President/Chief Executive Officer
With a deep passion for hospitality and rich family history in the hotel industry, Graydon Pearson has nurtured and grown a multi-generational family business into the high-performance hospitality management company that is In-Group Hospitality: A PEG Company is today. As the President of IGH, Graydon’s mission is to cultivate a best-in-class hospitality management company by delivering on its foundations core values of inspiration, respect, and diligence. These are demonstrated in his service of team members, guests, and vendors – always with an eye to investor returns and satisfaction.
Graydon spent his entire upbringing and youth honing his guest service skills in a variety of service positions at properties across the Intermountain West. Originally known as Pearson Enterprises, the family business Graydon’s father and grandfather built eventually reached an important crossroads when an opportunity emerged to partner with local developers in a joint-venture agreement, and that is how In-Group Hospitality: A PEG Company was born. Today, IGH and its hundreds of employees deliver tremendous value to guests while bringing top-notch management solutions to hotel owners like PEG Companies.
Graydon’s 20-plus years handling acquisition, new construction, renovation, and operations with major hotel brands including Hilton Hotels Group, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels, and Intercontinental Hotels Group has uniquely positioned IGH to execute the highest level of service with a versatile network of partners. Despite attracting national recognition and winning major awards including CCIM 2018 Property Manager of the Year, Graydon finds his greatest fulfillment in inspiring valued team members at IGH’s 25-plus properties with opportunities to grow and progress professionally. “At its core, hospitality is about taking care of people,” Graydon says. “That has to start internally with our own company, and being able to influence and help others grow their careers is the real reward for me,” he says.
Graydon received his BS in Exercise Science from The University of Utah. He also serves on many volunteer and non-profit boards including Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, PDG Foundation, Utah Valley Tax Advisory Board, and more.