Dave Roberts is an award-winning professor, author, and former hospitality executive.
Dave joined Cornell’s Nolan School faculty in the Fall of 2020. He teaches Introduction to Lodging Operations as well as Managing Hospitality Distribution. He previously taught graduate courses in Business Strategy and Corporate Finance at Virginia Tech. In February of 2022, he published a book on revenue strategy in the hotel industry.
Dave retired from Marriott in 2019, after 23 years with the company. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President of Revenue Strategy & Solutions, with global responsibility for Revenue Management, Analytics, and Sales Systems.
Prior to Marriott, Dave was a manager in the Finance Department at American Airlines, and a technical consultant on missile defense for the US Department of Defense. He has a B.S. and an M.S. in Operations Research from Cornell, and an MBA with majors in Finance and Economics from Northwestern’s Kellogg School. He holds a U.S. patent on a software product and has published several academic papers on such topics as forecasting, options pricing, and customer choice modeling. Dave was on IBM’s Business Analytics Advisory Board for 6 years, and on Cornell’s Center for Hospitality Research Advisory Board for 5 years.
In his spare time, he enjoys martial arts and astronomy.