Chief Executive Officer, Shamin Hotels
Neil started his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he advised public and private technology companies on merger and acquisition transactions as well as capital markets activities. He currently has overall responsibility for 58 hotels owned and operated by Shamin Hotels under Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental Hotels, and Hyatt brands. Additionally, Neil oversees the operations of Shamin’s Assisted Living and Dementia facilities in Virginia. During his tenure at Shamin Hotels, the company has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Developer of the Year from Intercontinental Hotels Group and the Multi-Brand Developer of the Year, New Build/Adaptive Reuse of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Hilton Hotels. He was recognized as one of the Fifty Most Influential Virginians by Virginia Business in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Neil graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, completing both his BS and MBA in Finance. He is passionate about assisting the communities where the associates of Shamin Hotels live and work and currently serves as Chairman of the board of Richmond Region Tourism and serves on the boards of the Virginia Community Development Corporation, the Better Housing Coalition, the Virginia Council on Economic Education, and the Virginia Small Business Finance Authority. Additionally, Neil serves on the Treasury Board of the Commonwealth of Virginia at the pleasure of the Governor of Virginia.