<![CDATA[Gecko Hospitality: talent_showcase]]> https://TALENT.GECKOHOSPITALITY.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Hotel Manager / Diverse Experience]]> A dynamic and driven hotel manager with diverse experience working for luxury and boutique hotels; increased gross operating income by 10%; reduced monthly departmental expenses by 9%; achieved Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and maintained top 20 ranking out of 232 hotels

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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 - 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[Director of Operations, Food & Beverage]]> Accomplished director of operations and director of food and beverage for a renowned full-service hotel; increased F&B revenue by 40% year on year; achieved 17% increase in Employee Survey Scores and increased guest service scores to 90%

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<![CDATA[General Manager - High Volume Casual Dining]]>
  • 10 years of managerial experience with a national casual dining chain
    • 5 years as a General Manager at locations doing up to $4 million in annual sales
  • Ability to build sales at every location he worked at
  • Troubleshooter for locations in the market, has quickly turned around underperforming units
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    Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 EDT "He is highly motivated to achieve goals. Great comprehension of what it takes to operate a successful business that is profitable and creates a superior dining experience for the guest. Extremely high work ethic and would not hesitate to do whatever it takes to succeed and achieve goals." - Former Peer

    "During our time working together I was very pleased with his performance. He took all direction and feedback that I gave in strive and delivered the results I was looking for in the business."
    - Former Supervisor

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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[Regional Director of Food & Beverage]]> Hospitality professional with over 17 years of management experience. Tenure has ranged from fine dining operations and new restaurant openings to overseeing P&L budgets of 15.5 million.   Full expertise in all restaurant operations ranging from facility design and maintenance, P&L management, employee development and customer relations. Created and maintained beverage programs and wine portfolios up to 10,000 bottles as a certified 2nd level sommelier. 

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    <![CDATA[Luxury Dual Property General Manager]]> 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[Operations Manager - Full Service Hotel]]> A seasoned operations manager with 25+ years of progressive experience in the hospitality industry currently with a large conference center and a full service hotel; managing all aspects of the operations including F&B, Housekeeping, Guest Services and Retail Operations with 300+ rooms, 30+ meeting/banquet rooms and a dining room with 750 seats; managing and training 20+ managers and supervisors and 100+ hourly staff members; achieved a 15% increase in retail YOY and 30% increase in F&B YOY; received Manager of the Quarter in 2013 and Supervisor of the Year in 2011 for Monterey County

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    <![CDATA[Food & Beverage Manager]]> Seasoned food and beverage manager that brings experience in high end resorts for 5+ years.  Currently responsible for $8m in annual sales with three food and beverage outlets.  Has been through both the Salamander training program as well as Forbes training program.  Also is a level 1 Cicerone in craft beer.

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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[Regional Director of Sales & Marketing]]> An accomplished sales leader with 18 years of proven successful sales and marketing experience in the hotel industry; directing and supporting sales and marketing efforts for a portfolio of 25+ hotels producing $260+ million in revenue; achieved a 7.6% RevPAR growth and 2.4% RevPAR Index growth for 2017

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    <![CDATA[Controller]]> Experienced Controller with background in Public Accounting and Private Industry. Experience includes team management, month-end close, budgets and cash flow management, as well as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bank reconciliations and sales tax filings. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, and am a CPA. I am experienced in using Sage accounting software and Quickbooks.

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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[Director of Rooms - Luxury Boutique Hotel]]> An experienced director of rooms for a luxury boutique hotel; leading a team of 8 managers and 6 supervisors; in 6 months, increased Trip Advisor ranking by 29 points and Market Metrix guest satisfaction scores by 20 points; redeveloped the front office SOPs and the housekeeping inventory system

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    <![CDATA[Director of Human Resources / Industry Leader]]> A strategic Human Resources professional with 15+ years of diverse experience dealing with people and promoting profit goals.  Excellent negotiator, organized, enthusiastic personality, and expert in solving complex problems. He also has a passion for understanding the business and being a business partner that will assist leaders to reach the business strategic goals for growth.



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    <![CDATA[General Manager / Industry Leader]]> This versatile hospitality leader has led successful teams in both hotels and private golf clubs working with Hyatt, Hilton, American Golf and ClubCorp.  He is a self-proclaimed revenue management nerd responsible for revenues of over $25 million and has mentored many team members that have gone on to manage their own upscale hotels and clubs. He is extremely proficient in budgeting, rate strategies, all human resource functions and extensive remodels, as well as brand conversions and new openings. He increased F&B revenues from $1.3 million to $2.9 million over a seven-year period with marketing initiatives, menu engineering and upselling and consistently increased golf rounds 13% to 20%.  He has experience with a union environment, downtown corporate hotels, destination locations and airport properties. While he pushes for and believes RevPar is “king”, he is adept at streamlining labor and COGS controls. He also takes pride in his ability to have outstanding relationships with his staff, getting maximum performance. Available for both southern and northern California locations. 

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    <![CDATA[General Manager - Luxury Hotel]]> An award winning and highly capable and dynamic general manager for a luxury hotel with demonstrated knowledge and experience in all phases of hotel management, including sales & marketing, human resources, F&B, budget and forecast management, etc.; oversaw a staff of 300+, 7 divisions and 15 departments; oversaw a $25 million hotel renovation; quadrupled hotel profits and increased overall budget from $28 million to $52 million within 5 years through marketing in Middle East and Asia; established high profile relationships with several royalties and dignitaries from the Gulf region; increased hotel competitive ranking from #5 to #1; increased RevPAR index from 68 to 117 within 5 years; increased guest room revenue from $19 million to $42 million per year.

