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Our Leadership

Carey Tajfel

President
 

Carey is a 1991 graduate of Yeshiva University. He joined Hotels Unlimited as Operations Manager of the Ramada Toms River in 1991. With the support of the corporate executive team, Carey oversees all company operations and management, and spearheads construction, renovations, and the development of new projects.

Deena Mann

Corporate Operations Director
 

Deena has a degree in Food Service Management, and joined Hotels Unlimited in 2002 as Assistant Manager of the Accounting Department. She has experience in Human Resources, Financial Management and Information Technology. Deena now takes a lead role in managing company operations, including policies and procedures, financing, contracts, and oversight of the IT Department.

Catarina Matias

Executive Director of Hotel Operations
 

Catarina is a proud graduate of the Penn State School of Hospitality Management, where she earned a BS in Hospitality with a Minor in Business. She started working with Hotels Unlimited in 2013, and joined the company full-time in 2016 after completing her degree. Catarina oversees daily operations at Hotels Unlimited, including corporate compliance and budgetary review, and is spearheading new business strategies in areas including recruiting, training, and guest relations. In 2019, Catarina was chosen as one of Hotel Management’s 30 Under 30 top rising stars in the hotel industry.

Courtney Mattsson

Director of Hotel Operations
 

Courtney graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Hospitality Management, and she joined Hotels Unlimited in 2010. Courtney has worked in seven of the eleven Hotels Unlimited hotels in a range of roles including Front Desk Representative, Catering Sales Coordinator, Operations Manager, and General Manager. She currently shares responsibility for overseeing multiple hotels, and her passions include financial planning and team building.

Debbie Pizzola

Executive Director of Sales
 

Debbie began her career in hospitality by working at the Sheraton Orlando North to finance her college education. She started in the restaurant, and was eventually promoted to Marketing Director. She joined Hotels Unlimited in 2003 when the company was comprised of five hotels, and is now in charge of room sales and revenue management for many of the hotels in the company’s current portfolio. Debbie meets ownership’s target budgets and goals by optimizing rates, defining and targeting prospect markets, and mentoring a strong results-driven sales team.

Julia Coppock

Marketing Director
 

Julia has a BS from Columbia University, and she joined Hotels Unlimited in 2004. She oversees marketing for the company’s hotels and banquet venues, including branding, advertising, and reputation management. In conjunction with the sales department, the marketing team designs and executes sales and promotional collateral, purchases advertising and measures ROI, and develops and optimizes the online presence of the products within the Hotels Unlimited portfolio.

Eleonora Yutkovich

Accounting Department Manager
 

Eleonora joined the company in 1993 and has over 30 years of professional accounting experience. She has managed the diverse responsibilities of the Accounting Department starting from the company’s first hotel, all the way through to our current portfolio. In addition to her accounting responsibilities, Eleonora oversees all aspects of human resources, benefit administration and IRS compliance.

Will Capell

Accounting Department Assistant Manager
 

Will holds a BSBA in Accounting and is a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors. Will joined Hotels Unlimited in 2012 with over 10 years of non-profit housing experience in both the public and private sectors, including serving on The Lawrence Township Board of Affordable Housing. In addition to his accounting responsibilities, Will assists our corporate team in various roles with a focus on financial analysis, internal and external audits and lease administration.

Jared Flancbaum

Director of Construction and Property Maintenance
 

Jared has been involved in construction, property management, and real estate since 2002. He has worked in every field of construction from hand digging trenches to managing multi-million dollar projects. Jared has been with Hotels Unlimited since early 2015. He oversees the daily operations of our renovation and construction projects, and ensures a certain level of workmanship that keeps our properties elevated above the competition.

Francine E. Tajfel

General Counsel
 

Francine graduated from Cornell University in 1991 and earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1994. Her practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, commercial leasing, and the preparation of governing documents for the sale of planned real estate developments. She has served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, and was selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition 2008 and 2009. She joined Hotels Unlimited in 2012.

Julia Cavallaro

Corporate Operations Manager
 

Julia graduated from Virginia Tech, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business while majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management and minoring in International Management. Julia started with Hotels Unlimited as a Rising Star Intern in 2015. She has been a valued employee during her tenure and progressed from Front Desk Representative, Operations Admin, and most recently Acting General Manager for the 2018 summer season. As Corporate Operations Manager, she now helps to oversee daily operations at all of our hotels.