About Us - Greenleaf Hospitality Group

Core Values

Have Integrity

Uphold the highest ethical standards by making honest and honorable decisions.

Be Guest Obsessed

Take personal ownership to build relationship-centered experiences encompassing guest’s wants, needs, and desires.

Collaborate

Actively listen, support, and work with your team, colleagues, and guests.

Stay Curious

Take pride in finding a better way everyday.

Celebrate

Find joys in the wins of your guests, team, and community!

Our Mission

Empower each other to ignite a story through memorable experiences in Kalamazoo.

Our Vision

Create the new standard of inspired hospitality, dining, sports and entertainment.

We Are Responsible Business Leaders

Greenleaf Hospitality Group is committed to being a Responsible Business leader in the communities we serve. We strive to create a positive and safe environment in which our employees and guests can contribute to the communities where they live and work. Our ambition is to take responsibility for diversity and inclusion efforts, operate in a socially and ethically manner, and create sustainable business practices.

Diversity & Inclusion: Our Foundation for Innovation

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

Greenleaf Hospitality Group is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where the thoughts and talents of all employees at every level are valued, appreciated, and respected. We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and equitable culture and business environment built on mutual respect and integrity. Our desire is for all employees to have the opportunity to achieve their full potential and to contribute to our mission to empower each other to ignite a story through memorable experiences Kalamazoo.

The History of Greenleaf Hospitality Group

  • Greenleaf Hospitality Group is established

  • Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suite, Kalamazoo, is acquired

  • Kalamazoo Wings and Wings Event Center—partial ownership established

  • Kalamazoo Wings and Wings Event Center—full ownership acquired

  • Wings West joins Greenleaf Hospitality Group

  • The Greenleaf Hospitality Group family is 600 employees strong and growing

Leadership Team

Tim Rayman

CEO

Shaping the culture at Greenleaf Hospitality is especially satisfying for Tim because it allows him to improve the quality of life for his 600+ team members.

Tim has been a member of Greenleaf Hospitality for 14 years. After two years as Corporate Sales Manager, he became Director of Catering & Convention Services, helping to launch our offsite catering business brand. He served as Director of Hotels until 2018, when he was named CEO for Greenleaf Hospitality Group. Tim attended Western Michigan University.

Tim is on the Board of Directors for Discover Kalamazoo and First Day Shoe Fund. He also serves as a mentor for the First 50 program with Southwest Michigan First.

Being with his family is Tim’s first love. He feels fortunate that he’s able to spend time coaching his kids in baseball, softball and basketball. If Tim isn’t at home, on a ball field, or in the gym on a day off, check the golf course. You’re sure to find him there.

Good to Great, by Jim Collins

Brad VandenBerg

Vice President of Business Development for Greenleaf Hospitality Group, Managing Director of Stadium Management Corporation

Brad embraces his career and considers it an opportunity to support, council, coach and mentor our wonderful group of young, professional business leaders.

Brad spent his first 12 years in business as owner of The VandenBerg Company, a manufacturer’s representative in the apparel industry. After two years of retirement, he missed the fulfillment of his career. Eleven years ago, Brad was offered a leadership role at Greenleaf Hospitality Group and Stadium Management Corporation, and he jumped at the chance. Brad earned his B.S. at Western Michigan University.

Brad remains very active in all of the charitable and community initiatives of Greenleaf Hospitality Group and Stadium Management Corporation.

Spending time with his family comes first with Brad, but he also loves boating, playing golf and saltwater fishing.

Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell, by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, et al

Sarah Olszowy

Vice President of Marketing

Sarah enjoys using strategic marketing to solve difficult business challenges almost as much as she loves helping her team grow, collaborate and celebrate accomplishments.

Prior to joining Greenleaf Hospitality, Sarah gained 10 years of experience at a Chicago marketing agency. There, she oversaw marketing strategy development, mobile marketing tours, sponsorship activations and more, for major brands such as The Hershey Company, J.P. Morgan Chase, Hostess Brands, and Country Financial. She has a B.A. in Business Management from Hope College.

Sarah is a Board Member of Southwest Michigan First’s Next Gen Leadership Committee, and she serves as Programming Director for the American Marketing Association of Southwest Michigan.

Sarah enjoys traveling, and that often includes visiting our national parks. She is passionate about fitness and outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, camping and backpacking.

Reality-Based Leadership, by Cy Wakeman

Ryan Cunningham

Executive Director of Food and Beverage

Ryan sees every day as a new and exciting experience and he approaches each one with renewed creativity, skill and inspiration.

After joining Greenleaf Hospitality in 2004, Ryan spent several years as a line cook, server and bartender before entering management. He was promoted to his position as Executive Director of Food and Beverage in 2018. Ryan attended Western Michigan University.

Ryan serves on the Downtown Kalamazoo Restaurant Week Committee and enjoys volunteering for organizations that benefit the environment and those less fortunate.

Ryan is always eager for a good game of golf, but he also enjoys almost any activity that involves sunshine and water.

The One Minute Manager, by Kenneth Blanchard Ph.D.

Craig Davies

Assistant General Manager

Caring for others through service is what truly drives Craig. For him, that’s what hospitality is all about.

Previously in procurement and sales, Craig was Vice President of Operations at a drop shipping company for major dot com retailers. But what he really wanted was to work directly with people and to have a greater impact on his community. Eager to take his 15-year career in a new direction, Craig joined Greenleaf Hospitality. He earned his B.B.A. at Western Michigan University.

Craig is currently on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, as well as several committees and subcommittees, for Big Brothers Big Sisters, serving Kalamazoo, Allegan, Calhoun, and Van Buren Counties

Craig loves nothing more than spending time with his wife and two sons, but he also enjoys playing sports and socializing with family and friends.

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Stephanie Farrell

Executive Director of Human Resources

Stephanie enjoys the impact that Human Resources can have on business strategies and goals, while also embracing our hospitality culture and positively impacting the lives of our employees.

Stephanie has over 10 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry. She has experience in Operations as well as Human Resources where she oversaw Human Resource strategy development, recruitment, employee relations and more. Stephanie attended The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University.

Stephanie serves as a Board Member of Kalamazoo Human Resource Management Association (KHRMA).

Stephanie is energized by spending quality time with family and friends. She loves competitive sports and any activity that involves the water.

How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie

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