Jim Treadway was raised in New England, attended Dartmouth College, served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Cornell University, and is a lifelong hotelier. He worked with Westin Hotels and Resorts for 23 years, the last five of which as President of Westin North America. In 1996 he founded his own hotel management company – MTM Luxury Lodging, with several partners. He grew that company to 10 managed hotels and 10 asset-managed hotels, including the now famous Bardessono Hotel & Spa in Yountville, Napa Valley. Bardessono opened in 2009 in the height of the recession. Jim moved to Napa in 2010 to jumpstart its early performance and has been here ever since. He sold his company to Benchmark Hospitality out of Houston in 2011, but remained an investor and the general manager of Bardessono, until it sold in 2015 for a record amount of money on a per room basis.
Jim has served on boards of privately-owned, for-profit companies, as well as a number of industry associations, both state and national, and several non-profits. He has guest-lectured at Cornell, Florida State, Florida International, San Diego State, University of Washington School of Business, and Washington State. He currently sits on the Tug McGraw Foundation and Napa County Historical Society Boards.
Currently, Jim, with three partners, is developing a hotel in Walla Walla, Washington – the heart of that State’s wine region. He also has a consulting company and works with both hotels and hospitals. His passions are history, sports, the Island of Kauai, and family – four children and five grandchildren.