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    <![CDATA[Country Club Executive Chef]]> Experienced Executive Chef with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. Skilled in Catering, Menu Engineering, Food & Beverage, Country Clubs, and Menu Development. Strong operations professional with an Associates degree focused in Culinary Arts/Chef Training from Culinary Institute of America. 

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    <![CDATA[General Manager - Boutique Hotel]]> Very experienced general manager for a boutique hotel; decreased turnover rate from 40% to 12%; increased occupancy to 97% and increased RevPAR by 5.2%; increased TripAdvisor positioning to #2 in the hotel’s market; awarded manager of the year for 2016 and 2017

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    <![CDATA[Catering Sales Manager]]> Experienced Sales & Sales professional with 5+ years experience selling both the corporate and social market in high end hotels & resorts.  Active NACE member in the Charlotte community.  

    Increased meeting planner survey scores YOY by 50%.  Strong prospecting skills with a killer sales instinct to win the business.  Versed at creating custom menus for clients while focused on implementing up-sell opportunities.

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    <![CDATA[Catering Sales Manager / Industry Leader]]> A highly motivated solutions-driven professional with a strong background in event sales and customer service; currently working as a catering sales manager for a reputable conference center; collaboratively produced $2.5 million in sales in her third year of employment; has strong working relationships with fortune 100 companies; achieved new sales through creating new marketing concepts and campaigns.   

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    <![CDATA[Casino Manager / Extensive Project Management ]]> A creative professional with extensive project management experience from concept to development for a full-service resort and casino; overseeing daily operations of 11 outlets while managing 200 staff members including 8 assistant managers; increased sales by 80%; earned Gold Medallion Award 9 years in a row

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    <![CDATA[Executive Chef / Culinary Professional]]> A seasoned chef with experience in country clubs, golf clubs full service hotels and resorts; leading a culinary operation with 50 employees; maintaining food cost at 21%; experienced in international cuisine including Mediterranean and kosher cuisines

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    <![CDATA[General Manager - High Volume Full Service]]>
  • 20+ years of GM experience with National Casual Dining concepts
  • Experience overseeing volume of $3-5 million per year
  • Was a GM for 15 years with most recent employer
  • Outstanding eye for talent
    • Promoted 12 hourly employees into Managerial positions
    • Promoted 12 Managers into General Manager positions
  • Expert at improving restaurant culture and making his establishment a place people want to work at
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    Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 EDT "He met all expectations while I supervised him and is one of the best restaurant leaders I have ever met." - Former Supervisor

    "He is a great communicator, very level-headed, and wonderful with guests and team members." - Former Peer

    "He has excellent communication skills with his team, guests and everyone he came into contact with in the restaurant." - 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 Finance ]]> Over 20+ years in the Accounting space for full service hotels. Masters of Business Administration Accounting 

    Proficient in Peoplesoft, M3, Excel, Power point, Micros POS, Opera, ProfitSword, Word, Great Plains

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    <![CDATA[Director of Restaurants / Industry Leader]]> An accomplished and driven food and beverage leader for a 5-star luxury hotel; managing and supervising 12 managers with a F&B revenue totaling more than $20 million; increased Medallia score by 12 points; reduced labor cost by 16% while increasing productivity

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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[General Manager / Award Winning GM]]> An award winning general manager with 18+ years of experience in the hospitality industry for mid-scale hotels with experience in multiple brands; responsible for an overall operation with $16 million in revenues; achieved 117% RevPAR index; awarded regional general manager of the year for 2011 and responsible for the hotel being awarded consecutive outstanding quality inspections for a period of 4 years

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    <![CDATA[Regional/District Manager - High Volume Experience]]>
  • 5+ years of Multi-Unit experience with Casual to Upscale Casual concepts; currently oversees 5 locations doing $20 million in sales
  • Has single-store volume experience with Upscale to Fine Dining concept exceeding $14 million in sales per year
  • Took a location losing $1.4 million in sales per year and turned it into a regularly profitable restaurant
  • Created training manuals and programs for companies he's worked for
  • Created and built their accounting procedures including developing the P&L's and reporting procedures
  • Strong developer of talent; he's developed 8-10 Managers from within his own ranks
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    Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 EDT "He is excellent at motivating and building a culture that team members thrive and grow in. He is always giving opportunities to those he believes in and cultivating an excellent work environment." - Former Supervisor

    "He has a strong ability to think outside of the box and bring fresh ideas to the table. A lot of procedures we still use in the company today were developed and nurtured by him." - Former Supervisor

    "He has a natural ability to bring people together and work toward common goals and is an intuitive leader who uses a servant leadership approach." - Former Peer

    "He has a very sharp analytic skill set for financials and an innate comprehension of P&L's."
    - Former Peer

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    <![CDATA[Director of Sales - Full Service Hotel]]> A seasoned sales professional with 13+ years of experience in every facet of the hospitality industry for a full-service hotel; grew banquet and catering sales by more than $100,000 YTD (expected to surpass 2018 budget); grew group revenue by more than $300,000 in 2017; increased RevPAR and grew BT rates by 15% and BT loyalty by 28% in 2016

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    <![CDATA[General Manager - Award Winning Background]]>
  • 13 years as a General Manager with a national Casual Dining Concept doing between $3.7-4 million in sales per year
    • 9 of those years as a Training General Manager
    • Has trained and developed nearly 45 Managers company-wide
    • 4-time GM of the year winner across the entire company
  • General Manager and Senior Manager experience at Upscale Casual concepts doing $4-12 million in sales per year
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    Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 EDT "He is able to identify strong candidates and have them trained accordingly. He has a very strong crew and Management team. He always has a consistently clean business. His team takes great pride in having a Showcase Restaurant " - Former Peer

    "From my perspective, the only way he could improve is to be 100% perfect, everyday, and I have yet to meet this person. He is a model of consistency, with the ability to change with corporate initiatives. He embraces a companies culture, is the ambassador of his city, and mayor of his restaurant." - Former Supervisor

    "He has always ran an immaculate restaurant, that was always fully staffed and fully trained, as well as always exceeding the companies financial goals." - Former Supervisor

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    <![CDATA[National Sales Manager / Director of Sales]]> A driven Hospitality Sales Champion motivated by the numbers and the relationships with the clients that has always met or exceeded goals. For example, exceeded revenue goals at 170% in 2017; as a task force extraordinaire drove $200K in a 2-month task revenue drive; and in 2016 ranked #1 out of 49 properties by exceeding budget. Also brought a Courtyard by Marriott property out of receivership topping their all-time revenue goals. A successful lead prospector and client relationship builder that has handled all markets successfully - Association, Government, SMERF, Business Travel, Tour and Travel, and Entertainment. Always works closely with the field marketing team, profile marketing campaigns in Cvent, and have solid experience in Sales software - Marriott CI/CY, OnQue Hilton, Sales Pro, Delphi. Is available as a remote National Sales Manager or Director of Sales in the Santa Rosa area.

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    <![CDATA[Director of Events]]> Ambitious and creative professional with proven sales and event planning skills with a passion for learning, growing, and changing in a fast-paced environment. Able to prioritize projects to meet deadlines in a high volume environment. Fantastic work ethic and focus to ensure that event + service delivery is consistent and timely. Excellent client service + social media skills to continuously improve efforts, execute events and exceed expectations. Proven ability to develop successful working relationships with C-Suite Executives, PGA Tour, Fortune 500 Companies, Country Club Members and Corporate Partners.

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    <![CDATA[Director of Rooms - Upscale Boutique Hotel]]> A dynamic hospitality director with more than 8 years of experience for an upscale boutique hotel; overseeing two departments with a team of 30+ employees; achieved an 11% increase in guest surveys in Q4 of 2017; decreased CPOR in Q4 of 2017 from $33 to $29; improved associate satisfaction from 87% in 2016 to 92% in 2017; increased housekeeping annual hotel standard inspection by 5% and maintenance by 8% from 2016 to 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[Director of Food & Beverage / Experienced Manager]]> A seasoned and accomplished food and beverage professional with extensive experience in sales, operations, guest and employee relations, cost control, P&L, grand openings, menu creations, purchasing and union contracts; improved beverage cost from 37% to 20% and food cost from 55% to 30%

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    <![CDATA[Sales Manager - Upscale Hotels]]> A successful and accomplished sales manager focusing on the group business segment for an upscale (all suites) hotel; increased revenue by 167% in the groups segment (fiscal year 2016-2017); grew ADR by $16 over last fiscal year vs. previous fiscal year; grew weekend ADR by 2%; increased revenue by 177% in the first 3 quarters of FY 2017-2018 and growing the number of group sales by 50% each quarter

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    <![CDATA[Area Director of Operations & General Manager]]> Accomplished area director of operations and general manager for 50+ properties including full-service, extended stay and select service hotels; delivered overall portfolio performance average of 49% GOP, 70% flow through and 126% RevPAR Index; enhanced F&B profit contribution by 33% and developed additional revenue streams resulting in a 20% increase in incremental revenue; recipient of the President’s RevPAR Champion Award (2005-2011) with annual penetration index over 160%

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    <![CDATA[Executive Chef - Full Service Hotel]]> A hands-on executive chef with 25 years of experience in the hotel and restaurant industry; responsible for all aspects of food production for a 720-room full-service hotel; managing, mentoring and training a staff of 50 including 6 supervisors; responsible for developing and producing banquet and a la carte menus for social events with close to 2,000 guests; exceeded budget targets and reduced food cost by app. 20%

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    <![CDATA[Regional Director of Operations]]> Talented hotelier with a career-long record of success, consistently exceeding position expectations for some of the nation’s most recognized hospitality operations.
    Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to build rapport with staff members and guests to succeed in high-pressure, challenging and deadline-driven environments.
    Exceptional communicator with strong logistical skills and a keen ability to improve productivity and employee engagement through organizational improvements and a focus on ongoing training.
    Broad experience encompassing all areas of hotel operations, with simultaneous management of up to 5 properties and more than 300 team members spanning multiple states.
    Expertise in turning around failing properties, with a long track record of success in individual and team awards for exceptional performance.
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    <![CDATA[Director of Membership / Industry Leader ]]> A seasoned and accomplished hospitality professional with 15+ years of experience working in sales, marketing, event planning, and customer relations. Serving as a Director of Membership for a renowned country club, this professional was improving products and services for customers by using advanced analytics, creating an innovative product and experience, and understanding the market and niche.   Possesses a strong understanding of Bay Area and national sales markets.  Finding unique trends and experiences to creatively allow the employer/facility to standout. Utilizes entrepreneurial mindset and customer relations background to sell to prospective and current clients a product they will not find anywhere else - keeping the longevity of the facility intact and revenue growing.

