HHP started as a way for me to get my dad a decent sandwich when he’s at the hospital, and has turned into a lot more. I hope to make other people’s days just a little bit better every day. This includes patients and families, the hospital employees caring for them, as well as the HHP team and their families. I want HHP to be a successful business that we know provides an atmosphere of support and hospitality to people when they need it the most.
Company vision and strategy, partnership models, capital markets and investments, organizational leadership
University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School, B.S. in Economics, Finance
When I was 17, my mom and I were visiting colleges in Boston. I’m a huge baseball fan, so we decided to check out Fenway Park. We didn’t have tickets, and the game was half-over at that point, but I just wanted to see it. As we walked around the outside of the ballpark, a kind, elderly usher opened a green door that blended into the exterior, almost like a hidden door. He casually invited us into a private area underneath the stadium and led us to a fence lining the infield, and we got to watch the rest of the game from there! It was incredible. We of course thanked the man profusely, and to this day I know he just made our day because he realized he could. To me, that’s the essence of hospitality.
At HHP, we believe healthcare environments are deserving of best-in-class comforts, amenities, and experiences. This became quite clear for me after visiting family members in the hospital, and it’s an honor to serve nurses, doctors, and the broader healthcare community, as their work and wellbeing is now more important than ever.
Strategic partnerships, capital markets & investments, project development & execution
Tufts University, B.A. in Economics, Chinese
My wife and I traveled to Positano, Italy, and there was a small local restaurant we enjoyed so much that we had dinner there two times in three days. During our second visit, the staff was so thrilled that we returned that they introduced us to the owner, chef, and even gave us a small gift as a keepsake. There was clearly no expectation of a good online review or any future business; they simply wanted to express their joy and appreciation!
When my dad was in hospice at the end of his battle with ALS, I had to physically leave the hospital every day to find a bite to eat for my mom, brother and I due to lack of high-quality options. At HHP, we’re on a mission to make sure no one has to leave a loved one’s bedside for something decent to eat again.
Hospitality, strategic partnerships, food system reform, community engagement
University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School, B.S. in Economics (Marketing, Management)
When I was running the bar program at Union Square Cafe, we had a couple who were both teachers come in for their anniversary. We knew they’d been saving up all year to dine at the restaurant. Chef and I put together a custom tasting menu for them ahead of time and at the end of the evening, comped the bill to their surprise. I’ve never seen guests more grateful – I’ll never forget the look on their faces!
Beyond simply loving the people I get to work with every day, I get to use my industry knowledge from the worlds of hospitality and real estate to create partnerships that uplift both the people and performance within healthcare.
Hospitality/food & beverage, real estate finance, corporate strategy
Cornell University, B.S. in Hospitality Administration, Minor in Real Estate
Getting to know the local taqueria wherever I’ve lived! Grandma’s Tacos (Palacio) in Chicago, Taqueria Guadalajara in the Mission, Del Sol in Gualala. Family-owned, local spots always have the warmest vibe – and when you eat a burrito every week through your 20s, they start to feel like home!
Hospital and health system strategy, healthcare consulting, business development
University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School, M.B.A. in Healthcare Management; Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. in Psychology
The intersection of healthcare and hospitality sees a lot of wrong turns and gridlock. HHP has found a way to navigate it all and rewarded us with amazing partners and mighty tasty products. Plus, my colleagues are pretty great.
Tenant operations, physical design, construction management
Middlebury College, B.A. in Geography, German
My local bodega, Mr. Melon, had a fresh juice counter where you could select a custom blend of fruits and veggies. Knowing that the final volume of juice was always more than the cups could hold, they would stop blending halfway, pass it over for a drink, then fill up the rest of the cup. It felt like I was getting the special treatment… every. single. time.
Because making healthcare facilities more beautiful, functional and wellness-oriented is a goal worth devoting time and energy to.
Architecture, interior design, construction
Middlebury College, B.A. in Environmental Studies and Architectural History; University of Michigan, Master of Architecture
Walking into the newly completed Children’s National Café and witnessing the excitement among the nurses, doctors and staff at having a handsome, healthy lunch destination.
I believe in HHP’s strength of combining real estate and hospitality to bring a bright spot to someone’s day – especially those who need it most.
Real estate development, finance, operations, relationship and asset management, systems thinking
University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Engineering, Systems Engineering University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business, M.B.A.
At our first dinner at what would become one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco, we arrived around 8pm and were one of the last tables to leave. The waitress and sommelier were incredible! At the end of the night, they gave us each a special chocolate bar reserved for VIPs with very unique flavors. The packaging even matched the wallpaper of the restaurant. We continue to take friends there and tell them all about our first visit.
I come from a family of healthcare professionals and believe that access to healthy food and modern amenities in their workplace significantly boosts job satisfaction – and has a positive impact on patients.
Retail operations, product development, strategic planning
University of Colorado, B.S. in Political Science, Journalism
One of my bridesmaids contacted the hotel we were staying at for our honeymoon. When we arrived, they had a few of our wedding pictures printed out and framed around the room!