Get to know our Expert team
At Everwood, Amit leads the underwriting process, focuses on identifying target acquisitions and developments as well as supports asset management of the entire portfolio. Before founding EHP, Amit worked at UBS Investment Bank in New York City, advising institutional clients on IPO and secondary market transactions. After leaving UBS, Amit helped build his small family business into an enterprise that has owned and managed over $210 million in hotel assets. Amit graduated cum laude with a dual major in economics and finance from Tulane University, and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School with a concentration in real estate and finance. Amit is active with Columbia Business School’s Alumni organization and when he’s not flying around the country visiting Everwood properties, he can be found visiting new and exciting hotels with his 4 year old daughter in the Big Apple.
At EHP, Amit focuses on identifying debt placement opportunities, property development/redevelopment, and corporate operations. Amit has personally been involved in over $200 million of transactions, which include hotel assets within the Marriott, Hilton, La Quinta, Choice, and Wyndham franchises. Prior to Everwood, Amit was building his small family business taking on leadership roles in all aspects of operations and real estate development. During this time, Amit also helped build a series of dental practices and fast-casual franchised restaurants in the Midwest and later Co-founded AGS Private Equity, a company primarily focused on debt and preferred equity hotel investments nationally. Amit received his undergraduate and MBA degrees from Indiana University with a focus in finance and real estate. While stewarding EHP, he’s found time to be an active member of his local chamber in Columbus, IN where he lives.
At EHP, Sanjay focuses on underwriting, finance, acquisitions/dispositions, and stewards our executive team at Everwood Hospitality, our hotel operations arm. Sanjay is also the co-founder of Sarona Holdings, which represents a group of companies founded by the Rama brothers. Prior to Sarona, Sanjay spent six years at JHM Hotels, his family’s company which owned and operated over 40 national hotels. At JHM, he underwrote hotel acquisition opportunities, disposed of non-strategic assets, and restructured over 50% of the portfolio. Sanjay began his career as an associate in the transaction real estate division of Ernst & Young’s Manhattan office where he performed feasibility studies, prepared annual real estate fund reports, and assessed bankruptcy risk for clients. Sanjay holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Babson College where he majored in accounting and minored in entrepreneurship and statistics. He is also a CPA (inactive) licensed in the state of Virginia and the recipient of the Alison Carol Award for Global Leadership.
Scott is responsible for financial performance tracking, risk management and tax matters at Everwood. He is both a CPA and an Attorney and until recently was Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of Ionic Brands Corp, a publicly traded Cannabis company. He is also both Managing Member of Greyzdorf LLC a real estate investment firm and a Legal and Financial Consultant to American Energy Transport, a transporter of petroleum products and operator of convenience stores. Scott is involved in seven Not for Profit Organizations, including Cancer Response Team that provides resources to children with cancer and advisor to numerous other not for profits including Image Impact, a provider of resources to first generation college students. Scott received a BBA, cum laude, from Hofstra University and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.
Edward has over twenty years of hospitality management experience in a variety of different positions. Prior to joining Everwood, Edward served as Chief Operating Officer for GL Hospitality Advisors where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company’s portfolio. Edward also served in executive leadership roles with Buckhead America Hospitality and PAH Management from 2012-2019.
At Everwood, Edward’s responsibilities include revenue and profitability oversight for the entire portfolio, building the desired culture, and strengthening the company’s infrastructure. Edward has a record of managing hotel portfolios that consistently achieve or exceed key metrics by focusing on guest satisfaction, associate engagement, training and developing top performers to ensure business plan success.
Edward graduated in 1997 with a degree in Hospitality Management from Milwaukee Area Technical College, also serving as chapter Vice President of the Future Hospitality Managers of America Association. Edward is a dedicated family man, married with two beautiful children. In his spare time, he is an avid football fan and enjoys his hi-tech gadgets.
