<![CDATA[Gecko Hospitality: talent_showcase]]> https://TALENT.GECKOHOSPITALITY.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[General Manager - Boutique and Upscale Hotels]]> Dedicated Hotel General Manager with more than 20 years experience, 8 years executive level providing to hotel teams guidelines and leadership to achieve the company s financial results and guest satisfaction scores. Has European experience at French properties and American experience (brand hotels an independent hotels) Multi-property management (850+ rooms), Opening experience, Hotel renovations. Over the past 6 years, this GM has achieved profitability for hotel owners of exceeding 45 million in revenue. This GM devised and implemented operational procedures to increase F&B and other revenues of 2M. Achievement of the annual budget in revenues and hotel cost to 45% profitability year over year and maintained year over year a staff turnover of 30%.

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-92A1060B-AA13-3078-8BAA-450D87627761.jpg
<![CDATA[Full Service Hotel General Manager]]> High performing, results driven Full-Service General Manager who produced an increase in occupancy of 12% and room revenue up $1.2 million this year. 20 years of major flagged property General Manager experience.

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<![CDATA[Chef Manager/QSR Manager/ Multiple- Unit Manager]]> My skill set spans a multitude of areas to comprehensively assist professional kitchens, from preparing ingredients and monitoring inventory levels to training and developing staff and working collaboratively with chefs. With more than 25 years of experience in fast-paced restaurant kitchens, my complementary strengths in team leadership, communication, and quality control are sure to make me a positive asset to your establishment.

Consider the following highlights of my experience: Promoted into Lead Allergen Chef position with Georgetown University campus following consecutive roles as a Server a Line Cook, respectively; managing day-to-day kitchen operations including staff scheduling, menu alterations/specials, inventory management, and c Training, coaching, developing, and supervising up to 28 diverse kitchen employees at a time; coaching and promoting three servers into kitchen assistant and line cook roles. Ensuring top-notch hygiene and food safety standards to maintain a clean, sanitary, and compliant restaurant kitchen. Working alongside restaurant owners to define goals, determine budgets, develop new marketing strategies, and reduce labor and food expenses. Driving outstanding customer service and satisfaction, addressing and resolving customer issues and concerns quickly and thoroughly as necessary. Maintaining a friendly rapport with chefs, servers, and peers across all work areas. Pursuing an Associate s I m Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts from Lincoln Tech Culinary Arts School.

I have increased sales by 5%.
I have reduced food costs by 3%.

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Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:00:00 EST 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-C2F08E2A-129A-34E0-B74D-0901457F4694.jpg
<![CDATA[Sales Manager]]> An exception, seasoned sales manager driven to find new business and grown existing accounts. Currently holding several hospitality certifications including AHLEI's Certified Hospitality Sales Profession, Florida Atlantic University's Hospitality & Tourism Management, and Cvent's Supplier Certification. Prior to working in sales, I progressed my way up from being a van driver and then a night auditor, eventually a front desk supervisor and then hotel night manager.
Embassy Suites Manager of the Year 2014
Captured, secured and retained the LPGA players' and The Golf Channel staff business for 4 consecutive years.
Recipient of Travel Portland's (CVB) grant and part of Oregon's delegation for 2020's Go West Summit. NOTE: Go West postponed.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-5892394B-54A4-30D9-A83C-60A2CD337253.jpg
<![CDATA[Executve chef]]> Eduardo Rodrigues is an Executive Chef with an extensive background leading upscale resorts, Iconic Hotels, and private clubs in South Florida, Eduardo master eclectic cuisines among those are Portuguese cuisine, Italian cuisine, French cuisine, Spanish cuisine, American Southern cuisine, Caribbean cuisine, and Latin American cuisine. Chef Rodrigues presents more than 18 years of experience, most recently at the Islamorada Resort Collection in the Keys, where he led Islamorada famous Tiki Bar, Ciao Hound Italian Bistro, The Raw Bar restaurant & the catering department within the resort, he also managed places like The historic National Hotel on South Beach, the iconic Miccosukee Resort & Casino and upscale private clubs like Fisher Island Club, The Grand Bay club and Williams Island Club with these being said Chef Eduardo brings to the table the flavors and cultures of south Florida, Eduardo came to Florida in the eighties at an early age and grew up in Miami becoming part of the melting pot and South Florida culinary evolution, he is also a mixture of culture himself, Eduardo is Venezuelan of Portuguese descendant which giving him an European and Latin upbring growing up around two different cultures

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Thu, 12 Aug 2021 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-737FCF52-5C64-37C2-9C33-7ED56E5B23BF.jpg
<![CDATA[Marketing Communications Manager]]> Seasoned communications and marketing professional with 12 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industries.  Proven success in leading national integrated marketing campaigns with a strong work ethic and team player attitude.  At her most recent hotel she increased trip advisor response rate from 30% to 100%, developed influencer strategies and led a digital marketing effort that directly contributed to a record breaking revenue producing quarter.

