Leadership Team

BC LYND Hospitality has assembled an experienced and seasoned team of hospitality professionals. Our leadership group is made up of talent that directs and supports the essential disciplines of the hospitality industry all while consistently delivering “Conscious Hospitality” to all Stakeholders.

Brandon S. Raney

Founding Principal

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Mr. Raney is a founding principal of BC LYND Hospitality. He is responsible for the oversight of the company operations as well as all aspects of investing and development. Prior to his involvement as a Partner in BC Commercial Partners and the initiation of BC LYND, he worked with a leading Hotel Development and Management Company as its Director of Development from 1998 to 2010, focusing on hospitality, mixed use, and high rise residential investments.

During the past 18 years Brandon has exhibited astute judgment in execution of real estate initiatives, having managed the development and disposition of over $500 million in hospitality, mixed-use and residential projects. Mr. Raney has extensive experience in hospitality operations where he has acted as a bridging link between development and property management teams.

Mr. Raney has varied experience buying and selling properties, syndicating single and multiple asset partnerships for both acquisition and development of real estate, negotiating with lenders and equity investors, contract negotiation, and managing a development, accounting and support staff. He exhibits outstanding capabilities for financial modeling and underwriting real estate deal feasibility. Together with extensive management and development experience give him unique “full spectrum” capabilities to create value in the hospitality business.

Brandon is a San Antonio native and graduated with a Biology degree from Southern Methodist University.

Clyde J. B. Johnson, IV

Founding Principal

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Mr. Johnson is a founding principal of BC LYND Hospitality. He is responsible for investment decisions and overall direction for the company. Previously he was with a leading Hotel Development and Management Company, where he had a wide range of responsibilities that encompassed loan sourcing/closings, fund raising, authoring Private Placement Memorandums, market analysis, deal sourcing, architectural design development review, project/construction management, and FF&E procurement and installation.

Mr. Johnson’s responsibilities also expanded to general contracting, contract negotiations with sub-contractors, quality control, material procurement, design decisions and capital management of the construction company’s funds, which gives him extensive knowledge in the construction business. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Johnson worked for GMAC Commercial Mortgage, now Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC. At GMACCM, he was proactive in the origination, analyzing and closing of over $625 million in loan transactions.

Clyde is a graduate of Texas Tech University with B.S. of Business Administration.

Enrique Vazquez

Vice President of Finance

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Mr. Vazquez is the Vice President of Finance for BC LYND Hospitality. He is responsible for a wide array of financial and accounting services, including cash management, timely financial reporting, integration of accounting systems and leading edge technology in the hospitality industry. Mr. Vazquez has over 17 years in the hotel industry, and has served in the hotel field and corporate roles in many areas of hospitality, including operations, accounting, information systems, and finance. This vast experience has given him exposure to hotel brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Radisson and Holiday Inn.

Prior to joining BC LYND Hospitality, Mr. Vazquez worked for ESP, L.P. a healthcare management organization that managed over 23 sites all over Texas. He helped ESP to improve financial and payroll processes, and was in charge of cash management and financial reporting. Prior to ESP, Mr. Vazquez worked as Corporate Controller with Presidian Companies for 11 years, where he successfully implemented policies and procedures, mastered strong financial results and his “hands-on” approach was invaluable for accounting planning for the entire hotel portfolio.

Enrique received his B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Our Lady of the Lake University, and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Additionally, he received a Master’s in Business Intelligence and Analytics from Erivan K. Haub School of Business in Philadelphia, PA.

Mark Van De Riet

Corporate Director of Engineering

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Mr. Van de Riet joined BC LYND Hospitality as Corporate Director of Engineering with over 30 years of experience in hotel Engineering. A seasoned leader, Mark is responsible for oversight and management of the engineering processes and procedures for all BC LYND properties.

Mark’s responsibilities also include developing and executing preventive maintenance programs, hiring and training property engineering staff, energy conservation and other green initiatives. In addition, Mark manages the capital improvement programs for the properties as well as project management for renovations and new builds.

Mark has an Associate Degree in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration from St. Phillips College in San Antonio, TX.

