<![CDATA[Gecko Hospitality: talent_showcase]]> https://TALENT.GECKOHOSPITALITY.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Award Winning Executive Chef]]> 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[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[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[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[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[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[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[Hotel Director of Sales - Convention Property]]> This candidate currently lives in Salem, OR but would make a move up to Portland area for the right opportunity. 
The majority of her experience comes from Sales and Catering/Events, but she is also well versed in Budgeting, Forecasting, and P&L Management.   She has been with her current hotel since 2011 serving in multiple roles including Restaurant Manager, Catering Director, and is currently the  Director of Sales for this 140 Room property.  They offer 10,000 sq.ft. of meeting space. 
She believes in setting clear weekly goals for her team, which allows them to track progress continually, as opposed to waiting until the end of a month or quarter.  
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<![CDATA[Hotel/Condominium General Manager]]> 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[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[Hotel General Manager - Multi-Unit Background]]> This candidate has spent the last 6 years with her current employer. She has been the General Manager for 3 different hotels, and has also served as a Regional Field Operations Manager.    The properties have ranged in size from 111-128 rooms.  A key accomplishment for her was serving as the Opening General Manager for the Hampton Inn & Suites - Bellevue, WA which opened December 2014.  Within 90 days of opening, they had reached a REVPAR Index of 100, and ended their first year $900K over budgeted revenue!  They also quickly moved to #1 in their TripAdvisor ranking out of 26 hotels in their set.  
Prior to entering the Hotel field, she worked professionally in Public Relations and has her B.A. in Communications, making her a real asset for a new property looking to make a strong entrance into the market.  
At the moment, she is managing a property on the East Coast, but very eager and motivated to return to the Seattle Area.  She does not require a relocation package, most important to her is finding a great property and company to work with for years to come.  
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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[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[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[Country Club General Manager / COO]]> General Manager / COO, Country Club – Central Coast, CA:

A progressive and driven GM credited with dramatic profit improvement, membership growth, and food & beverage operations. Talent for building consensus among members, Boards of Governors, chefs, and management teams. He has his CCM (Certified Club Manager) and CCE (Certified Club Executive) designations from CMAA.  He has Tennis, Yacht and Country Club experience and has a reputation for contributing a successful bottom line. Saved approximately one million dollars in annual club operating expenses which contributed to a much-needed golf course renovation. A profit minded operator that always puts member experience first.  Experience in multi-million dollar renovations and turning under-performing clubs around.  He is available for relocation preferably on either the west or east coast.  

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<![CDATA[Hotel General Manager - Boutique/Lifestyle Property]]> This Candidate is a ROCK SOLID General Manager.  Very stable work history spending 14 years with his last hotel, and leaving on very positive terms.  Helped grow the property to one of the most well know life-style hotels in the Pacific NW.  Recognized in 2016 as Lodging Operator of the Year. In 2011, he was appointed by the Governor as an Oregon Tourism Commissioner and still sits on the 9 member council which oversees Travel Oregon  Prior Regional Trainer experience covering 98 hotels in the Western U.S. and has opened of 15 properties in his career.  Flexible with relocation.    

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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[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 - 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[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[AGM - Looking for GM Opportunity]]> This candidate has over 6 years of hotel management experience and worked in various hourly positions prior to that for an additional 6 years.  He seems to be at a great stage on his career to take on a GM level position for a mid-size property.  The feedback I received from two GMs that he worked under was very positive, and one of them indicated that all this candidate needs is a company willing to give him a shot.  
Chris has been the AGM at his current property, an Aloft Hotel for nearly 2 years now.  He joined the hotel during "pre-opening" so he is familiar and experienced in what it takes to get a new property up and running.  His hotel has 40+ employees, 165 Rooms, Full-Bar/Lounge, and breakfast service.  While he has never held the office title of GM, on two occasions in his career he has served as an Interim-GM during transitional periods.  
He is content in his job, and his main motivation in seeking a new company is an opportunity to become General Manager.  He knows it will take hard work, and if you hire Chris you will have a very eager and dedicated manager.  
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<![CDATA[Director of F&B - Upscale Property or Regional Level]]> If you need an outstanding Director of F&B, who knows the industry inside and out, this is your guy!  
He spent 28 years working with a Major Cruise Line and reached the level of Director of Culinary Operations where he oversaw all F&B outlets for a fleet of 15 ships.  He was responsible for $47 Million/year in beverage revenues, and helped reduce costs by $350K through strategic purchasing agreements. 
Recently, he spent 3 years as the General Manager for a Full-Service property in Issaquah, turning it from a struggling hotel into a top performer in the comp set. 
Beyond his business acumen and operational experience, you will find that this candidate has a sincere commitment providing outstanding customer service.  He is looking for a role where he can develop a strong team and contribute his knowledge and experience to a growing company.
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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[Full - Service Hotel General Manager]]> 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[Hotel General Manager - Sales and Revenue Focused]]> This candidate has her Master's Degree in Hospitality Management and about 20 years of experience in the industry.  She spent the last 4.5 years of her career working in the North Portland market, but managed properties across Florida and in Seattle as well.  
She is a sales mined GM who also places a lot of focus on strategic rate adjustments and active revenue management to get the most out of each guest room.  During her 3.5 years with the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, she was able to achieve double-digit growth in ADR, REVPAR, and overall revenues.  Growing total revenues from $1.3 million to $3.8 million in her first 30 months.  
She is currently employed, but open to new opportunities.  
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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[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[General Manager - Well Rounded Experience]]> This General Manager candidate has the full package of experience.  Solid F&B knowledge from free standing restaurants in Seattle, 4 years as a Manager with Ritz-Carlton oversees, Front Office Manager experience with both branded and independent properties, and a track record of steady career growth.    

