Brian Jones

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Key Experience:

  • Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
    Two Roads Hospitality

  • Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
    Commune Hotels + Resorts

  • Vice President of Sales
    Commune Hotels + Resorts

Brian understands the power of family — and positive thinking. He relates this to a special closeness with his maternal grandfather, who arrived on Ellis Island at age 18 and began working as a boot black, shining shoes for 30 Rock execs until age 87.

“HE WOKE UP EVERY DAY WITH A SMILE, POSITIVE ATTITUDE, AND SOMETHING NICE TO SAY ABOUT EVERYONE HE MET. HE WAS A GREAT ROLE MODEL FOR ME.”

Stay positive, and anything is possible. A perfect mantra, and Brian’s guiding force in all he does, not just for himself, but in leading others. While sales and marketing tend to be goal- and results-oriented, Brian’s personal goals include celebrating, teaching and inspiring his team every day.

“SUCCESS ISN’T JUST ABOUT REVENUE. IT’S ABOUT BUILDING A COMPANY AND CULTURE WE CAN BE PROUD OF.”

When you put relationships first, as Brian does, it’s no surprise he encourages his team to support each other like family. Even when he’s away, a focus on others is part of what keeps Brian attuned to doing his job well. Travel ever-widens his perspective, serving as a reminder that people make the biggest difference in any place we visit.

“EXPERIENCING DIFFERENT PEOPLE, PLACES AND CULTURES EXPANDS THE MIND AND ALLOWS YOU TO SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY. AND DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT HELPS YOU APPROACH EACH UNIQUE PROJECT WITH A FRESH POINT OF VIEW.”

When he’s not making friends in new places or motivating others, Brian enjoys time spent with his own immediate and extended family, likely over a great meal, or golfing with his tight-knit group of friends.

A proud father of three, we’re so grateful this New York native from New Hyde Park on Long Island made his way to Makeready. His generations-old habit of positivity will surely come in handy, and impact our working family for years to come.