Glenn Pedersen identifies and oversees all of Encore’s hospitality opportunities, having joined Encore in 2001 as part of the firm’s acquisition of Pineapple Management Services. He has more than 40 years of hotel industry experience with multiple national flags, including Hilton, Marriott, IHC, Radisson, and Best Western. Mr. Pederson began his career at Marriott International. As regional manager of the Courtyard/Fairfield Inn division in Georgia and Alabama, Mr. Pedersen achieved the highest market share and yield goals in the Southeastern United States, and was the one of four managers to qualify for the Courtyard Division Achievement Forum recognition program seven years in a row. In 1994, Mr. Pedersen left Marriott International and started Pineapple Management Services where he developed, built, and opened 20 Marriott hotels in three-and-a-half years. Encore acquired Pineapple Management Services and 11 accompanying hotels, building an in-house dedicated hospitality operations team.