PVI Hotel Group Leadership Team

The PVI Hotel Group, Inc Corporate Leadership team is comprised of the following individuals.

Wayne Levenfeld, President CEO

Wayne Levenfeld has over 35 years experience in developing, acquiring and managing hotel properties. Wayne has held various executive positions including Executive Vice President of California Hotel Management Corporation, Vice President of Acquisitions for California Innkeepers, President of various subsidiaries of the Woodmont Companies, and President of Pacific Valley Investors, Inc. Wayne has purchased, managed, developed and sold over $350 million of investment real estate during his hospitality career including the Monterey Hilton, Sheraton Concord, Best Western Savoy Hotel Houston, Toll House Hotel Los Gatos CA, Marina Village Inn, Alameda CA and 30 additional properties totaling over 4,900 rooms.

Education: Purdue University-BS Mechanical Engineering “with honors”, Stanford University-MBA “with high honors”

In Wayne’s position as President and CEO of PVI Hotel Group he assists our various investment groups by identifying prospective acquisitions, negotiating and securing financing for acquisitions, refinancing, loan modifications and restructuring, asset management for the PVI Hotel Group property portfolio and he also plays an active role in the day to day management of our hotel properties.

Gary Bruton, Vice President Operations

Gary Bruton joined PVI Hotel Group, Inc in 1999 as Vice President of Operations and has over 30 years experience managing hotel properties. Prior to joining PVI Hotel Group, Inc. Gary was Chief Operating Officer for Riverstone Hotels providing asset management to an investment group with hotel properties in Texas and Indiana. Gary also held various positions with Corrigan Properties in Dallas Texas including Vice President of Business Development and Vice President and General Manager of the Stoneleigh Hotel.  Gary has also been involved with operating several large convention and full service hotels ranging from 400-500 guestrooms affiliated with Hilton and Radisson Hotel franchises.  Gary has also held various other positions in his hotel career including, Resident Manager, Front Office Manager and Food and Beverage Director.

Education: Management and Marketing Major at the University of Tulsa

In Gary’s position as Vice President,Operations of PVI Hotel Group, Inc, he is responsible for the overall performance of the PVI Hotel Group hotel portfolio including financial results, hiring of executive team members, property positioning, and the development of sales and marketing, quality assurance and associates training and motivational programs.

Bob Buescher, Regional Manager

Bob Buescher joined PVI Hotel Group, Inc. as General Manager of the Carmel Mission Inn in 2003 and has over 25 years experience operating hotels and food and beverage facilities. Prior to joining PVI, Bob held the position of Regional General Manager for Westmont Hospitality operating the Holiday Inn in Bel-Air/Brentwood and the Holiday Inn in Santa Monica California.  Bob has also held General Manager, Food and Beverage Director and Corporate Food and Beverage Director positions for Servico, Triple T Hotels and McFadden Ventures. Within these organizations brand affiliations have covered Holiday Inn, Sheraton, Hilton, Luxe and Best Western. Notable career accomplishments would include “President’s Club” Sheraton Hotels for finishing in the top 10 in guest satisfaction for all North American hotels, nominated for GM of the year Holiday Inns Western Region, top 10 REVPAR for all Holiday Inns North America and top REVPAR increases for Westmont Hospitality North America.

Education: University of Detroit

In Bob’s position as Director of Operations for PVI Hotel he is responsible for managing and supervising the property General Managers, developing property operating budgets, marketing plans and implementing the property’s Internet marketing and revenue management strategies.

Jerry Quinn, Corporate Controller

Jerry Quinn joined PVI Hotel Group, Inc. as Corporate Controller in 2008.  Prior to joining PVI, Jerry held the Controller position at Wenke Construction, Genesis FCU, US Food Service Manassas, and Senior Accountant for Disneyland.

Education: BS California State University Fullerton

In Jerry’s position as Corporate Controller he manages Central Accounting functions including the property controllers and or accounting supervisors, produces monthly financial statements and other financial reports and is responsible for the accounting controls including A/R, A/P, inventories and cash management.

Alan Barmaper, Sales and Marketing Consultant (Sales Management)

Alan Barmaper is a principal with Barmaper and Associates. Alan and PVI Hotel Group have had a successful working relationship for over five years. Alan has held several sales and marketing positions prior to his founding of Barmaper and Associates in 1997. These positions include Director of New Business Development - Manask Food Service, Director of Sales & Marketing - Beverly Garland Hotel, Universal City Hilton & Towers, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Radisson Wilshire Plaza Hotel and Hotel Sofitel, Los Angeles, Marketing Chairman - Radisson Hotels, Los Angeles Region (16 hotels)

In Alan’s position as Sales and Marketing consultant he works directly with the sales and marketing staff and property General Managers to provide sales management, oversight and training.

Debra Hopkins, Director of Human Resources

Debra Hopkins joined PVI Hotel Group, Inc. in 1994 as Human Resources Manager. Prior to joining PVI Hotel Group, Inc Debra was Executive Assistant to the Vice President at the Woodmont Companies and has held the position of Office Manager for Kelly Temporary Services.

In Debra’s position as Director of Human Resources she is responsible for the recruiting, job descriptions, training, motivation and evaluation of all PVI Hotel Group associates. Debra also maintains all personnel records, produces and updates the associates handbook, audits payroll records, administers the benefits plans including 401K, medical, dental and vision, and manages the workers compensation plan including the hotel safety programs.

Keith Jurcazak, Project Manager/Payroll Manager

Keith Jurcazak joined PVI as Project Manager in 2003. Prior to Joining PVI Hotel Group, Keith held office and project manager positions at September Electric/LAND Construction and Moroso Construction in addition to accounting positions for R&D Financial.

In Keith’s position as Project/Payroll Manager for PVI Hotel Group he is responsible for managing the Centralized payroll system for PVI and producing the properties payroll. Keith is also responsible for managing the capital improvement projects at each property including, developing the scope of work, bidding out the projects and managing the purchasing and supervision of each capital project. Keith also assists the CEO and President of PVI on special projects including property renovations, zoning and development issues, research and market data information.