ABOUT US - MEET OUR TEAM
EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT | KEVIN SWARK
Kevin has 32 years of hotel experience with Genesis Hospitality, his last 19 years have been as the Executive President. As the head of the organization, he can be found; monitoring daily operations, launching brand standards, hotel inspections, overseeing the training department, accounting, budgets, purchasing, insurance, finance, sales, marketing, new hotel acquisitions and internal expansion plans.
Kevin directs an organization with over 1700 employees at 12 hotels in nine cities and three provinces that was recently named a Platinum Best Managed Company in Canada. Always focusing on guest experiences, he has obtained trademark rights for innovative ideas such as the 3 Bite Guarantee for restaurants, 110% Clean Guarantee for guest rooms and 2 Hour Voice Mail Guarantee for sales positions.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER | JONATHAN MURRAY
Jonathan has 11 years of accounting experience ranging from Public Practice to Construction and Hospitality. Jonathan has been CFO of Genesis Hospitality since April of 2016 and since starting has looked at over 40 possible acquisitions.
Jonathan oversees the entire Accounting process while analyzing potential opportunities for growth as they arise.
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER | COLIN GORING
AREA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER | KEVIN BOWER
REGIONAL GENERAL MANAGER | BRIAN LUBBERS
Brian joined our organization in 2015 and comes to us with over 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry. During his time in the hotel industry, Brian has worked in many areas including Food and Beverage, Housekeeping, and Front Office Operations. He brings his accumulated expertise to our team as Regional General Manager for the four Marriott properties in our portfolio. Brian represents our properties as a liaison with Marriott Canada and supports the hotels in the areas of quality assurance, guest satisfaction, brand standards, and new food and beverage initiatives. Brian is a graduate of the Hospitality Management Program at Fanshawe College in Ontario, Canada.
WESTERN REGIONAL MANAGER | MIKE ROZIERE
Mike joined our organization over 15 years ago. Currently, he held the position of General Manager at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre in Winnipeg, MB. Mike oversees the Alberta and Winnipeg hotels along with additional duties in sales, marketing, training, and operations.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER | SAM BOULET
Sam joined Genesis Hospitality over 14 years ago in the Banquet and Restaurant departments. After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandon University, she moved into a position with the Accounting team. Looking to expand her hotel knowledge she recently took the position of Human Resource Manager. Sam has recently completed the NKE exam and is now a CPHR Candidate.
Along with the processing of payroll, Sam can be found administrating the employee benefit and RRSP programs, assisting with collective agreements, maintaining employee handbooks as well as issuing HR policies and procedures.
TRAINING & EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER | CHRISTY UNGER
Christy established her position with Genesis 10 years ago. Her experiences in the organization include reviewing company standards, procedures, and policies with all employees in an interactive classroom setting; allowing employees to share ideas and clarify any questions they may have about the steps to doing their job, and providing legendary service to our Guests. She is also responsible for certifying employees in Red Cross CPR & First Aid and ensuring compliance with Government standards in other areas.
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER | ANNE WILL
Anne comes to Genesis with over 20 years of experience working as a Graphic Designer. Anne’s education includes a Visual Fine Arts Degree from the University of Montana and a Journalism Broadcasting degree from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Her skill set encompasses many communication mediums. She’s brilliant at print design, brand identity, and digital media design. She is responsible for designing and managing all marketing, print, web, and digital aspects within all Genesis hotels and head office.
REVENUE OPERATIONS MANAGER | AARON TYCOLES
Aaron joined Genesis in 2008 and previously worked in the Accounting Department managing the day-to-day financial operations of four different properties as well as Auditing and helping to create many of the accounting systems in place with the company.
In 2014 he became the General Manager of what was then the Royal Oak Inn and was there for four-plus years, including leading the transition to the Clarion Hotel & Suites in March of 2017. He has a Business Administration degree from Brandon University and completed his CHA Designation in 2016. He is responsible for Revenue Management as well as working with the Operations Team to support and advance our hotels.