Let's put a face to it.
Our sales team went under a major restructuring this year and we know it has left some of you dazed and confused. We are happy to announce that the restructuring is complete! You may have noticed that in keeping with the Renaissance #businessunusual motto we do things a little differently here. Rest assured, our intent is to sharpen our skills and form more rewarding relationships with our clients. We look forward to working with you in the future and hope to really show you what makes us different.
You’ve probably heard their voices and read their emails but we figured you might want to know the faces behind our sales force (and are they ever a FORCE)! Our sales team is a mix of Outside Sales Representatives who will teach you about our elite services, Inside Sales Specialist who make your event/meeting come to life, and our mighty Sales Coordinator who keeps it all organized.
This is our team that we’re proud and excited to have serve you:
Kumar Anand has worked in hospitality for over 15 years across Asia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. He just made the leap from hotel operations to sales in 2017 when he joined the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel as an Insides Sales Manager. Kumar quickly fell in love with the position with a passion for the Renaissance lifestyle and helping clients choose the best products to create memorable events. He works hard, and works a lot, but when he has time off he enjoys it to the maximum by spending time with his son (and wife).
“Life is short so enjoy as much as you can.”
Iuliia Bunkivska quickly worked her way up as a star Renaissance guest service agent to joining the sales team as an Inside Sales Representative. Her background in Hospitality Management from NAIT has always driven her excitement for working at Renaissance, along with the hotel’s sense of discovery. She loves working in, and for, a hotel where there’s always something new to be found. When she’s not exploring around the hotel you can find Iuliia hunting down Edmonton’s top restaurants with her friends!
“It always seems impossible until it's done”
Marissa Caufield is a sales representative through and through. Aside from years of retail experience and business school at NAIT, Marissa has four years of senior sales experience with Cintas. She loves meeting new people daily and being able to build these relationships over time through her position as an outside sales representative. She’s new to the hospitality world but was quickly wrapped up in the upbeat Renaissance culture! Every day is a chance to experience something new for Marissa and she takes advantage of her days off exploring the city with her husband.
“You can't control how other people receive your energy. Anything you do or say gets filtered through the lens of whatever they are going through at the moment, which is not about you. Just keep doing your thing with as much integrity and love as possible.” - Nanea Hoffman
Kendall Ross has over 10 years of sales experience under his belt. He spent most of his time managing sales through World Health Club, Steve Nash Fitness, and UFC gyms around Alberta and B.C. before moving back to Edmonton to joining Renaissance Edmonton as an outside sales representative. His passion for his career is fueled by people, both his coworkers and the clients he builds relationships with daily! Kendall spends his time off focusing on his other passion for sports and fitness, so you can find him at the gym or the neighbourhood pub enjoying the game.
“Do no harm, leave the world a better place than you found it and enjoy the journey.”
Severine Blondeau has been in the world of sales and marketing for over four years and has worked around France and Quebec before moving to Edmonton. She has and eye for detail and elite organizational skills which is a perfect fit for Renaissance Edmonton’s Sales Coordinator. Despite her love for organization, Severine has a great sense of adventure and loves a chance to be inspired by the unexpected. She now enjoys spending time with her husband and kids but looks forward to continue her adventurous travels and sense of discovery with them!
“Quand on veut, on peut.”
Darcy Hindes Our final addition to our team and is located in Calgary to serve our valued clients down south! Darcy has over 12 years as a Business Development professional and recently joined Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel in late 2018. His passion for hospitality grew from his passion for hockey. Darcy played college hockey in Texas and as he traveled he learnt quickly that not all hotels are created equal and how far great customer service goes. He grew up near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta which has always fueled his excitement for sports and discovering the outdoors!
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard”