expertise in hospitality

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Andrew Carnegie

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

JILL DEAN RIGSBEE

CEO & Founder

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

Jill is the founder of iDeal Hospitality Partners Group and is a 38-year hospitality industry veteran who brings expertise and a multi-million dollar sales track record to the company.  She often jokes and says, “I started in this business when I was 7, if you’re doing math”.  Through her extensive career and experience first-hand, she understands the complex relationship between owners, brands, GPO’s and management companies. Jill has led business development efforts for products, services, and technology for major companies in the hospitality procurement industry. She has developed a strong network of client relationships and is a well-known trusted advisor and advocate in the industry.

Jill lives in Wake Forest, NC with her husband, Chuck and two dogs, Ponzi and Janie. Her son, Justin and his wife Cassandra are nearby, and she enjoys watching him as a pro Ultimate Frisbee player. She loves music, managing her wine and food pairing club and plays the drums almost every day.

Chief Financial Officer

CHUCK RIGSBEE, CPA

“If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it”

Chuck manages all the accounting and bookkeeping duties for iDeal Hospitality Partners Group and ensures all the debits and credits are on point for the company and partnerships.  He is well known for his integrity and work ethic in both his personal life and his accounting practice.

As the founder of his own firm and as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chuck manages the business accounting and CFO needs for over 40 businesses. He has a keen eye for the bottom line and an understanding of a customer’s investment and ROI expectations. He strives for exceptional customer service and prides himself on building personal relationships with clients and creating a trusted environment for sharing private personal and financial data.

A native of Durham, Chuck earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and master’s degree in Accounting at East Carolina University. He has developed a vast knowledge of expertise that benefits small and medium sized businesses throughout the nation.

Chuck enjoys golf, dabbling in guitar, attending church and spending time with family and friends.

Vice President, Business Development

ALAN UDIN

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”

Alan brings more than 35 years of hospitality, foodservice and GPO supply chain management experience to iDeal Hospitality Partners Group.

Throughout his career Alan has fostered successful relationships with customers, distributors and manufacturer suppliers with his unique insight into the culinary experience by managing complex commodities, product development and the distribution supply chain.

Alan began his procurement career with Hyatt Hotels where he spent 17 years before moving to the restaurant industry with the Lyon’s Restaurant chain. This experience led Alan to the GPO world with BuyEfficient, Hilton Supply Management and most recently with Avendra.

Alan is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with degrees in Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management.

Alan lives in San Diego, CA with Kathy his wife of 36 years. They have two adult children, Melanie from Phoenix, AZ and Zack from Washington, DC.

A true culinarian, Alan loves to cook for family and friends and, when not in the kitchen, you’ll find Alan and Kathy on the golf course.

Manager, Customer & Client Success

MONICA MARTINEZ

      “Tied to the value of the person is the principle of servanthood.”

Monica has over nine years experience as a Director of Sales, Revenue Manager and Sales Manager in the hospitality industry.  Her expertise is in coordination and project management for iDeal’s Client, Customers and the internal team. Monica is also a licensed real estate agent and she understands the unique relationship between hotel owners and management companies. She has a strong desire to her commitment to service. Monica is task driven, goal-centric, detail oriented and cares about building the support program to achieve success and exceed expectations.

Monica lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband, child and two dogs. Motivated most by the love of her family, she is passionate and energetic about life. Monica loves sports, water activities and traveling.

Sales Manager

JULIA SULLIVAN

      “Integrity is the seed of achievement. It is the principle that never fails.”

Julia brings a wealth of knowledge to iDEAL, backed by her 25 years of hospitality experience.  Her career has included hotel property sales and executive management, followed by 17 years in hospitality supplier product sales.

Her love of the hospitality industry began during college at Oklahoma State University where she minored in Hotel Management.  After graduation Julia began her career with the Tulsa Convention & Visitors Bureau, a division of the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce.  She later moved on to hotel sales management and then added operations to her experience by managing an extended stay hotel for 9 years.  Knowing all facets of hotel operations, Julia expanded her career by joining Guest Supply, a full hotel supply distribution company.  As a Sales Manager, she is responsible for hotel innovation development and several nationwide management companies. Julia prides herself on her “people personality” and has built long lasting relationships with her customers and suppliers.

An entrepreneur at heart, she remains focused on building business relationships, and helping hotels be the best they can be.

Julia lives in Tulsa with her fiancé, Bert.  She has two children who are the pride and joy of her life – Chad who lives in Denver and Savannah who lives in Houston.  She loves traveling and spending time with her family and friends, watching football, and cooking good food.  Julia was a pianist growing up and looks forward to playing again. She also hopes to take up the game of golf someday.

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iDEAL HOSPITALITY PARTNERS GROUP
Phone: 984-235-5855
Email: info@idealhpgroup.com
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