A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
“AT ALL LEVELS OF OUR ORGANIZATION, WE ARE KIND, CARING AND PEOPLE-CENTRIC. WHILE WE EXIST TO BE PROFITABLE, AT THE SAME TIME IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OUR SUPPORTERS.
SUPPORT IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR ONE CULTURE. WE BELIEVE THAT NO MATTER THE JOB TITLE, EACH OF US SERVES A ROLE IN WHICH WE SUPPORT OTHERS, WHETHER WE ARE SUPPORTING GUESTS DIRECTLY OR SUPPORTING THOSE IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH GUESTS”
JOHN O’NEILL, PRESIDENT & CEO
MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
John O'Neill, President & CEO
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
John held senior executive positions at Coast Hotels from 1985 to 1991, during which time he was named Canadian Hotelier of the Year by the Canadian Travel and Tourism Industry, awarded “Top Forty under Forty” recognition by Business in Vancouver magazine, and selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.
John and his business partner, Robert O’Neill, were co-founders of American Hotel Income Properties (AHIP) REIT in 2013 and of Canadian Hotel Income Properties (CHIP) REIT in 1997 and served on CHIP’s Board of Trustees from 1999-2002. Rob and John were also partners with Intrawest in the ownership and management of Whistler Lodging Company.
John is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Fraser Institute; a Director of the Minister’s Council on Tourism on behalf of British Columbia’s Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation; and Chair of the Collingwood School Foundation, serving a school on whose Board of Governors he used to sit. He is a past Member of the Faculty Advisory Board of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Sauder School of Business, a Member of the Tourism Whistler Board of Directors, a former Member of the Owners’ Advisory Council of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and a current member of the Board of Directors of Pure Multi-Family REIT (GP) Inc.
An active member of both the World Presidents’ Organization and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), John served on the BC YPO Chapter’s Executive Committee for four years, culminating in his service as British Columbia Chapter Chair for YPO in 2004. John is also a frequent guest speaker, panelist and Master of Ceremonies at events such as the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference, the Western Canadian Resort Conference, and UBC’s Family Legacy Dinner (Sauder School of Business).
Mark Powell, Chief Financial Officer, ONE Lodging Management
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
As Chief Financial Officer, Mark Powell is responsible for ONE’s finance and accounting divisions, financial forecasting, analysis and reporting, as well as IT, tax and legal. As CFO, Mark works closely with senior team members to develop and implement ONE’s financial and business-development objectives and operational strategies.
Mark brings to ONE an impressive history in the real estate development and hospitality industries within private and public high-growth firms throughout Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean. Mark’s past roles include Senior VP of Rize Alliance Properties Ltd, a well-established developer of high-rise residential and commercial real estate projects in the Greater Vancouver area, as well as CFO of T&M Management Services Ltd. While at T&M, Mark completed the IPO for Boston Pizza. Mark also served as Vice President of Finance for Ledingham McAllister Properties, a private real estate group active in residential and commercial projects, land development and assisted-living facilities.
Chris Cameron, SVP Finance & Administration
Location: Vancouver, BC
Chris Cameron joined O’Neill Hotels & Resorts in 2005 initially as Vice President, Finance and Administration before being promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration overseeing all related matters for O’Neill Hotels & Resorts and its portfolio of companies including SunONE Developments and ONE Lodging Management.
Chris is a Certified Management Accountant and is responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the O’Neill Group of Companies. Chris plays an instrumental role in hotel-management-agreement negotiations, financing and banking relations, and acquisitions and development. Moreover, he has extensive experience in working with strata condo hotel structures and various ownership groups.
Prior to joining O’Neill Hotels & Resorts, Chris spent eight years as a principal in a project management company that had three successful operations in construction management, event production and labour and staffing services. Apart from overseeing the financial responsibilities for the group, Chris’s primary focus was the development and management of Nasco Staffing Services. At that time, Nasco was Canada’s largest provider of on-demand staffing to the live entertainment and production industry, with clients such as GM Place (now Rogers Arena) in Vancouver, and the Rogers Centre (Skydome) in Toronto.
Prior to O’Neill Hotels & Resorts, Chris spent a number of years with Perryscope Concert Productions, Teck Mining and Pemberton Securities.