Executive Vice President, Global Strategy & Operations
Patrick Pacious is executive vice president, global strategy and operations for Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors. In this position, he is responsible for the company’s corporate strategy and development, global reservations delivery, information technology, loyalty and promotions, franchise services, and international operations. A member of the executive team of Choice Hotels, Mr. Pacious is an officer of the company.
Mr. Pacious joined Choice in 2005 as senior director, corporate strategy and business strategy and was soon after promoted to vice president, corporate development & innovation—working with members of the senior management team to develop the company’s long-term corporate strategy and to drive internal change through the leadership of several strategic initiatives.
During his tenure at Choice Hotels, Mr. Pacious has held roles of increasing responsibility, particularly in the areas of strategic planning, technology, innovation and growth. Prior to his promotion to executive vice president, he was senior vice president, corporate strategy and information technology, with lead responsibility for strategic planning and the company’s worldwide technology systems, including enterprise architecture, property management systems, corporate systems, and technology infrastructure.
Before joining Choice, Mr. Pacious spent more than 10 years in senior consulting positions with BearingPoint and Arthur Andersen, where he worked directly with executive management and boards of directors at a variety of key clients, including Choice Hotels International and other major hospitality companies.
As a result of his expertise and global business experience, Mr. Pacious has provided testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on performance management and privatization issues. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Latin American studies from Duke University. In addition, he served in the United States Navy from 1987 to 1993, achieving the rank of lieutenant.