Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager with 3+ years’ experience in the hospitality space. Currently, Theo is heading the company’s development in Europe and overlooking the Global Development Team. An honours graduate of the Hospitality University Les Roches Marbella (Spain), Theo has been instrumental in the growth of the Group’s pipeline and the business development task-force in the organization. Theo spearheads projects in Europe that help support distressed properties and the larger avenue of hospitality. His most recent achievement is the successful signing of Kerten Hospitality’s first project in Europe – a boutique lifestyle hotel located in the very city centre of Rome. Jointly with the owner Theo is realizing a vision to turn the property into a destination where Romans and travellers connect and build a community based on shared interests whilst delivering return on investment. Since the project signing, Theo has been supporting its implementation and currently project manages the development team liaising with architects, interior designers, ESG advisors and suppliers in order to deliver the most curated lifestyle destination jointly with the owner. Additionally, Theo directly oversees Kerten Hospitality’s pipeline projects in Europe interacting with owners, architects, developers, funds and consultants. Theo has been recognised with the Young Leader Award by ISHC and has previously been named in the most promising 30Under30 Young leaders in the industry. He is leading the team of young interns as part of the company’s award-winning Remote-ship programme. He has been a contributor to key industry forums either as a speaker or a moderator unafraid to challenge the status quo and to position the voice of the young generation in hospitality.