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Group CBDO

Jamie Levy

Jamie is all about transaction management. His extensive network of commercial agents ensures an ongoing strong pipeline of acquisitions and development transactions.

Jamie is the CBDO (Chief Business Development Officer) for BGAM Hospitality, driving the asset management arm growth and acquisition.

He has enjoyed a 25-year career in business development and commercial, where he helped found and grow several successful property agencies, before moving into hospitality. Throughout his career, Jamie has completed several large and complicated transactions, whilst managing to maintain an impressively full head of hair for a middle-aged man.

Outside of work, Jamie loves the great outdoors and family life. Amongst his passions are skiing, mountain biking and now golf, as well as walking his French bulldog, Ian through the fields of Hertfordshire. An avid learner, he is now also studying to become a hypno-psychotherapist (with a particular interest in sleep)

Head Of Hotel Operations

Vince Garrington

Vince Garrington has 30 years of Hospitality experience as a senior executive working on development, positioning, strategy, and commercial and operational turnarounds.

Vince’s vast experience as a senior executive in the hospitality industry spans 30 years covering many asset categories, resort, branded, lifestyle boutique as well as independent hotels. He has a strong track record of delivering both top and bottom-line results across all areas of the business, from strategy and planning to finance to revenue management. People-oriented by nature, his management style has always been a key strength. This enables him to influence and obtain buy-in from key stakeholders as much as from the team he leads.

As a qualified business transformation officer, he has developed long-term ESG strategies designed around the triple-bottom-line philosophy of ‘People, Planet & Profit’.

Outside of work, Vince is an ‘amateur chef’ often found in his indoor or outdoor kitchen preparing a culinary delight to entertain friends and family.

Group CEO

Jonny Levy

Jonny leads the BGAM team, setting the strategic direction as well as orchestrating the day-to-day operations.

Jonny is the CEO of BGAM Hotels and manages the day-to-day activities across the group. He built his career with senior positions in asset management and development before co-founding BGAM in 2017. In addition to BGAM, Jonny also owns and manages Fidens Partners and Fidens Studios, providing short-term rent and leases of sizable buildings to the creative industries – including US studios for UK productions.

Jonny lives with his family in North London and is a keen skier, often found on the slopes over the winter months and mountain biking during the summer.

Group CSO

Nick Rubin

Nick drives strategy as well as overseeing major projects from construction to IT systems to re-branding.

Nick is our CSO (Chief Strategy Officer). As part of the senior leadership team, he helps drive the strategic direction for BGAM’s acquisitions, as well as taking the lead on big strategic projects, ranging from IT systems to re-branding.

Before becoming a co-founder of BGAM, Nick’s 15-year career spanned a variety of roles across hospitality, property, and recruitment. He also owns and operates student accommodation across the UK, cementing his knowledge and exposure in a wide variety of hospitality sectors.

When Nick isn’t working, he is likely to be watching Southend United, skiing, entertaining his children and cooking up feasts for all the family, or taking his crazy boxer dog, Rossi, on walks around London.

Head Of Sales

Dalene Lazarus

Dalene drives the sales and business development efforts for BGAM Hospitality across the group.

Before embarking on a career in the industry of over 22 years, Dalene graduated in Hospitality Management. Over the years, she has worked in all facets of hotel sales and held a variety of positions, ranging from business development to client relationship management for global travel agencies, leading to her current role as Head of Sales at BGAM. One of her career highlights includes being part of the project team delivering successful hotel re-branding at BGAM.

Commercial Manager

David Lane

David has over 20 years of experience in hospitality management, covering areas from global acquisitions to operating large, branded hotels.

David Lane is the group commercial manager for BGAM Hospitality. Following a BSc (Hons) in Hospitality Management from the University of Plymouth, he joined Millennium & Copthorne Hotels and stayed there for an impressive 16-year tenure. There he worked as the project manager for acquisitions in Europe and the Middle East, before moving into operations as general manager for several properties across the UK. In 2016, David joined IHG at the Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge, leading a team of 70, and overseeing the sale of the business to BGAM a year later. He has since worked on the growth of the group’s portfolio to 6 hotels. He applies analytics and commercial reasoning to help the group make better business decisions.

David has an ongoing relationship with the University of Plymouth and now acts as a professional mentor to its students. He lives in Wiltshire with his wife and labrador, Banksy, and has a keen interest in cycling, travelling and the great outdoors.