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Patrick Goddard

Chief Operating Officer

Patrick is responsible for all Brightline operations, which includes station operations, transportation, safety and security and mechanical operations.


Prior to joining Brightline, Goddard was the Chief Operating Officer for Trust Hospitality, in charge of all aspects of the business for a portfolio of more than 35 properties around the world and has extensive experience with opening new hotels, many of which have been entrepreneurial and start-up ventures successfully launched in South Florida.


Prior to that, he was the President and Managing Director of Ocean Blue Hospitality, a consultancy firm that specialized in hotel openings and sales, marketing and revenue management for independent hotels. While there, he successfully repositioned the Clevelander Hotel and also worked on the Grand Beach Hotel, Savoy Hotel and the Raleigh, among others.


Goddard also held management positions with Rosewood Hotels and Loews Hotels, as well as Hilton Hotels, Jurys Hotels and other independent hotels and restaurants in Europe.