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Increased to top-line revenue each year with creative packaging utilizing all facets of a family entertainment center's venues.
Ability to return to college to finish my bachelor's degree while maintaining full-time employment.
Awarded with Executive Awards in 2008 and 2009 while also receiving the John Mikusa Award for Excellence in 2008 and 2009 as the top-performing General Manager.

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Wed, 07 Oct 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-D192CAF3-3BD8-3988-A38E-1CE0F97E078F.jpg
<![CDATA[Luxury Dual Property GM]]> 20 plus years of upscale and luxury hotel experience. This General manager cut his teeth in F&B before moving into a Director role and now has 10 years GM experience. Managed properties exceeding 40 million in revenue, won Most Improved Profitability in the company in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and over four years improved REVPAR from 86 to 109 with a competitive set.

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-825B9C01-8088-39DD-A32D-14672A71599B.jpg
<![CDATA[Assistant Manager]]> For the past 10 years I've slowly been gaining experience in every aspect of the restaurant industry, from host and dishwasher to general manager. I've also acquired several skills I believe to be imperative to running a successful restaurant, including, CPR certification, IT Technical skills, and I am currently attempting to learn several languages including Spanish and French.
I worked as the Supervisor of food and beverage in Talkeetna, Alaska with carnival cruise lines at one of their resorts for a seasonal job.
I am currently taking classes for Information Technology, so that I may quickly and easily deal with computer and phone issues at my place of business in order to save a great deal of time and money that would be otherwise spent waiting for someone.
I have been certified in CPR, and to use an AED in the case of an emergency with guests or employees of my place of business.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:00:00 EST 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-0FBCA297-275C-3A64-AC72-A0B32E197FF1.jpg
<![CDATA[Upscale and Lifestyle Hotel Director of Sales]]> This is an accomplished, results-oriented DOS with over 19 years of Hotel Sales experience. She most recently worked as Director of Sales for an upscale lifestyle property with 200+ rooms, 5 F& B Outlets, Rooftop Bar and 14,000 sq. ft of meeting space. She consistently exceeded 100% Group RevPAR Index goal and built the hotels business transient market from scratch. She comes with heavy catering, events and wedding background at her properties.

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-C7541D0D-928E-3D39-8202-89D89D07E6F7.jpg
<![CDATA[General Manager - Full-Service Hotel]]> Sharp, dedicated, and resourceful Full- Service General Manager who grew associate satisfaction scores to Top 15% with the company, had RevPar growth in excess of 7% and an average GOP growth of 10% year over year. He consistently exceeded comp-set in Index growth averaging more than 5% year over year. 

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-2110D11A-6855-35F6-B14C-ACCAE4F377F1.jpg
<![CDATA[General Manager]]> If you are looking for an experienced hotelier with knowledge of sales, marketing, food and beverage, operations and has a focused financial acumen look no further than the enclosed resume. I have opened a 3000-hotel casino and a 400-room hotel, written SOPs for many departments and lead the team to stay focused on the timelines to open on time. I am a vision-driven, customer-focused community connected General Manager with a proven history of innovation and achievement. After reading your requirements for the opening with your company, I am certain of my ability to excel in this capacity. Throughout my career, I have established a reputation as a motivational leader who is driven by challenge, and focused on associate and guest satisfaction, and committed to furthering standards of excellence. My expertise encompasses all aspects of hotel financials, revenue management, food and beverage, sales, from team building and maximizing revenues to harnessing team strengths to improve hotel wide performance.
Opened a to Hotel Casinos
Set new records in group sales bookings surpassing the old record by 3,000 room nights and $1.2 million
Survived the Covid pandemic and kept the hotel open by paying all expenses and payroll during the 2020-2021 years.

