Rick Colangelo

Rick Colangelo

Executive Vice President, Pivot

Building his career at both global and emerging hospitality companies, Rick has extensive experience and an established reputation in the industry’s lifestyle sector. Prior to joining Davidson as Pivot’s Executive Vice President,  he served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Virgin Hotels where he spearheaded the brand’s growth, opening hotels in Dallas, Nashville, Las Vegas and most recently New Orleans. His resume also includes stints at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, overseeing the brand’s lifestyle portfolio as Senior Vice President of Field Operations, and at Two Roads Hospitality where he led the evolution of the Thompson and Joie de Vivre brands as Executive Vice President. There, he played an integral role in the company’s nationwide expansion while continuing to add value to the portfolio’s existing 35 hotels and resorts. Prior to that, Colangelo held an 11-year tenure at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants during which he grew the brand’s footprint in the Northeast, South Florida and Texas markets.

Colangelo currently serves on the Hospitality and Tourism Management Advisory Board for the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.