Leesa GibbonsDirector of People ResourcesLeesa brings more than 20 years of hospitality management experience, having held positions with several Hilton, Choice, and Starwood brands, ranging from luxury hotels to select-service properties.
Leveraging her deeply rooted hospitality knowledge and field experience, Leesa directs and oversees all learning and development programs and any organizational development initiatives. Fundamental to the success of this new department, her focus will include succession planning and career development, performance management systems, learning management systems, organizational values and/or principles and associate engagement initiatives.
Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Leesa held hospitality leadership positions in operations, sales and marketing, and accounting. Noteworthy to her career is earning the Hilton brand's top award, the Connie Pride Hotel of the Year, as the opening General Manager for Homewood Suites, Phoenix North Happy Valley.
David WaniChief Executive OfficerAs a founding partner David serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer with responsibility for strategic oversight of all aspects of company operations, development, and investment.
Prior to forming Twenty Four Seven Hotels, David spent over seven years with Tarsadia Hotels working with the executive team in sourcing, underwriting, and negotiating licensing and purchase and sale contracts for company acquisition, disposition, and development opportunities. David’s diverse industry experience also includes real estate and hotel consulting with a focus on hospitality and auditing at Landauer Associates in Los Angeles.
David earned his M.B.A. in Real Estate/Finance from the University of Southern California, and his M.S. in Hotel Investment from New York University.