Meet the Orchestrate Hospitality Team
At Orchestrate Hospitality, we believe that hospitality is about serving people, and to accomplish this we need dedicated team members.
Paul Rottenberg has established a strong track record in the development and management of hospitality and real estate projects for nearly thirty years. In 2006, the Des Moines Register named him one of Des Moines’ most influential business leaders.
Mr. Rottenberg is recognized for his participation in the development of successful projects such as the renovation of the historic, downtown landmark, the Temple for Performing Arts and its transformation into a mixed-use urban destination. His concept for Centro restaurant produced a new buzz in downtown dining and created a catalyst in the gentrification of the Western Gateway Corridor. Over the last twenty years he has been the cornerstone of the management and development of the historic 240 room Hotel Fort Des Moines and its affiliated restaurant properties which include Raccoon River Brewing Company, and the Clemens Office building. In 2001, Paul started Orchestrate Hospitality, a hospitality management and development company. Since starting Orchestrate, Rottenberg has developed and is a partner in Centro Restaurant; Django Restaurant; Zombie Burger + Drink Lab; Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale; Gateway Market and Cafe; and Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Altoona. He has served on various boards and leadership committees and is currently on the Executive board of the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Jeremy Reichart is Vice President of Operations for Orchestrate and directs all aspects of the food and beverage operations for Orchestrate as well as overseeing the general managers of the various Orchestrate client partners. In addition to directing the day to day operations of our existing restaurants and hotels, Reichart plays a pivotal role in business development, concept development and directing our consulting services. His background includes serving as Director of Operations for Principiant Hotel Company, where he brought great operational and profit loss analysis to both the rooms and the food/ beverage operations. Mr. Reichart has additional experience in the food service industry, having worked in restaurant management in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Edinboro State, University of Pennsylvania.
Jeanine Buckingham serves as human resources manager for the various client properties of Orchestrate. In addition to her HR experience, Ms. Buckingham has a multitude of experience in the field of hospitality as a restaurant manager and banquet manager launching new restaurant and hotel properties such as Centro and Hilton Garden Inn. She is actively involved with: employee and manager training; recruiting and job fairs; consulting with property managers and facilitating workshops.
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Kori Teeter brings years of hospitality experience to the role of Director of Hotel Operations. She served as an Assistant General Manager for Raccoon River Brewing Company and Front Desk Manager of the Hotel Fort Des Moines before being named General Manager of the Des Moines/Urbandale Hilton Garden Inn. After three and a half years at the helm of the nationally top-ranked property, Kori was named Director of Operations for Orchestrate Hospitality. In her current role, she oversees the company’s management teams and as Orchestrate's 600+ Employess. She also assists in the strategic planning for future projects.
Adam Bartelt comes from a design and communications background and manages the daily marketing efforts for Orchestrate's client companies. Prior to joining Orchestrate, Bartelt served in the public sector, working in disaster recovery communications for the state of Iowa as well as for Iowa State University where he led development of the identity and marketing plan for a multi-state USDA-funded research grant. While attending Central College (Pella, IA), he interned with a graphic design firm in London, UK. Bartelt is involved in the local arts community; he has traveled the country as a touring musician and is currently involved in communications and design work for StageWest Theater Company.
Orchestrate Hospitality also utilizes a team of support office staff as well as consultants for public relations, graphic design, web design and other specialized services.