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Ken Edwards: Chief Executive Officer

Ken Edwards is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a top hospitality university in the nation, where he received his B.S. degree in Hotel Management. In addition, Ken graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, continuing education in the Food and Beverage field. Ken Edwards' hospitality endeavors include spending seventeen years as owner of Tristar Hotel Group. As an owner and operator of hotels, Ken has spent the majority of his time building, operating and developing hotels throughout the country, resulting in the building/ purchasing of 18 hotels. Ken also owns HMBookstore, the leader in Hospitality Training. HMBookstore has sold more than 10,000 eBooks to Hospitality University Students and Hotel Owners and was recently featured as the top eBook training by Hotel Impossible-Travel Channel. He has dedicated the last five years to creating a web-based learning management system providing hospitality training to University students, hotel operators and hotel employees globally. Ken has invested in technology that creates revenue generation for hotels and is a partner in i-Rates, the leader in revenue management software.

Rick Tomljenovic: Chief Operating Officer

Rick Tomljenovic received his degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Forest Park College in Saint Louis, Missouri. Rick has spent over twenty-five years in the hotel industry working in various management positions including: General Manager, Guest Services-Room Division, Accounting, and Food & Beverage. With his superior managerial experience in the industry, Rick brings vast knowledge in the fields of Cash Management, Sales & Marketing, and the take-over / turn-around of properties. Currently, Rick Tomljenovic sits on the Carlson Hotel Owners Advisory Committee and is the Chief Operating Officer of Tristar Hotel Group, a position he has held for more than 18 years.

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