Mr. Forde joined Island Hospitality in 2003 after starting his hospitality career prior with Marriott International. Mr. Forde launched his career at Island Hospitality by assuming leadership of our hotel assets in the Silicon Valley and has continued throughout his career to successfully manage some of our largest and most complex markets. Mr. Forde’s key roles have included Regional Vice President for the Western Region, Vice President of Operations for the Chatham-owned Portfolio, Senior Vice President of Operations, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Over the years Mr. Forde has become recognized as a trusted leader who consistently delivers results and has a strong focus on the people of our business. His skills, expertise and deep knowledge of the business is critical as he oversees all Hotel Operations, Sales & Marketing, Revenue Management, Talent Acquisition, People Development and Service Organizations. Mr. Forde earned a B.A. with a Double Major from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia, Australia