Jared Bailey

Corporate Director of Asset Management

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Mr. Bailey is the Corporate Director of Asset Management for BC LYND Hospitality. In this role, he is responsible for developing, reviewing and evaluating reports that show the results of each of the key measurements for the properties under BC LYND management. This includes annual budgets, P&L reviews, monitoring guest satisfaction scores, review of  brand QA inspections, and STAR report analysis. He provides regular and on-going communication with the property leaders and the respective ownership groups, including routine portfolio Reviews. In addition, Jared participates in the development of “Scopes of Work” for CapEx projects as well as assisting in any Acquisitions of assets including proforma development.

Mr. Bailey has over 13 years of hotel management experience including associations with such brands as Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood, Marriott, La Quinta, and Wyndham. Prior to joining BC LYND, he served in various roles in the Hospitality Industry including General Manager and Corporate Operations Analyst. Jared has a proven track record of success with select service hotels and in his role as an Operations Analyst overseeing 6 – 12 hotels including Full Service, Select Service, and Extended Stay hotels.

Richard Garza III

Corporate Director of Training & Special Projects

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Mr. Garza joined the BC LYND team in 2013 as the Director of Training & Special Projects. Richard ambitiously worked through the ranks to become the Director of Event Technology for The St. Anthony, A Luxury Collection Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. In this role, he grew the business significantly earning him many accolades and awards.

Richard has experience with brands such as Radisson, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood, Wyndham and with Independent Hotels. In his current role, he oversees the training and development for all associates. Drives performance for Guest Service Scores, Quality Assurance and is a project manager for technology initiatives related to operating hotels, new builds, and renovations. With a heart for people and passion for results, he approaches every opportunity with an optimistic outlook.

Brittany Robbins

Corporate Director of Sales

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Ms. Robbins joins the team with over 15 years of hospitality and meeting planning experience. Due to her love of travel, she started her career as a Sales Manager for the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio and then onto the Embassy Suites in San Marcos, Texas. She moved quickly up the ranks to become the Director of Catering and Convention Services for the 80,000 square feet San Marcos Conference Center. Moving closer to home, she became the Dual Director of Sales and Marketing for the Courtyard and Fairfield in New Braunfels, Texas, where the team won Sales Team of the Year and Hotel of the Year in 2017. Most recently Brittany was promoted to Regional Director of Sales for Jacaruso Enterprises, where she oversaw sales efforts for multiple brands such as Marriott, Hilton, and Wyndham with hotels throughout the US. Brittany is focused on driving revenue for the hotels while ensuring occupancy and revenue goals are met each quarter. She has a background in negotiating complex contracts, securing new accounts, maintaining existing accounts, and assisting in sales and marketing strategies to maximize profitability of the hotels. Brittany has a passion for gaining and maintaining loyalty with employees and customers.

Ms. Robbins received her B.A. in International Communications and Media with a double Major in German at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Rachel Martino

Corporate Director of Human Resources

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Ms. Martino is the Corporate Director of Human Resources for BC Lynd Hospitality, where she has been employed since 2015. Rachel is a 20 –year veteran in human resources within the hospitality industry. She is currently responsible for all human capital concerns for the company including legal compliance, labor relations and employee relations. Rachel most recently served as Regional Director of Human Resources for Davidson Hotels and Resorts overseeing the human resource efforts for the South-Western region. Prior to Davidson Hotels, Rachel worked as Director of Human Resources for Hilton Hotels where she began her hospitality career serving in various capacities throughout the Human Resources department.

Keith Morgan

Corporate Director of Operations

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Mr. Morgan is the Corporate Director of Operations for BC Lynd Hospitality. His responsibilities in this role include, overall team leadership, driving results through revenue generation and guest service within the BC Lynd Hospitality portfolio of hotels. This includes providing support and continual communications to the General Managers of each property and acts as the liaison between the corporate office and the hotels. He serves as a direct resource for the General Managers and ensures brand compliance in guest service, life safety systems, meeting and exceeding brand standards, policy compliance and operational efficiencies. Additionally, he provides communication of property performance relating to financials, operational revenue management, marketing, and competitive set analysis during ownership meetings.

Mr. Morgan has over 20 years of hotel management experience with Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and independent branded select service hotels. Prior to joining BC Lynd, he served in various roles within the hotels on property operations, including General Manager, Impact General Manager, and most recently Regional General Manager. Throughout his career, he has earned numerous brand and franchise performance awards with The Oldham Goodwin Group and White Lodging Services Corp. He is a 2013 Diamond General Manager award recipient for Courtyard by Marriott.