EXECUTIVE TEAM

_MG_4983 Richard Millard
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Born in London, Millard immigrated to the US at the tender age of 17. Shortly thereafter he began his career in the hospitality industry at the Hilton Hotel in New York City where he was the mail and information clerk on the night shift. Richard eventually moved to South Florida and worked his way through the ranks from a bellman and car park attendant at a Key Biscayne hotel to the lead position of General Manager at a 1,000 room Hyatt.

In 1987, Richard began working at Miami based Trust Hospitality (then called Tecton) and throughout the next decade, the group successfully managed over 150 hotels for the federal government and private banks. In 1995, Millard became the majority shareholder of the company as well as its President. Tapping into a growing trend in the industry to assist independently owned hotels, he launched a boutique hotel division in 2004 and formed Desires Hotels International with Michael Register. In 2010 Millard merged with Trust with Ocean Blue Hospitality and today they are currently launching new brands and managing several independent properties. Announced in April 2012, Hemingway Hotels and Resorts are planned in locations from Florida to the Rockies and Spain to South Africa. B3 Hotels opened in May 2012 in Bogota, Colombia, with plans for expansion to several cities throughout the country.

As Chairman and CEO, Millard focuses on financing the company’s growth plan on resort and urban projects throughout the world as well as further developing strategic partnerships.

 

_MG_5257 Patrick Goddard
President & Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Goddard has responsibility for the company’s hotel operations worldwide. Patrick’s fifteen year background with Conrad International Hotels (Europe), Loews Hotels & Resorts (US) and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts (US & Caribbean) in various rooms, food & beverage operational positions at both line and executive levels has given him a distinctly practical perspective of hotel sales and marketing strategies.

Since 2006 through his company Ocean Blue Hospitality, Patrick has conducted market studies, brand & operator selection, operations management, sales and marketing consulting and asset management for dozens of hotels & resorts for groups such as the Terra Group, Sunstone Hotel Investors, the Trump Group, and Allied Capital Partners amongst others from New York to Central America with brands such as Starwood Hotels, MGM Mirage Hospitality, Hard Rock Hotels and Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

In late 2010, with a portfolio of seven properties, Patrick merged Ocean Blue Hospitality with what was then Tecton Hospitality/ Desires hotels. The merged entities have been rebranded as Trust Hospitality, and offer third party hotel management for branded and independent properties, including under its Desires Hotels soft brand.

Patrick graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, with a bachelors degree in Strategic Management and then obtained a degree in Hospitality Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology of Dublin, Ireland. He has earned a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) designation from the American Hotel & Lodging Association and is a member of the HSMAI. Patrick regularly speaks and participates in hotel mixed use, hospitality construction, sales and marketing and investment conferences and guest lectures at both Florida International University and Johnson & Wales University. Patrick is fluent in French and Spanish.

 

_MG_5159 Michael Register Vice President of Development / Partner

Michael Register is a partner in Trust Hospitality International, and VP of Business Development and Legal Counsel for Trust Hospitality Worldwide. Michael is responsible for international and domestic business development and legal matters. In addition, Michael works with several investment partners to identify and source existing and new build hotel properties for acquisition or development, with a focus on emerging markets.

Prior to Joining Desires Hotels, Michael was in charge of business development and legal matters for Nikki Beach worldwide. At Nikki Beach, Michael was responsible for sourcing over 20 new hotel and other F&B development projects around the world.

Prior to working in the hospitality industry, Michael was the co-founder of a successful software company that was sold to a publicly traded Swiss company. Previously he practiced international corporate and business law, including two years at the Pinheiro Neto Law Firm in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Michael received his J.D. from Cornell Law School where he was a member of the Cornell Law Review and his B.A., magna cum laude, in Latin American Studies from Vanderbilt University. Michael is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish.

 

_MG_5079 Dave MacRae Vice President of Finance

Dave has more than 19 years of financial experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Trust Hospitality, Dave was the director of finance and area controller at the 730-room Omni Resort at Champions Gate, Fla., where he developed and managed a $200 million budget and led ownership through a $150 million property financing. Before this, he was the area controller at the Omni CNN Center in Atlanta, GA, where he directed the financial operations of six hotels and a $70 million budget.

Dave is responsible for the day to day implementation of and compliance with financial controls across the entire portfolio. He also assists our clients with many financial matters including bidding out insurance programs, lender communications and financial reporting.

 

_MG_5564 Jeimy Salazar Corporate Director of Human Resources

Jeimy Salazar joined trust hospitality as the Corporate Director of Human Resources in August of 2011. Ms. Salazar has over 12 years of Human Resources experience with various hospitality companies including Island Outpost, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Carlson Hotels Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Ms. Salazar who has a degree in Hospitality Management, started her career as a Human Resources Coordinator and evolved to Director of Human Resources; positions that made her a key element of the opening of hotels like the Regent South Beach in South Beach, Florida, the Regent Bal Harbour in Bal Harbour, Florida and Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles, Florida. Mrs. Salazar has solid understanding of the various Federal and State Employment Laws, as well as proven experience in Employee Relations, Strategic HR, Training, Benefits and Compensation, and Unionized Properties.

 

Edmund Sulzman Vice President Operations, North East US.

Edmund joins us from Pallisades Hospitality Group where he was the VP of Operations. In addition to several high profile consulting assignments, Edmund worked for Kimpton Hotels for 5 years and 8 years for W Hotels-opening the first W Hotel in New York. Edmund will oversee all hotels in the North East US for Trust from an operations perspective.

 

Andre Niederhauser Vice President Operations, Central America & Colombia

Andre has been in the hotel business for over 30 years having been born into the family business in Switzerland. Over the past 10+ years Andre has become renowned in the Caribbean and Latin America for being an entrepreneurial, innovative and creative hotelier and businessman. Andre has consulted with Trust for over three years and came on board full time in December as a partner. He will oversee our hotels in Central America and Colombia.

 

Cindy Murphy VP Southeast US & Caribbean Region

Cindy joins us from Marriott International where she was Americas Managing Director of Autograph Collection Hotels. Previously, Cindy held a variety of senior leadership positions with Choice International, IHG and Hilton Hotels Corp including VP of Operations for Hotel Indigo and VP of Operations for Intercontinental Hotels Group. Earlier in her career, Cindy was a general manager and held several sales & marketing positions. Cindy oversees all of our hotels & resorts in the Southeast and Caribbean Region. She has BBA from DeVry University, graduating magna cum laude, and a MBA from Emory University’s top-ranked Goizueta Business School.