At Yedla Management Company, we strive to assemble talented and diverse individuals who together power a high performing team with a passion for hospitality. Headquartered in beautiful Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville, Alabama we manage exceptional hotels across multiple states with well respected brands representing Marriott, Hilton, and IHG. We were honored to have been selected by Marriott International as a Marriott Horizon Award winner for their top management companies.
Our focus has always been to provide an exceptional experience for our guests, our team members, and our investors. As the YMC portfolio continues to rapidly grow, we are proud of the positive impact on our local communities. We know that our approach has been successful with each new job created, each team member annual anniversary achieved, each guest writing an outstanding review, and each new hotel partner.
Team Yedla provides hospitality management services for third party contracts, including all aspects of Operations, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources & Recruiting, Engineering, and Accounting. In addition, we can provide short term hotel consultations for Site Selection, Design, and Construction projects.
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K.R. (Doc) Yedla serves as the chairman and founder of Yedla Management Company. He left India on a passenger ship in the 1950s and made his way to Liverpool, England. He eventually ended up in a YMCA in New York City with less than $100 in his pocket and a dream to pursue an education, build a business, and raise a family in America. K.R. pursued his passion for business and education to become a university professor and Chairman of the Economics and Finance Department, as well as the head of International Admissions at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Rao continues to be a driving force and inspiration behind Yedla Management Company, spearheading its growth and development efforts, and the company’s continued success.
Srinath Yedla serves as CEO of Yedla Management Company. He develops the long term vision for YMC and supports all aspects of the firm’s growing business. He has successfully leveraged his extensive industry experience as well as the relationships he has cultivated over 25 years to further the growth of YMC’s Hotel portfolio of managed and owned properties. In addition Srinath co-founded a real estate fund (Doradus Partners) that accelerated YMC’s growth through a comprehensive development and acquisition platform. Srinath has internally developed and externally recruited some of the industry’s brightest leaders. Together they have guided YMC through the development and opening of numerous hotels and consulted on scores of other investments through concept, management and divestment.
Satya Yedla serves as the COO of Yedla Management Company and is responsible for all operational matters related to the company’s overall portfolio. He has an extensive operations background in the hospitality, restaurant, multi-family residential, and facilities management industries. Previously he owned and operated a government contractor providing facilities management services to approximately one hundred government facilities. After achieving a high-value exit for that company, Satya joined his father and brother to pursue the development and operation of a diverse portfolio of real estate ventures with a focus on the hospitality industry. Satya and his operations team have maintained a disciplined focus on continuous process improvement within the company for over twenty years. This focus has led to the implementation of numerous process-based initiatives that have ensured the portfolio is operated in a manner that ensures a high degree of value for the customer while delivering industry-leading returns to investors.
Timo Sandritter is an expert in building and running companies and was the Executive Partner of Cygnus Strategy Group, a management consulting firm which he helped to found in 2012. In that position, he utilized his experience with both multinational corporations and start- ups to deliver a holistic approach to business improvement and transformation. Timo also helped build Digium, a communications technology company that specializes in the development and manufacturing of communications hardware and telephony software. At Digium Timo served as Chief People Officer. During his past 15 years Timo was intricate in winning multiple Best Places to Work awards, which contributed to his passion to help build these companies. More recently Timo served as Chief Operation Officer of Haufe, an innovative enterprise human resource and talent management software company. In that role, Timo was responsible for the global firm’s strategic direction and its internal capabilities, including talent management, legal, operations, finance, and corporate development.
Kristy Anderson is a key contributor to the YMC growth over the past 20 years. Starting her hospitality career as an hourly associate, she has served the Yedla team in sales and operations at property level and in the corporate office in accounting and in her current role as Executive Director of Operations.
Of her broad ranging duties, a favorite job is mentoring and promoting team members into their first General Manager jobs. Yedla Management Company has been growing rapidly over the past few years and that has created many opportunities to recruit new talent into the company. She often tells the story that in her first General Manager role, she didn’t know everything but she showed up every day, on time, and ready to learn. That daily dedication still guides her today and sets a true course for her hotel teams to be successful.
“People do not decide their futures. They decide their habits and their habits decide their futures” -F.A. Alexander
Teresa White Taylor brings over 30 years of hospitality experience to guiding the sales and marketing efforts for the YMC portfolio. In her role as Executive Director of Sales, she assists the hotels in developing sales and revenue strategies. While keeping an eye on revenue and profit is important, this role is equal parts sales management and company ambassador. Building a professional, well trained sales team that reflects our company culture, our passion, and our sense of service allows us to provide services that help our clients grow and celebrate their own success. That’s a story worth sharing with everyone.
“Telling our story does not merely document who we are, it helps to MAKE US who we are” -Rita Charon
Inger Oliver joined the Yedla Management Company in 2020, bringing her almost 35 years of Revenue Management experience at just the right time to assist our company’s growth to a new level of service and revenue. Inger’s expertise and knowledge in designing the new Revenue Management Department will leave a lasting footprint on our Revenue Culture for many years. She embraces new technology and new systems and assists our teams by providing revenue analysis as well as education. However, she knows that the tools of the trade are never more important than the people. It is important to enjoy what you do and to enjoy the people that you choose to work with each day. That’s the true key to her success.
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou
Vernon Leslie is often behind the scenes, but his work helps create that wonderful first impression when a new guest enters our hotels. Over the course of his twenty five plus year career with Yedla Management Company, he has developed the current role of Facilities Manager. He oversees all the processes that keep our hotels looking great and working great for our guests and our associates.
From daily preventative programs to major renovations, Vernon has seen many changes in the hospitality standards over the years. However, his foundation of great service to his co-workers is never changing and a huge part of our company culture.
“We shape our buildings, thereafter, they shape us.” -Winston Churchhill
Aaron Cunningham joined the leadership team at Yedla Management Company in 2021 as the company emerged from the impacts of covid and resumed a steady pattern of increasing its portfolio. Relying on his ten years of accounting experience and his broad network of contacts, Aaron is positioned in his role as Corporate Controller to mentor a growing accounting team and provide services that anticipate and support the needs of our clients. Leading by example to build and maintain strong relationships is his formula for a successful career.
“Live by the creed that a strong work ethic, playing by the rules, and doing things the right way will bring about opportunities for success and, ultimately happiness” - Nick Saban