Steve Pinetti is SVP of Inspiration and Creativity for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.  He is charged with inspiring Kimpton’s unique culture and expanding its brand attributes through the development and management of brand wide programs and standards, identifying and solidifying key partnerships and overseeing the company’s ecommerce strategies and activities, while also leading the strategies around Kimpton’s loyalty program, Kimpton InTouch.  Prior to joining Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in 1982, Pinetti began his hospitality career with Hilton and Hyatt where he held a number of positions in hotel sales and marketing.  He was recognized as a “Top Producer” for both organizations.  Kimpton helped develop corporate incentive travel programs as well as breakthrough industry software that provided the foundation for PMS systems today.  Throughout his career, Pinetti has been responsible for the strategic planning and opening of more than 50 hotels and 50 restaurants throughout the country and has worked as an independent consultant in hotel management and marketing.  Pinetti has taught various classes in sales, marketing, operations and management in the hospitality programs at schools throughout San Francisco.