E. JOHN DELMONTE
Chief Executive Officer
John has worked in various capacities at DHG since 1968. He has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2011; and formerly as President & COO since 1992. Previous to this, John oversaw the development of the company’s patented modular manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama that shipped hotel rooms to Saudi Arabia, China and the Bahamas.
With a lifetime background in the family owned construction and real estate business, John has transformed DHG into an award winning hotel development and management company. John additionally developed two concept Restaurants as well as a Spa in Rochester, NY where the company’s headquarters reside.
John provides strategic leadership, working with the board of directors and the president to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.
John is an active and highly-respected leader and advocate of numerous hospitality, business and civic organizations.
ALEXANDER P. DELMONTE
Alex is leading the development efforts for the Company's vision to grow and further diversify the portfolio. Since joining DHG in 2011 Alex has launched a rebranding of the corporate image, implemented operating efficiencies, and set the company on a path for future expansion.
Alex has refocused the company’s energies on new development in larger secondary cities and opened the company’s first Hilton Garden Inn at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is a graduate from George Washington University where he holds a BBA in International Business.
MICHAEL A. MERCIER
Chief Financial Officer
In his role as CFO, Mike is responsible for all financial aspects of the company. He is also responsible for all contracts, including franchise agreements and works with all of the company's lending institutions as well. He is a graduate from the State University of New York at Oswego, where he holds a B.S. in Accounting and a minor in Economics. Prior to joining DHG in 1992, Mike worked in public accounting for Touche Ross & Co. (currently Deloitte) and KPMG.
HOTEL DEVELOPMENT INQUIRIES
JACOB H. LEBOWITZ
Director of Design & Construction
In his role, Jake oversees all aspects of design and construction for new build and renovation projects as well as the in-house procurement department. He joined DelMonte Hotel Group in 2008, his prior roles within the company included Project Manager and Director of Construction. Jake was just recognized in Hotel Management's Young Professionals 'Thirty Under 30'.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Ms. Kuttruff joined DHG in 1990 and has made countless contributions to the company throughout her career. Ms. Kuttruff has an extensive and successful background in accounting, payroll, benefits, human resources and related information technology. She has held positions within the DelMonte Hotel Group including Accounting and Payroll Specialist, Benefits Manager, Director of Human Resources, and Vice President of Human Resources prior to her current position as Senior Vice President of Operations.
Ms. Kuttruff was an integral part of the opening of 17 hotels, and has additionally been project lead for many of DHG’s internal system implementations. She has developed and implemented many of the company's policies, programs and initiatives, including compensation and benefits, training and orientation, and wellness initiatives.
As Senior Vice President of Operations, Ms. Kuttruff oversees Accounting, Information Systems, Human Resources, Compensation and Benefits, Legal Compliance, Hotel Operations, Facilities, and the Sales, Revenue, & Marketing division. Ms. Kuttruff majored in Business Administration.
Corporate Director of Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management
With over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Lisa Thompson leads the sales, marketing and revenue management teams and is responsible for maximizing overall revenue for DMHG’s portfolio of properties. Throughout her career, she has had experience working with multiple brands including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and Independent hotels, across a variety of locations from urban to suburban, downtown and resort.
During her time with Del Monte, she has coordinated the consolidation of the sales office to the corporate HQ as well as led the company on development and implementation of several systems, including orchestrating the transition of sales systems as well as adopting brand standard systems to form a comprehensive revenue management strategy across all brands and distribution channels. Lisa has experience working with established hotels, conversion properties as well as opening new hotels and those in development.
As the Corporate Director of Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management, she is responsible for optimizing the hotels’ mix of business to maximize the hotel’s overall profit, increasing revenue and driving market share. She integrates sales, marketing and revenue management into this process for a successful bottom line.