Asset Manager & CEO for Wincome
Paul Sanford is the Chief Executive Officer of Rosanna Inc., Good Hope International, FJS Inc., Wincome Management and Development, Inc. as well as the Asset Manager for Wincome Hospitality, a successful multinational hospitality group which owns and operates various business ventures in the United States, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong.
Mr. Sanford is responsible for the group’s West Coast operations, including Southern California where he oversees all operations. His portfolio includes properties in the South Coast Metro area, as well as the Disneyland® Resort. Mr. Sanford oversees 3 luxury boutique hotels, along with fine dining restaurants, bars, eateries, office complexes, and residential assets in these high-energy environments.
A graduate of Pepperdine University, Mr. Sanford earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s in Business and Management. Mr. Sanford joined the Hospitality industry in 1978 in Maui, Hawaii where his first managerial position was with the Inter-Continental Hotel Group. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Sanford’s talents have encompassed both the Hospitality and Real Estate industries where he
has experience in both asset management and development. Mr. Sanford has held executive level positions with a variety of upscale and luxury boutique hotels, along with brands such as Wyndham, Hyatt, Westin, and Holiday Inn hotel groups as well as independent boutique hotel properties.
Paul has also gained hands-on experience in full construction, opening, rebranding, renovation, and construction of residential and commercial real estate assets. Prior to joining the Wincome Group, Mr. Sanford was the owner and Chief Operating Officer of a successful restaurant group with a portfolio that included multiple, high-end dinner houses throughout California’s Central Coast.
Corporate Director of Human Resources – Wincome Hospitality
Yohanys Castro joined Wincome Hospitality in October 2018. She has over 10 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry; with over 8 years of that experience in Human Resources Management, Training and Benefits. Prior to joining Wincome Hospitality she served in a VP of HR role with Hilton Universal and has also served as the HR Director with Sheraton Gateway and Hyatt Regency at the Los Angeles Airport. During her time at the Hyatt, she successfully turned a Radisson two star rated hotel to a Hyatt Forbes Four Star rated hotel. Yohanys feels training is the key to knowledge and success. She brings experience in employee relations, legal compliance, training, recruiting, payroll and hotel operations.
Corporate Director of Marketing – Wincome Hospitality
Sivilay Henry joined Wincome Hospitality in August 2018. She has over 13 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry—always in a regional/corporate marketing leadership role. Prior to joining Wincome Hospitality, she led marketing for Ritz-Carlton properties from Toronto to Dallas, to Lake Tahoe to Maui, and also served as regional marketing lead for multiple Marriott branded hotels, including JW, Renaissance, and Marriott Hotels. During her time at both Ritz-Carlton and Marriott, she successfully converted and opened multiple hotels. An award-winning marketer, she brings experience in maximizing marketing channel integration and spending optimization, creation of exclusive events, partnerships and programs as well as elevating the creative quality of advertising, website content, photography, video, collateral and storytelling.
General Manager – The Westin Anaheim Resort
Carmine Iommazzo is General Manager of The Westin Anaheim Resort opened in June 2021. Iommazzo was born and raised in Australia where he began his studies in accounting. It was then that he discovered his true passion for food and hospitality, and began working on the ground ﬂoor of the food industry. He worked diligently in a family-owned restaurant in the city of Adelaide where he provided home-style Italian food to restaurant-savvy Australians. While studying for his degree from the International College of Hotel Management in Adelaide, Iommazzo worked at both Melbourne’s Hyatt Hotel and Sydney’s Regent Hotel.
Upon graduating, Iommazzo joined the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas. After completing three years, he moved to the warm location of Maui and began working at the Kahana Beach Resort as their Front Desk Manager. He then moved to the Starwood managed Kapalua Bay Hotel before transferring to the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego as Food and Beverage Manager.
Iommazzo, wanting to get back to his Italian roots, decided to move to Europe where he would spend the next year reviving his new encounters with food, wine and culture throughout all of Europe. By 2006, Carmine was recruited as Director of Food and Beverage at The Kahala Hotel and Resort, and established a new standard of culinary and service excellence. With the purchase and makeover of the Makena Beach and Golf Resort, Landmark promoted him to General Manager of the 1800 acre resort.
Director of Construction – Wincome USA
Ken Cheung brings over 25 years of diverse experience to the Wincome USA team representing Design Consulting firms, Construction Management firms and Developers for variety of institutional, commercial and residential development in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York Tri-state metropolitan area (NY, NJ & CT) and Hong Kong. Ken held key positions with increasing leadership responsibilities in some renowned consulting and construction management firms including Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Turner Construction and Gilbane Building Company. The range of project experience that Ken brings into the Wincome USA team includes the structural design of the 50-story Citibank headquarter tower at NYC, the construction of the Philadelphia Airport Terminal F, a 360 beds Medical Center at Jersey City, repurpose two hospital towers into 315 residential apartment units in Jersey City, Brooklyn Museum Phase II renovation, and a ground up residential tower of 190 apartments in Los Angeles.
General Manager – Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Having achieved much success over multiple years at various luxury properties in Santa Monica, Anaheim and Las Vegas, Nick Price joined Wincome Hospitality in 2009 to initially lead the Front Office at The Anabella Hotel. He transitioned to Director of Food and Beverage for the award-winning Tangerine Grill and Patio before becoming Rooms Division Manager at The Avenue of the Arts Hotel where he played a critical role in converting the property to AAA Four Diamond status. In 2014, Price was promoted to Assistant General Manager and successfully converted the property from a Wyndham Hotel to Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio. In 2018, Price was promoted into his current role of General Manager at Avenue of the Arts, where he effectively led a team of over 192 employees through the successful transition from Starwood to Marriott. Nick is noted for leading the property to several awards including, 2017 & 2018 Marriott Hotel of the Year, 2013-2019 Trip Advisor Hall of Fame/Certificate of Excellence, 2012-2019 AAA Four Diamond hotel award, and The Knot “Best of Weddings” in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
General Manager – The Anaheim Hotel
Nathan Fitzgerald joined Wincome in 2006 and is one of the veterans with over 13 years in various positions with Wincome Hospitality. Nathan is a Certified Hotel Administrator of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and has worked in the role of Assistant General Manager at the Avenue of the Arts Hotel under both the Wyndham flag and independent for four years. He was criterial in the renovation management & rebranding of both the hotel and restaurant, Silver Trumpet. After Nathan helped the property achieve its first AAA Four Diamond award, he was promoted to General Manager of the Anabella Hotel where he set records in profit for the company and managed the Tangerine Bar and Grill for over 4 years. Over the course of the last few years, Nathan rebranded and remodelled the Anaheim Plaza Hotel to The Anaheim Hotel, raising its status from AAA Two Diamond to AAA Three Diamond. Nathan has also improved guest reviews to TripAdvisor ranking of #34 out of 140 hotels in Anaheim from #79; earning The Anaheim Hotel a Certificate of Excellence award by TripAdvisor.