Buddy Watson

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Watson is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pharos Hospitality, with over 35 years’ experience within the hospitality and lodging industry. He was founder and executive manager of Pharos’ legacy company, Watson Hospitality, and has been directly involved in the development, ownership and operation of a portfolio of select, limited, and full-service hotels valued at more than $450M. He has served on various global hotel brand advisory boards. Watson has worked with institutional, family office, public and private investors, third party managers and numerous hotel brands including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Radisson, Comfort Inn, Days Inn and Econo Lodge.

    Chris Watson

    Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Watson has over 20 years of experience leading and managing organizations, to include over 3 years as the Pharos Hospitality COO. He has overseen operations at the Aloft Tampa Downtown, which has achieved a 40% NOI increase in 2 years, and has led Pharos underwriting on over 20 properties. Previously, he spent 8 years with Booz Allen Hamilton, focused on leading organizational transformation, with specific focus on organizational design, strategic planning, human capital planning, process reengineering, and performance management with a wide range of clients. He has an MBA from the University of Virginia and a BA from Washington and Lee University. He is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, whose last assignment was commanding a battalion of 1,000 Marines. Mr. Watson is a board member of Pharos Hospitality, LLC.

      Stephanie H. Campbell, CPA

      Director of Corporate Accounting

      Ms. Campbell is a Certified Public Accountant, and has over 20 years of experience as an accountant. She has served as an auditor, trusted business advisor and chief financial officer at several leading financial services firms. In addition, she has worked for Ernst and Young, LLP and KPMG.

        Adam K. Beebe

        Director of Property Accounting and Operational Support

        Mr. Beebe has over 10 years of experience within the hospitality industry, including working in the front office, sales and accounting departments. He has front line and/or managerial experience with Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, and IHG brands. Beebe received his Masters of Accountancy in 2011 from UNC Charlotte and his BS in Management in 2007 from Florida State University. Within his current role with Pharos he oversees the property level accounting, and assists with underwriting potential acquisitions.