World-class operators and experts in their fields, the management team of Maverick will create value at every hotel and restaurant they manage by combining a pervasive sales-driven culture with a proven ability to capture market share and manage
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Successful proprietary tools and systems developed by the team allow the field to operate more efficiently, while a driven owner/entrepreneur mentality keeps a sharp focus on making smart decisions based on what is best for the asset.

Maverick’s unique culture and guiding principles offer a fresh new way of working with a hotel and restaurant management company, not as a traditional “contract party” but as a partner.

Formed by nationally recognized icons in the hotel and restaurant industries

Over two decades of operating one of the most successful and award-winning hospitality companies in America

Over two decades as one of the most in-demand nationally recognized restauranteurs, with multi-award winning creative concepts and operating expertise

Serious thought leaders and highly sought after voices in hospitality today

Unblemished records of development success

Stirling results and award-winning recognition for hotel RAMP success across asset classes

Recognized by first-tier national brands as top performers for operations • excellence and superlative financial results

Robert J Habeeb

Founder & CEO

Bob is a seasoned professional with over 35 years of high profile, multiunit experience in hotel, resort and food and beverage management.

Prior to establishing  Maverick, Bob spent the last 21 years with First Hospitality Group, growing the company footprint from 13 hotels to 55 hotels in its peak, operating across 8 brands, 24 chains in 10 states. Prior to joining  FHG in 1997 he was the COO of the U. S. resort subsidiary of London’s Rank Group, PLC (owners of the Hard Rock Café’s) where he was responsible for a multifaceted portfolio of hotel, restaurant and leisure businesses.

Over his career, he has successfully operated hospitality businesses in virtually every aspect of the industry including luxury, select service, resort hotels, restaurants and golf and ski operations in every setting imaginable.

Robin Kirk


Overseeing operational excellence for Maverick hotels and resorts. He has leadership experience with portfolios of both branded and independent hotels across North America. His background includes work at both the corporate and divisional levels of several renowned hospitality companies, where he was instrumental in driving performance through system and process implementation. Most recently, Robin led Scout hotels as Principal and CEO, and was formerly a Divisional Vice President for Sage Hospitality Resources. Prior to that, he was President of CSM Lodging where he oversaw the growth of a company that owned 37 hotels with six brands. Robin’s additional experience includes Executive Vice President at MeriStar Hotels and Resorts, where Robin was responsible for a large portfolio of resort and urban hotels. In addition to Robin’s experience at a corporate level, he also served as General Manager of several significant hotels and resorts, including The Hotel Hershey and The Philadelphia Hilton and Towers. Robin graduated from the University of York in England with a BA with Honors in Economics and Politics.

Wendy Stevens

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Wendy is responsible for the day to day operational oversight of Maverick’s hotel portfolio. In this capacity, Wendy oversees the support staff and multiple hotels with direct reporting lines to her. The portfolio consists of properties which operate major brands including Marriott, Hilton, IHG and other independent resorts. She is responsible for the financial and quality performance of all the hotels.

As a seasoned industry veteran, Wendy joined Maverick with extensive brand, sales and operational experience which included 18 years with First Hospitality Group in various leadership roles, most recently as Chief Commercial Officer. Wendy has extensive regional and national experience with FHG and has previously held corporate positions with Lane Hospitality and Hyatt Hotels. It is Wendy’s motivation, experience, ability to train and develop efficient teams for all facets of operations, and communication and interpersonal relations skills that has led her to success.

Tom Grassle

Chief Investment Officer

Tom is responsible for underwriting through the analysis, and acquisition of new project opportunities. Tom is a seasoned hospitality executive who spent five years working as an investment advisor in the New York office of a global real estate brokerage firm with assignments throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, and South America. Tom spent seven years in the New York headquarters of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and also worked as a valuation and feasibility consultant in the New York office of HVS International. He began his career in hotel operations holding various management positions at the Sheraton Boston Hotel & Towers. Tom graduated with a BS in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate from Cornell School of Hotel Administration.

Tom Pucci

IT Services

Tom Pucci is responsible for IT services across all properties. Tom brings thirty-one years of experience as an IT Operations Manager for the Town of Falmouth.

During Tom’s long career with the Town of Falmouth he was responsible for IT innovation from Main Frames to Virtual servers and the Town wide network. Tom was the lead for all large Town IT infrastructure installations, managing vendors and budgets. Tom’s favorite accomplishments include the Falmouth Public Library and the Public Safety Dispatch Center.

Jim Kramer

Area Chief Engineer

In his role, Jim is responsible to the portfolio to manage all aspects of maintenance staff. Jim has extensive knowledge and experience with electrical, plumbing, HVAC and other structural workings and oversight of capital expenditure projects. He directs and coordinates the property teams to perform routine, preventive and emergency interior / exterior maintenance and repairs to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of hotel operations. Jim comes with more than 25 years of professional and hospitality experience, most recently as Chief Engineer at the award winning Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort. Prior roles include both Club Quarters and Aramark Facility Services. Jim is based in Chicagoland and in his spare time enjoys his grandchildren and camping with his dogs.

Robert Amick

Managing Partner, Food and Beverage, Renegade Restaurants

After four decades in the restaurant business, Bob is no stranger to the dining scene both in Atlanta and nationally. His experience covers the gamut of the industry and he has certainly created a following in the process.

In 1974, Amick launched his career with Peasant Restaurants where he was instrumental in creating Mick’s Restaurants and City Grill, among others. After expanding Peasant Restaurants to more than 42 locations nationally, Amick and his partners sold to Quantum in 1989. Amick stayed on as CEO, taking the company public under Morton’s Restaurant Group. In 1998, following his time at Peasant Restaurants, Amick opened the highly acclaimed Killer Creek. Amick sold Killer Creek in 2001 and started the development of a series of high profile, chef-driven dining experiences in the prospering area of Midtown Atlanta; thus emerged Concentrics Restaurants.

Concentrics, and Amick, have been recognized in nationally-acclaimed publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Food Arts, O: The Oprah Magazine, Delta Sky, GO!, Lucky and InStyle magazine. Additionally, Concentrics boasted the first Atlanta chef to appear on the Food Network’s culinary showdown, “Iron Chef America” and a feature on “Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels.” Amick is a recent recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” courtesy of the Georgia Restaurant Association and his concepts have been nominated for several James Beard Awards including “Outstanding Restaurateur” and “Best Restaurant”.