By creating an engaging and supportive work environment we attract and retain exceptional team members. Their success is our success, inevitably leading to the success of our partners.
James Woo - Chief Executive Officer
As one of the starting directors of the company, James Woo brings fourteen years of hospitality industry experience to WS Management. He began his hospitality career as the General Manager of a Select Service Hotel and realizing he had found “home” in hospitality. He transitioned to acquisitions and eventually, to new development. His first ground up development is the beautiful and thriving Comfort Suites Turlock which opened in 2009.
James led the company through the challenges of the economic crisis, by implementing programs to increase operational efficiencies while preserving quality of service. The financial success he enjoyed due to this, enabled the company to acquire two premium-branded, select service hotels in 2013 and set the foundation for future development.
James earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and is a Certified Hotel Administrator.
Sean Woo - Chief Financial Officer
CFO Sean is a founding member of WS Management and is responsible for the company’s financial, accounting and risk management activities. Sean also actively participates in the company’s long-term strategies through identifying, negotiating and financing real estate acquisitions. Sean earned a BA from UCLA and an MA from Cambridge University.
Prior to entering the Hospitality industry, Sean worked as a financial analyst for JP Morgan.
Janet Fioriti - Vice PresidentJanet is an industry veteran with over 25 years in the Hospitality industry. Prior to joining WS Management Inc., Janet worked for Marriott International, IHG and several franchise partners specializing in Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt branded hotels. Janet’s executive career has included positions such as National Director of Revenue Growth Services, Director of Revenue Impact, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Huntington Hotels for whom she opened the first hotel and guided the performance of the portfolio through its growth to 25 hotels and most recently Vice President of Operations for a 3rd party hotel operator.
Janet is responsible for the operating performance, asset preservation, quality and service excellence, revenue management and top-line sales performance for each asset in the portfolio. She is keenly focused on building a culture of entrepreneurial spirit, outrageous hospitality and employee engagement and care.
Janet received her BS in Business Administration from the University of Dayton, her MS in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego and her Certificate in Asset Management and Hotel Real Estate Investment from Cornell University.