Tom Poehailos is our Executive Vice President of Operations for Schulte’s Boutique and Lifestyle platform, where he oversees all managerial functions including Operations, Revenue, Sales, Human Resources and Accounting.
He joined Schulte after spending 12 years with Highgate Hotels, first as Vice President of Operations and then Senior Vice President of Operations within the full service division. This included the oversight of both luxury branded and independent lifestyle hotels. Tom departed Highgate for a Senior Operations role with Hotel Equities only to return to lead operations for Highgate’s newly formed Select Service division, where he served as Executive Vice President of Operations. He was responsible for launching this division of 200+ hotels and leading a team of 10 SVPO’s and VPO’s.
Tom began his hotel career with Winegardner & Hammons, where he spent the first 10 years of his 35 year career. In the years since, Tom has held property and corporate leadership roles in every segment of the hotel business which has included all major brands, independent and lifestyle hotels, as well as golf and oceanfront resorts and spas. Tom’s success through the years has been driven by attracting and developing talent that is entrepreneurially spirited and who display servant leadership traits. Tom believes in community and giving back through being involved with charitable foundations and has served in many community leadership roles throughout his career. Tom is an avid sports fan who will soon reside in Florida with his wife, Billie. Tom and Billie are also the proud parents of their two adult children, Nick and Ally.