Senior Leadership

Leslie O’Brien

Leslie O’Brien

Leslie O’Brien is Vice President, General Manager of Oakwood Corporate Housing’s (OCH) U.S. Operations for Oakwood Worldwide. She has operational oversight of Oakwood Worldwide’s major U.S. markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northwest. In her role, she develops operational strategy and is responsible for its’ execution, driving financial performance, customer experience and compliance.

O’Brien is also responsible for the organization’s overall customer experience initiative and mission to continuously improve the guest and client experience. Under her leadership, Oakwood Worldwide is recognized as a service leader in the industry and the only provider to use the rigorous Top Block scoring methodology.

She first joined Oakwood Worldwide more than 21 years ago and during her tenure O’Brien has held many roles in the organization starting as a district manager in the startup phase of third party housing for the company. She quickly moved to a regional role covering various U.S. markets before becoming vice president/assistant general manager. In that role, Leslie took on operational responsibility for half of the U.S. markets and successfully opened the first OCH office outside of the U.S. in London. She has also has overseen the company’s national account coordinators program as well as being lead project manager on several key company initiatives.

Prior to joining Oakwood Worldwide, O’Brien held an executive leadership position for 12 years with Great West where she successfully built a corporate housing program that Oakwood Worldwide would later purchase.

O’Brien loves spending time with her niece and nephews, enjoys traveling and finds great joy in rescuing and re-homing cats in need and has four of her own she has adopted along the way.

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