Robert Schamber possesses over 30 years of hotel, asset management, renovation management and operations experience ranging from resort, mid-scale, upper upscale, convention, golf, tennis, spa, marina, and condominium hotels. As Chief Operating Officer of Inner Circle Hotels, he was engaged with Inner Circle’s franchise relations, hotel investment analysis, asset management, hotel operations, sales and marketing, human resources, procurement and service contracts. Robert has been instrumental in Inner Circle’s success for many years, having served previously as Senior Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Operations, Regional Operations Manager, and General Manager for Inner Circle Hotels & Resorts.
Robert earned a degree in Hotel & Tourist Industries Management from RIT, then began his career with the 630-room Grosvenor Resort, inside the Walt Disney World Resort. He served in various operational positions including Director of Finance and General Manager. Robert has also served as Vice President of Operations at the prestigious 1,250-unit Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Florida.
Kevin has dedicated his dynamic career to creating value through focused service and efficiency in the hospitality sector. He has experience working in multiple countries as a C-level hospitality consultant. His passion for hospitality roots from his family’s hotel business in Tanzania. Under his leadership, they grew the group’s portfolio bringing the first Best Western flagged property to east Africa. His consulting group assisted owner-operated Hotels in efficiently implementing technology, revenue management principles, and outsourcing services, allowing clients to scale and grow their portfolio. He holds an MBA from Edhec Business School in France, with a focus on Family Business, he has a Master’s Certificate from Cornell School of Hotel Administration in Revenue Management and earned a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investment & Asset Management. Kevin is also certified by the American Hotel & Lodging Association as a CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator).
Alan Smith began his career in hospitality by working night audit while attending college. He worked his way up at the operational level at various branded hotel chains and management companies in various executive level positions including Hilton and IHG earning numerous awards for excellence. Alan’s team works with property level managers on a daily basis to achieve performance benchmarks set for each property. He has an extensive track record of bringing distressed hotels to award winning operational status.
Alan completed his education at Mississippi State University in business management. He also holds a CHA and revenue management certifications. Alan worked for Hilton Hotels Corp in Brand Training and Development and New Hotel Openings as well as Wyndham Hotels in training.
Jene possess 25 years of hotel operations, accounting, and management experience. She began her career working the Front Desk at the Grosvenor Resort in Downtown Disney. Under the leadership of Robert Schamber and other industry executives, Jene held several management positions including Credit Manager, IT Manager and Controller giving her a well balanced operational accounting background.
In 2015, Jene began working for Inner Circle Hotels Management as a Corporate Task Force Controller. With Inner Circle, she was involved in Asset Management, Acquisitions and reported directly to the executive team. Jene’s specialty is financial reporting, training and team development.
Rob is responsible for all financial operations for Everwood, including financial reporting, cash management, budgeting, and auditing. He has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years at the property and corporate levels, mostly in financial management. Rob is familiar with a number of accounting systems and is a certified Train the Trainer with M3 accounting. Prior to joining Everwood Hospitality Partners, Rob worked as Corporate Controller for GL Hospitality Advisors, Buckhead America, and Pattni Lodging Group. Rob enjoys walking his dog and cheeseburgers!
Sherry began her career in hospitality 17 years ago as a Director of Sales in Charlotte, NC for a portfolio of hotels. During this time, she developed sales initiatives at branded properties including, Hilton, Choice & Radisson. Sherry has worked in all operational aspects however her true passion is sales. At Everwood, Sherry serves as an Area Director of Sales where she’s ultimately responsible for driving both corporate and group revenue. Sherry is originally from Indiana and glad to be back close to her family and friends. Sherry enjoys traveling, painting and spending quality time with her grandchildren.
Pam has over 30 years of experience working in the accounting field. For almost a decade, she’s worked in major aspects of accounting including Accounts Payable, Payroll and Auditing all within the property development field. Pam has a degree in Accounting and in Corporate Operations. At Everwood, Pam manages AP, Invoicing, and facilitates corporate operations. When she’s not keeping us in line, Pam spends time jogging, playing, and cuddling with her 8 year old rescue Great Dane. She also volunteers at her church on Sundays.