I'm a visionary leader in the hospitality industry, often called the "Elon Musk of Hospitality." Recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Hospitality leaders globally in the 2021 Hospitality Power Index TM, I aim to revolutionize the industry through technology innovations that create exceptional experiences for guests and employees. With an MBA in International Hospitality Management from a top-ranked school, I have dedicated myself to hospitality since my teenage years. Originally from NYC, I now reside in Atlanta, driven by the belief that relentless pursuit leads to success.
CEO, CDO, COO, VP of Operations, Regional Director of Operations
Brian J. Esposito, a renowned CEO, has achieved remarkable success throughout his career. Recognized globally for his leadership and expertise, he has consistently ranked among the world's top 10 CEOs for three consecutive years (2020-2022) in The World CEO Rankings Awards by Adria Management, LLC.
As the founder and CEO of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises, LLC (EIE), he oversees a vast portfolio of 110+ entities and 200+ joint ventures operating across 25+ industries worldwide. Under his guidance, EIE has achieved significant growth and success.
In addition to his achievements in the business world, he has been recognized for his contributions to the real estate industry. In 2021, he was listed as one of the Top 100 People in Real Estate, further highlighting his expertise in this field. Furthermore, his innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit were acknowledged in 2022, as he was honored as one of the Top 100 Innovators and Entrepreneurs.
His exceptional experience extends to both private and public markets, where he has consistently demonstrated his ability to build successful companies and establish strong brands. Recently, he assumed the role of CEO at Diamond Lake Minerals, Inc ($DLMI), a publicly traded company. In just four months since taking the helm, he has successfully increased the company's market capitalization from $1 million to an impressive $142 million. Moreover, the stock price has surged from $0.35 to $4.90 under his leadership.
Brian J. Esposito's remarkable track record, coupled with his ability to drive growth and profitability, make him a highly accomplished and respected figure in the business world.
Neeti Dewan, a globally renowned finance and tax leader, is a successful serial entrepreneur with over two decades of experience working for top corporations like KPMG, Ryan, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Arthur Anderson, and Aramark Corporation. She is also an author and valued for her insights on increasing productivity and profitability in the business world. Neeti has served on prestigious boards and has leveraged her deep understanding of accounting, finance, and strategic planning to drive the success and growth of companies. She holds a Master's in Taxation from Villanova University and a BA in Economics from California State University-Northridge, and has received numerous awards for her leadership.
-Directors & Boards Magazine, “Directors to Watch”
-“Most Successful Businesswoman to Watch 2021”
Nancy Nayana Patel is a successful female business entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the industry. She is known for her innovative approach to business and her ability to turn ideas into profitable ventures.
With a strong background in business, finance and marketing, Nancy has a keen eye for identifying market trends and opportunities. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated her ability to lead teams, build relationships with clients, and drive growth in a variety of industries.
Her passion for entrepreneurship and commitment to excellence have made her a respected leader in the business community. Whether she is developing new products, expanding into new markets, or implementing new strategies, Nancy is dedicated to helping her companies succeed and making a positive impact on the world.
With her drive, passion, and expertise, Nancy is an inspiration to women in business and a shining example of what can be achieved with determination and hard work.
VP of Operations EV Hotel, Head of Franchise Development EV Hotel, President/CEO Nishita Investments LLC,
Corporate Relations/Stakeholder Triton Electric Vehicles, Vice President Kosmada LLC, President/CEO Your Future Financial Solutions LLC, Past President LPS of USA, Past Board of Director AAHOA,
Treasurer Corpus Christi Tourism Public Improvement District, Board of Director Noras Home, Trustee for Sri Sai Cardiac Hospital Bardoli India.
Marlena is a licensed broker based in California, boasting an extensive background in the real estate industry spanning over two decades. With a focus on commercial real estate consultancy, Marlena and her team have a proven track record in various sectors, including hospitality, multi-family, data centers, office spaces, retail, land development, student housing, NNN properties, value-add projects, and ground-up developments. Their client base encompasses a diverse range of individuals and institutional organizations across the US, India, Korea, Singapore, and the MENA region. This network comprises individual investors, family offices, equity fund groups, real estate investment trusts (REITs), hedge funds, 1031 exchange placement, commercial investment groups, builders, and developers. Marlena's team excels in assisting clients with nationally branded hotels, resorts, condotels, privately owned boutique hotels and motels, as well as large multifamily portfolios. Leveraging their extensive experience and professional capabilities, Marlena and her team provide exceptional services through their global network.
Stefan Schulz is the CEO and co-founder of Bitfury Surround, with over 25 years of experience in the music industry. He has been a pioneer in using technology to benefit artists. Stefan played a vital role in Universal Mobile and Universal Music's digital business, leading key deals with major technology players. He co-founded Vivendi's Watchever and worked with Simon Fuller on the Now United project. Stefan has also been involved in designing digital live entertainment rights and has contributed to the advancement of the music and entertainment industry through decentralization, tokenization, and AI technology. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and has collaborated with top-tier artists and managements in Europe and the US.
For over 20 years Sal G. Aceves has been a dynamic leader in the Private Equity, residential homebuilding sector as well as an accomplished entrepreneur.
You may know him from his work as a luxury home builder in Dallas, Texas where he served as President of Cantera Custom Homes but can also be credited for his most recent contributions as a successful executive for a Top 10 Nationally Recognized public homebuilder.
Sal has a passion for cultivating great and lasting relationships founded on integrity, teamwork, accountability, and efficiency.
Jeff Driskel is a versatile NFL player who excels in both quarterback and tight end positions. He has played for multiple teams throughout his career, including the Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, and San Francisco 49ers. Off the field, Driskel has received several awards, such as the 2018 Ed Block Courage Award for his resilience in overcoming adversity and the Houston Texans Impact Team Newcomer of the Year for his commitment to community service. Prior to his NFL career, Driskel achieved success at the University of Florida and Louisiana Tech, and he was recognized for his leadership and community service. He is also actively involved in the Orlando Health Foundation as a board member.
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