<![CDATA[Gecko Hospitality: talent_showcase]]> https://TALENT.GECKOHOSPITALITY.COM/ en-us <![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[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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<![CDATA[Director of Finance]]> Highly experienced Director of Finance with a history of working with large projects.  His latest project was opening a flagship hotel in a major downtown market with over 1,000 rooms and 115,000 square feet of meeting space.  He grew profit margin by 660 basis points over 5 years, led a team of 15 and achieved industry best in class top line revenue and profit performance.  He is a self motivated leader, creative problem solver and results driven.

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<![CDATA[Portfolio Director of Sales and Revenue]]> Highly accomplished and results-oriented senior level sales professional with 20 years of extensive and diverse sales experience.  She has a proven success record in driving substantial revenue growth through visionary leadership in sales, marketing and revenue management.  She leverages mentoring and interpersonal skills to motivate and lead high-performing sales teams to maximize revenue.

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<![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[Director of Revenue]]> Exceptionally experienced Director of Revenue with over 25 years of Revenue Management discipline.  Highly skilled in development and implementation of short and long term strategies.  This award winning DORM has exceptional leadership skills, is a strong team player and has extensive experience in working with owners.  She has won a number of awards including Revenue Manager of the Year and Forecast Accuracy awards (award winner for multiple years).

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<![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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<![CDATA[Senior Sales Manager]]> Highly accomplished Sales Manager with a proven track record of exceeding revenue goals.  This award winning manager has been consistently recognized for her outstanding performance.  Having an economics undergrad and a MBA in Tourism/Hospitality Management along with 15 years as a sales manager she has a great foundation for a role in revenue management.

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<![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 - High Volume Full Service]]>
  • General Manager experience at establishments doing between $5 million and $12 million in annual sales
  • Has brought stability to each location he was sent to at his most recent employer, improving presence with the staff and guest relations
  • Takes the time to invest in his team, improving the training they received, and building a strong culture
  • Brought a restaurant that was 70k in the red and turned it around to being over 300k in the black within a couple years

  • Salary Expectations:
    $65,000

    Open to Relocation: No

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    <![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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    <![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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    <![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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    <![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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    <![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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    <![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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    <![CDATA[General Manager - Turnaround Specialist]]>
  • GM experience at casual dining concepts ranging from $4-6 million per year
  • Current restaurant has seen 35% year over year increase in sales since she started
  • Decreased Food & Labor costs by 5% and 7% respectively within 6 months
  • Within 12 months turned a store on the brink of closure into a profitable restaurant operating in the black

  • Salary Expectations:
    $75,000

    Open to Relocation: Yes

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    <![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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    <![CDATA[Director of Revenue]]> Highly accomplished and educated Director of Revenue for boutique properties.  She has over 10 years of experience as a General Manager and Director of Revenue.  With experience in unique boutique properties, hostels and branded hotels she is very adaptable and succeeds in every environment.  While a portfolio revenue manager she increased revenue 8% across the portfolio with some properties increasing as much as 24%.  She also has increased occupancy 64%, ADR 40% and room revenue 30% in four years through revenue and distribution strategies, labor forecasting and expense management.

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    <![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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    <![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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    <![CDATA[Restaurant General Manager - District Manager]]>
  • Casual Dining GM experience with restaurants doing between $4-5 million annually
  • Quick Service & Fast Casual District Manager experience overseeing 10-15 stores doing between $1-4 million per location
  • Able to take younger Managers under his wing to develop them and sharpen their leadership skills
  • Spearheaded the expansion of a national concept in Colorado and helped their corporate team create state-specific food & labor costs to take into account higher minimum rages

  • Salary Expectations:
    $80,000

    Open to Relocation: No

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    Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 EDT "He is excellent at team building, building a strong culture in his restaurant, and holding his team accountable. I would love to have him back on my team" - Former Supervisor

    "He is a great team leader who has contagious energy which spreads throughout the team." - Former Direct Report

    "He is a dedicated professional, that has the unique ability to get all of the people around him to buy into his vision and the vision of the company. He learns quickly and is able to pick up technological and financial changes very rapidly. People like him and enjoy working for him; each one of the locations he worked at for me, he developed a staff that was committed to him and did not want to see him go." - Former Supervisor

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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 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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    <![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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    <![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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    <![CDATA[Area Manager ]]> Introducing a well-respected and experienced professional. Please accept and consider him for your open Management role. He is a highly motivated, and knowledgeable Multi-Unit Manager with a solid background in Senior management roles, staffing, and supervision. 

