Gary Mendell

Gary Mendell is the Chairman of HEI Hotels & Resorts, and Founder & CEO of .[1]

Gary Mendell is the founder and CEO of Shatterproof. Mendell founded Shatterproof following his son Brian's death in 2011 due to addiction. Mendell is the founder and former CEO of HEI Hotels & Resorts and the former president of Starwood Lodging Trust.

A Cornell ('79) and Wharton grad, Mendell went on to co-founded HEI's predecessor in 1985, which became one of the fastest-growing hotel investment firms in the United States.[citation needed] In 1997, HEI sold a majority of its hotels to Starwood Lodging and Trust where Gary was named president and elected to the Starwood Board of Trustees. Gary resigned from his position in 1998 to pursue entrepreneurial activities and has since raised two discretionary private equity funds with some of the nation's university endowments, a $275 million fund in 2004 and a $425 million fund in 2006.[2]

References

  1. ^ Joe Strodel Jr. (April 15, 2006). "2007 Hospitality Innovator Award". Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  2. ^ Strodel Jr., Joe. "Hospitality Innovator Award". Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration.