Ryan E. Slater
As the Co-founder & Managing Partner of Plains Management Group, Ryan Slater directly leads the operations of each aspect of the company. Ryan has over 20 years of hotel management and development experience.
A second generation hotelier, and not a stranger to any aspect of the hotel business, Slater started his career in lodging at an early age. He got his first start in hotels with Marriott International working his way up from Room Service, & Front Desk, to Sales Management & Executive Leadership positions.
Prior to forming Plains, Slater worked at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco a Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond hotel & restaurant. Following his career with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company®, he worked for Southern Hospitality, Inc. as Regional Director of Sales overseeing the company’s portfolio of Doubletree by Hilton™ hotel brands. During his time with Southern, he also acted as General Manager for the company’s Independent hotel concept.
Beyond his role in overseeing the day to day operations of Plains, Slater's work also includes investment strategy & new hotel development. Ryan graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree (B.B.A) in Business Administration. He lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with his wife Sormeh and two daughters Lillian, & Nina.
Co-founder + Managing Partner