Michael Wiprud has extensive experience in successfully leading multi-million-dollar construction projects and ongoing operational support in the hospitality industry, as well as a broad project oversight and industrial program management background. As Senior Vice President – Construction Management, Michael assesses qualifications of General Contractors and major subcontractors, construction cost estimates and construction schedules, and site selection of hotels under key franchise brands, emphasizing procedural compliance, direct and third party due diligence monitoring, contractor and cost monitoring and intervention as needed, franchisor development, and assistance, guidance and mentoring on projects overall.
Prior to joining AVANA Capital, Michael integrated complex operational and construction projects of all sizes and coordinated architectural, construction management and procurement teams and internal departments as a hospitality industry executive. Michael began his professional career as a program planning professional with the Boeing Company.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & English Literature from the University of Puget Sound. He is a licensed Project Management Professional with a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Past Itineraries: Cruising the Mediterranean, repeatedly rediscovering Rome, wandering Paris and London, embracing the vibrancy of the souks in the Medina of Tunis, soaking in the excitement, variety and opportunities for unequaled joy and heartbreak of NFL and MLB contests in stadiums all across the US.
Passionate About: Friends and family. Sports and the bonding associated with being a real fan. Fairness, kindness, honesty and empathy.
Guilty Pleasure: The overlooked and underrated Bugle. Seattle sports. A perfect pastrami sandwich at a late night deli. Escaping to the tranquility of the San Juan Islands.
Personal Motto: Not afraid!
Favorite Quote: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney.