Steve Farzam

Steve Farzam | Chief Operating Officer

Steve Farzam | Chief Operating Officer

20Steve Farzam grew up in Los Angeles, California, Steve took great pride in assisting his parents & siblings with hotel operations and participated in the decision making of the family owned businesses. At a young age, Steve developed an avid passion for the hospitality industry and a strong resolve to give back to his community. Steve is very active in within his community, and possesses a passion for helping people. Another of Steve’s passions is helping to sustain our environment with eco-friendly initiatives. Under Steve's leadership as COO, Shore Hotel has won many awards and accolades for its environmental responsibility and green stewardship.

Steve graduated from the California State University Northridge with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He continued his education by attaining a paramedic certification at Southwestern College which ultimately led him to a career as a helicopter flight paramedic. Steve demonstrates his dedication and passion to the community and its people in many ways. Steve provided his professional services and volunteered with the spcaLA as an EMT with the Disaster Animal Response Team, which consists of personnel that are trained to rescue animals in major disasters. Steve not only donated his time, but traveled to Louisiana to help with the efforts during the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Steve continued to support spcaLA in their mission to prevent cruelty to animals by generously donating an eco-friendly vehicle that was well received by their organization. In 2009 Steve was awarded the Medal of Valor from the Burn Institute by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for risking his life in order to save the life of an individual trapped inside a burning car. Lastly, Steve actively invests in the education of his 165 employees at the only newly constructed LEED Gold Certified Shore Hotel, Santa Monica.

With many years of leadership in the hospitality and public service industry, Steve leads by being hands on as a teacher in leading training initiatives. He brings an impeccable commitment and dedication to his work at Shore Hotel. When not working, Steve enjoys travelling, spending time with his family, and his passion for animals extends to the time he spends with his dogs.

Read more in Steve's recent interview with IdeaMensch here

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