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Avendra President and CEO Dennis Baker to Retire

Avendra President and CEO Dennis Baker to Retire

Rockville, MD – June 25, 2014 – Avendra announced today that Dennis Baker, Avendra’s president and chief executive officer, has decided to retire after over 13 years of service. Wolfram Schaefer, Avendra’s chief operating officer of four years, has been ...

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Suncadia Welcomes New Executive Chef

Suncadia Welcomes New Executive Chef

CLE ELUM, Wash. (July 1, 2014) – Suncadia, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is pleased to announce Rick Shell as its new executive chef. With nearly 20 years of restaurant and hospitality experience, Shell most recently served as the Director ...

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America’s Best Franchising Names VP, Franchise Development

America’s Best Franchising Names VP, Franchise Development

America’s Best Franchising has promoted Raj Vakharia to vice president, franchise development with responsibility for both domestic and international sales. The Atlanta-based company operates more than 300 properties primarily in the United States under five brands: Jameson Inns & Suites; ...

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Aries Capital Hires Rushi Shah as SVP

Aries Capital Hires Rushi Shah as SVP

CHICAGO—Aries Capital LLC is pleased to announce that Rushi Shah has joined the team as senior vice president with the firm’s Originations and Business Development team. “We are pleased to welcome Rushi to our team,” said Neil Freeman, chairman and ...

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Jim Merkel Shares Rockbridge’s Investment Strategy

Jim Merkel Shares Rockbridge’s Investment Strategy

When he was 25, Jim Merkel co-founded Rockbridge alongside his first boss, Ron Callentine. Since 1994, the Columbus, Ohio-based private equity firm has strategically converted or reposi­tioned 325 assets, turning them into top-performing properties by capitalizing on the specific needs ...

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