Mr. Nichols joined Marin Management In 2015 with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality and gaming industries. His initial assignment with Marin Management was as general manager of the Perry Hotel in Salt Lake City and the Bigelow Hotel in Ogden, Utah. He previously has held the positions of general manager and chief operating officer of the Sandia Resort and Casino, which held a four-diamond rating from AAA and employed more than 2,000.
He has also been vice president of operations for a hospitality management company based in California, vice president of operations of a diverse gaming, entertainment and hospitality company in Colorado, and vice president of administration and human resources of a Texas-based hotel management company with more than 40 hotels. His career also includes positions as general manager of the five-diamond Plaza Athenee in New York City, general manager of the four-diamond Atlanta Hilton Resort and Executive Conference Center and general manager of three four-diamond, full-service Marriott and Hilton hotels in Texas and California.
Mr. Nichols has designed and implemented hotel database programs for customer relationship management, revenue management and marketing analytics. He has opened or fully renovated 12 hotels, 18 restaurants and clubs, three casinos and three pari-mutuel tracks throughout the United States.
Mr. Nichols earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Georgia and a Masters degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Texas Tech University.