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 Donohue

    Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Donohue had a 30-year operational career with Marriott International, starting as a trainee in the hotel food and beverage operation. Some of his assignments included  Director of Restaurants at Marriott’s Grand Hotel,  Director of Event Management Orlando World Center Marriott, Regional Senior Director of Operations, Central Region, Area Director of Operations, Continent Lodging Services, General Manager Orlando Marriott Airport Lakeside, General Manager Frenchman's Reef Marriott & Morningstar Beach Resort, St. Thomas, USVI, General Manager Ritz Carlton San Juan, Area Managing Director/General Manager, Le Meridien/Sheraton Charlotte, Dual General Manager W New York Union Square and W New York Downtown.  Mr. Donohue earned a Bachelor of Arts, Radio, Television & Film from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

      Ros Mallory

      Chief Acquisition Officer

      Mr. Mallory has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including 15 years with JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group helping lead their East Coast investment sales team. He has successfully completed over 250 select-service hotel transactions valued at over $1.5 billion. These transactions include single asset sales, portfolios, and hotel note sales. Mr. Mallory also has extensive experience working with institutional owners including PE firms, public REITS, and CMBS special servicers, and has developed close relationships with many hotel owner/operators. Mr. Mallory has a BA degree from Wake Forest University and is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina and South Carolina.

        Stephanie H. Campbell, CPA

        Chief Accounting Officer

        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, CPA

          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.