Samuel A. Hardage
Chairman and Chief Executive OfficerSamuel A. Hardage is the Chairman and CEO of Hardage Hospitality, which currently operates hotels across the U.S.
- CEO Council of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
- San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year.
- Channel 10 Leadership Award for the Vision of Children Foundation
- Father of the Year Award by the American Diabetes Association.
Vice President of Operations
Chase Hardage serves as the Vice President of Operations for the company. In this role, Chase is responsible for the overall operations, performance and capital planning of the Chase Suites Hotels portfolio. His extensive experience and industry knowledge provide the foundation for the company's core strength of producing superior top and bottom line results.
Chase graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Economics, Markets, and Culture.
Regional Director of Operations
Karla Vargas brings 23 years of hospitality experience to Hardage Hospitality. She is responsible for the successful operations of the Chase Suite Hotels portfolio including revenue and financial performance, guest services scores and team member satisfaction. Prior to joining Hardage Hospitality in 2010, she held various roles within the industry ranging from General Manager, Director of Revenue Management & eCommerce to Director of Human Resources; with experience in the Marriott, Hilton, Choice, Best Western and IHG brands.
Karla is a graduate from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management and was a proud member of the ETA Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Honor Society.
Leonard E. Moulin III, CFA
Leonard has nearly 20 years of experience in corporate finance and capital markets. His broad professional experience includes asset management, lender relations, equity and fixed income trading, business valuation, financial analysis, corporate debt restructuring, transaction based lending, private equity, public sector debt compliance, internal audit, business lending, acquisition due diligence, financial modeling and strategic planning. Leonard is a graduate of the University of Arizona's Eller School of Business and hold a CFA Charter.
Leonard and his family currently reside in Southern California. He is very involved with local youth athletics and a proud father of four boys. He is a Rotarian and member of the University of Arizona's Alumni Association - Orange County Chapter.