Dan Waite is a maverick and strategic cultural leader that has led the People and Cultural initiatives at some of the Hotel Industry’s most iconic and game-changing brands. Dan currently serves as the SVP of People and Culture for Makeready. Prior to joining Makeready, Dan led all aspects of People Operations for SH Hotels and Resorts (including 1 Hotel, Baccarat Hotels, and Treehouse Hotels), where he led SH’s international and domestic growth.
Dan has led People, Culture, and Organizational Development initiatives at Loews flagship hotel, the Loews Regency New York, Benchmark Hospitality in New York, New Jersey and Virginia, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts and Ian Schrager Hotels / Morgans Hotel Group, globally. Dan is a US Navy veteran with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has been certified by SHRM as an SPHR, and by the ILR School at Cornell University in Strategic Human Resources Leadership.