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Zack Gharib

Zack Gharib was appointed President of Red Roof in April 2024. Gharib brings more than two decades of senior management experience in franchising, operations and brand management with companies such as Marriott, Vacasa, LaQuinta by Wyndham and Highgate Homes. He is widely regarded as a hospitality management innovator, having created and launched award-winning development, strategic planning and franchise operations programs over more than two decades of industry leadership.  

Gharib is known for possessing a laser focus on growth and operations excellence and has demonstrated his ability to deliver transformative results.

He holds a bachelor's degree in business management from the Lebanese American University and a Master’s of science degree in hotels, restaurants, and institutional management from Texas Tech University. 

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Matthew Hostetler
Chief Development Officer

Matthew Hostetler is currently serving as the Chief Development Officer for the leader of the economy lodging industry, Red Roof®. He brings extensive knowledge in hospitality and franchising to Red Roof and his role of expanding the brand through franchise development, operations support, and branding. Prior to joining Red Roof, Matt was intimately involved in the re-launch of the Germany based luxury real estate brand Engel & Völkers in the USA as a Senior Vice President –Eastern Region. Matt also worked with Coldwell Banker Residential & Commercial Real Estate leading the expansion efforts in North America. Matt honed in his skills in the hospitality industry with Wyndham Worldwide prior to joining the Red Roof team.


Fouad Malouf

Chief Operating Officer

Fouad Malouf serves as Chief Operating Officer for Red Roof, overseeing nearly 700 locations in the U.S and international markets. Throughout his career with the Brand Fouad held many positions as he moved up in the ranks, most recently as Vice President directly supporting the franchisees and his franchise operations team in their day to day operations. His passion is building and maintaining strong business relationships by providing unique value. In addition to his core responsibilities, he is also the vice chair of Red Roof Inns Brand Standards Committee and plays an active role with the Red Roof Inn Franchise Advisory Council.  


Sharee Brell
Senior Vice President of Technology

In the last year, Red Roof has made sweeping changes in its technology strategy in which Brell has been central. She is instrumental in the company’s current migration to HotelKey, the integrated hotel management platform. Reporting to the President, Sharee is responsible for continuing to evolve the company’s technology strategy and directing daily technology operations.


Robert Goad
SVP Revenue Strategy

Robert has nearly twenty years of experience in revenue management in the hospitality industry and brings a wealth of talent and leadership to the Red Roof brand. He is a highly seasoned industry professional with an impressive track record of performance. Robert joins Red Roof from Mint House. Prior to that, Robert developed revenue strategies and programs across multiple hospitality brands including Hilton, IHG, Choice, Wyndham, La Quinta, Best Western, and Nationwide Hotel Management.


Robert is a native of the Midwest who currently resides in Dallas, Texas. He studied at the University of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia and earned a certificate as a Certified Revenue Management Executive from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, one of the industry’s leading advocacy and development organizations.

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