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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-47505B18-BE4C-35A7-B82D-BD27C3CDB29E.jpg
<![CDATA[Director of Marketing]]> This rock star Marketing Guru started her career in Restaurant Operations 10+ years' ago and has been gaining professional growth year after year, never staying stagnant. She has overseen digital, print, and social media marketing strategies across the Midwest. With a keen eye for client needs, and the evolving landscape of restaurant and retail marketing, she is able to bring instant recognition to the brand. 

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Tue, 08 Mar 2022 00:00:00 EST 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-24A82251-286F-3022-ACC5-F94D216DAE82.jpg
<![CDATA[Area Director of Sales]]> Highly experienced Taskforce Director of Sales has a proven track record of increasing sales within a short amount of time at any given property. His role as taskforce includes acting as the DOS for 100 – 200 room properties and has up to 4 hotels at any given time. His expertise lies in opening hotels, creating local relationships within 2 – 3 months and establishing successful sales teams.

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Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-022760FB-CBA0-3F43-B71E-7BA7258490E6.jpg
<![CDATA[Director of Finance - Upscale Hotels]]> Star DOF candidate who comes with a BA in accounting. Currently at a 261-room property with a restaurant and outside bar that does an average of 1.5 million and 20 million in revenue with rooms. He handles all accounting, prepares financials, balance sheets and bank account reconciliation. He is part of the executive committee and part of the decision-making process. This DOF is a loyal employee, spending a total of 23 years with the same management group in the D.C./Maryland area as Director of Operations, Controller and even DOS.

               

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-11A4619B-2C97-3F2A-8605-7BAE490E1002.jpg
<![CDATA[Director of Sales - Full Service Hotels]]> This is an accomplished hospitality sales professional with over 20 years industry experience . This DOS grew RevPAR by 34% and total Hotel Revenue by 31% over the first three years at his current property.  Has a strong background in the following markets:  Corporate & Association in Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Northeast, South Central and West. NFL, MLB & NHL, SMERF.  He has extensive experience in preparing annual budget, and business plans and is an expert at revenue management practices. 

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-FD4BEC8A-2668-301E-9FDA-2BB1F00F0A7C.jpg
<![CDATA[Assistant General Manager]]> If you are looking for a hands- on, transformational leader and teammate, I'm positive I have the necessary skills and experience you are looking for, and will make a valuable addition to your company. I have led FOH management, operations and development to success in the restaurant industry for 10 plus years. My experience began at 18 years old and includes every FOH position and now General Management. In my most recent position, I am an Assistant General Manager of Bluewater Seafood, and now I want to be a part of your team. During my role I have overseen FOH operations including 54 table inside and outside dining, 60+ employees and an annual net income totaling 3.4 million and %9 growth since 2017.
Oversaw daily FOH operations including 54 table inside and outside dining, 16+ employees and a annual net income totaling 3.4 million and %9 growth since 2017.
During 2018 management transition I assisted in formalizing operational systems and procedures by developing and introducing employee handbook, detailed job descriptions, workflow plans, and job aids.
Missed 2020 Projected sales by $20,000.00 and broke even with 15.79% lower labor totaling $20,000.00.

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021 00:00:00 EST 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-AE7D7A23-30D3-333C-BA6E-CCC1B4F9439E.jpg
<![CDATA[Regional Director of Sales and Marketing]]> Starting as the Sales and Catering Manager at a full service branded property within her current company’s portfolio she was quickly promoted after 2 years into a Regional Director of Sales and Marketing role where she has been since 2012. She currently leads and manages the Sales and Marketing for a portfolio of 32 hospitality units (hotels, restaurants, condominiums, retail and resorts) throughout United States. She comes with over 10 years of sales experience in resorts, hotels and country clubs.

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-E1C855E9-85C5-37C5-9689-4CA7F5C49C8E.jpg
<![CDATA[High-Performing General Manager]]> High-Performing General Manager with 11+ years with one upscale brand with an annual sales volume of $15 MIL, supervising multiple concepts. He is customer-driven, a strong mentor & developer, and leads by example. A talented and results-oriented food management professional with over 20+ years of broad-based experience.  He is highly skilled at motivating staff to maximize productivity and control costs through effective use of manpower & has outstanding analytical skills and the leadership to develop trusting and profitable relationships.

