About Us

The Bricton Group – A Top Hotel Management Company

As a leading hotel management company for over 25 years, the Bricton Group is committed to delivering unparalleled value and results for our owners by offering products and services designed to exceed our clients’ expectations.

With a diverse portfolio of more than 2,500 hotel rooms across the United States under management, we have a proven reputation for delivering superior results through seamless collaboration and communication. Our Proprietary Technology Platform (PTP) is a state-of-art communications system that effortlessly facilitates the exchange of information among our owners, investors and hotel associates.

The people within The Bricton Group strive to make our hotels first-class. Our comprehensive expertise in the hospitality industry – from both the service and real estate viewpoints – empowers us to give clients undivided attention and tailor our services to address specific needs.

With over 160 years of combined experience, the Bricton Group is exceptionally qualified to assist with all hospitality initiatives.

MR. EDWARD DOHERTY, PRESIDENT

Mr. Doherty has been involved in the real estate, finance and hospitality industry since 1983. In 1989, Mr. Doherty founded The Bricton Group in Northbrook, Illinois; a start-up company that has grown to managing over $75,000,000 in annual revenues. As CEO of The Bricton Group, Mr. Doherty has been primarily responsible for the success and reputation of The Bricton Group.

MR. MICHAEL YANECK, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Mr. Yaneck joined The Bricton Group in 2008. He has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, primarily with Marriott, Wyndham and independent hotel chains. Mr. Yaneck provides day-to-day support and direction to general managers and their respective teams in driving revenue, improving service standards, increasing profit and maintaining various franchise standards.

MRS. EILEEN COLE, VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING

Mrs. Cole joined The Bricton Group in 2007. She has held numerous positions throughout her 25 year career in both the sales and catering arenas. She has worked for brands such as Marriott, Hilton and Holiday Inn. Mrs. Cole has previously worked as a National Sales Manager for the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau. She assists the Bricton Sales & Catering team in strategies and planning that will assist them in making their financial goals.

MR. BRIAN MILLIGAN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr. Milligan is an experienced financial and operating executive with expertise in managing high-growth services businesses.  Mr. Milligan has more than 20 years’ experience as an operations-based CFO, including as the CFO for KemperSports, a golf-oriented hospitality business, as well as real estate management and development companies.  Milligan earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA in Real Estate and Finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is also a CPA (inactive).

MRS. LISA PARISI, CORPORATE CONTROLLER

MS. CONNIE GROULX, CONTROLLER

Ms. Groulx joined The Bricton Group in 2007 as the Assistant Controller. With over 35 years of hospitality experience Ms. Groulx brings a wealth of expertise to the accounting department as well as human resources.

MR. MARK LEWIS, CORPORATE REVENUE MANAGER

Mr. Lewis Joined the Bricton Group in 2009. With over 20 years of experience in hospitality management, Mr. Lewis has held positions in the areas of Sales, Operations and Revenue Management. Bricton properties benefit from his expertise in strategic market planning, business development, and P&L management. Mr. Lewis' Brand experience includes IHG, Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood and Kimpton hotel properties. He assists the Bricton portfolio of properties in obtaining the right customer, at the right time, at the right price.

MR. TOM DOHERTY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Tom Doherty has been with Bricton Group for five years as an information technology manager. He works closely with the various hotel websites as well as his coworkers at Bricton Group. His former employment includes KPMG LLC and Allstate Insurance.

MR. ERIC BATES, REGIONAL OPERATIONS

Mr. Bates joined the Bricton Group in 2007 after a 15 year career with Marriott International.  A life-long hotelier who grew up in the business, he has leadership experience in Renaissance, Doubletree, Hampton Inn, Staybridge Suites, Residence Inn, Courtyard, Comfort Inn, Red Roof Inn and in the full-service Resort arena.  Mr. Bates has been named a regional Hotelier of the Year by the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association and is listed among the 25 GM’s to Watch by Hotel Management magazine.  He is a past graduate and teaching assistant with Dale Carnegie Institute, is a licensed Wisconsin real estate broker and a suma cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout.