Scott is a global hospitality, franchising, operations and branding executive with over 30 years in the hospitality business. As Owner and President of Compass45 Hospitality, Scott is responsible for building and leading an engaged and effective hospitality team; ensuring exceptional financial performance and return on investment for key stakeholders; and providing superior guest service at each hotel.
Prior to launching Compass45 Hospitality, Scott was the Senior Vice President – Midscale Brands Americas for Carlson Rezidor Hotels. He led one of America’s top hotel chains, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, from brand inception in 1989 to a portfolio of 450+ locations. In his role at Carlson, Scott built engaged teams and high-performance cultures that moved vision into flawless execution resulting in great experiences for customers, business partners and employees. Over his years, as the brand leader for Country Inns & Suites, he established the cultural tone of the brand resulting in top rankings from J.D. Power and exceptional net promoter scores. He launched the brand globally including hotels in Austria, Central America, Germany, India and the U.K.