leadership

Refined Hospitality is a luxury-lifestyle hospitality management brand that represents a growing collection of resorts, restaurants, spas, and catering venues on the East Coast. Under the leadership of industry veteran Ron Gorodesky, founder and CEO of Restaurant Advisory Services, the Refined Hospitality team brings more than 100 years of collective experience in developing and managing quintessential destination-driven experiences for both guests and residents in some of the nation’s most sought-after vacation destinations.

Refined Hospitality is, at its core, an organization of individuals who care deeply about the communities in which we live & work. Our core values are what drive us to develop the most sought-after, destination-driven properties across the East Coast and beyond. As a team, we seek actively involved community members who have achieved the most distinguished credentials and accolades in their respective fields, but who also hold themselves to the highest standards of integrity, excellence, accountability, and teamwork. These values, and our stringent adherence to them, is what sets Refined apart as a leader in market development in the luxury-lifestyle hospitality industry.

  • RON GORODESKY

    FOUNDER & CEO

    PENN STATE ALUM | SPRINGSTEEN FAN | PROUD FATHER OF FOUR

    With a true entrepreneurial spirit and passion for hospitality & restaurants, Gorodesky developed and consulted for several world-renowned brands (including 41 North, Normandy Farms, Moshulu, and White Dog Café) over his 30+ year career leading Restaurant Advisory Services. Realizing an opportunity to parlay his unique industry perspective into a more wide-reaching hospitality organization, Gorodesky founded Refined Hospitality, specializing in the development, management, and cultivation of successful hospitality brands.

    RON GORODESKY
  • JULIE YEAGER

    VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING

    SECRET SHOP-A-HOLIC | PROUD MOTHER OF 2 | DELIGHTED BY INTERIOR DESIGN

    The first to join Gorodesky’s team in 2012 to assist in the development of Refined’s flagship property, The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Yeager’s influence in the company’s brand positioning has been instrumental. With a keen eye for detail, a rich history in hospitality, and a strong business sense for luxury market hotels, Yeager oversees all high level Sales and Marketing efforts and programing. She is also intimately involved in leading all branding efforts and property development projects, in addition to overseeing each hotel’s revenue stream with strategic rate yielding tactics.

    JULIE YEAGER
  • KEN BERGER

    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

    EAGLES FAN | PROUD FATHER OF TWO | ITALIAN FOOD CONNOISSEUR

    With a keen financial and operational perspective, Berger contributes over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry to Refined Hospitality.  Berger has compiled an impressive background in hospitality finance and operations during his extensive career and has worked closely on external audits with numerous well-respected Accounting firms prior to joining the Refined team. In addition to his financial responsibilities and oversight, he coordinates the company’s insurance program, contract negotiations and compliance, and balance sheet / profit and loss analysis.

    KEN BERGER
  • KRISTA OSTRANDER

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SALES

    PROUD MOTHER OF TWO | MOVIE QUOTE AFICIONADO | BEACH LOVER

    A skilled interpersonal communicator, Ostrander began her career with Refined Hospitality as the Sales Director for The Reeds at Shelter Haven in 2013. As the organization has grown to include diverse destinations across the East Coast, so too has Ostrander’s position within the Refined Family. Responsible for budgeting and managing all sales efforts and driving revenue goals with respect to weddings, social functions, and corporate meetings at all Refined properties, Ostrander adeptly hires and manages a team of talented salespersons & coordinators to achieve unparalleled event experiences for each and every guest.

    KRISTA OSTRANDER