SENIOR TEAM

Michael Rapps

Michael Rapps

Chairman

Mr. Rapps is the President and CEO of Clarke Inc., a publicly traded investment company. Prior to becoming President of Clarke Inc., Mr. Rapps acted as Managing Director of Geosam Capital Inc. Mr. Rapps holds a BCL and an LLB from McGill University. Mr. Rapps also serves on the board of Clarke Inc.

Felix Seiler

Felix Seiler

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Seiler was the Vice President of Operations, Northern Alberta and B.C. for Pacrim Hospitality from April 2009 until becoming the COO of Holloway on March 14, 2012. He is responsible for the overall operation and performance of all hotels and their financial success. Mr. Seiler manages the assets, plans and allocates capital projects, reviews and assesses potential acquisitions and works closely with the management company on a day to day basis. Mr. Seiler is a Certified Hotel Administrator with over thirty years of experience in Food & Beverage and Hotel Management.

Jane Rafuse

Jane Rafuse

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Rafuse was the Vice President of Finance for Holloway from March, 2006 until becoming the CFO of Holloway on February 28, 2012. She is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting and accounting, corporate governance, financing and refinancing hotel properties, corporate tax planning and investor relations. Ms. Rafuse is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Consultant with over twenty years of experience in the financial accounting field.

Ian Hurst

Ian Hurst

Regional Vice President (Atlantic) & Vice President Holloway
Management Services

Mr. Hurst is a 35 year veteran of the hospitality industry and a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical University (Hospitality Management). He began his career with CP Hotels (now Fairmont Hotels) where, over 22 years, he progressed to become Corporate Director of Rooms and General Manager of 3 hotels successively. Mr. Hurst held positions of Regional VP and Senior VP Operations at national level company’s, COO of a luxury level resort, and CEO of a regional chain. Mr. Hurst has extensive experience in both food and beverage and management contracting.

Amr Awad

Amr Awad

Regional Vice President
(Western)

Mr. Awad has been in hospitality operations (national and international) for 26 years, having held senior managerial and General Manager roles with numerous brands and property types. He is a respected leader in the hospitality academic arena having designed and taught various hospitality programs for domestic and international universities and colleges. Mr. Awad is a Director with the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association, a Certified Hotel Administrator and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Chad Hope

Chad Hope

Regional Vice President
(Central)

Mr. Hope has 16 years of hospitality experience and is well versed in all aspects of hotel management. He began his career with one of the country’s largest management companies and progressed quickly through various operational roles, to eventually hold General Manager positions in several full and limited service hotels. He later joined Royal Host Inc. as General Manager of their flagship property at Pearson Airport, and was subsequently appointed Vice President of Operations in 2013, at the time one of the youngest in the industry to hold this title. Mr. Hope is a graduate of Sir Standford Flemming College (Hotel and Resort Management).