Tatyana Li

CEO and Founder

Korean born and raised in Uzbekistan, by the most wonderful and loving parents. Her parents were gifted gastroenterology surgeons. Right after graduating from the University of World Languages with BA degree in English and French translation, Tatyana had a wonderful opportunity working for EU projects as English-Russian interpreter. She earned MBA in Marketing from Keller Graduate School of Management in NYC.

Tatyana is very fortunate to have had amazing opportunities and held the positions as Director of Sales and Marketing at Aloft Brickell, Hilton Bentley, and Atton Brickell Miami. Amazing seventeen years in the hospitality industry and her brilliant and highly reputable mentors’ support enriched Tatyana’s experience immensely.

Daniel F. Benavides

Legal Counsel

Daniel advises hotel, condo-hotel, restaurant and nightclub operators, assisting with purchase contracts, leases, due diligence, rental management agreements, permitting, licensing, trademark registrations, and other compliance matters. Daniel also assists hospitality establishments with their day to day, operational legal matters, advising on a wide array of issues such as vendor contracts, sales & marketing agreements, guest relations issues, employment matters, ADA compliance, alcohol & beverage matters, data privacy, and litigation.

In addition to his law practice, Daniel is also an adjunct professor of hospitality law at the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Broward College, and currently serves as President of the South Florida Chapter of HFTP (Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals).

Prior to joining Sandman Savrann, Daniel was a partner in the hospitality practice group at Shutts & Bowen LLP in Miami and, prior to that, a bankruptcy litigation attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton in Miami and a real estate attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York.

Daniel is a graduate of Harvard Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. He is fluent in Spanish and Italian.

Education:

  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
    • Founder and President, Harvard Real Estate Consortium
    • Vice President, Student Government
    • President, Harvard Law School Real Estate Association
  • University of Florida, B.A. and B.S.

Manuel Reyes

Director of Business Development

Manuel attended Universidad Del Este, where he achieved a B.S. degree in International Tourism and Hospitality Administration with a concentration in Hotel Management. While still attending school, he worked at Caribe Hilton in San Juan. Upon graduating from college, he was recruited by Hilton to join the prestigious HHMDP (Hilton Hotels Management Development Program).

After years of working at many hotels in South Florida, Manuel has acquired vast knowledge and industry traits that have made him an expert in the field. He decided to join the LSW team in order to fulfill his dream of becoming an expert hotelier. Dedicated to sustainability and committed to bringing hospitality to the next level; Manuel has accepted the position of Brand Business Development and is looking forward to bringing new things to the table.

Vsevolod Avrutskiy

Director of Brand Technology and Neural Networks Development

Vsevolod Avrutskiy was born in ancient Russian city Vladimir in 1989. He graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2012 with Master degree in applied mathematics and physics. His diploma work was “Neural networks for aircraft optimization”. During 2009-2011 Vsevolod was engaged in scientific work at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. The job experience started in Moscow Tinkoff Bank, where Vsevolod developed customer’s habits verification system for credit card security alerts. At the same time, he enrolled in the Ph..D.. program in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. The subject of the research concerns neural networks for partial differential equations. In December two seminars were held at MIT and Mitsubishi Corporation in Boston, where Vsevolod reported some results of his work. His focus is aimed at improving hotel technologies and taking it to the next level. Vsevolod is strongly committed to organic food.