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    <![CDATA[Task Force Executive Chef - High Volume Experience]]> 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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    <![CDATA[General Manager - District Manager - Casual Dining]]>
  • 7+ years General Manager experience at National Full Service chains
  • Multi-Unit experience
  • Oversaw two stores that are in the top-5 nationwide among franchised units in this company
  • Loyalty Rewards program is 10% higher than the average franchised rate
  • Troubleshooted chaotic restaurants, turning them into well-run, profitable stores
  • ]]>
    Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 EDT "He was a great mentor to me. Even after many years apart, I still give him credit for molding me into a mature young professional." - Former Employee

    "He has great alignment of his team and is able to deliver results with and through his people" - Former Supervisor

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    <![CDATA[Director of Sales & Marketing / National Sales Director]]> A strong leader and seller that can adapt to any sales environment. His dynamic personality has lead him to many sales accomplishments over the course of his career including a unique property on the east coast with 65K sq. ft. meeting space and 120 luxury hotel rooms where he planned and managed the Grand Opening of the restaurant, convention center and hotel as Director of Corporate and Social Event Planning Sales. Increased catering sales by 40% by increasing the average price per person over $40 while reducing operating costs by 25%. With Hilton, was promoted to Associated Director of Sales and Marketing within the first year of mastering the Director of Catering role. Was responsible for booking an 8 day buy-out event that generated over $390K and continues as an annual event to this day.  As DOSM for a boutique hotel, was awarded their Sales Medal of Achievement award for achieving 150% of annual sales goal. In his current position, he was not only the DOS, but also directed the design and planning of their new food and beverage concept raising F&B revenues by 25%, created an on-line program generating an additional $750K in revenue and he was able to secure the largest client in the company’s 13 year history realizing revenue of $500K per year.

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    <![CDATA[Multi-unit F&B General Manager]]> Hospitality professional with 11+ years of experience.

    Results-driven, dynamic executive with extensive experience directing operations across business and entertainment events, expansive restaurant execution, and luxury accommodations. Collaborative communicator demonstrating ability to partner with cross-functional groups, clients, and vendors to align priorities and achieve mutual goals. Analytical leaders skilled in leveraging data to implement process improvements and to influence organizational change. Proficient in Salesforce, Delphi, MICROS Property Expert, and InfoGenisis.

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    <![CDATA[General Manager - Full Service Concept]]>
  • 12 years of Management experience with the same company
    • 8 years of GM experience at a restaurant doing between 80-110k per week in sales
  • Strong with cost control; is currently the Food Cost lead in her District
  • Cut turnover percentage from 170% to under 80%
  • ]]>
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    <![CDATA[Director of Operations - Luxury Hotel]]> A seasoned, astute, and results-oriented professional, offering extensive experience in hotel and resort management for a luxury hotel; drove key efforts in achieving 90.5% occupancy index, 110% ADR index and 99.2% RevPAR index; responsible for achieving four-star rating from Forbes in 2016, $14.8 million in revenues in 2016 and increased ADR from $454 to $491 in 2016

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    <![CDATA[General Manager - Full Service / Resort / Casino]]> General Manager – North Bay area, California: a successful General Manager and Assistant General Manager with corporate full-service hotel background experienced in opening, renovation and as a task force GM to handle transitioning properties. Known for being a results & solutions driven, detail oriented and a strategic thinker with proven results in achieving growth by inspiring a team to win.  He is a resilient leader who effectively motivates, trains and supports others to reach their full potential and directs top-level strategic corporate initiatives.  At his current property, he is responsible for over $1.3MM of capital projects annually; raised the Overall Guest Experience vs. Brand: 2016/2015 +8.3%; 2017/2016 +8.6% YTD 2018 +9.1%; achieved an “Outstanding” rating on QA Audit scores in 2016 and 2017; increased RevPAR Growth 6.6% 2017 v. 2016 - 10.6% v. 2015; increased Team Member Engagement scores by 3pts YOY to 89%; and his Flow Through 73% (2016), 85% (2017), 78% (YTD 2018). Available for relocation to many areas.

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    <![CDATA[Executive Chef / F & B Department Manager ]]> A business minded leader and innovative and creative chef for a luxury beach resort; managing all outlets in a $15 million per year F&B Department with 35 kitchen staff; lowered food costs from 34% to 29% within 2 months

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    <![CDATA[VP of Operations]]> Multi-Unit Hotel and Hospitality Operator with Development and Real Estate Investment experience; adept at aligning interests between owner and management while developing and repositioning hospitality assets to continuously improve quality performance, maximize profits and property value. Especially efficient at working within dynamic organizations and driving company goals through multiple layers of personnel and diverse, widespread geographies.

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    <![CDATA[Executive Chef / Passionate Leader ]]> Executive Chef – Central California:  A passionate Executive Chef with a versatile and highly progressive career, leading the daily operations within the resort, hotel, club, catering and restaurant industries with extensive experience with large union houses and front-of-the-house management. He has managed the intensity of a large banquet kitchen for a flagship hotel with 135,00 feet of meeting space and 2000 guest rooms to the intimacy of a private club . As an Executive Chef, he is a proven and effective motivator, trainer and mentor, dedicated to continuous improvements in quality, staff development, productivity, efficiency and customer service. Well versed with the financial processes by improving profits by managing costs through extensive knowledge in all areas of budgeting, financial reporting, forecasting, menu costing, scheduling, checkbook accounting and analyzing operations. A deep understanding of customer relations by managing ongoing relationships with country club members, hotel guests, meeting planners, internal guests (staff) and vendors.