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Wed, 22 Dec 2021 00:00:00 EST 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-D9C2493E-2075-3476-A011-F40C85227F4C.jpg
<![CDATA[General Manager/Dir of Ops/Dir of Sales]]> I am a highly energetic business development professional who gets up inspired to achieve goals. I am excited to execute marketing and sales strategies and build teams that are focused and equally committed to success. My management style is that of Team-Based so all people know the goals, the expectations and are ready to fill in for each other as necessary.
Increased Sales at a mature retreat center by over 40% for the past three years.
Biggest corporate client was Chrysler Corproation
Featured speaker on Sales Leadership, Team Building and Wellness Tourism

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Tue, 02 Feb 2021 00:00:00 EST 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-23830F19-6BF7-3E48-BC35-8B662FE8B4A4.jpg
<![CDATA[Director of Food & Beverage - Country Club - Austin]]> Highly experienced Food and Beverage Director with proven track record of increasing service standards, efficiency and consistency all while delivering a high level of guest satisfaction. She most recently built up the food and beverage department at a local country club from effectively nothing. In just a short time she achieved growth of over $1 million in F&B sales with two outlets, cut labor cost by 23% and had a high level of guest satisfaction through strong leadership and mentorship. Having earned her level 1 sommelier, she is exceptionally passionate about all aspects of food and beverage.

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Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-9108D593-18F5-3CC1-93F0-EAE0E8ED8849.jpg
<![CDATA[Executive Chef/Food & Bev Director]]> Highly experienced Head Chef and Director of Food and Beverage who emphasizes highly elevated simple cuisine. Has a passion for creating strong FOH and BOH teams that work cohesively together to provide exceptional experiences.  Anywhere in South Texas.

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Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-7159A59B-5797-3B47-BA65-684754374E22.jpg
<![CDATA[Director of Operations / General Manager]]> Experienced in running a multitude of food service styles including catering and banquet operations, quick-service and full-service restaurants, bars, entertainment complexes and multi-unit, high-volume locations.

Holds a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu which affords me the working knowledge of food production, menu trends, recipe adherence, and culinary food distribution and service standards. 

Over 14 years of F&B experience providing strategic direction and leadership to high-volume restaurants

Experienced in menu development, concept rejuvenation, costing, forecasting, and general financial acumen

Guest centric business approach of providing an exceptional experience via a hands-on management approach with an emphasis on engaging the guest in order to drive guest loyalty, enhanced brand recognition, and increased profits

Cross utilization of departments and partners for increased efficiencies and optimal performances of all sources

Bilingual Fluent in Spanish including verbal, electronic and written communications

Continually delivering results and proficiently achieving solid financial results and meeting/exceeding financial targets

Effectual leader with proven ability to build sales and guest counts for increased profitable revenues

 

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Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-FF839488-78E2-3059-98C1-5A8E0E47F31B.jpg
<![CDATA[General Manager - Boutique and Upscale Hotels]]> This General Manager comes with years of Hotel F&B and General Manager experience and a BA in Hotel Business. He started his Hospitality career in 1999 as the F&B Director and most recently the General Manager for an upscale property that does just under 10 million with an estimated 1.8 in F&B where he attained the highest AOS score in the region, grew revenue by 6% YOY and increased guest satisfaction scores.

 

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-C0FFD2E9-8653-3BA5-96F4-B3F1A869EF5F.jpg
<![CDATA[Director of Sales and Marketing]]> 24 year career in hospitality includes group sales, reservations, revenue, catering/conference services and marketing.

Willing to relocate!
Creating aggressive budgets and marketing plans and achieving bonus on these results.
Rebranding and marketing the AAA Four Diamond Sanderling Resort during seven years of renovations and through several ownership and management company changes.
Pre-owning Five Star Inn at Palmetto Bluff

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Sun, 25 Oct 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-E5BF915E-F031-37E0-9D5B-F1077A97E768.jpg
<![CDATA[Director of Engineering - Full Service/Resort]]> Polished engineering professional with 40+ years of supervisory and mechanical experience. Siemens Master Programmers Certification, Universal CFC License, Third Class Steam Boilers License, OSHA Certified and CPO certified. This candidate comes with 14 years of Hospitality DOE experience.

