Kevin Gallagher is responsible for overseeing the operations and finances of the company's 150 hotels located in 32 states. As President, Kevin is involved in setting the strategic direction of the company and co-chairs the firm's investment committee with CEO, Darryl Schulte. Prior to his recent appointment as president, Kevin served as the company's Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Kevin helped grow the company from 18 to 65 hotels by creating a platform for sourcing, underwriting and closing acquisitions for Schulte Hospitality and its affiliates and partners. During his tenure as CFO, Kevin led the team in acquiring more than $750 million in assets, as well as executing on debt procurement of $500 million across multiple portfolios. He also led all capital market, finance, accounting and legal activities for both the real estate development group and the hospitality management company, he also served as a key member of the executive committee.
Prior to joining Schulte Hospitality Group, Kevin served in key roles for various publicly-held companies, including United Airlines, where he led the corporate sales channel - CIBC Worldwide Markets - as an equity analyst, and First Union Capital Markets, in derivative trading. Kevin hopes to help guide and oversee Schulte's continued market leadership and financial growth for years to come. Kevin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Colorado State University and a Master's Degree in Economics from Tufts University. After living in nine states, Kevin now calls Kentucky his home. He resides in Louisville with his wife, Grace, and their two young sons, Reed and Penn. He leads an active lifestyle and enjoys running, biking and travel.