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About Dolce Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team


Our leadership.

Steven A. Rudnitsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, joined Dolce Hotels and Resorts in November 2008 after serving more than six years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Hotel Group. Earlier in his career, Rudnitsky held executive positions with Kraft Foods, Nabisco, Pillsbury and PepsiCo. He began his career with Johnson & Johnson.

Richard Maxfield, Chief Operating Officer, joined Dolce in May 2009 after serving Omni Hotels for 30 years, most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations, responsible for 43 hotels and 10,000 employees in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Earlier, he served the company in operational roles throughout North America.

Barry Goldstein, Chief Revenue Officer, joined Dolce in November 2009 after serving Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide for five years as Vice President, Global Sales Strategy, Technology and Operations. Earlier, he held executive positions with Cisco Systems, Kurt Salmon Associates, Matsushita Electric Corporation (Panasonic).

Debra Bates, Chief Financial Officer, a longtime Dolce executive, has held roles of increasing responsibility since joining the company in 1996 as a consultant. She previously served the company as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development and Chief Investment and Financial Officer.

Sarah Woodfin Wynn, General Counsel, joined Dolce in April 2009 after serving Wyndham Hotel Group as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Earlier, she served American Express Travel Related Services Company Inc. in a number of legal roles including Vice President and Group Counsel, Travel Divisions.

Philip F. (“Flip”) Maritz, Chairman, became Chairman of the Board of Dolce Hotels and Resorts in June 2012 after serving on the Board since 2007. Mr. Maritz is the Co-founder and President of Maritz, Wolff & Co.  Prior to founding Maritz, Wolff & Co., Mr. Maritz was active in real estate acquisition, finance and development with Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York and Spieker Properties in the San Francisco Bay area.

Andrew "Andy" J. Dolce, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, is a pioneer in the meetings and conference industry. He began his career at the American Management Association, served Harrison Conference Centers as its Executive Vice President and was Chief Development and Operating Officer of the Houstonian, the first fully integrated hotel, conference center, luxury spa, and preventive medicine and fitness center. Dolce founded Dolce International, now Dolce Hotels and Resorts, in 1981.