ROHM Team

Ketan Patel

Principal & Co-Founder

Ketan has spent over twenty five years in the hotel business. His experience encompasses everything from development, renovations, operations, and acquisitions/disposition. Ketan has been entrusted by publicly traded banks to individual hotel owners to handle hotel operations. read more

Born in Wolverhampton, England, Ketan Patel and his family moved to Apalachicola, Fla., in 1981. There they purchased their first property, a 26-unit independent motel. After graduating from Florida State University in 1998 with a degree in finance and real estate, Ketan jumped right into the hotel business.

Ketan’s passion for the hospitality industry is further evidenced by his active roles on Boards and committees for AAHOA, IHG and other franchise sub-committees.

Ketan is co-founder of ROHM Group, LLC and HAP, LLC. ROHM Group is a hotel management company focused on the management of limited, select and full-service hotels. HAP is the hotel consulting and investment arm. ROHM has grown over the years and has and continues to successfully manage hotels nationally. HAP has been involved in a number of hotel transactions, nationally, with an aggregate market value of over $150 million.

Kirit Patel

Principal & Co-Founder

Kirit Patel has been involved in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. More recently he has served as Senior Vice President of Global Capital Markets and National REIT Leader of a NYSE listed company. Working with major investment banks, law firms, financial services institutions and corporations. 
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Kirit has personally been involved with over 60 IPOs and more than 120 M&A deals, representing a cumulative value of over $40 billion. 

Kirit’s hotel experience has involved everything from acquisitions, dispositions and development to financing and marketing. Kirit’s background with Corporate America and his entrepreneurial spirit, give him a unique perspective in today’s dynamic and competitive hotel market.

After co-founding HAP, LLC, Kirit helped co-found ROHM Group, LLC. HAP is the hotel consulting and investment arm and ROHM is the hotel management arm. ROHM has grown over the years and has and continues to successfully manage hotels nationally.  HAP has been involved in a number of hotel transactions, nationally, with an aggregate market value of over $150 million.

Kirit is very active in the business and civic community in Atlanta; he is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program and AAHOA to name a few. He also dedicates time to help with a variety of charitable organizations.

Kirit graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Real Estate. Kirit also completed post-graduate certification with honors in Corporate Business transactions at NCPT (a former institute of higher learning focusing on legal specialist training).

Kal Patel

Principal & Co-Founder

A native of India and born in 1978, Kal and his parents migrated to the United States in 1979, where he was raised and schooled. In 2001, Kal graduated from Savannah State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. read more

Cultivated and groomed in the hotel industry, Kal longed to be part of something unique that still complemented the hotel investments he overlooked. He decided to work for Merrill Lynch to gain a better understanding of finance and investments, which played a significant role in broadening his knowledge and experience, and later applying them to the lodging business. Backed by an array of experiences now, Kal started by re-assessing the current hotels in their portfolio and formed a hotel management and development company.

Today his company, Image Hotels, Inc., owns and operates multiple hotels throughout the Southeast. Still growing and expanding, Kal is also actively involved in industry groups such as AH&LA, AAHOA, Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association while participating in national events such as the Lodging Conference and Hotel Investment Conference. Additionally, Kal also plays an active role on the Young Professional Hoteliers task force committee for AAHOA. As a result of his consistent dedication and passion for hospitality, he has received numerous awards and recognitions for lodging accomplishments from industry leaders, franchisors, and municipalities.

With over a decade of experience, Kal thoroughly understands the hospitality business, and the leading indicators that not only makes the business successful, but most importantly the people that operate the business successful and the consumers that use the business satisfied.

Jeff Paul

Director of Operations

Jeff is Director of Operations for ROHM Hotels. He has been in single and multi-unit hotel operations leadership roles with major brands (Marriott, IHG, and Hilton) for over 25 years. read more

He started his career in the hospitality industry with Marriott Hotels in the New York region after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Widener University in Chester, PA. His career then took him through successful General Manager and regional roles with Carlson Hotels, Vista Host Hotels, and Intrawest Hospitality. This ultimately led to multi property Regional Director & Asset Director leadership roles with IHG and AHIP.