     
    This applicant's references have given him high accolades describing him as a motivational and committed manger, who is very knowledgeable with budgets, P&L's. His management style is one where he not only gives respect and direction to the staff members, but he is open to receiving direction and critiques in order to be the best he can be for his brand. 
     
    • Strategic planning, budgets, and P&L experience
    • Multi-site operations 
    • Works well in a team environment 
    • Complex problem solving 
    • Results -oriented 
    • Recruitment and talent development  
    • Superb time management 
    • Proven track record of leadership and retention rates

    This candidate is interested in the opportunity to interview with you and explore this potential position further. Please let me know your interest in this candidate and when we can arrange for an interview.

     

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    Tue, 12 May 2020 00:00:00 EDT  Multi-Unit manager responsible for leadership or 4+ restaurants. Profitability through leadership development was my focus. Accountability for each restaurants performance and inspection grades was my responsibility. Managing businesses through management teams was the key to success. Grew the Jackson, Mississippi  market into better profitability and the Franchise group sold their shares causing me to relocate jobs. Managed 5 restaurants and supported 2-4 in Memphis Market Average yearly sales per unit: 2.5 million Full HR responsibilities for my market Promoted 2 crew members to Management internally

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    <![CDATA[Restaurant General Manager]]>
  • Extensive GM experience at full service concepts doing between $2-5 million per year
  • Turnaround specialist who has been able to leave a restaurant in better position to succeed than when she arrived
  • Is able to create a team environment and a culture that people want to be a part of
  • Strong ability to rebuild morale in her restaurants

  • Salary Expectations:
    $70,000

    Open to Relocation: Yes

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    Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 EDT "She knows how to reach peers, subordinates and supervisors equally well with superior communication skills. She believes in accountability beginning with herself. She is truly a strong leader who does what she says she will do and always chooses does the right thing even when nobody is watching." - Former Supervisor

    "She consistently takes the time to develop those around her, giving those who are willing to learn the opportunity to grow with hands on training and consistent coaching. She consistently coaches and educates her front and back of house staff on ways they can impact costs (I.e. proper recipes, tool usage and prepping to a par during peak/slow times, etc.). She held all staff to high quality standards to uphold the integrity of our product through consistent line checks, recipe audits and sanitation best practices." - Former Supervisor

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    <![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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    <![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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    <![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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    <![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[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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    <![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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    <![CDATA[Director of Catering and Convention Services]]> As a hospitality professional with a passion for excellence, I have experience in all aspects of Sales, Catering, and Events. This experience includes, Social Catering, Executive Meetings Manager, Convention Services, and Director of Catering and Events. I work best in a high pressure, fast-paced work environment, with strengths that include proactive selling and team member development.

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    • Created the best catering revenue year in 13 years at Embassy Suites DC Convention Center.
    • Created new wedding and event packages at Hilton DC National Mall, which resulted in the immediate booking of 6 weddings within one week.
    • Created the 2020 Catering budget at Hilton DC National Mall, for a newly opened hotel with no history.
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    <![CDATA[Restaurant District Manager - Director of Operations]]>
  • Nearly 10 years of multi-unit experience overseeing 8-15 locations
  • Outstanding Managerial retention rate; his turnover percentage was 25% in his market
  • Ability to connect with his Managerial teams quickly, helping them identify their strengths
  • At current employer, was able to make the franchise profitable within his first six months as DO
  • Salary Expectations: $90,000

    Open to Relocation: Yes

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    <![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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    <![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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    <![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[Director of Operations - Turnaround Specialist]]>
  • Extensive Multi-Unit experience with a couple years of 2nd level multi-unit background overseeing a dozen District Managers
  • Most recently overseeing 14 restaurants doing between $2-8 million each per year
  • Able to identify talent that may have been overlooked previously and help mold them into key contributors
  • Strong believer in upholding company standards and creating a vision for the company that every employee can relate to
  • Ability to build sales and bring money to the bottom line; with one of his employers, 30% of the entire company's profits came from his region alone

  • Salary Expectations:
    $100,000

    Open to Relocation: Yes

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    Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 EDT "He is an extremely hard worker willing do anything at anytime. He cares about team members and everyone knows it which makes people want to work hard for him. He's able handle just about every situation because of his experience. He has seen it all and can give an opinion on just about any subject. All in all, he's one of the most experienced and well-rounded restaurant individuals I've had the pleasure of working with." - Former Supervisor

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    <![CDATA[Full Service Rockstar GM ]]> This rockstar  candidate has experience as a full service and fast casual  GM. He is a fair but firm manager who likes to keep things fun. Throughout his experience he has been in training store locations, responsible for training new managers. He stresses the importance of the tempo of each and every shift. He likes to be there to motivate his staff and they respond well to him. He has strong cost control skills and is used to corporate systems to focus on inventory counts and the details of food and liquor costs. He started in the business at a cashier, rising up through the industry.

