Driven by a clear vision, Caerus' leadership team is composed of individuals with experience across multiple disciplines.

Caerus seeks, cultivates and manages mutually beneficial relationships with significant industry leaders in the premium budget/economy hotel sector. The company selects real estate and property investments using a disciplined acquisition methodology and a thorough due diligence process.

Gary V Sawina

Vice President - Operations and Development

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Sawina was exposed to the gaming and hospitality industries at a very early age in his life. He started his career in the back-of-the-house food operations working his way through the ranks while achieving the title of Executive Chef. Upon receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in Business and Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, his career path transitioned into operations management. Gary has applied his operational expertise at both large and midsized Las Vegas resort properties that have realized annual hospitality revenues ranging from $22 million to $105 million.

After nearly 20 years of operations management, in the Las Vegas marketplace, Gary moved to Southwest Louisiana and then Northwest Indiana to operate mid-level sized properties as Assistant General Manager. Aside from handling the day-to—day duties of all hospitality related departments, Gary was also project executive that was directly responsible for overseeing the development and construction of resort hotel projects at both of these properties. Aside from his oversight of various renovation projects, Mr. Sawina has successfully managed numerous design/build projects ranging from $42 million to $500 million.

Gary has a unique and varied background, achieving various titles during the course of his career: Executive Vice President, V.P. of Hotel Operations, General Manager, Assistant General Manager, Project Executive, Director of Operations, and Executive Chef. In addition to his experience mentioned within the gaming industry, Gary has also provided direct management in several non-gaming, full and limited service hospitality related operations.

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