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    <![CDATA[Director of Catering]]> 20+ years of food and beverage, wedding sales and banquet management experience in upscale hotels, resorts and casinos.

    Top-producing sales executive successful in outselling competition through development of long-term, high-profile client relationships; poised to contribute abundant skills and successful track record to your organization.

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    <![CDATA[Human Resources Manager]]> 6+ years of HR Hospitality Management experience  

    Highly focused and results-oriented in supporting complex, deadline-driven operations; able to identify goals and priorities and resolve issues in initial stages. Experienced in developing and maintaining administrative processes that reduce redundancy, improve accuracy and efficiency and achieve organizational objectives. Demonstrated knowledge of applying sound business practices with excellent time management, organizational and communication skills. Possesses the highest degree of integrity, credibility and maturity, supported by a flawless record of maintaining confidentiality. 

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    <![CDATA[General Manager / 20+ Years Experience ]]> An accomplished leader with 20+ years of experience as general manager for top branded full-service hotels; consistently increasing overall revenue for the properties.  Currently managing a $12 million operation; improved SALT scores by 23% and increased room revenue by more than $800k in 2018.

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    <![CDATA[Food & Beverage Director]]> Seasoned highly successful hospitality executive with 15 + years of hospitality management experience, offering broad- based global experience in management, core business processes, employee administration and guest relations. Pro-active hands on leader, teacher and communicator with an unwavering commitment to integrity, quality, guest service, communication and teamwork.

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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[Country Club General Manager / COO]]> An outgoing and proven leader with over 30 years of club experience both as a PGA Golf Professional and as a General Manager / COO at upscale private equity clubs.  Areas of expertise include financial accountability with emphasis on budget management and cost control; pragmatic leadership in all areas of management; honest and transparent communications with the Board of Directors, club members and staff; golf programs and course maintenance; focused food & beverage programs; and membership sales and retention.  Served effectively on all internal committees including long range planning, greens, golf, house, tennis, communications, and facilities.  Proper and effective budgeting, forecasting, P&L management, exciting club activities, and team building are all critical to a successful operation and a satisfied membership. Completed a greens renovation consisting of 30 putting surfaces at a recognized PGA Tour stop facility. Relocation is welcomed provided the opportunity allows for personal and professional growth within the club and community.

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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[Executive Chef - Full Service Resort ]]> An accomplished and results driven executive chef for a full-service resort; member of the executive team responsible for an increase in F&B revenue of $1+ million in a 2-year period achieving 9 million in hotel revenue; increased OSAT by 9 points and ITR by 6 points; created new pop-up concept resulting in 30% increase in outlet F&B sales; maintained food cost at 20.5%

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    <![CDATA[General Manager - Mid-Scale / Limited Service / Boutique]]> General Manager – Central Coast, CA: This dynamic and passionate leader has 18 years of hotel experience with a proven track record of top performance in mid-scale, limited service and boutique/lifestyle hotels. An award-winning individual with a competitive fire that understands the perfect balance between delivering the highest level of service and delivering positive results to the bottom line. He is seeking the next level of challenges for personal and professional growth. Awarded his hotel’s brand for outstanding service scores three consecutive years, nominated for GM of the year, his hotel also won the Revenue Management Award as well as several top regional awards in several different categories. Goes to show his competitive spirit. He also reduced food cost per occupied room by 40%, minimized employee turnover by 25% and a consistent YOY top-line growth of 9%.  

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    <![CDATA[General Manager - Diverse Experience]]> An accomplished and energetic hospitality professional with 20+ years of hands-on progressive and diverse experience and for the past 5+ years a General Manager for a full-service hotel;  increased ADR by 200% within a 3 year period, and RevPAR by 200% also within a 3 year period.  

    Consistently exceeded brand metrics for guest satisfaction, QA audits, and improved social media rankings 


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    <![CDATA[Vice President & General Manager]]> Quality driven, results oriented hospitality professional with Marriott, Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels Group and independent properties with a proven track record of generating topline revenue, market share and profit growth. Specializing in hotel revenue management, ecommerce, sales and marketing, internal controls, property operations, food and beverage, renovations, capital planning, technology, total quality management and multi-brand, multi-property operations and asset management. Experienced in both union and non-union properties from small select service hotels to large full service convention and resort hotels up to 1,576 rooms and up to 100,000 square feet of banquet, meeting and convention space. Completed Hotel Renovations from $1 million to over $30 million. Increased F&B Total Revenue +$1.6 million, +39%; Net Profit +24% year over year. Certified Hospitality Administrator (CHA); guest speaker; educator and mentor.
    Marriott International General Manager Global Leadership Excellence Award Marriott International Financial Excellence Award
    Trailing 12 month Total Revenue +$3.2 million, +6%; Flow-through 59.8%; Improved GOP by 275% over 5 year period
    #1 in Guest Satisfaction for 3 consecutive years for hotel brand, Greater Los Angeles

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    <![CDATA[Vice President of Operations - Boutique Hotels ]]> A service-oriented leader with 20+ years of experience in the hospitality industry for various full top branded and independent boutique hotels; grew portfolio revenue from $2.7 million to $11 million in 2017 with growth expectation of $18 million with 3 new properties coming online

