HVMG names CCO/SVP, business intelligence

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel investment, ownership and management company, has promoted Cory Chambers to the newly created role of chief commercial officer/SVP, business intelligence.

In his new position, he is responsible for leading the HVMG Revenue Excellence team in maximizing market share growth and bottom-line profitability. Central to the new role will be driving HVMG’s business intelligence strategic initiative of creating forward-looking, predictive analytics. Over the past 18 months, comprehensive data warehousing and visualization platforms have been built to enhance real-time decision-making for company leaders and results for investors, according to HVMG.

“Since joining HVMG nearly a decade ago, Cory has proven his ability to develop and deploy tools, processes and strategies that drive excellent revenue results,” said Robert S. Cole, president/CEO, HVMG. “During his tenure, HVMG has experienced five consecutive years of same-store, portfolio-wide, year-over-year market-share growth, including a 7.6% increase in 2022, our best year yet. Cory has attracted and developed some of the best revenue talent in our industry, earned the trust and respect of our owners and brand partners and has been a contributor, mentor and leader throughout our organization.”

A 20-plus-year hospitality veteran, Chambers joined the company in 2014 as VP/chief revenue officer and was promoted to SVP/chief revenue officer in 2019. Prior to joining HVMG, he was VP, revenue generation at White Lodging where he oversaw sales, revenue management, e-commerce and communications for the company’s full-service portfolio. His previous roles with White Lodging include corporate director of sales and marketing and pre-opening director of sales and marketing at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. He began his career with Marriott International where he held several sales and marketing leadership positions throughout the U.S. at hotels ranging in size from 300-1,300 rooms.

“I’m passionate about driving results, helping others use data to make great decisions and growing HVMG’s brand in the eye’s investors, brands and, most importantly, our associates,” Chambers said. “This is my dream job, and I look forward to growing with HVMG as the company pursues its own expansion efforts.”