US: Tony Yousfi will be joining the newly formed group as chief growth officer and will be responsible for expanding Carver Road’s corporate sales and events division.
Yousfi brings over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing to his role. He previously served as vice president of sales, services, catering, group dining and weddings at MGM Resorts International.
Yousfi has also been formally recognised in the Top 25 Award by HSMAI (The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International) for delivering “exceptional leadership” in sales, marketing and revenue generation.
“Tony is one of the top sales professionals in the industry and we look forward to having such a leader help grow our company globally,” said Sean Christie, president and CEO of Carver Road Hospitality.
Carver Road Hospitality launched in October 2020 by Christie and Nelson Famadas, chief operating officer. The company will invest in, develop and operate restaurants, lounges, and lifestyle hotels.
Famadas said: “Our aim is to partner with world-class brands and properties to deliver discerning guests a unique hospitality experience. Despite recent headwinds, our like-minded executive team recognises that the industry is resilient, and the future looks promising as the customer spend returns in 2021.”