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    <![CDATA[General Manager - Full Service Experience]]>
  • 10+ years of Full Service General Manager experience with National Restaurant Concepts
  • GM experience with restaurants exceeding $3-4 million per year in sales
  • Extensive new store opening experience
  • Outstanding communicator and can rally his team behind him
  • Moving to Central Arkansas this summer
  • ]]>
    Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:00:00 EDT "He knows how to do this job with his eyes closed. He has done this for years and knows exactly what he is doing." - Former Supervisor

    "He is very efficient when it comes to the goals of the company and completing paperwork on time. He always had everything in order for the end of week, end of month, and end of quarter reports and meetings." - Former Supervisor

    "He is wonderful dealing with guests and is quick to turn around any negative experience that would arise in regards to customer service." -
    Former Peer

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    <![CDATA[Executive Director of Food & Beverage - Full Service]]> A driven and determined executive and manager with a solid background spanning various roles in the hospitality industry for a full-service hotel; responsible for a $8.5 million F&B revenues; delivered guest service improvements of 4% YOY; reduced food cost from 28% to 22% and beverage cost from 24% to 16% saving $500,000 YOY; scored 100% on local health inspection each year in a management role; elevated customer comments scores into the 90s

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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[General Manager]]> A dynamic Hotel General Manager with 10+ years of experience in the hospitality industry for mid-scale & select service brands.  

    BS, Hotel / Restaurant / Tourism Management (HRTM) / Culinary 
    Minor: Business Management
    Georgia Southern University
    -Ranked # 1 in Trip Advisor in the City of Columbia, SC (2011)
    -Ranked # 1 in Business in Trip Advisor in the City of Columbia, SC (2011)
    -Scored highest guestroom cleanliness scores of any previous year of hotel existence through the Quality Assurance Audit Inspections (2011)
    -Scored amongst the highest scores in the company on the company Internal Audit – 94.74%; 2010; 96%; 2011
    I-9, Cash Handling, OSHA Regulations, Accounts Payable / Receivable, Direct Bill, Balanced General Ledger / City Ledger, Risk Control, MSDS, Bloodborne Pathogens Control, etc...
    -Participated as an Alpha / Beta Property testing
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    <![CDATA[Director of F&B / Executive Chef ]]> A passionate F&B leader and chef with 10+ years of experience for full-service casinos; managing and supervising a food and beverage team of more than 800 including 50 direct report managers for a department with revenues of $30 million annually

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    <![CDATA[Executive Chef - Luxury Resort]]> A customer-centric and creative executive chef with 15+ years of experience managing high profile hotel and fine dining kitchen environments; managing multiple outlets for a luxury resort while supervising 40+ staff members; reduced financial discrepancies by managing a $1.5 million F&B budget with zero profit erosion; sustained a 23% food cost rate against a 27% industry standard

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    <![CDATA[VP of Operations / GM / Food & Beverage Director]]>

    Seasoned Hospitality professional with multi-unit management experience with 4 & 5 diamond properties.

    Opening Properties Casinos, Hotels and Restaurants,
    Re-concepting F&B Operations.
    Housekeeping Operations - Casino, Hotel and Time share
    Experience in a variety of properties
    Resorts -Beach, Mountain and Golf,
    Boutique and Business Hotels - Contemporay and Classic,
    Country Club Operations.
    High Volume Catering
    Five Diamond/Four Star Operations
    Union & Non -Union operations.

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    <![CDATA[Area Director of Sales & Marketing]]> A seasoned sales and marketing professional with 18+ years of hospitality sales experience for limited service hotels; expanded market share by 49% and responsible for increases in revenue by 5-10 points for 4 properties

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    <![CDATA[Senior Hospitality Executive - Upscale & Full Service]]> A successful and accomplished senior executive with 20+ years of experience in hotel management and food & beverage for full-service and upscale hotels; built $353 million in portfolio value growth in less than 3 years increasing value of assets by 48% and reversing revenue decline to overall $9+ million in profits; translated potential default to an award-winning portfolio of expertly-operated hotels with brand rankings in the top 10% of their respective brands

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    <![CDATA[General Manager / Industry Professional]]> This well-established hotelier has over 30 years of hospitality management experience including 20 years with Hilton Hotels Corporation as a GM and in a regional capacity as well as a Regional VP of Operations for Marcus Hotels and Packard Hospitality Group. His diverse hospitality background includes select and full-service hotels, major convention hotels & resorts and he has taken the lead role in brand conversions, renovation projects and new openings.  At his latest property, he oversaw $45 million in revenues, successfully completed a $15 million renovation and re-branded the resort. Under his leadership, hotels experienced significant and gradual increases in RevPar & RevPar index; as significant as 20%, while demonstrating a consistent year over year growth of between 5-6% over subsequent years. Financially, he was successful in consistently generating a 45-50% flow-through, mostly attributed to revenue growth, effective labor & cost management processes. Team member survey results at the last two hotels were successful in improving Engagement, Trust & Leadership results consistently year over year from a high of 11%, to an average year over year improvement of 2-3%. Prefers southern California but would also consider Texas and Arizona.

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    <![CDATA[Food & Beverage Manager]]> Extremely dedicated, highly competitive, and professional individual with over ten years of experience in F&B. Focused on exceeding goals through assertive leadership and special attention to details. 

