Chief Operating Officer
A Co-Founder of SAP Hotels, Raj oversees the operational support and leadership for the companies’ management portfolio.
Raj has an extensive background in all areas of hotel operations, franchise relations, deployment and a proven track record of delivering a positive ROI for the owners and investors of SAP managed properties. Raj has over 20 years experience of leading and managing operations for large and complex portfolios of nationally branded hotels and has held numerous key leadership positions in various aspects of hotel operations throughout his career.
Raj received his M.B.A. in Business Administration from Mumbai University, India and a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Delhi University of India and Atlanta, GA.
Raj serves on the board of directors for the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association (OH&LA). In addition, Raj serves on the 2010 American Hotel & Lodging Associations national committee for Small and/or Independent Property Advisory Council (SIPAC) and the Council of Inns & Suites.
Raj’s experience, passion and talent for the industry have made him a huge asset to the Ohio Lodging community. Raj has been invited to be a guest speaker at the 2010 OH&LA Annual Conference & Gala and has been requested by Kent State University to be a guest speaker to their hospitality graduate students. Raj has written articles on “Cost Control” and “Flow Through” that have been published nationally in AAHOA Lodging Business Magazine and Raj is a frequent article contributor to the OH&LA e-newsletters and OhioLodging magazine.