Shawn Kvernen began his twenty (20) year hotel career by working front-line positions in all areas of hotel operations. In 1999, he joined Sage Hospitality as a Food & Beverage Director, and was promoted to General Manager. In May 2007, he joined KPartners as a General Manager, progressing through Area General Manager, Regional Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Hotel Operations,before landing his current role as Chief Operating Officer. Throughout his career, he’s been responsible for property renovations, re-branding, hotel openings and asset management, in addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of a diverse portfolio of hotels. In his current position, he’s responsible for the operational and financial success of the entire KPartners portfolio of hotels, as well as positioning the company for continued, strategic growth through strong, organizational alignment and business development.