    Expertise in:

    Beverage Cost Control
    Event Planning
    Customer Service
    Guest Engagement

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    <![CDATA[Director of Food & Beverage / Industry Leader]]> A seasoned director of food and beverage operations with 20+ years of progressive experience for top full-service branded hotels; proficient in purchasing, catering, budgeting, training and development and menu implementation for both restaurants and room service; completed 3 major renovation projects; promoted 3 managers within the company; responsible for a F&B annual revenue of +$12 million and 30,000 sq. feet of convention space; increased guest satisfaction scores by 11%; brought down operating costs by 5% and increased F&B revenue by 38.5%.

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    <![CDATA[Restaurant General Manager - Fast Casual Background]]>
  • 3+ years of GM experience with National Fast Casual Concepts
  • 1 year of District Manager experience with a National Family Style Concept
  • Strong ability to build sales; this candidate opened a location where sales were 17% over what corporate projected
  • Runs strong numbers; with a past employer, this person was #1 company-wide in a National Fast Casual concept in Food Cost, Cleanliness, Guest Service, and inventory metrics
  • ]]>
    Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 EDT "He is the whole package. I am a District Manager currently which he taught me all I know today. I was his manager trainee at the time." - Former Employee

    "He is an absolute empathetic people pleaser. He maintains 100% composure in stressful of situations It was always a pleasure to go into his restaurant." - Former Supervisor

    "He has strong leadership and communication skills and posses the ability to bring out the best in people." - Former Employer

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    <![CDATA[Award Winning General Manager]]> An award-winning general manager with 30+ years of progressive and diverse experience for various luxury resorts and hotels including Marriott’s luxury brands, InterContinental and Radisson group.  Proven business acumen to manage daily operations, generate revenue, and implement strategies to achieve success. Increased sales by over 250% across five resort dining facilities, and strategically developed and successfully opened a new F&B outlet generating over $800,000 annually; conceptualized a new state-of-the-art conference and entertainment center maximizing sales by 30% a year for four consecutive years; achieved resort rating from #232 to #6 within one year of grand opening and received 5 out of 5 stars for Holiday Check.

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    <![CDATA[Food & Beverage and Hotel Operations Executive]]> A highly accomplished hospitality executive with 30+ years of progressive and diverse domestic and international experience in hotel operations, food and beverage and culinary arts for top branded full-service hotels and casinos; planned and opened a large casino with eight F&B outlets; led a multi-functional team of 400+ including 30+ managers;  led F&B and hotel operations with sales of $60 million per year; achieved #1 ranking of a full-service hotel on Trip Advisor in the Bay Area; member of the culinary council and member of the Restaurant & Bar Council for Marriott International for several years.

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    <![CDATA[Regional General Manager - 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/ Managing Partner]]> Tenured Restaurant Professional with multiple concept management experience. Full Service - $M plus sales volume experience

    Experience 3% sales increase in last role. 

    BA In Marketing

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    <![CDATA[Director of Housekeeping - Luxury Hotel]]> An experienced director of housekeeping with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry for a luxury hotel; achieved the highest approval rating from Local 11; achieved the highest GEI Cleanliness of 99% in 2016; achieved highest Cleanliness OSAT of 90% in 2014; received highest Brand Standard Audit of 97.9% for Cleanliness in 2013

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    <![CDATA[Senior Level Hospitality Executive]]> A senior level hospitality executive with demonstrable achievements in strategic thinking, financial results and leadership at property, regional and corporate levels.  Entrepreneurial approach to problem solving with significant experience in openings, acquisitions, turnarounds and food and beverage.  A pioneer in green hotels, with successes in limited service to ultra-luxury assets.  A highly motivated and inspiring leader and manager.

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    <![CDATA[General Manager / Experienced F&B Background]]> An accomplished general manager with a strong food and beverage background for a full-service hotel; increased revenues by 18% and GOP by 13% in 2017; lowered food costs from more than 50% to 28% and beverage costs from 30% to 19%

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    <![CDATA[Guest Services & Front Office Manager]]> A passionate and driven service-oriented hotelier with exceptional knowledge of all room’s and operational departments for a luxury resort; achieved Arrival & Departure Experiences of 90+ points in 2016; achieved a 35.8% room revenue growth in 2015; obtained an Associate Engagement Survey score of 84.3 points in 2016; implemented a renewed Incentive SOP for the Front Office which produced an increase year over year of 55% in upselling and walk-ins at the Front Desk

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    <![CDATA[Restaurant General Manager - Full Service Concept]]>
  • Several years of General Manager experience with Nationally Recognized Full Service Restaurants
  • Training General Manager experience
  • Restaurant General Manager experience at Full Service concepts doing over $5 million in sales annually
    • One concept this candidate was able to raise weekly sales from 60k to over 110k per week 
  • ]]>
    Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:00:00 EDT "He is a terrific people manager. Staff and managers truly adore him and will do anything for him because he treats his team well, holds them accountable, educates and takes the time to develop them. He has a strong history of delivering on or exceeding targets whether it be P&L, customer metrics, turnover, etc." - Former Supervisor

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    <![CDATA[Assistant General Manager / Hospitality Professional ]]> This professional has 10+ years of progressive experience in the hospitality industry with a proven track record in operations, revenue management, F&B and sales for a full-service hotel; managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel while overseeing and mentoring a staff of 50; assisted in establishing a new F&B concept generating more than $2 million in annual sales; oversaw and managed a renovation with a budget of $9+ million