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-85DEFEF0-A839-3BCD-A25F-6AC9C8578980.jpg
<![CDATA[Catering Director]]> Over 25 years in the Hotel Industry, holding positions as Catering Director, Food and Beverage Director, Director of Sales, and General Manager. Began my career with Hilton Hotels Corporation in New York, but have worked at nearly all of their brands as well as Radisson, Wyndham, IHG, Hyatt, Millennium and independent properties and resorts. Specialties in these hotels including increasing revenues, RevPar and guest satisfaction scores, training in brand standards and service. Was awarded "Catering Director of the Year" for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts (prior to their sale to Blackstone). Currently working as a Task Force Consultant with PHM Management, assigned to 20 different hotels and resorts all over the country, with access to different areas of the country, their markets and specialties in between assignments.
"Top 50 Sales Producers" with Performance Hospitality Management
"Catering Director of the Year" with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
"Manager of the Quarter (awarded three times) with the Radisson Hotel Burlington)

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Tue, 07 Sep 2021 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-7C60A45C-0C93-3656-945F-C2502DE9C5E3.jpg
<![CDATA[General Manager - Hotel/Condominium ]]> A seasoned General Manager of Hotel/Condominium rentals with experience with Association Management, Capital Project Management and Owner/Board relations. Grew Gross Revenues 15% over the past 5 years. Transitioned the Food and Beverage operations from third party vendor to in-house in 2013, generating about a million dollars of gross revenue per year.

 

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-62AB9537-BCA7-398E-AE22-894313581A75.jpg
<![CDATA[Experienced Director of Food & Beverage]]> This F&B Director is an accomplished hospitality professional with over 10 years of leadership experience in the Food & Beverage industry.  Her current location is projected to finish the year .5 million over budget.  She had previously been responsible for leading the daily operations of a four-star, four-diamond, 11MM, Food & Beverage operation and instituted practices which increased average wedding revenue by 21% and overall F&B profit by 4%. 

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-1B5A4F8C-5DB9-3FFB-8EDF-61A98A9361FB.jpg
<![CDATA[Director of Operations]]> Highly skilled and dedicated Director of Operations with a strong background in safety, security and problem solving. He has overseen full transition from one ownership group to another and helped create SOP's for a huge resort destination. Starting off as a security officer and corporal in his career he developed a love and passion for serving his community, hospitality and bringing a smile to families faces.

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Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-FEFF9694-6653-3B72-9F78-C0F2B475777F.jpg
<![CDATA[Director of Human Resources]]> I am a seasoned human resources professional, executive leader and licensed attorney. I recently relocated to the Cape Coral/Fort Myers area and am seeking to continue my career in my new community. I have held top human resources leadership roles in various industries, including manufacturing, construction, banking, and building material supplies. I have managed teams of up to 15, and direct reports have included staff attorneys, VP of Human Resources and Directors of Training and Safety. I also have over 8 years' experience as a human resources consultant, providing HR expertise, compliance advice, leadership training, and HR solutions to clients of varying industries, including healthcare, education, and manufacturing. I am licensed to practice law and hold both SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. I am quite proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
I transformed 2 companies' human resources functions from purely administrative support departments to effective and respected business partners with seats at the executive leadership team tables.
Created, developed and implemented comprehensive, structured merit-based compensation plans for companies who previously had had no structured plans. The new plans assured that the companies' compensation was externally competitive, internally equitable and rewarded top performers.
Converted a 600-employee company's benefits package from a very basic offering with few choices, a high-cost structure and a number of "holes" in coverage to a comprehensive flexible benefits package that included a choice of medical plans with HSAs, FSAs, etc., new wellness plans, more voluntary benefits offerings and the introduction of a Paid Time Off ("PTO") program.

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:00:00 EST 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-DD2E98A3-9C01-35A2-A41E-FCFF5692E6AB.jpg
<![CDATA[Director of Events]]> Highly experienced, energetic Events Executive. Experienced with building events team from the ground up and experienced with creating and growing conventions of 15k – 60k attendees with budgets of $7MM. Currently manages annual budget of $10MM and oversees an events team of 70+ located world-wide. This events executive is passionate about creating events and cultivating her team into future event executives.

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Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-4F4325F3-C358-39AB-8E03-1CBB6980EC89.jpg
<![CDATA[Director of Marketing]]> As a rock star Marketing Guru, she started her career in Restaurant Operations, Sales & Marketing 10+ years ago and has been gaining professional growth year after year, never staying stagnant. She has successfully launched digital, print, and social media marketing campaigns across the Midwest in both restaurants and retail. As a Director of Marketing, she gets her company PR and brand recognition in the market by staying on top of the latest trends and creative strategies. 

