Team Member

JANE DOE

WEB DESIGNER

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MY SKILLS

UI Design 80%
Branding & Identity 70%
JavaScript 60%
HTML5&CSS3 90%
WordPress 70%

Other Team Members

  • Principal

    Jared S. Smith

    Mr. Smith is a co-founder of Pennbridge companies. Since its inception, Pennbridge has purchased/developed over $200 Million in hospitality assets.  Pennbridge and its affiliates have owned multiple hotels in four states, of which seven are ground-up developments.  Pennbridge has a longstanding franchise relationship with Marriott International and InterContinental Hotels Group.  In addition, Smith and Lewis have affiliation with Hilton Hotels and Hyatt Corp. Pennbridge hotels are managed by Smith and Lewis’ management company, Pennbridge Lodging Corp, which received the prestigious Marriott Horizon Award in 2018. 

    Prior to co-founding Pennbridge, Mr. Smith worked for various investment groups focusing on real estate acquisitions and development including Starwood Capital Group in Greenwich, CT, Brighton Corporation, Salomon Smith Barney's Real Estate Investment Banking Group in New York City, and Grosvenor International Limited in Washington D.C.

    Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude, and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Principal

    Thomas W. Lewis, III

    Mr. Lewis is a co-founder of Pennbridge companies. Since inception, Pennbridge has purchased/developed over $200 million in hospitality assets. Pennbridge and its affiliates have owned multiple hotels in four states, seven of which are ground-up developments. Pennbridge has a longstanding franchise affiliation with Marriott International and InterContinental Hotels Group and has relationships with Hilton Hotels and Hyatt Corp. Pennbridge hotels are managed by Pennbridge Lodging Corp, the hotel management company co-founded by Mr. Lewis, which received the prestigious Marriott Horizon Award in 2018.

    Prior to co-founding Pennbridge, Mr. Lewis was a Vice President with W.P. Carey, a real estate investment firm headquartered in New York City, where he was responsible for one and a half billion dollars of assets under management. Prior to his experience with W.P. Carey, Mr. Lewis worked in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Lewis was educated at Brigham Young University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Director of Finance

    Sharon Urrutia, CPA

    Ms. Urrutia, Director of Finance for Pennbridge Lodging has 30+ years of accounting, finance, and executive management experience.  As Director of Finance, Ms. Urrutia is responsible for managing the accounting department and financial operations of the hotels managed by Pennbridge Lodging, directs the annual budget and insurance renewal processes, prepares and monitors cash flow projections, assesses and evaluates internal control procedures and facilitates investor reporting and relationship management.

    Prior to joining Pennbridge Lodging, Ms. Urrutia was the President of Somerset Pacific, a specialized property management company with over 50 properties in 11 states.  She has directed accounting and operational departments, structured staffing levels to maximize organizational efficiency and profitability, implemented strategic plans and objectives and successfully oversaw the turn-around of several distressed properties. 

    Ms. Urrutia graduated from Boise State University with a BBA in Accounting and obtained her CPA designation in 1991. 

  • Controller

    Mike Bentz

    Michael Bentz is the Corporate Controller of Pennbridge Lodging. Most recently, Mr. Bentz oversaw the accounting for a portfolio of multi-family properties for Pacific Urban Residential, a subsidiary of the private equity firm, Marcus & Millichap Company in Palo Alto, CA. While at Pacific Urban, Michael performed accounting and financial analysis for the acquisition, disposition and refinancing of 10+ properties across the West Coast valued at over $500mn. Prior to his experience with Pacific Urban, Mr. Bentz worked as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Silicon Valley, primarily within the semiconductor industry. Mr. Bentz holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University and is a licensed CPA.