Practice PartnersProvision's most valuable asset is its knowledge base. Each team member has been thoughtfully selected because they are subject matter experts with proven track records in their respective disciplines, with wide ranging experience spanning many years, in some cases decades. Most importantly they are each respected in the industry for being results oriented and representing the highest standards of integrity.
Darryl Rego has 20 years of global experience in general management and in food and beverage and supply chain management within the hospitality industry.
Darryl was employed for 9 years by Avendra LLC as Director of Strategic Accounts.
Paul Bell oversees Provision’s real estate advisory practice. Paul is also Principal of Pro Business Services, a Dubai based company supporting and advising owners, investors, developers and brands in the MEA region. He has unrivaled networks and experience in the global hospitality and asset management, development, and delivery business.
William Tilghman was Chief Legal Officer of Avendra, LLC and its immediate predecessor, Marketplace By Marriott, LLC, from the time of its inception in 1998 to 2009.
Homi Gazdar was CEO of Sports Cities International, developer of multibillion dollar projects in Dubai, Tunis and Morocco. He was involved with Dubai Sports City from its inception, a well received and established major project. Homi is a senior professional with over 30 years' experience in property development and project management covering projects in the Middle East, USA, India and UK. His career span has included working with leading architects and developers of major projects coverings hotels, hospitals, public buildings and townships. He is a cost and time conscious goal oriented team motivator with strong management skills, with a proven track record of success. Homi studied Engineering at London University, UK.
Julian Chang is the Executive Director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The RFIA brings together public and private sector Chinese and Western leaders to enhance public policy research and teaching on Asia.
Julian is co-founder and Senior Partner at the Cambridge China Group. Comprised of world-class China and Asia thought leaders at the Harvard Kennedy School and other leading universities, CCG provides client-focused assistance on navigating through the business and political environments of China (www.cambridgechinagroup.com). He is also a member of X-RG, a Hong Kong consultancy that develops and implements China strategies for leading international companies (www.xrg-china.com).
Nishanth Talwar, Director of Operations
Nishanth Talwar has extensive experience in the hospitality industry spanning the multiple disciplines of operations, finance and procurement. Nishanth brings an expansive and deep rooted knowledge base to Provision given his varied industry background working in hotels, quick serve restaurants and airline catering across the Middle East and India.
- Asst. Purchasing Manager, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences (UAE)
- Cost Controller, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah & Hilton Dubai Creek (UAE)
- Asst. Cost Controller, The Ambassador’s Sky Chef (India)
- Higher Diploma, Hotel Administration & Food Technology (India)
Patrick Welch, Senior Advisor, Corporate Strategy
Patrick Welch is an international hospitality industry executive for 44 years, has worked in over 50 countries, has been a CFO (Chief Financial Officer), COO (Chief Operating Officer), CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and small business owner.
- Rembrandt Charms, Williamsville, NY - President & Chief Operating Officer
- Erie County Veterans Service Agency, Buffalo, NY - Director
- United States Marine Corps, Sergeant – USMC (Ret), Infantry Squad Leader in Vietnam
- Daemen College, Amherst, NY - Director, The Center for Veterans & Veteran Family Services, Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work
- Personal Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Campaign, Vietnam Service and New York State Conspicuous Service Cross
Shoukath Ali, Project Manager has over 8 years of experience in the field of designing and managing turnkey commercial and residential projects.
Prior to Provision, Shoukath was employed at Gemaco Interiors as Project Manager. Gemaco is one of the leading fit out and refurbishment companies in the UAE. During his tenure, Shoukath completed 15 projects and lowered budgets costs by ~10% while also improving the project delivery timeframe.