Executive Leadership

Karan Goyal

is the co-founder and CEO of Hudson Group, leading investment analysis, deal execution, and portfolio company management. Prior to co-founding Hudson Group, Karan Goyal specialized in Shareholder Activism Defense in King & Spalding’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice in New York. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Mr. Goyal was an Investment Banking analyst at Guggenheim Securities, where he focused on M&A and Capital Markets transactions in the healthcare space. Mr. Goyal graduated from the NYU Stern School of Business and during this time he had his first foray into the hospitality industry working as a promoter for multiple NYC nightlife venues. 

Jeremy Mandel

is the co-founder and COO of Hudson Group, leading deal sourcing, daily operations, and portfolio company management. Prior to co-founding HCGV, Jeremy Mandel has been in Acquisitions and Development at DAB Investments in New York. Prior, Mr. Mandel was a founding principal of Cooper Square Acquisitions, an investment firm focused on distressed and low-income housing in southern New Jersey. Jeremy has been involved in all aspects of real estate from project management to lease negotiations to acquisitions and asset management. Mr. Mandel graduated from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Michael Stein

joined Hudson Group in 2021 as Partner and Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for leading the firm’s deal structuring, strategic and execution initiatives. Michael brings an extensive hospitality investment background to Hudson Group, having spent the prior eight years at Hospitality Investors Trust (HIT), the select-service hotel investment platform of Brookfield, as Vice President of Investments & Finance. He was employee #2 of HIT at inception in 2013 and was instrumental in growing the platform to over 140 hotels representing approximately $2.5 Billion in enterprise value. Michael is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also competed as a middle-distance runner on the Penn Track & Field Team.

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