leadership team

Anand Patel

Founder & CEO

Anand founded Eclipse Hospitality in 2000 after visiting and procuring casegoods and seating for his own hotels. Having developed entrepreneurial skills early on amongst a family of passionate hoteliers, Anand is also the owner of Landmark Hospitality LLC., which owns and operates hotel properties throughout the state of Arizona through franchise agreements with Hilton Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Choice Hotels, and Wyndham Hotels Group. It is through Anand’s focused vision, superior management team, committed values, and innovative leadership that Eclipse Hospitality continues to reach superior levels of performance, while maintaining its entrepreneurial and service-oriented culture. Anand is a proud father of two beautiful daughters and an avid Arizona Cardinals fan.

Jigna Chopda Chowdhury

Director, Marketing and Operations

Jigna spearheads all aspects Eclipse Hospitality’s strategic brand development and marketing. This includes driving all brand/creative, web presence, email and CRM, marketing collatoral, and event planning. Jigna's marketing expertise ranges from developing innovative marketing campaigns, customer experiences, and revenue growth, including having led large-scale successful marketing initiatives for global brands such as American Express and Hilton Hotels and Resorts. Her expertise and leadership skills contribute to Eclipse's vision and continued growth and standing in the industry. Jigna currently resides in Southern California with her husband and two children, and takes full advantage of the outdoors year-round.

William "Bill" Fee

Director, Quality Assurance 

Bill has been leading sales, operations, and quality assurance efforts for Eclipse Hospitality since 2005. He provides technical leadership, guidance, and support to manufacturing plants in the areas of Quality Assurance and Brand Compliance to ensure customer requirements as well as alignment with overall strategic objectives of the Company, driving a culture of Quality and Improvement. Bill has worked in the hospitality industry for over 40 years. He has spent years cultivating relationships with various brands including Mariott, Hilton, and Best Western.

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Chuck Fries

Director, Business Strategy & Operations

Chuck is an accomplished Global Executive Supply Chain leader that brings to Eclipse Hospitality 30 years of manufacturing, distribution and service leadership across diverse industries.  He has worked with and for elite manufactures such as IBM, Motorola, HP, Michelin Tire, Fujitsu, Intel, and new venture start-ups to establish efficient distribution networks and fabrication of new products in facilities across the world. Chuck works with Eclipse Hospitality to find and ensure top quality suppliers that will enable the business to grow efficiently while ensuring that customers are satisfied with their supply chain experience.

Anthony "Tony" Pena

Director, Supply Chain & Logistics

Since 2000, Anthony has been working directly with factory owners and production managers to get the best quality product contracted at the best price. Anthony has 20 years of experience with Global Sourcing, Procurement, Production Management, and Import/Export Logistics. Anthony's deep expertise in global logistics provides leadership, vision, direction, and guidance to ensure that critical business goals – cost reduction, schedule performance, quality and compliance are met or exceeded.

Andy Schaidler

Senior Sales Consultant

Andy works around the country from his offices in Palm Springs, CA and Milwaukee, WI as a National Business Development Manager/Sales Manager and Territory Sales Manager providing business development and sales of select furnishings to the contract-hospitality industry. He brings over 15 years of experience and relationships in the architectural & interior design industry, purchasing firms, hospitality management groups, hospitality brands, individual owners & managers, and independent sales reps across the North American continent and Caribbean. Andy has served on the NEWH International Sustainable Hospitality Committee for 2 years assisting with committee marketing and GreenVoice Conversations and their Sustainable Directory; he served on the NEWH Intl Board for 8 years as Director of Tradeshows, Leadership Conference, Public Relations, and Membership Expansion

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Rizwan "Riz" Fidai

Director, Sales Strategy

Riz is a well-known and respected sales leader who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Eclipse Hospitality in regards to building and scaling revenue teams and strategies.  Over the past several years, he has worked and consulted for various companies in a VP of Sales type capacity and showcased excellence time and time again. Riz's dedication to process oriented sales methods, focused work ethic, and genuine care for customer success is a tremendous asset to our team!  He currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, where you will likely find him on the golf course during his free time. Riz is also a huge sports fan supporting his beloved LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, University of Arizona Wildcats, and Arizona Cardinals.

Samit Bhalala

Director, Revenue Operations

Samit was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, into a family of hotel owners, entrepreneurs, and engineers. Samit maintains a J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Denver and is an active member of the Arizona State Bar. Samit currently practices law in southern Arizona, assisting Arizona businesses in areas of corporate formation and governance, contracts and real estate law. By joining Eclipse Hospitality, Samit has found an ideal role where he can utilize his legal and business background to drive the company’s overall sales and corporate growth strategies in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. In his free time, Samit can be found playing on one of Tucson’s many basketball courts or cheering on his beloved Arizona Wildcats basketball team.

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