Chief Executive Officer & President
Thom Geshay has been in a management position with Davidson since 1987; instrumental in major milestones, a critical catalyst in championing company culture and a driver in the development of an expanding team. Most recently, Thom spent two years as President where he oversaw the company’s rebranding as Davidson Hospitality Group and the delineation of clearly defined operating verticals, including the creation of Davidson Resorts. Previously, he served as COO for three years, where he was responsible for overall company operations and an important contributor in the successful launch of Pivot and Davidson Restaurant Group. Prior to that, he was SVP of Business Development where he led all new business activity and stimulated 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 and quickly ascended the ranks, 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 nearly every hotel 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. 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 events. Geshay received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University.