Rick TomljenovicCOORick Tomljenovic received his degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Forest Park College in Saint Louis, Missouri. Rick has spent over twenty-five years in the hotel industry working in various management positions including: General Manager, Guest Services-Room Division, Accounting, and Food & Beverage. With his superior managerial experience in the industry, Rick brings vast knowledge in the fields of Cash Management, Sales & Marketing, and the take-over / turn-around of properties. Currently, Rick Tomljenovic sits on the Carlson Hotel Owners Advisory Committee and is the Chief Operating Officer of Tristar Hotel Group, a position he has held for more than 18 years.
Ken EdwardsCEOKen received a B.S. in Hotel Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a top hospitality university in the nation. In addition, Ken graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, continuing his education in the Food and Beverage field. As the owner of Tristar Hotel Group, Ken spends the majority of his time building, operating, and developing hotels throughout the country. Along with Tristar, Ken also owns HMBookstore, a web-based learning management system providing hospitality training to university students, hotel operators, and hotel employees globally. Lastly, Ken owns Hotel Management Online, LLC, the owner of the worldwide rights to i-Rates.