ATLANTA, Ga., December 18, 2012—Davidson Hotels & Resorts, one of the nation’s largest independent hotel management companies, today announced two new additions to its executive team. Barry Wabler joins the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Jay Rosen was appointed vice president of business development.
In his new role, Wabler will oversee the accounting, IT and risk
management areas, as well as aid in the strategic direction of the
company. Rosen will be responsible for new acquisitions and
contracts for the company.
“As Davidson continues on its growth trajectory, it is more important
than ever that we attract high caliber executives like Barry and Jay,”
John Belden, Davidson’s president and CEO. “Barry’s
the hotel, manufacturing and food service industries, coupled
strong public accounting background, made him the ideal candidate to
Davidson’s future growth strategy.”
“Jay has participated in more than $5.5 billion in real estate
transactions and is an accomplished hospitality investment
said Steve Margol, Davidson’s chief investment officer. “His
of experience in acquisitions, development, corporate finance,
and asset management will be very valuable to Davidson as we continue
Prior to joining
Davidson, Wabler was vice president and chief financial officer for
Equities Group, LLC, a third-party hotel operator with a portfolio of
hotels in the Southeast. He has held a number of senior management
including president and COO of Currey & Company, Inc., a
specialty home furnishings. Under Wabler’s leadership, Currey expanded
international production capabilities and domestic market share.
began his career with Arthur Andersen, where he spent seven years
such clients as Abrams Industries, Laing Properties, DoubleTree by
Terrace Garden Inn. He holds a Masters of Accountancy from the
Georgia and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Prior to joining
Davidson, Rosen was part of the development and finance team for Baha
a $3.5 billion destination resort in the Bahamas. Before
that, he served as director, feasibility and investment analysis for
Hotels & Resorts where he led the due diligence efforts for the
hotel acquisition and new business development endeavors. Prior to
Rosen was a member of the acquisition and development team at Hyatt
& Resorts in Chicago, Ill. Rosen holds a Bachelor of Science
from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Davidson Hotels & Resorts is an
award-winning, full-service hotel
management company that provides management, development/renovation,
acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality
industry. The company’s portfolio encompasses 47 upscale,
independent and branded hotels with over 13,300 rooms across the United
including such affiliations as Hilton, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites,
Garden Inn, Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt, Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard
Marriott, and Radisson. Additional information on Davidson may be
at the company’s Web site, www.davidsonhotels.com.