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    <![CDATA[Food and Beverage Manager]]> My credentials include: 20+ years of food and beverage experience including large resort hotel settings. An uncompromising emphasis on quality, efficiency, sanitation, waste reduction and cost savings. A track record of increasing sales by driving and improving high standards of excellence. Strong attention to detail focusing on the guest experience and guest perception. Respected leadership skills with advanced experience training and motivating a diverse staff to work together as a team. Expertise in menu planning and food/beverage/supplies ordering. As a leader in my career, I've maintained an excellent performance record and earned a reputation for dedication, teamwork, and a lead by example work ethic.
    Implemented a new and successful wine program through training, coaching, and setting standards of wine service.
    Created service training program resulting in improved guest experience reflected in 20% rise in guest survey scores
    I was part of a new restaurant opening Manager Training Team and a regional MIT Trainer

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    <![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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    <![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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    <![CDATA[Restaurant General Manager - Growing Brand Experience]]>
  • Full Service GM experience at restaurants doing between $3-4 million per year in sales
  • Extensive new store opening experience in multiple markets across the country
  • A strong communicator who takes the time to meet with his team and break down everything going on within the four walls
  • Has turned around several underperforming locations as a GM

  • Salary Expectations:
    $70,000

    Open to Relocation: No

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    Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 EDT "He has a passion for hospitality, culture and taking care of people. He has a high energy and drive to succeed and improve every day. He's able to build relationships and be a leader for his team." - Former Supervisor

    "He has one of the strongest desires to be successful I’ve seen in a long time. He has an excellent work ethic and is passionate for what he does, and his team he works with." - Former Supervisor

    "A leader without an ego, there to serve and develop his team. If he was able to relocation, I'd quickly hire him again." - Former Supervisor

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    <![CDATA[Restaurant General Manager - High Volume Casual Dining]]>
  • Full Service GM experience at establishments doing 2-3 million per year in sales
  • As a Director of Ops, took a group of restaurants that were losing 280k per year and within a year made them profitable units
  • Hands-on teacher who emphasizes the importance of smart ordering & accurate inventory and improving their knowledge of restaurant financials
  • Expert with building local rapport with businesses in the community

  • Salary Expectations:
    $70,000

    Open to Relocation: Yes, to Arizona

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    Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 EDT "He has become an outstanding operator. He is a confident leader with the respect of his team" - Former Supervisor

    "In an ever-changing environment, he showed an ability to stay flexible and incorporate ever changing company goals and standards. His leadership was never in question as well as his positive impact on his Team, the guests, and the Brand." - Former Supervisor

    "He is a very spirited leader who has a keen eye and good insight to the needs of his team and guests." - Former Direct Report

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    <![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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    <![CDATA[Rockstar GM ]]> This candidate is an excellent trainer and motivator. He was able to improve the restaurant's hiring standards and bring in team members who would be able to contribute right away. He worked hard to implement systems to the restaurant and help standardize operations.  He was quickly able to raise guest service scores in the FOH from 61% to 76% while increasing sales by 12%. Additionally, he was able to save them money by improving their ordering and creating a standardized inventory system. 

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    Mon, 20 Apr 2020 00:00:00 EDT 1 https://talent.geckohospitality.com/images/talent/101097/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-80F8E269-5514-3806-A688-8EF387F03F0C.jpg
    <![CDATA[Restaurant General Manager - Developer of Talent]]>
  • Several years of GM experience at full service concepts doing between $4-5.5 million per year in sales
  • Strong training and development skills; was able to develop 3 salaried Managers from within his own ranks and trained several others in the market
  • Brought stability and structure to a location that had prior issues with keeping talented Managers and hourly employees
  • Part of opening Management team for a new concept in the state; helped build rapport in the community and drive sales

  • Salary Expectations:
    $70,000

    Open to Relocation: No

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    Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 EDT "He truly cares for his team and builds lasting relationships with his team. Representation of oneself is representation of the company itself; he always showed up to work well groomed and looking good as well as he was always on time." - Former Supervisor

    "He is able to easily deal with troubled guests that pose challenges in the restaurant and turn them into regulars. He’s one to set personal goals and work on achieving them. You would be lucky to have him." - Former Direct Report

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    <![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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    <![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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