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Tue, 08 Mar 2022 00:00:00 EST 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-3C71B66D-20D6-31D2-977C-D28291280FBF.jpg
<![CDATA[Senior Sales Manager - Business Development]]> With over 15 years of experience in sales and business development, this sales leader has a passion for creating relationships, motivating her team and driving top line revenue.  Always an over-achiever, she earned 180% of her goal in the first quarter as a National Sales Manager by prospecting past business and signing multi-year contracts.  She is a true motivator, whether it is as the Director of the department or motiving as a leader amongst her fellow managers.  With a strong business development background she has skills that can translate into any industry.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-DE5C38C2-07B6-39DC-B1D9-73AD51F748F6.jpg
<![CDATA[Executive Chef - High Volume Experience - Resort]]> Currently helping in the conversion of a 14 million Upscale Resort Property as the Task Force Executive Chef, this award winning Chef comes with High Volume experience ranging from 15-35 million annually in F&B. Prior to taskforce he ran one of Orlando’s most awarded restaurants with a volume of 18 million and ran a F&B department with a profit of 41 percent YTD.

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-55F86991-DFC3-32D8-97C3-17BB45614DE8.jpg
<![CDATA[Executive Chef - Luxury Property ]]> 8 years as Executive Chef at a luxury property. Shared responsibilities for banquet culinary operations of $38M, received QA Audit score of 97% in 2012, achieved Avendra compliance of 97 %, and Employee Engagement scores of 86%. Salute to Excellence award recipient from National Restaurant Association, National Gold Medal Winner of ACF, and competed as captain in the Orlando ACF team culinary challenge placing Bronze.

              

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-5D74FDCE-251C-35A1-AF32-1C8D7F5A7E73.jpg
<![CDATA[Head Golf Professional/ Manager ]]> A talented, experienced and award-winning Class-A Golf Professional whose background includes over thirty years of successfully managing premium golf operations. Responsible for increasing rounds of golf by 30% and revenue by 99% from 2011 to 2017. Increased revenue $1,107,000 in 2017.

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-F0E0746D-7531-3570-B8A4-BEB750CEFFA8.jpg
<![CDATA[Director of Food & Beverage]]> **** Looking to relocate to Orlando MSA ****


Significantly improved member satisfaction as demonstrated by 45% year-over-year growth in member-driven revenue.
Leveraged innate abilities in growing private event revenue in excess of 300% year-over-year.
Recognized for delivering 30% year-over-year improvements to F&B Net.

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Fri, 02 Oct 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-F2A84BE2-AA5B-3306-B6F4-ADF66F367E65.jpg
<![CDATA[VP of Hotel Ops - Full Service Properties]]> Currently an Area General Manager for 3 full service branded properties (soon to be 5 in total) in the South Florida market. This GM spent an impressive 10 years with one of the nation’s largest management companies. He achieved the highest Guest Scores at all 3 hotels in over 5 years and increased revenue up $1.5M to Budget in 2017.

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<![CDATA[General Manager - Upscale and Full Service Hotels]]> This GM offers more than 20 years of hotel top-level revenue and operations management experience. He has a history of successfully maximizing overall revenues and increasing REVPAR. As his resume dictates this GM has a very strong background in managing all distribution channels and has consistently exceeded budgeted revenue goals. He has extensive experience in budgeting, proven forecasting accuracy, increasing market share, and comp set analysis.  He's negotiated OTA contracts and has successfully reduced OTA commission percentages. He has consistently increased REVPAR, ADR, and overall group and transient revenues vs. budget and prior year. He was responsible for all company assets with over $158 million in revenues and due to his skilled revenue management direction, the company’s overall top-line room revenue grew from $123M to $158M with 79% NOI vs. prior 72 months. ]]> Mon, 06 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-778D4B8F-AB92-3955-83E4-D86D7EF4CFB2.jpg <![CDATA[Director of Catering]]> He spent 20 years with a National Brand, as the instrumental leader in developing their off-premise operations alongside the owner. When he joined the company it had 22 locations and he assisted in its growth to 60 stores. He developed SOPs, and training manuals, and created a "call center" for efficiency in ordering and organizing special events. He is an innovative operator and an excellent communicator. 

