JOHN MURPHY a.k.a. "Murph"
Murph's a builder. Highly analytical, yet passionately creative, Murph enjoys proactively challenging age-old conventional thinking to improve processes and systems through innovative strategies. Murph also builds incredible human capital with a leadership style that is 50% inspiration and 50% accountability, and a belief that it's equally important to develop the person as a whole, not just as an employee.
Balance is important in every aspect of Murph's life. He balances his obsession with enjoying great food and unique wine with his wife Heidi, with enthusiasm for working out. And results-driven and determined at work, he is equally involved in the lives of his three amazing kids and now triplet grandchildren.
Murph's other passion is leading Evolution Hospitality's talented team, all vulnerable to each other's talents, without ego, without politics. Sarcastic and lighthearted, Murph is also the alpha dog when it comes to office teasing and pranks. "We only tease you if we love you" is Evolution's unwritten mantra, which further proves how much fun the team has doing what they do.
Murph's favorite Guiding Principle is "Focus on what's important, not urgent" because he believes it's essential to only concentrate on what's truly meaningful at work and in every other area of our lives. Or as Murph would say it: "Sometimes you have to drop the fire hose long enough to find and kill the arsonist."
- Evolution Hospitality, 2011 - Present
- Tarsadia Hotels, 1999 - 2010
- Starwood Hotels & Resorts, 1998 - 1999
- Richfield Hospitality Services, 1983 - 1998