Born and raised in Columbus Ohio, an alumni of Miami University of Ohio (1999), Ted began his career in hospitality began with Westin Hotels and Resorts in Hilton Head Island, SC in Finance. He quickly transitioned into Information Technology supporting the Westin Hilton Head and Westin Savannah. His next opportunity brought him to Charlotte, NC, where he led IT operations for the Westin Charlotte opening team, and remained on as Director of IT until 2006. During this time Ted completed the Wake Forest MBA program from 2004-2006, and more importantly he met and married his wife, Julie Robertson Mueller. Ted then accepted an Area Director of IT role with Starwood – supporting all Starwood brands in South Florida and the Caribbean. In 2008, Ted joined Starwood’s New Builds and Transitions team and assisted in opening over 50 owned and managed hotels in the US, Caribbean and Canada. Most recently, Ted was a Portfolio Lead with Accenture supporting data management operations for a major financial client in Charlotte – leading a team of over 150 resources spread throughout the globe.
Currently Ted is the Corporate Director of IT for Bissell Companies and is responsible for IT strategy and execution for all Bissell entities, as well as management of the shared IT services group. Ted resides in South Charlotte with his wife Julie and his sons Henry and William (“Bo”).