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Philip Goldfarb, President & Chief Operating Officer

Philip Goldfarb, President and Chief Operating Officer at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, brings decades of hospitality industry experience to the iconic hotel. In this role, Goldfarb oversees all aspects of the Miami beachfront hotel, with more than 20 acres and over 1,500 rooms and suites. Under Goldfarb’s leadership, Fontainebleau launched BleauLive, the South Beach hotel’s entertainment platform that merges one-of-a-kind vacation experiences with performances by top musical artists. He has also been instrumental in numerous hotel physical plant enhancements, including new restaurant concepts and multi-million-dollar renovations of guest room towers.

Mary Rogers, Vice President & General Manager

Fontainebleau Miami Beach appointed Mary Rogers as Vice President and General Manager of the iconic 1,504-guestroom Miami Beach property. Designating Rogers as the first female general manager of the resort, her new role will involve overseeing all day-to-day operations of the 20-acre beachfront hotel. 

Kevin Bryant, Executive Director of Sales

As Executive Director of Sales at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Kevin Bryant brings over 15 years of experience to the resort following a proven track record of executing tactical, analytical and strategic sales at large luxury properties. In his role at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Bryant leads the sales team to maximize new revenue opportunities at the 1,504-room, 22-acre oceanfront resort. 

Leo Carrillo, Vice President of Facilities 

Mr. Carrillo is responsible for the smooth operation of the physical plant of the South Beach resort and all that sits on its 20 acres, including renovations and construction, energy management, property conservation, repairs and maintenance and code compliance.

Chef Thomas Connell, Vice President of Culinary 

Chef Thomas brings more than 20 years of professional experience spanning the globe with some of the world’s most prestigious resorts. His innovative and creative approach to food and dining has caught the attention of guests and critics alike. Connell is responsible for every aspect of the hotel's food and beverage operations including menu design, training and food production as well as managing catering support for the 150,000 square feet of conference and event space. 

John Garland, Vice President of Finance

With more than 30 years of financial hospitality experience, Mr. Garland brings expertise in driving efficiency and productivity to Fontainebleau. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Finance at Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, where he played a crucial role in setting record property profitability in both the first and second years in his position. 

Josh Herman, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations

As Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Josh Herman contributes 15 years of experience to the resort, leading marketing campaigns at a variety of large luxury properties from coast to coast. In his role at Fontainebleau, Herman sits on the Executive Committee and works to develop and implement comprehensive revenue-generating initiatives in his leadership role for the iconic beachfront property.

Grace Mora, Vice President and General Counsel

As the lead legal representative for Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Mora’s role includes the continued development of strategic partnerships and negotiations of key corporate transactions which will be a large part of the future success of the iconic hotel. Her labor and employment background in the industry is an invaluable asset as the Miami hotel looks ahead.

Silvia Pereda, Vice President of Human Resources

Silvis Pereda oversees talent acquisition, organizational development, compensation and benefits administration, employee relations and training for Fontainebleau’s workforce of more than 2,200 team members. Their superior performance is vital to every aspect of a guest’s enjoyable and comfortable stay.

Joshua Summers, Vice President of Food and Beverage

Joshua Summers, Vice President of Food & Beverage at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, brings two decades of Food & Beverage leadership to the iconic Miami beachfront hotel. Summers’ extensive and reputable experience running multi-unit operations positioned him as the ideal candidate to run the property’s food and beverage department. 

James D. Wheatley, Vice President of Life Safety & Security

As Vice President of Life Safety and Security at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, James D. Wheatley oversees all life safety and security operations of the 1,504-room resort including 12 restaurants and lounges, nightclub, convention center, warehousing and concert event spaces, all spanning over 22 acres. 

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