Danny Hiatt

Danny joined Valor in November 2018 after spending over 30 plus years in the hospitality industry. Danny began his career with Hyatt hotels where his journeys took him to Memphis, Chicago, Hilton Head, Palm Beach, Indianapolis, and Houston. In 1999, Danny joined the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama, and led that four-diamond Preferred Hotel for […]

Kristi Lee

Kristi Lee originally joined Valor Hospitality in October of 2013 as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Crowne Plaza Charlotte. She brings a wealth of experience in both hotel sales and operations. Kristi’s hotel career began on an exchange program as Front Desk Manager of a small Bed and Breakfast in London. She loved […]

Ermin Jusufovic

Ermin joined Valor as Corporate Director of Revenue Strategy, providing leadership and strategic insight to property teams in order to maximize revenues and optimize channel distribution. His “Total Revenue Management” system is fully flexible, scalable, and tailored to each asset, regardless of size of portolio of location. Starting his career at Hyatt Hotels, Ermin has […]

Mark Cakmak

Mark completed a degree in Hospitality Management in Turkey and then found his way to the USA, beginning a 10 year career with Royal Caribbean on board several cruise ships. Throughout his career with Royal Caribbean, Mark held virtually every title within the Food & Beverage department, beginning in the lower ranks as busboy and […]

Wade Bryant

Wade joined the Valor team in 2019 as Director of Sales & Marketing and provides leadership and support to the company’s growing portfolio of hotels. In his 20+ years in hospitality, Wade has achieved success and recognition for his results with companies like HEI Hotels & Resorts, John Q. Hammons, Atrium Hospitality and most recently […]

Michael Bulgarelli

Michael joins Valor with over 29 years of Finance and Operational experience ranging from small private clubs to large, complex resorts as well as centralized corporate management experience. His successes have centered on focusing to create value in hospitality assets by conceiving and executing innovative strategies to drive revenue and EBITDA through a unique combination […]

Chris Martha

Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, Chris Martha started working in hospitality at an early age. He developed a passion for the business at age 14, when he scaled the ranks from dishwasher, bus boy, and line cook to waiter as a high schooler. He went on to earn a business degree in Hotel Restaurant Management […]

Kem Wilson III

Kemmons ‘Kem’ Wilson, III joined KWC in 2005 as a Principal. He is currently the President of Kemmons Wilson Hospitality Partner Funds. After college Kem grew his investment experience as a research analyst for a hedge fund of funds and as a financial analyst for an investment consulting firm.  He then spent two years working […]

McLean T. Wilson

McLean T. Wilson is a principal of Kemmons Wilson Companies, and in that role he provides oversight to the company’s hotel and real estate development interests. He is President of Valor Hospitality Partners, our hotel management company based out of Atlanta, as well as the Chief Investment Officer of Kemmons Wilson Hospitality Partners, a hotel […]