Zack Neumeyer

Perhaps no one is more driven by Sage’s purpose of Enriching Lives, One Experience at a Time than Zack. As an entrepreneur, hotelier, and philanthropist, he co-founded Sage in 1984 alongside Walter Isenberg and hasn’t strayed from the vision of creating a purpose-led company: one that makes a difference for those involved and has a positive impact on the world. Zack is a firm believer that Sage must deliver excellence, enjoy the work, and value the people with whom we do it.

Zack hasn’t had many jobs at Sage in over 40 years—serving first as President and now as Chairman of the Board. At its best, the Board focuses on strategy and seeks to help lead Sage in serving all four of its constituencies: investors, guests, associates, and communities. The goal is to harness the power of a cycle of doing good and doing well.

Zack is active in business and as a social entrepreneur. He has been an investor and board member of private companies in the communications, manufacturing, senior housing, banking, retail, venture, and service industries. Currently, he serves on the board of an EdTech company and a social engineering consulting firm.

Over the last 20 years, Zack has had a second career in education, working to improve education systems as a bridge between business, philanthropy, and nonprofits. This work stems from his own experiences and Sage’s belief that there is no more powerful way to help a person achieve than to give them the opportunity to advance their own education.

As an avid supporter of arts and education, and a lifelong learner, Zack dedicates his time to many organizations that support educational resources and children’s welfare locally and across the nation. He has taught or lectured at Cornell University, the University of Colorado, Harvard University, and the University of Denver.


Sage Hospitality Group


Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

Joined Sage


Boards and Volunteer Work

Teach for America Colorado, Chair

Colorado Succeeds, Chair

America Succeeds, Chair

Colorado Restaurant Response, Chair

Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

University of Denver, Trustee (past)

Colorado Children’s Campaign (past)

Mile High Montessori (past)

Awards and Recognition

Pahara/ Aspen Institute Fellow

Colorado Children’s Campaign: one of the 20 most influential Coloradans for children’s welfare


Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration