, Mr. Procaccianti has owned, operated and managed more than 80 hotels with over 18,000 guestrooms. Through his vision and leadership TPG has grown to one of the largest private hotel companies in the country. Mr. Procaccianti has developed franchise relations with top hotel brand families such as Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, and InterContinental. Additionally, he has completed numerous complex acquisitions with national institutional real estate investors such as GE Pension Trust, Starwood, FelCor, Lend Lease, Host Marriott/Marriott International, Bank of America, and CalPERS, the nation's largest public employee pension fund.

Jim is a highly active corporate citizen serving on multiple executive boards including the Board of Trustees for Rhode Island Hospital, the advisory committee for Hasbro Children's Hospital, and the Board of Directors for CrossroadsRI, the state's largest homeless shelter. Additionally, Jim established the Procaccianti Family Foundation which provides monetary and in-kind support for dozens of non profit organizations.

Providence Business News recently recognized Mr. Procaccianti as one of the top 25 'Driving Forces' for his contributions to the Rhode Island business community for his efforts & success over the past twenty five years. close bio

   
 

Elizabeth Procaccianti
Chief Operations Officer

Ms. Procaccianti is responsible for the overall management and performance of  TPG's national portfolio. open/close bio

   
   
Ms. Procaccianti has been with the TPG Hospitality since 1987 where she had served in several capacities including General Manager and Regional Director. She has built a staff of experienced hospitality professionals both at the hotel and corporate levels that has been trained and instructed on the successful containment of costs through attention to controls and procedures. Ms. Procaccianti has an unprecedented track record of generating profits by maximizing revenue through aggressive sales & marketing, revenue management, and superior guest satisfaction.

Elizabeth currently serves on the Owner Advisory Boards for Starwood Hotels and Hilton Hotels. Ms. Procaccianti is also on the Board of the Providence/Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau and past board member of the Rhode Island Hospitality Association. Ms. Procaccianti is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor's Degree in English/Business. close bio

   
 

Gregory Vickowski
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Vickowski is responsible for raising and negotiating equity and debt financing, negotiation of purchase and sale agreements ... open/close bio

   
   
... in support of asset acquisition and disposition, and participating in hotel management/franchise company selection, contract negotiation, and implementing the TPG’s investment strategy and asset management of the Company's national investment portfolio while overseeing all areas of accounting, management information systems, and the management of the Company’s investment funds valued at nearly $1 billion.

Work Experience
Mr. Vickowski joined the Company as Corporate Controller in 1988 and has been instrumental in growing the company into a nationally recognized hospitality organization. He has more than 25 years of hospitality industry experience which encompasses all aspects of hotel investment and ownership. He has sourced direct deals and developed creative partnerships/ownership structures, has been involved in the review of hundreds of real estate investment deals and has negotiated contracts with virtually every major hospitality brand. He has developed long standing relationships with key industry brokers and leading lenders and has completed complex purchase transactions with Met Life, Starwood, Host Marriott, Lend Lease, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hyatt, Hilton, Lowe Enterprises, Felcor Lodging, and CalPERS – the largest employee pension fund in the United States.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Vickowski worked for a real estate development company where he was responsible for financing and information technology. He also served as a member of the management team at an international architectural firm in corporate finance.

Education
Mr. Vickowski earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in Business Administration and a Master's Degree from the University of Rhode Island in Business with course concentrations in Finance and MIS.

Greg is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Hotel Asset Management Association.
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Mark Bacon
Chief Construction Officer

Mr. Bacon is responsible for the implementation of all construction, renovation and capital expenditure projects across all divisions of TPG. open/close bio

   
   
Since joining TPG in 1985, Mr. Bacon has managed the renovation of over 70 hotel properties as well as numerous commercial, residential and condominiums projects. Over the past 25 years, in addition to his construction responsibilities, he has served in all facets of the company including residential, commercial and industrial property management as well as a regional hotel director. Mr. Bacon graduated from University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering. close bio
   
 

Robert Leven
Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Leven is responsible for the evaluation, analysis and processing of all new acquisition opportunities for the Company. open/close bio

   
   
Work Experience
Since joining TPG in September 2002 as Executive Vice President of Acquisitions, Mr. Leven has helped to position TPG as one of the largest privately held hospitality management companies in the United States. Mr. Leven was promoted to Chief Investment Officer in January 2006. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Leven worked for Hodges Ward Elliott Inc., one of the leading firms in the country focusing exclusively on hotel brokerage. Before joining Hodges Ward Elliott, Mr. Leven was one of the original employees and founders of U.S. Franchise Systems, which he joined at the Company's inception in October 1995 as Director of Franchise Sales and Development.

