Leadership

jaredJared M. Chandler | CEO & President

Jared got his first taste of hospitality management through his work at the prestigious Five-Diamond Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and his innate entrepreneurial spirit inspired him to launch Chandler Hotel Group in 2000. Jared’s vision and drive have built a fully tiered company that excels in hotel brokerage, hospitality management, and hotel design and procurement. He’s able to bring this immense, fast-paced industry down to size with a small-firm culture and an emphasis on care, respect and personalized service.

Jared equates hospitality management to the game of chess. No two transactions or properties are alike, so the strategies created to broker, manage or renovate the mare always a unique challenge. Meeting that challenge is a seasoned team of professionals who bring an “anything it takes” attitude to every client and property.

 

shannonShannon Kaufman | Chief Operating Officer

Originally from rural Minnesota, Shannon graduated with a degree in hospitality management and finance from the University of Minnesota. She began her career in Washington with Red Lion and Doubletree Hotels, and has since worked all over the country with brands like Hilton, Marriott, Choice and IHG.

At the property level, Shannon has served John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts in director, assistant general manager and general manager positions. Her most recent post was at a regional level where she worked as director of operations for Pillar Hotels & Resorts (Goldman Sachs), overseeing a portfolio of over 25 full-service, focus-service, and extended-stay properties.

Shannon lives by three words: presence, clarity and gratitude. She applies those principles in her hospitality work by fully engaging team members and guests, always remaining transparent to owners, and showing appreciation for every opportunity.

 

 

 

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