Resolute Road adds two execs to business development team

Resolute Road Hospitality has added Kevin J. O’Neil and Richard T. Sprecher as VP, business development. They are responsible for cultivating new client relationships and growing the company’s footprint throughout North America.

These appointments were first revealed at the launch of Resolute Road Hospitality, covered in the January issue of Hotel Business.

“With our recent launch into the third-party management space, we are eager to connect with owners and show them what our management team is capable of,” said Daniel Pinheiro, chief business development officer. “Kevin and Richard are experienced business development executives that are highly respected within the industry. They understand the competitive edge that the Resolute Road management approach can offer owners, along with the focus, attention, and transparency we will deliver to them. Having Richard and Kevin on the team will allow us to grow our portfolio across the country and work with owners looking for a true partner in their management company.”

O’Neil joins the team with more than 25 years of experience in the hotel industry. Starting out in hotel operations, he has spent most of his career working in brand development. During his tenure, he sold more than 275 hotel franchises for 15 different brands in 36 states. More recently, he served as franchise development manager for the Rhino 7 Franchise Sales Organization, where he was part of a team that sold more than 100 territories in 11 months.

Sprecher mostly recently served as VP, development for Meyer Jabara Hotels and VP, business development for Aimbridge Hospitality. Prior to Meyer Jabara, he spent 17 years at Choice Hotels International as director of franchise sales. He has sold more than 140 hotel management contracts and more than 200 hotel franchise agreements. In addition, he established the Distressed Hotel Asset Division and obtained the company’s first receivership assignment.