Entrepreneurs Caroline and David Perel will be
the featured speakers in the Conversations with Entrepreneurs
series presented next Tuesday, 14 September 2010, by the Leland C.
and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship
at Cornell University.
The Perels will present from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
in 198 Statler Hall and will dine with selected students after the
event and meet with students, staff, and faculty the following
Caroline and David are principals of Juno
Development, a company they founded in 2006 to provide partners
and clients with centralized expertise for the development of
luxury hospitality and mixed-use real estate projects.
Caroline is responsible for project management,
design, and programming for all the company's developments. Prior
to founding Juno, she developed boutique hotels for an independent
real estate company and was subsequently vice president of
business development for Gatehouse Capital. Before that, she
started her own business specializing in asset development and
revenue management. She also was a vice president of TravelClick's
revenue management consulting practice and corporate director of
strategic planning and revenue management at Fairmont Hotels.
Caroline holds a BS from the Cornell School of Hotel
At Juno, David is responsible for project
finance, legal, and capital markets. Before turning his focus to
the real estate and hospitality industries seven years ago, David
worked on Wall Street for ten years as managing director of
investment banking for ABN Amro and in senior-level investment
banking positions at Bear Stearns, Furman Selz, and ING Barings.
David holds a graduate degree in finance from Kellogg Business
School, an undergraduate degree in business from the Wharton
School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Certified Public
Accountant license in the state of New York.
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