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<![CDATA[Executive Chef - Strong Country Club Background]]>
  • Nearly 20 years Executive Chef experience at Country Clubs ranging in F&B volume from $1.2 million to $3.5 million per year
  • Able to drop food cost 15% within his first year of employment at his current employer
  • Increased food sales by 30% and wine sales by over 55% since he started
  • Improved rapport between members and club employees
  • Strong business acumen and is able to handle financial obligations with ease
  • Excellent job tenure

  • Salary Expectations:
    $75,000 - $85,000

    Open to Relocation: Yes

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    <![CDATA[General Manager]]> Highly accomplished economy General Manager who emphasizes empowering his employees.  He has consistently turned failing properties into thriving properties by driving revenue and maximizing his staff.  At his most recent property, he has achieved revenue and occupancy gains from 6% to 75% and raised yearly revenue by 450% in 12 months.  Prior to that, he achieved 16% revenue growth vs 8% market growth.  Not only is he incredible skilled, he nurtures and mentors his employees so they can be their best.

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    Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-934ACE3D-3752-3188-9ABC-A6AAA2AE190B.jpg
    <![CDATA[Senior Business Process Analyst]]> I have extensive experience in the retail beverage industry, specifically wine and spirits. I have strong interest in switching to a operations focused role with a hospitality group in headquarters or at an establishment.
    Centralizing 23 operations centers across the country into two regional hubs.
    Learning the SalesForce Service platform and training the introductory class of 15 agents on the platform.
    Served as project manager for a full-service eCommerce platform rollout.

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    Sun, 29 Aug 2021 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-9979A279-0D44-3381-97BE-7E6380E06905.jpg
    <![CDATA[Hotel Controller- 20+ years Experience]]> Highly experienced, proficient, and dedicated Hotel Controller with 20+ years of progressive and successful experience in the field. This Controller achieved cost saving over $300K in administrative and operational costs and cut payroll/benefits administration costs 30% at his last company.

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    <![CDATA[General Manager - Country Club - Houston Area]]> A highly motivated, results focused executive with over 20 years of hospitality/club management experience. Entrepreneurial thinker with an outstanding record of achievement implementing new business strategies, delivering innovative solutions, and facilitating financial growth. Expansive cross-functional management background with a documented record of increasing revenue and profit gains. Possesses solid business skills, a positive attitude and outstanding organizational and multitasking abilities as well as strong problem solving abilities. Accomplished leader who can identify issues, research solutions and make effective decisions. Resourceful, intuitive communicator readily establishes trusting rapport with colleagues and customers alike. Effectively uses an empowering, participatory management style that breeds accountability, teamwork, and continuous improvement.

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    Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-D3BBB564-46F4-357F-B5CF-F9864F15DA83.jpg
    <![CDATA[Project Manager]]> Strong, highly motivated Project Manager.  He has progressive experience over 15 years within construction, management, hospitality and financial markets dealing with a variety of projects and challenges.  Self-directed and capable of evaluating useful information to make instant decisions and meet goals and deadlines.  Acts based on a strong can-do attitude supported by creative problem solving skills.  Possess a thorough understanding of business projects from the purchase of an asset through construction/development to operations.

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    Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-E74AF090-00EA-3F50-A610-E317EB13E519.jpg
    <![CDATA[Group Sales Manager]]> An experienced sales and operations professional with over twenty years in hospitality offering diverse skill sets and background including extensive tour and travel, group and community managerial experience with a 4-diamond resort collection. As a goal-oriented sales and marketing expert whom is highly organized, this candidate offers strong problem solving and communication skills and is able to contribute established insight and understanding of increasing revenues and improving efficiencies. Effective and knowledgeable, with a variety of practical work experience, including: B2B / B2C Wholesale & Receptive Sales | Charity Event Organization & Fundraising | Creation of Brand Contracts and Promotions | Cross-Selling Multiple Properties | Customer Service and Client Relations | Database Management | Event Hospitality Representative | Execution of Health & Safety Reporting | Group Account & Performance Management | Group Meeting & Event Planning | Interactive Presentations | Multiple Resort Responsibilities | Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010: Excel, FrontPage, Outlook, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Publisher & Word | Qualified Business Account Development | Servicing In-house Group | Site and FAM visit coordination for DMO, DMC, CVBs & Tour Operators | Sales & Staff Training | Tradeshows & Sales Blitz | Typing average: 64 WPM | Vacation Rental/Home Sales
    Exceeded budget for 2016 in Leisure Sales

    Successfully led a team to fulfill a $250,000 event contract at Avanti Palms Resort for 2019 weekend event and a $200,000 event contract at Margaritaville Resort Orlando for 2020 weekend event.

