Kenny Vaidya brings over 20 years of professional experience to the role of Corporate Controller for Prominence Hospitality Group. Vaidya began his career as a Chartered Accountant in India after receiving his Bachelor’s in Commerce, followed by a Bachelor of Law degree and a Chartered Accountant (CPA) Degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Vaidya arrived in the United States in 2002 and worked at Kumar & Co, overseeing taxation and external auditing. Shortly thereafter, his first role as a Corporate Controller for A Dollar Corporation broadened his skillset as he supervised 86 locations and oversaw a team of ten+ accounting and financial associates.
Vaidya transitioned his deep financial knowledge into the hospitality industry in 2006, taking an opportunity as the Corporate Controller for a dual-branded Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express where he oversaw all aspects of accounting, including bookkeeping, bank reconciliation, finalization of monthly financials and reporting packets and year-end tax returns. Prior to joining the Prominence team in 2017, Vaidya served as a hotel Director of Operations for three years, gaining operational experience to add to his vast financial prowess.
As Prominence’s Corporate Controller, Vaidya has direct oversight of all accounting and finance for the portfolio across multiple hotel brands. Vaidya and his team manage month-end financials reporting, cash management, financial forecasting, budget and capital reviews. Vaidya is integral to Prominence Hospitality Group’s strategic leadership team, playing a critical role in the national acquisition and development strategy.