Education
Mr. Leven is a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration close bio
   
 

Richard MacAdams
Chief Legal Counsel

Mr. MacAdams is responsible for the overall general supervision and administration of the legal affairs of the Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates. open/close bio

   
   
Work Experience
Mr. MacAdams joined the Company in 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. MacAdams had represented it, and its principals, since 1989.

Mr. MacAdams became admitted to practice law in 1975 at which time he joined the Providence firm of Adler Pollock & Sheehan Incorporated where he practiced law for fifteen years becoming a shareholder thereof, member of its Executive Committee and Head of its Litigation Department overseeing approximately twenty-five attorneys and paralegals. In 1990, Mr. MacAdams founded the Providence-based firm of MacAdams & Wieck Incorporated, the predecessor to the firm of MacAdams Wieck DeLuca & Gemma Incorporated. In the course of his practice, Mr. MacAdams represented publicly-traded and closely-held national and international businesses and individuals, in numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States in litigation involving a broad range of commercial and business areas of law.

Mr. MacAdams served for many years as a Member of the Executive Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association and officer thereof, having served as its President from 1996-1997. Mr. MacAdams has also served as the Rhode Island State Delegate to the American Bar Association.

Education
Mr. MacAdams received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University close bio

   
 

Paul Sacco
Chief Development Officer

Paul Sacco joined The Procaccianti Group in August 2013 as Chief Development Officer. open/close bio

   
   
Sacco joins TPG following tenured successful careers at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and most recently Pyramid Hotel Group. At Starwood, Sacco led North America Development with an aggressive expansion strategy for each of the hotel group's nine brands in all segments. Over nearly a decade span during which he progressed from Vice President of Development, East to Senior Vice President of Development, North America, Sacco proved a key player in driving Starwood's growth by 143% from 228 to 554 hotels, as well as in launching the groundbreaking brands Aloft Hotels and Element by Westin. At Pyramid, Sacco served as SVP of Development and Acquisitions for the firm, leading hotel growth activity nationally. Previously, Sacco worked in various leadership positions in global sales, operations, and development for companies such as Swissotel, US Franchise Systems and Omni Hotels. Sacco earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from Brown University. He lives in the greater Boston area with his wife Paula and their three children. close bio

     
 

Gary Gray
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Western Region

Gary D. Gray joined The Procaccianti Group in September 2009 as Senior Vice President Acquisitions. open/close bio

   
   
His business development responsibilities include securing hotel asset acquisitions as well as sourcing third party management opportunities. Prior to TPG, Mr. Gray served most his career as the Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development for Windsor Capital Group, Inc.; a west coast based developer, owner and operator of upper upscale hotels and upscale limited service hotels, retail and office projects across the country. Mr. Gray was the lead executive in the development and acquisition of a portfolio of over 5,500 hotel rooms placing the company among the nation's largest hotel ownership and management companies. With over 23 years of hospitality experience, Mr. Grays' background includes ground up development, acquisitions and repositioning of value add projects, financing, dispositions, asset management and management contract negotiation. He has worked with the major hotel brands and has extensive relationships across the industry. He has had lead responsibility for negotiating contracts of all kinds collectively valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars, including loan agreements, joint venture agreements, purchase & sale agreements, management agreements, pre-development service agreements, leases, and construction contracts.

Member Lambda Alpha International (The Honorary Society for the Advancement of Land Economics). Mr. Gray received his B.S and M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. close bio

   
Hospitality Operations Leadership
 

Paul Hitselberger
Vice President of Operations Eastern Region

Mr. Hitselberger is responsible for the day to day operational oversight of TPG's hotel portfolio in the Eastern Region of TPG. open/close bio

   
   

In this capacity, Mr. Hitselberger oversees the regional support staff, as well as has several hotels with direct reporting lines to him. His portfolio consists of multiple brands, including Westin, Sheraton, Marriott, Hilton and others. He is responsible for the financial and quality performance of the hotels within his region.

Mr. Hitselberger was hired by TPG in October of 2007 as a Regional Director of Operations for the Mid-Atlantic region. He was promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations for the Eastern Region in December of 2009. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Hitselberger had served as the Vice President of Hotel Operations for Lodgian, Inc., a publicly traded hotel ownership group, based in Atlanta, GA. He was promoted to this position in 2005 from a Regional Vice President of Operations position. In this role, he provided the oversight to the operations division of the company, which had up to 75 properties. Prior to joining Lodgian he worked from 1984 through 1996 with Tollman?Hundley Hotels, based in Valhalla, NY, in numerous and progressive roles, starting as a Food and Beverage Manager and reaching the position of Vice President of Operations for the company prior to his departure in 1996. Mr. Hitselberger is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where he majored in Political Science. close bio

   
 

Michael Brown
Vice President of Business Intelligence

Mr. Brown is responsible for overseeing the revenue management department for TPG, and plays an integral part in analyzing trends ... open/close bio

   
   
