Carmen is the President and co-founder of CK Atlantis Limited. She is a CA, CPA by training and has worked in the hotel industry for over 20 years, ten years in Starwood and over ten years in CK. In Starwood, Carmen has worked in various roles including Regional Director of Finance and Regional Director of Six Sigma. She also sat on the Board and was an officer for Starwood Canada Corporation. As the top Finance person in Canada, Carmen managed several acquisitions and divestitures of hotel assets and managed the creation and wind up of various corporate entities. She was also responsible for the finance function of the nine owned and managed Canadian Starwood hotels as well as the tax and finance function of Starwood Canada Corp. As Regional Director of Six Sigma, Carmen took charge of the Six Sigma efforts including development of change initiatives that were rolled out in all of Starwood’s North American hotels.
In CK Atlantis, Carmen developed the various strategies at One King West that resulted in an increase in market share and overall cost efficiencies. Strategies include rebranding, redeployment of sales resources, renegotiation of contracts, management restructuring and process changes. Carmen has replicated similar strategies in Walper Hotel resulting in similar success.
Carmen’s strength in in financial, strategy and sales.