As Founder and Chairman of Villazzo, LLC, Mr.
Jagodzinski provides strategic overall
management and financial oversight.
The idea of establishing Villazzo came to
Jagodzinski after he experienced what it felt
like to be an unsatisfied renter of supposedly
high-end villas. Since then, he has established
a hotel company that has become known for
providing personalized, five-star-quality hotel
service to the most discriminating guests in
Christian is fluent in German, French, English,
and Spanish. He holds an MBA degree from the
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich,
Germany. Starting his first business at the age
of 16, Jagodzinski went on to form companies
such as Telebook Inc., the first automated
online book retailer worldwide, acquired by
Amazon.com in 1998. He also created WWW-Service,
a leading European web hosting provider, which
Verio bought in 1998 and later sold to NTT in
Jagodzinski aims to make Villazzo the most
exclusive brand in the hotel sector - by
providing guests the best hotel experience
possible as they stay in the most beautiful
homes in the world.
Thierry Morali joined Villazzo as VP of Sales
and Business Development in early 2007, bringing
considerable expertise and a passion-driven
experience of luxury hotels. He was announced
President in November 2007.
In 1998, having successfully established the Made on Earth fashion retail chain in London, Mr Morali decided to move in a new direction, applying his interior design and luxury marketing skills to the world of boutique hotels. He founded Serendipity Hotels and Resorts, creating and selling his first hotel property in Ibiza. Attracting the attention of private investors, Serendipity continued to develop boutique properties worldwide from Zambia and Morocco to New Zealand and Fiji, culminating with Yaukuve, a private Fijian island resort acclaimed by press and trade alike. Through these ventures, Thierry established privileged relationships with the world's top travel agents as well as invaluable experience developing hotels in exotic destinations.
The company expanded to include hotel management and design and continues to manage high-end boutique hotels in partnership with Villazzo.
Thierry, who is based in Europe, travels around the world visiting all our offices and discovering new destinations for Villazzo's VillaHotel and Luxury Living concepts
Villazzo's counsel on legal matters has 35 years
of experience as a transactional lawyer and an
Mr. Freeman was Director of the Consumer
Products Group of the investment bank Salomon
Smith Barney. He was responsible for planning
and executing numerous public equity and debt
offerings, and merger and acquisition
transactions on behalf of consumer product and
retail companies in the United States, Europe,
Latin America, and Asia.
Prior to becoming an investment banker, Richard
had his own law firm in Miami, Florida
specializing in corporate, real estate, and
international business transactions. He began
his career with the Securities and Exchange
Commission offices in Washington, D.C. and New
York City, where he was Special Counsel in
charge of investigating and prosecuting major
violations of the federal securities,
anti-fraud, and full disclosure laws.
Freeman is fluent in French and English, and
literate in Spanish and German.
Ms. Leis, as VP of International Operations,
oversees hospitality management at all Villazzo
properties, including guest relations, product
sourcing, concierge service, staff training, and
Patricia draws on her extensive experience in the
five-star hospitality industry. She previously
worked for two of the largest luxury hotel chains in
France—the Le Meridien and Concorde hotels in Paris.
Fluent in German, French, English, and Spanish, she
holds an American degree in Hospitality Management
from the Academie Internationale de Management in
Paris, France, one of the city's most prestigious
As CFO Mr. Gonzalez will provide leadership in achieving Villazzo’s financial objectives.
Jorge has ten years of experience as a Financial Executive with Multinational Corporations, including Eastern and American Airlines. Career track includes positions as Cash Manager, Treasury Manager, Principal Banking, Director of International Finance, Controller and Chief Financial Officer.
In addition He has over ten years of experience in Management Consulting and has served as Senior Manager, Senior Business Analyst and Auditor with some of the largest Professional Service Firms, including big four Ernst & Young and Robert Half Management Resources. His practice includes several years of working in the Hospitality Industry and with some of the Premier Real Estate Investment Trusts.
Jorge has a BA in Economics from Boston University and obtained his MBA at INCAE Business School an international affiliate of the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Martin brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Villazzo’s property management operations in St. Tropez, having been promoted into the General Manager position in May of 2008. Prior to this new position, he worked for almost two years in Villazzo’s Villa Management Department and in the Operations Department during the high season.
Together with his wide-ranging linguistic abilities in French, English, and German, Mr. Martin’s previous freelance work in a variety of related sectors, such as property management, promotion, and marketing, qualifies him for guiding and overseeing Villazzo’s presence in the French Riviera. He has an intimate understanding of the critical elements surrounding the presentation, promotion, and maintenance of luxury properties and lifestyle.
Mr. Hayes, oversees the development of Villazzo Aspen.
Hayes held numerous management positions in the
five-star hotel world: Chief Engineer, Director of
Housekeeping, Director of Facilities, Assistant
General Manager, and General Manager.
Before joining Villazzo, Hayes was Director of
Vacation Delivery for Marriott’s Barony Beach Club
on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where he
drove guest satisfaction up nearly 10 percent in one
year, while still remaining under budget.