Dan Fenton (San Jose)
- San Jose US-CA
The former CEO of Team San Jose Management Company, Daniel Fenton is an experienced hospitality management professional with extensive experience in the operation of hotels, restaurants, theaters, large meeting spaces, and other facilities. Dan Fenton has a strong managerial background that includes marketing, sales, business growth, and negotiation of labor and entertainment contracts. He is currently a Partner with Strategic Advisory Group. As CEO of Team San Jose, Daniel Fenton managed an operation that included the San Jose Convention Center and four theaters, among other endeavors. Dan Fenton is a skilled negotiator and successfully arranged terms with labor groups and developed contracts to bring concerts, Broadway musicals, and other entertainment into San Jose. Under his leadership, Team San Jose developed a model of “one team” service that brought groups from arts, hotels, and labor together for planning meetings and events. His skills in this area won him a place among Meeting News' "Top 25 Meeting Minds.” As head of Team San Jose, Dan Fenton increased the number of events and meetings by 50 percent and increased overall revenue by 30 percent. Prior to joining Team San Jose, Daniel Fenton served as Vice President of Operations with Radisson Plaza Hotel - Horton Fenton Associates, for which he oversaw hotel, restaurant, consulting, and investment operations with annual revenues of $20 million. Dan Fenton handled the operations of the firm's Radisson Hotel and instituted numerous operational improvements, which resulted in an increase in profitability of 150 percent over previous years and increased market share. His changes resulted in a hotel experience that left 98 percent of guests saying they would return. Before undertaking his role with Horton Fenton, Daniel Fenton owned two restaurant and beverage operations as President of DNF Group Inc. He ran the company for three successful years before selling the operation. Mr. Fenton is an alumnus of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, where he graduated in the top 5 percent of his class.