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    Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:00:00 EST 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-CC012F97-F84F-3BCE-A476-93EFB56D7100.jpg
    <![CDATA[Director of Sales and Marketing]]> Accomplished and successful sales executive with more than 18 years of experience driving top-performing sales initiatives. Proven track record of success capturing large-scale, multimillion-dollar global contracts. Managed marketing initiatives that propelled revenue increases of up to $22M YOY.

     

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    Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-959DD43F-A10B-3452-AFF0-810BE303CF4F.jpg
    <![CDATA[Assistant General Manager]]> Dependable and excellence-driven hospitality professional with a hands-on approach to leadership and management. I thrive in high-energy, high-volume environments and understand what it takes to grow a business. I am currently searching for a restaurant General Manager position.

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    Fri, 22 Jan 2021 00:00:00 EST 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-4963A9C1-7EFE-3061-8FAB-E9D59E95A25D.jpg
    <![CDATA[ Task Force Leader]]> I am a highly skilled effective leader who develops teams that thrive while exceeding budget and beating our bottom line. I improve finances and morale. My prior VP called me a superhero. I love people, I am a natural leader, I excel at business and have fun doing it. I have a huge following and people like me. I am firm and clear, while we exceed expectations and knock our results out of the park.
    I managed a 1500 seat restaurant in NY, Bryant Park Grill and increased sales over 30% with my leadership.
    I improved our Portland Market health score 25%, Increased sales 30% and beat ebitda by 17% in my current position.
    I improve reviews in all companies from a 3-4 star rating to a standard 5 star average.

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    <![CDATA[Experienced Hotel Director of Revenue]]> Hospitality leader with 16 years of experience in the Industry and over 10 years in a Revenue Leadership role. Responsible for achieving a $16M top line revenue between 2 two hotels while in a complex revenue title and achieving $8.5 M top line revenue for 2014 at a single property.

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    Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-8079DE61-845D-3C55-9375-951CB8E84EA5.jpg
    <![CDATA[Vice President of Sales and Marketing]]> This impressive candidate comes with 25 years’ experience in the Hotel and Resort industry. Oversaw a broad portfolio of unique urban, resort, lifestyle and independent hotel properties generating over $300M in gross annual sales. While at a full-service resort he exceeded the annual room revenue by $1.2M and gross revenue by $1.6M as their Director of Sales & Marketing.

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    Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-06F8A380-8C48-37A5-B721-86293937A2CB.jpg
    <![CDATA[Executive Chef - Upscale and Luxury Hotel/Fine Dining]]> Accomplished and experienced Executive Chef eager to manage and improve single or multiple venues. This Chef managed and increased the resort’s F&B sales to an annual revenue of 13.8 million (11% increase) and lowered the labor operating costs by 7%. This chef has made Multiple National Television Appearances and has several awards and accolades under his belt.

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    <![CDATA[Operations Manager - Owner/Operator]]> Since 2006, I have opened and operated 3 separate restaurants of my own. Having invested over 4 million dollars in total, I can easily look back on the time between 2006 and 2016 as the most expensive lesson of my life. Owning and managing 2 upscale restaurants and one QSR in that time span, I managed a workforce of over 150 employees. In addition, the financial accounting, shareholder responsibilities, and overall marketing efforts of each business was driven by me. Now, managing a luxury resort in the Caribbean, I have the diverse responsibility of overseeing 4 distinct concept restaurants, and an all-inclusive hotel property. To say my management skills are "battle-tested", is an understatement.


    Increased profitability of every company I ever worked for by an average of 100%
    Mentored former employees who became owners, directors, and managers of Restaurants, Hotels, and Medium-sized businesses across the country
    Recognized as an "innovator" by Florida Trend Magazine with my own business, the first multimedia prep sports company, (incorporating print, online, events, and development), with global distribution.

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    Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-97EB638F-6E46-31B2-AA53-FA7BB1BC6EA4.jpg