Chief Executive Officer
Sarah oversees all aspects of strategic direction and development and is part owner of Main Street Hospitality. Sarah joined The Red Lion Inn in 2012, bringing over 20 years of experience in retail operations, marketing, design and brand development. Sarah began her career at The Red Lion Inn in 1986, returning in 2012 to build strategic growth for the company and as Nancy’s step-daughter, continues the Fitzpatrick family ownership. Sarah previously held leadership positions at Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap Inc., Limited Brands and Etam in France. Sarah serves on the Board of Directors of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Indian Mountain School Board of Trustees and is an Overseer at Tanglewood. Sarah is a graduate of Smith College and resides in Great Barrington, Mass. with her husband and two sons.
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Janet is responsible for the strategic leadership of sales and marketing for all MSH properties. With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Janet has held key positions in leading marketing firms as well as with independent hotels and travel destinations. Her experience includes working with domestic and international brands such as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the Barbados Tourism Authority, Emirates Airlines, the Colonial Williamsburg Hospitality Company, Chatham Bars Inn and The Sagamore Hotel. She specializes in brand development and positioning as well as the development of innovative sales and marketing strategies.
Janet is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. She also serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for New England Inns and Resorts. She resides in Lenox.
Strategic Development Advisor
In his partnership with Main Street, Joe leads all strategic growth initiatives, development projects and acquisitions, financial relationship and investor development. He also leads the Asset Management team with specific focus on The Red Lion Inn, and advises the Main Street Hospitality Board of Directors. Joe works in collaboration with all members of the senior leadership team as well as the Main Street Advisory Board.
Joe has more than 30 years of experience advising companies, investors and boards of directors regarding corporate finance, capital raising, investing, M&A, growth strategies and financial operations. As founder of Helix Growth Capital, Joe works on financial advisory and management engagements with growth companies, as well as direct investing. Joe’s prior experience includes 20 years of investment banking, followed by various CFO and interim CFO roles. His sector experience includes hospitality & real estate, technology, digital and social media, internet commerce, software, and financial services.
Outside of his professional work, Joe is Chairman of the Dorrance Dance Company’s board of directors and is affiliated with Jacobs Pillow in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Joe lives in Tyringham, MA with his wife. They have three daughters.
Chief Financial Officer
Jose’s career includes more than 30 years of hands-on hospitality industry experience at the property and corporate level encompassing operations, finance, accounting, asset management and investment acquisitions. He has significant experience with opening new hotels, transitioning hotel ownership, handling renovations and stabilizing hotels on behalf of owners, investors and management companies. Jose served as Chief Financial Officer for Z Capital Hospitality division, a private equity fund who manages both opportunistic, value-oriented private equity and credit funds. He also worked as Corporate Director of Finance for Starwood Hotel Group, Regional Director of Finance for Bench Mark Hospitality, Vice President of Finance & Accounting Operation for Grand Heritage Hotel Group, Chief Operating Officer of priZem international, Corporate Controller for Tishman Hotel Corporation, Corporate Director of Finance for KSL Recreation Corporation, Regional Corporate Controller for GF Management, in addition to 13 years of experience with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company as part of the opening team for all domestic and international hotels. Holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Barush College and Finance from New York University.
Vice President of People and HR Development
Eva is responsible for the management and development of human capital across all Main Street Hospitality properties and corporate team. An active and involved member of the Berkshire community, she currently serves as President & Chair of the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Vice Chair of 1 Berkshire Strategic Alliance, Secretary of the Berkshire Hills Youth Soccer Club, Governor of the Stockbridge Golf Club Board of Governors, and has had senior roles on a number of other community boards, including Chair of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, and a member of the Stockbridge Properties Commission, the Hospice Care in the Berkshires Board of Directors and the Berkshire Leadership Program Steering Committee. Graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Sheridan has a Masters of Arts in Human Resources Development from American International College, Springfield, MA. She lives in Stockbridge with her husband and two daughters.
Vice-President of Culinary Development
Brian oversees all aspects of culinary operations for Main Street Hospitality. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, he is a member of Chefs Collaborative and Boston Chefs, serves on the board of the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Railroad Street Youth Project and is the founding chair of Berkshire Farm & Table. Brian curates Berkshire regional dinners annually at the James Beard House and has been the selected chef for Outstanding in the Field every year since 2011. Brian is a staunch supporter of the local food movement in the Berkshires and Hudson Valley and he lives with his family in Kinderhook, NY.
Senior Regional Director of Operations
In his role of Senior Regional Director of Operations, Robert (Mick) provides operational leadership to all properties within the MSH portfolio. He serves as the primary interface between each General Manager and the management company. Mick brings 20 years of operational and management expertise to Main Street Hospitality. Prior to coming to the Berkshires, he served as Rooms Manager at Old Edwards Hospitality Group in Highlands, NC. He has also worked at a number of other prominent properties throughout the Southeast, including a stint as Vice President of Guest Relations at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV, and as Director of Room Operations at the Sea Island Company in St. Simons Island, GA.
Mick is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and resides in the Berkshires.
Senior Director of Performance
Greta is responsible for analyzing business intelligence and optimizing pricing strategies and distribution for all of the Main Street properties. She joined the Main Street team in 2014. Greta is a US Army veteran and following her service she began a hotel career in independent hotel management at properties to include Topnotch Resort in Stowe and The Williams Inn On-the-Green at Williams College. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University. She currently resides in Williamstown, MA where she serves as a Director on the Boards of the Turner House Living Center for Veterans and the Chamber of Commerce.