As an integral member of the ROHM leadership team, Jeff is the Director of Operations and works closely with hotel ownership and property leadership teams daily to drive operational excellence in all key performance areas. His experience and knowledge with hotel operations, hotel owners, hotel brands, and multi-unit property management round out a solid leadership team for the ROHM Group. Jeff has a long track record developing positive key stakeholder relationships based on mutual trust and helping exceed expectations.

Lindsey Mitchell

Controller

As the Controller for ROHM Group, Lindsey Mitchell is responsible for the delivery of financial services such as accounting, sales tax preparation, reporting, and budgeting, in accordance with franchise compliance and organizational policies. read more

Lindsey joined the management company in 2011 after working in the banking industry for over 10 years. Lindsey is passionate about providing accurate and timely financial data that owners and stakeholders can use to make informed business decisions.

Lindsey was born and raised in Northwest Illinois and has now resided in the Atlanta Metro area for over 18 years. She is a cum-laude graduate of Shorter University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. As a dedicated member of the management team she is both diligent in financial analysis and committed to the overall success of the business.

She truly takes to heart the mission, vision and core values of the company.

Scott Ingram

Director of Revenue Management

Prior to joining ROHM, Scott served in various hotel and corporate positions with Westin Hotels & Resorts, and later Starwood Hotels & Resorts. He began his career in the hospitality industry in 1986 at The Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia, where he started as a valet parking attendant. read more

After various roles in Operations, he served as Director Of Revenue Management at The Westin Waltham, The Westin Fort Lauderdale, and The Westin Peachtree Plaza.

In 2001, he became certified as a Black Belt when Starwood rolled out Six Sigma to their hotels.  In 2003, he accepted a role as Regional Sales & Revenue Manager at the Starwood Corporate Franchise office in Atlanta.

During the last nine years at Starwood, Scott was Director of Operations for Franchised New Builds & Transitions and helped to open over 100 Starwood Franchised hotels throughout North America. 

Since joining ROHM Group, Scott has completed Revenue Management certification for both the IHG and Marriott brands as well as becoming a Certified Revenue Management Executive through HSMAI. 

Perry Tarleton

Corporate Director of Sales

Perry started his career in operations as a part time steward at an 830 room hotel at Chicago O’Hare airport.  After being selected to participate in a 2 year manager training program in which he was trained in every department of the hotel, he fell in love with the hospitality industry, so much that he chose the industry over his training to become a Teacher. read more

Perry moved up the ranks by relocating to Atlanta and establishing himself as a professional, detailed and goal achieving manager within the industry. He brings over 30 years of Sales experience to the company, he has worked with Marriott, IHG, Starwood and Hilton brands over his hospitality career acquiring a wealth of knowledge pertaining to hotel transient, marketing & group sales and have held Regional Director of sales and Director of Sales & Marketing with several management companies.

Perry has been very involved in organizations such as the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP), where he has held positions on the local and national board, member of the local GBTA and has been a member of the local Georgia chapter of GSAE. While working in the Atlanta Airport area he was also involved in the Atlanta Airport Chamber and other City and Airport Committees. Perry is well known and respected within the Atlanta Hospitality Industry.

Roderick Horton

Human Resources Manager

Roderick is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, he has worked in the hospitality industry for twenty years.  He began his career as a night auditor and built on his strengths of customer service and team building to work his way up to various leadership roles. read more

In addition to identifying the best people to fit available positions, Roderick prides himself on making sure ROHM associates are well supported.

Roderick is also a dedicated animal lover volunteering his time and resources to the Atlanta Humane Society and various animal rescue organizations.  In his downtime Roderick enjoys traveling and exploring local eateries.