Ted joined Spire Hospitality as EVP Chief Development officer in 2021. His primary responsibilities include supporting the strategic growth of the company’s management portfolio. He focuses on sourcing and execution of new business opportunities for management contracts across the United States. Prior to Spire, Ted gained hotel real estate development and transaction expertise as SVP Business Development at Davidson Hospitality Group as well as Director of Hotel Investments for Crow Holdings, where he managed Crow’s hotel investment holdings. He has a passion for value enhancement through metrics including benchmarking, reporting, and leveraging systems technology all to find new revenue streams and operating efficiencies. Prior to Davidson Hospitality Group, Ted honed his operation background spending fifteen years with Bristol Hotels and Resorts in a variety of hotel management roles including food and beverage management, General and Regional Manager finishing his career with Bristol as Senior Vice President of Operations.