Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today appointed Greg O'Stean as chief development officer. He will report directly to Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer and executive vice president, Americas.

“Our development activities have been on a strong, upward swing, and we are delighted to add a development professional with a solid hotel finance and development pedigree to our team,” said Rosenberg. “The momentum across our brands and the launch of Radisson Red has received an enthusiastic response from the investment and development community, and Greg will be a strong asset in moving that brand forward.”

O'Stean will also spearhead the aggressive growth strategy Carlson Rezidor has set forth for Latin America as well as for the Radisson® and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM brands. He joins Carlson Rezidor from Piper Jaffray & Company in Atlanta, where he served as managing director and led a division of the hospitality investment banking team that focused on the development of privately-owned hotels. His prior experience includes finance, acquisitions and development positions with Access Point Financial, Inc.; GE Capital; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide; InterContinental Hotels Group; and Ernst & Young.

O'Stean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and a Master's degree in Management, both from Georgia Tech.