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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[Catering and Special Events Director]]> A seasoned hospitality professional with 20+ years of experience in special events, catering and sales.  Worked for top luxury hotels as well as some of the most prestigious private and country clubs in Southern California. Skilled in creative event development with extensive experience in event logistics, budgeting and execution.  Possesses strong ability to cultivate positive relationships with internal and external partners

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    <![CDATA[Area Director of Sales - Extended Stay Hotels]]> A dynamic area director of sales with 8 years of experience for dual extended stay hotels; leading a team of 3 sales professionals and responsible for training and promoting 3 other sales individuals to management positions; exceeded room revenues by $1.1 million with a $11 increase in ADR for 2016; increased corporate accounts by 25% in 2015 achieving $1 million in revenues within 6 months

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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 Operations / General Manager]]> An award-winning hospitality executive with 15+ years of proven executive leadership for 4 and 5 diamond luxury and boutique resorts.  Directed successful hotel operations, lead professional teams with extraordinary results, surpassing corporate finance and operations goals 7 consecutive years.  Collaborated in positioning the country of Mexico to among the 10 most visited world-wide, increasing tourism revenue to over $16 billion in 2015; achieved Trip Advisor No. 3 Best Hotel for 7 consecutive years in Los Cabos, Mexico

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    <![CDATA[Hotel Restaurant General Manager]]> A restaurant general manager with an extensive understanding of restaurant and bar operations for a full-service hotel.  Overseeing 4 departments with 20+ employees; increased YOY F&B revenue by 10%; responsible for increasing guest scores by 20% and increased team member survey scores by 25 points

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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[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[Country Club Director of Food and Beverage ]]> Hands-on Country Club Director of Food and Beverage with extensive experience and a proven ability to direct large-scale operations and deliver measurable performance results. Tripled P&L results within a three-year period, Tripled banquet revenue within the same three-year period by increasing golf tournament revenue and grass root marketing in the community. Cut liquor cost 5.6% and food cost 14.4%.

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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[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 $16 M 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[Regional Director of Operations]]> A versatile hands-on hospitality, real estate and asset management professional with broad-based experience in hotel sales, procurement, operations management, project management, long-range planning as well as franchise, owner and investor relations. Currently responsible for managing a portfolio of hotels totaling over 1,100 rooms, including full service and limited service hotels. He had oversight of multi-million-dollar renovations, brand conversions and of all financial aspects of each hotel in portfolio including PnL, CapEx, Forecasting and Budgeting. He believes in the ability to increase the value of properties through operational excellence by mentoring the staff. At one property, increased top line revenues by +43.8%, RevPAR by 24.2%, which lead to a IRR of 25% to the investors once the property was sold over a two year period. He is experienced with managing multiple brands, independent hotels, financial modeling and property valuations. He has strong leadership skills and works well with talented, multi-generational teams.

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    <![CDATA[Senior Meetings and Special Events Manager ]]> A dynamic professional with 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry for a 5-star luxury hotel; managing events in a banquet space of 25,000 square feet; achieved a 100 event satisfaction score and 97.8 planning overall service

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    <![CDATA[Director of Sales & Marketing - Upscale Full Service]]> A seasoned sales professional with 15+ years of hospitality sales experience for an upscale full-service hotel with $75 million in revenue; generated $4.8 million YOY increase achieving a 2017-year record; winner of the 2017 Revenue Team of the Year

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    <![CDATA[Operations Manager / Industry Leader ]]> A versatile hotelier with strong business acumen and customer service skills. With 15+ years of experience in the hospitality industry worked in the Middle East and Asia for renowned and International brands, gained experience in multi-cultural and diverse environments to maintain employee and customer relations to create success.  Strong in people management and works efficiently to achieve business goals and GOP for the company. Experienced in pre-openings, coaching and mentoring employees.  Achieved revenue growth by 2% YOY as Director of Rooms; achieved employee satisfaction score from 94% to 95%; improved guest satisfaction score from by 2% every year in Medallia.

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    <![CDATA[Director of Housekeeping]]> Experienced hospitality profession for the past 11 years. Experience working in operations at the Shore Club, which is a part of Morgan's Hotel Group. 

    Has worked with both the Hilton and Marriott brands.

    Experience also in advertising and the wine industry as well as serving in the US Navy for six years. All past industries have tied, directly or indirectly, into the hospitality industry. 

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    <![CDATA[General Manager]]> Professional General Manager with 28 years’ experience in the hospitality industry.  Strong leadership skills, marketing & advertising skills, training, P&L statement skills and Room Division / Food & Beverage Management. Extensive knowledge of front and back house operations including opening new businesses.

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    <![CDATA[Vice President of Resort Operations]]> A seasoned hospitality professional with more than 2 decades of solid progressive leadership roles in full-service luxury hotel management in North America, Europe and Asia; led the opening of one of the most luxurious resorts in the world; had direct reports of 19 Director-level subordinates; co-responsible for an annual revenue budget of $78 million; achieved Employee Engagement Survey result of 100% and highest ranking (k) in Employee Turnover Rate; improved Gallup Full Guest Engagement score by 14.4%; exceeded actual profitability vs. forecasted by more than 400%

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    <![CDATA[Food & Beverage Director/Executive Chef]]> A seasoned and accomplished food and beverage professional and executive chef with 17 years of experience for a full-service hotel; increased outlet sales by app. 5% above budget for 2017; decreased beverage cost by 1.5% year-on-year for the past 3 years; achieved a current score of 100% YTD for F&B event satisfaction

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