RYAN MCCARTHY A.K.A. “Deuce”
Ryan’s East Coast family believed in hard work and being grateful for what you have, remembering your roots and giving back whenever possible. These ideals, bred from an early age, are immediately apparent when you meet Ryan. But layered under Ryan’s quiet, humble, hard-working exterior, you’ll find a deep passion for helping people – guests and associates alike, a love of numbers and a bit of a risk taker. Calculated risks, like horse racing and Daily Fantasy Sports are hobbies Ryan enjoys, so much so that Ryan even owns his own race horse named Tony Blackjack.
Joining Evolution Hospitality in 2013 was another calculated risk for Ryan. The ability to be yourself, the same person at home and at work, the collaborative nature of the company, its focus on growth and desire to always stay best in class were things that attracted Ryan to Evo. Now, as he leads a portfolio of hotels, Ryan is able to actively share in the company’s goals by channeling its brand and Guiding Principles to the property level teams, ensuring everyone rows in the same direction. Blending his love with analyzing numbers and his passion for helping people makes the hospitality industry a perfect fit for Ryan.
Ryan met his wife Amanda during his first role as an AGM at The Ohio University Inn while Amanda was attending school there in 2007. Following this was a seven-year adventure together experiencing life in Lexington, Kentucky; Tysons Corner, Virginia; and San Diego, California before marrying in 2014 in Temecula, California. Ryan and Amanda welcomed their firstborn child Lillian Noelle, in December of 2017. Three cats, Beckett, Jezzi, and Sophie, round out the family. Ryan and Amanda are food and wine lovers, who regularly visit Napa, Sonoma, and Temecula regions as their favorite weekend getaways.
“You can’t hit a homerun unless you swing the bat” is a phrase Ryan uses to illustrate why his favorite Guiding Principle is “Test it... don’t be afraid to fail.” Ryan believes you should take chances and then evaluate the outcome of the experience as one of the best ways to learn and grow.
- Evolution Hospitality, 2013 - Present
- VP, Operations
- Regional Director, Operations, 2017 - 2018
- Campus General Manager, Redondo Beach, 2013 - 2017
- General Manager, Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown, 2013
- General Manager, Embassy Suites Tysons Corner, 2009 - 2013
- Assistant General Manager, Embassy Suites Lexington, 2008 - 2009