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 Suite 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.
executive VICE PRESIDENT OF construction
As Executive Vice President of Construction, Hyrum handles all of the company's new development and construction as well as renovation projects. He is responsible for all aspects of each project's success including: budgeting, safety, schedules, quality, profitability, contracting, and customer satisfaction.
Hyrum has 20 plus years'experience in the construction and real estate industries. Starting in his teens, he worked for architects and engineers as a draftsman and designer for award winning projects in the Greater Salt Lake Area. He transitioned from the design field into construction project Management and kick started this lane change as a Project Manager for the developer on the award-winning, Millrock Park development in Salt Lake City Utah, a 480,000 SF Class A office park in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.
Hyrum has extensive experience in all types and phases of commercial construction. He spent over a decade working for a general contractor in their Multi-Site Business Unit for national clients such as 7-Eleven, KFC, BBVA Bank, and Extended Stay Hotels. Hyrum had several positions and responsibilities on these accounts from Project Manager to Account Executive and oversaw all aspects of successful project delivery, having been involved in delivering over 1,000 projects during his tenure. Hyrum earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance focus from the University of Utah.
Chief Financial Officer
Jason Ballow is a seasoned finance, accounting and project management professional with twenty years' experience in commercial real estate and construction. He most recently served as Vice President of Development in the Southern California office of Trammell Crow Residential, a Dallas-based multifamily developer. During his eight year tenure with TCR, Jason was responsible for entitlement, development and disposition of multifamily assets throughout Southern California.
Prior to TCR, Jason served as Chief Financial Officer of Anderson Drilling, a deep foundation and earth retention contractor. He also served as Vice President of Finance for CityMark Development as well as Director of Finance for D.R. Horton. He began his career with KPMG in their San Diego office.
Jason earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from UCLA as well as an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a licensed CPA (inactive) and real estate broker.
Regional Director of Operations
Karla Vargas brings 23 years' hospitality experience to Hardage Hospitality. She is responsible for the successful operations of the Hardage 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.
Chief Accounting OfficerKeith Hindenlang is responsible for all financial services provided to each property as well as accounting for the parent company. He has been in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years.
Corporate Director of Revenue Management
Maria Perdon serves as the Corporate Director of Revenue Management for Hardage Hospitality. Her main role is maximizing the hotels' revenue by identifying revenue opportunities, understanding all booking channels, analyzing all revenue streams, and strategically managing of inventory and rates.
Maria has a combined 20 plus years' experience in pricing and revenue management in the hotel and airline industries. Before joining Hardage Hospitality in 2017, she held various roles in the areas of Sales and Revenue Management for United Airlines, where she dedicated 20 years of service.
Maria has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from the University of Guam.