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Patrick Bajdek
VP Development

bajdek@hospitalitymgt.com

Patrick’s responsibilities are leveraging HMC’s diverse platform and experience to service additional 3rd party hotel management opportunities, evaluate new partnerships, and coordinate with existing properties and clients to enhance existing relationships.   He also assists with clients in brand evaluation selection and term negotiations.

He brings executive experience across numerous previously held industry positions including Vice President Development for Carlson Hotels America, Vice President/Managing Director of HREC Investment Advisors, Managing Director of PKF Capital Markets Group, President/Founder of InterNet Hospitality Group, Executive VP Development of Metro Hotels (the largest Hilton franchisee in the US at this time), as well as numerous other executive, management and sales/marketing positions representing the Carlson, Omni, Starwood, Wyndham, Marriott, and Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) brands.  In addition, Patrick has also garnered numerous professional affiliation appointments and awards including President HSMA New Mexico, President Oklahoma Hotel Association, President Sales & Marketing Executives Kentucky, Educator of the Year American Hotel Association and most recently the Golden Rose Award from the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (2014).

He also brings a diverse and interesting background to the team as prior to entering the hospitality industry, he spent the early part of his career as a an NFL middle linebacker after being drafted by the Los Angeles Rams and later signed by the Washington Redskins.

His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Franklin College in Indiana and additional coursework at the graduate school of business at the University of Louisville, courses in marketing & economics at Tulsa University and the Hotel School of Professional Education at Cornell.