Category Archives: Executives Biographies

Wyndham Worldwide – Steven A Rudnitsky

Board: Senior Management
Job Title: President and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Hotel Group
Since: 2006

Mr. Rudnitsky has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Hotel Group since 2006. From 2002 to 2006, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Cendant’s Hotel Group. Prior to joining Cendant in 2002, he was President of Kraft Foodservice and Executive Vice President of Kraft Foods. He was appointed to these positions with Kraft in 2000 upon Kraft’s acquisition of Nabisco Foods Company, where he served as President from 1999 to 2000. From 1996 to 1999, he was Vice President and General Manager of food service, for Pillsbury Bakeries & Foodservice. From 1984 to 1996, he held positions of increasing responsibility at PepsiCo.

Wyndham Worldwide – Scott G McLester

Board: Senior Management
Job Title: Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Since: 2006

Mr. McLester has been the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the company since 2006. He was Senior Vice President, Legal for Cendant from 2004 to 2006. Mr. McLester was Group Vice President, Legal for Cendant from 2002 to 2004, Vice President, Legal for Cendant from 2001 to 2002 and Senior Counsel for Cendant from 2000 to 2001. Prior to joining Cendant, Mr. McLester was a Vice President in the Law Department of Merrill Lynch in New York and a partner with the law firm of Carpenter, Bennett and Morrissey in Newark, New Jersey.

Wyndham Worldwide – Nicola Rossi

Board: Senior Management
Job Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Since: 2006

Mr. Rossi has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the company since 2006. From 2004 until 2006, he was Vice President and Controller of Cendant’s Hotel Group. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Vice President of Corporate Finance for Cendant. From 2000 to 2002, he was Corporate Controller of Jacuzzi Brands, a bath and plumbing products company, and was Assistant Corporate Controller from 1999 to 2000. From 1995 to 1999, he was a Director of Corporate Accounting of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. Prior to these, he held various positions, from Staff Accountant to Manager, with Deloitte& Touche from 1988 to 1995.

Wyndham Worldwide – Mary R Falvey

Board: Senior Management
Job Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Since: 2006

Ms. Falvey has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the company since 2006. From 2005 to 2006, she was Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources for Cendant’s Vacation Network Group. From 2000 to 2005, she served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for RCI. From 1998 to 2000, she was Vice President of Human Resources for Cendant’s Hotel Division and Corporate Contact Center group. Prior to joining Cendant, she held various leadership positions in the human resources division of Nabisco Foods company.

Wyndham Worldwide – Virginia M Wilson

Board: Senior Management
Job Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Since: 2006

Ms.Wilson has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company since 2006. She was Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Cendant from 2003 to 2006. From 1999 to 2003, she served as Senior Vice President and Controller for MetLife, a provider of insurance and other financial services. From 1996 to 1999, she served as Senior Vice President and Controller for Transamerica Life Companies, an insurance and financial services company. Prior to Transamerica, she was an Audit Partner of Deloitte& Touche.