... 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. 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 Hospitaily. 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. close bio
   
 

Ned Webster
Vice President Human Resources

Ned Webster is Vice President of Human Resources of TPG Hospitality, LLC. In this position, he oversees all matters relating to staffing, recruitment, benefits, training, safety and compliance. open/close bio

   
   
Experience
Prior to joining TPG Hospitality, Mr. Webster served as the Vice President of Human Resources for Sandestin Investments LLC, where he was responsible for the delivery of all human resource services company wide. Under his leadership employee satisfaction vastly improved and he championed multiple business optimization efforts including a public-to-private transition, as well as cost control initiatives relating to insurance premium reduction and improvement of employee benefits. Before joining Sandestin, Mr. Webster held several director level leadership roles in Human Resources and Loss Prevention with the luxury brand Capella Hotel Group and 15 years with Omni Hotels and Resorts. While under Webster's leadership, his properties have won countless awards, which include being named the first hotel in the state of Florida to win the "Governor's Sterling Award for Quality Excellence," Washingtonian Magazine's recipient for be being one of the "Best Places to Work in Washington DC," the American Hotel and Lodging Association's national award recipient for "Best One-Time Community Service Initiative" and Florida's Emerald Coast "Best Place to Work."

Education
Webster received his bachelor's degree from Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
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Erik McDonald
Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing

Mr. McDonald is responsible for the overall Sales and Marketing efforts for TPG and shapes the revenue direction for the entire portfolio. open/close bio

   
   
He oversees all Sales and Marketing initiatives both company wide and at the individual hotels. Mr. McDonald also serves on several brand advisory committees with Marriott, Starwood and Intercontinental Hotel Group.

Work Experience
Mr. McDonald joined TPG in December of 2005 as the Regional Director of Sales for the Western Region overseeing 10 hotels on the West Coast and Midwest. In July of 2007, Mr. McDonald was promoted to the Regional Vice President of Sales for the West Coast overseeing half of the portfolio and then in September 2008 was promoted to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing overseeing the entire portfolio. After a brief engagement with Hersha Hospitality, Erik rejoined TPG Hospitality as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in October 2011.

Prior to joining TPG, Mr. McDonald worked for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts as the Director of Marketing at the 800 room Wyndham Philadelphia for two years. Prior to Wyndham, Mr. McDonald was with MeriStar Hotels and Resorts for eight years and held a series of positions of increasing responsibility culminating in his role as the Vice President of Sales for the Western region.

Education/Credentials
Mr. McDonald attended the University of Maryland College Park studying Business and Public Administration.
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Kimberly Furlong
Vice President of Revenue Management

Ms. Furlong is responsible for overseeing all Revenue Management functions of all hotels throughout TPG's national portfolio. open/close bio

   
   
Ms. Furlong ensures that all efforts are in alignment with the vision and direction of the Company, brand requirements, and local, state and national regulations.

Work Experience:
Ms. Furlong joined TPG in October of 2011 as Vice President of Revenue Management following more than a decade of experience serving in senior revenue management and sales & marketing positions with Hersha Hospitality and Lodgian, Inc. While at Hersha Hospitality Ms. Furlong was responsible for Revenue Management of a portfolio that included nearly 80 hotels approaching 10,000 guest rooms. During a career at Lodgian that spanned 10 years, Ms. Furlong held a series of positions of increasing responsibility culminating in her role as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Revenue Management.

Education:
Ms. Furlong earned a Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude from Bloomsburg University.
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Ed Schwtzky
Vice President of eCommerce

Mr. Schwitzky champions all aspects of eCommerce for the TPG lodging portfolio. Oversight encompasses web content creation, search marketing and optimization, social media, online reputation management, database marketing and digital behavioral targeting. open/close bio

   
   

Work Experience:
The foundation Mr. Schwitzky's business experience is 20+ years with Westin Hotels & Resorts. At Westin, Mr. Schwitzky directed marketing and sales at the Five-Star Arizona Biltmore and The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. Additional responsibilities for Westin comprised mentoring new Directors of Sales & Marketing and consulting on various projects, including the acquisition of Turnberry Resort in Scotland and development of The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Arizona. Prior to joining TPG, for nine years Mr. Schwitzky was a partner at Seattle-based Coastal Hotel Group, a third-party hospitality management company. As Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Mr. Schwitzky implemented and managed customer-building, revenue-generating strategies for a collection of independent boutique hotels, lodges and resorts, as well as branding at the corporate level.

Education:
Mr. Schwitzky holds two degrees from the University of Missouri - a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Public and Community Service. Twice annually, Mr. Schwitzky returns to his alma mater as a guest lecturer for the Hospitality Management Program.


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  The Procaccianti Group, under the leadership of James Procaccianti, focuses in asset management solutions, hospitality management services, commercial property development,
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