Asset Manager & CEO for Wincome Hospitality
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 that owns and operates various business ventures in the United States, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong.
Paul 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. Paul 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, Paul earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s in Business and Management. He 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, Paul’s talents have encompassed both the Hospitality and Real Estate industries where he has experience in both asset management and development. He 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, he 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.
Vice President of Finance – Wincome Hospitality
Kerry Niprikas joined Wincome Hospitality in January of 2019, with over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Wincome, Kerry was with HEI Hotels & Resorts as Director of Finance and Area/Regional oversight of west and east coast properties. Preceding HEI Hotels, he led Sunstone Hotels’ accounting team as Director of Hotel Accounting, with an emphasis on Southern California hotels.
As a hospitality veteran of finance and operations, Kerry has extensive experience at both the property and corporate levels. He has held executive level positions in a variety of upscale hotel brands including Fairmont, Westin, Marriott, Hilton, and Tribute portfolio. Kerry is a leader who believes in full transparency with open and continuous communication between management leadership and all team members. During his time with Wincome, he focuses on implementing processes to enhance accounting efficiencies and is responsible for the financial management and compliance of all assets.
Corporate Director of Marketing – Wincome Hospitality
Sivilay Henry joined Wincome Hospitality in August 2018. She has over 15 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry—always in a regional/corporate marketing leadership role. Prior to joining Wincome Hospitality, Sivilay 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.
Corporate Director of Revenue Management - Wincome Hospitality
Michael Feathers’ career started in Anaheim back in 2010 as the Director of Operations for Get Travel Sports & Events managing travel operations and theme park ticket sales for sporting events associated with the Disneyland® Resort. He joined Wincome Hospitality in 2013 as a Tour & Travel Sales Manager with Wincome’s original hotel properties: Carousel Inn & Suites and The Anabella, before transitioning into the role of Corporate Revenue Manager for both Anaheim Properties and later on the acquisition in 2016 and management of The Anaheim Hotel where he served as the Director of Revenue Management for a few years. Michael was a key contributor in opening The Westin Anaheim Resort in 2021 and setting up the hotel’s revenue management strategy. As such, he was promoted to Corporate Director of Revenue Management for Wincome Hospitality in September 2021 and is currently responsible for making strategic revenue management decisions for all market segments. This includes determining each hotels’ retail pricing strategy and ensuring effective yield management strategies are implemented to maximize revenue per available rooms for all properties.
Director of Construction – Wincome USA
Kenneth 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 – The Anaheim Hotel
Nathan Fitzgerald joined Wincome in 2006 and is one of the veterans with over 15 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 remodeled 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 #9 out of 128 hotels in Anaheim from #79; earning The Anaheim Hotel the Best of the Best award by TripAdvisor. He currently sits on the board of the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel & Lodging Association.
General Manager – The Westin Anaheim Resort
Having achieved much success over multiple years at various luxury properties in Santa Monica, Anaheim and Las Vegas, Nicholas 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, Nick was promoted to Assistant General Manager and successfully converted the property from a Wyndham Hotel to Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio. In 2018, Nick was promoted to 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 that property to several awards including, 2017 & 2018 Marriott Hotel of the Year, 2013-2021 Trip Advisor Hall of Fame/Certificate of Excellence, 2012-2021 AAA Four Diamond hotel award, and The Knot “Best of Weddings” in 2018, 2019 and 2020. In August 2021, Nick transitioned over to another of Wincome Hospitality’s Four-Diamond hotels, The Westin Anaheim Resort where he currently leads a team of over 300 associates in making incredible memories for the guests who visit this new luxury hotel.
Acting General Manager – Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Richard Ferber originally joined Wincome Hospitality in 2012 as a Front Desk Agent for the Anabella Hotel where he clearly displayed a talent for guest service. His keen interpersonal skills with guests and associates enabled him to secure a promotion within a few months to Front Desk Supervisor at Wincome Hospitality’s Costa Mesa hotel property, Avenue of the Arts, where he helped lead the transition from Wyndham Hotel to a Marriott Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Richard’s proactive leadership style continues to elevate his team members and help them utilize their skills to the highest level. He is passionate about maximizing his team’s talents to help them succeed and therefore, help the hotel succeed. Leading by example, he has helped his team and the Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa Hotel be recognized as Marriott’s Hotel of the Year in 2017 and 2018, TripAdvisor Hall of Fame/Certification of Excellence from 2013-2021, TripAdvisor Green Leader, and Costa Mesa’s only AAA Four-Diamond hotel from 2012-2021. In August 2021, Richard was promoted to Assistant General Manager of the hotel and continues as current Acting General Manager of Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel.
Property Manager – Wincome USA
Scott Collins joined the Wincome USA team in August of 2019. His background includes 8 years of commercial real estate management experience and a degree in accounting. Prior to Wincome, Scott worked for Madison Marquette where his astute problem-solving skills and big picture mindset led to his accelerated growth into the position of the property manager.
A result-driven professional, Scott brings the same diligent work ethic to Wincome. As Wincome USA’s property manager, he is responsible for the management of Wincome USA’s corporate Class-A mid-rise office building and all retail spaces at Wincome Hospitality assets: Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa Hotel, The Anaheim Hotel, and The Westin Anaheim Resort. Scott’s primary focuses are securing new tenant leases, creating positive relationships with tenants, facilitating tenant lease negotiations and maintaining lease compliance with all tenants.
Scott expands his efforts with strong community relations for Wincome USA by assisting the company’s CEO and corporate director of public affairs. This has included additional outreach and time spent with city officials, the police department, fire department and other community groups. His goal is to help ensure the safety and security of all of Wincome USA’s assets.