Thom Geshay has been in a management position with Davidson Hotels & Resorts since 1987. Most recently Thom spent three years as COO where he was responsible for overall company operations in both the Davidson and Pivot Hotels & Resorts (Davidson’s lifestyle division) portfolio. Prior to that, he was SVP of Business Development where he was responsible for new business activity and the growth of the company through management, ownership and development opportunities. His experience in the hospitality industry spans over three decades during which he held a variety of property and corporate level positions in both operations and real estate acquisitions. He began his hotel career at an early age as a bellman, working his way through the ranks and acquiring considerable expertise in virtually every aspect of hotel development and operations. He has completed over a billion dollars in acquisitions and recapitalizations, involving single-asset and portfolio transactions, and has structured joint venture agreements, negotiated management contracts, and negotiated franchise agreements with virtually every brand. Geshay has held several other strategic corporate positions during his tenure with Davidson including Regional Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and SVP of Business Development and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his corporate positions, he served as General Manager for multiple properties within the Davidson portfolio. He is a member of the Hospitality Investment Roundtable, a board member for the AH&LA, on the Owner Advisory Councils for Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt, and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Thom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University.