Nico Foris – Chief Operating Officer

Nico Foris

Nico Foris

Chief Executive Officer

Nico Foris was appointed to Chief Executive Officer of Guest Services, Inc. on January 1, 2022. Since joining the Company in 2012, he served in several executive positions including as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Under his leadership, Foris has cultivated many of the key relationships and growth opportunities throughout the major divisions of the Company, including partnerships with National and State Parks, recreation, hotels and lodging, contract food services, condominium management and senior living. Foris led the acquisition efforts for the Lodge at Breckenridge, Boston Outdoor Recreation and several other strategic projects which has expanded the depth of the overall hospitality portfolio. He was integral in executing the largest transaction in the company’s history with the disposition and sale of Maryland-based Lancaster Foods in 2020, positioning the brand for long term strategic growth among its managed hospitality venues.

Prior to joining Guest Services, Foris started his career within the audit practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. While there, he serviced several of the largest and most prominent clients within the banking and capital markets space including Bank of America, PNC, and The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States. He was later promoted to the Organization’s National Office – Securities and Exchange Commission division – where he served as a Senior Manager. Foris was subsequently hired as Chief Financial Officer in 2008 by the Washington Football Team, one of the largest National Football League franchises. Under his tenure there, he was responsible for the financial activities and oversight within the organization.

Mr. Foris holds a B.S. in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has been involved in several community initiatives including an active role in Guest Services’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives and Our Planet sustainability platform, an advisory board member for a youth sport’s start-up company called Soccer Studio, and a member of the AICPA. He created the Guest Services Culinary Forum, a collaborative group of leading chefs exploring improvements within culinary operations, and most recently has been focused on leading the company through the public health crisis. Nico has been on Guest Services’ Board since January 1, 2020. He resides in McLean, Virginia with his wife Heather and three daughters.

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