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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[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[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[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[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[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[Director of Engineering - Certified ]]> 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[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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<![CDATA[Hotel General Manager - Strong F&B Background]]> Very seasoned Hotel Manager who has been in the industry for about 25 years.  He has a strong Food & Beverage background, spending about 6 years as a F&B Manager/Director of F&B before moving into larger operations roles which also included the Rooms Division.  
His largest role in scope was as Director of Operations for the 237 Room, Beverly Heritage Hotel.  They had 237 rooms and generated over $12 million annually in Revenue.  He had full P&L responsibility and was essentially General Manager of the property.  With that company they had a structure where the person titled GM was actually in a multi-unit position. 
For the last 8 years, John has been the GM of a boutique hotel property on the Oregon Coast.  I spoke with the former COO if his current company and he said, "I have never had a GM as engaged in guest service as John."  
This candidate is open for relocation anywhere in Oregon/Washington. 
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<![CDATA[Front Desk Manager - Energetic and Personable]]> This candidate will make guests feel welcomed immediately.  Stellar personality!  He has been in Guest Service since 2004.  Initially he worked as a Bank Teller, but entered Hotels in 2007.  He spent his first 7 years working for the Marriott Courtyard as Front Desk Agent for the 204 room hotel.  They had a small staff, so he was a jack of all trades helping with engineering or housekeeping if needed as well.
For the last 4+ years he has been at the much larger 506 Room Marriott, and has held a few different positions.  He is currently a Front Office Supervisor.  Chris has experience with forecasting and scheduling, as well as hiring and training of staff.  
He is an Oregon Native, and lives the Portland Lifestyle riding his "fixie" bike around town during the week, and escaping to nature to camp, mountain climb, and hike on his days off.  
This quote comes from one of Chris's references checks,  "Chris is incredibly knowledgeable about hotels. He understands all aspects of operations and is incredibly helpful in supporting all levels and sharing how his experiences could improve processes. Additionally, he stays up-to-date on local hotel and event news and always knows what's going on. Chris has been involved in a high level of extreme situations at hotels (fire alarms in the middle of the night, dozens, maybe hundreds, of walked guests, security problems) and always strives to take care of the guests and support the hotel under pressure. I have known Chris for over six years and worked with him at two hotels. He is comfortable and proficient in learning new technologies and finding out helpful shortcuts to improve efficiencies. "
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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[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[Director of Finance - Exec. Committee Member ]]> 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[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[Bilingual Hotel General Manager]]> An accomplished hotel executive on many different fronts has recently returned to the US after spending the past twenty years opening and managing hotels in Mexico and in Central and South America. He was successful by establishing luxury standards, implementing detailed SOPs and metrics, preparing sales and marketing strategies and integrating his strong leadership and interpersonal skills. He is fluent in Spanish and English. The political unrest in Nicaragua timed with family activities resulted in him returning to California. His experience with opening, training, ownership relations, food & beverage, community relations and daily operations would be an asset to any company.  He has both a masters and bachelor’s in business administration and completed a Food & Beverage apprenticeship in Geneva.  After instituting an aggressive sales & marketing plan, he was able to increase the average occupancy to 86% while achieving a customer satisfaction rating of 92%.  With the increase in occupancy was able to market internally and increased F&B capacity by 50% while increasing labor efficiency by 15%.  He is available for relocation.


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<![CDATA[Multi-Unit District Director - Multiple States]]> Operating a district of 16 high volume entertainment units over 6 states. He opened 12 locations and increased profit margins for the company by 22% in his first year. He has the lowest labor cost in the company at 12.8% with the lowest staff turnover and the lowest food cost at 22%. He is a forward thinker that prides himself on results and increasing profit margins. Prior, he was a District Manager for 26 units for a leading supplier an American food services where he minimized waste by 12% and saved them $60,000.00 in one year.

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT Proven leader with ability to raise profits, develop strong staff members, and communicates goals to surpass on a regular basis. 

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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[Director of Sales - CMP Certified]]> This Director of Sales candidate is stellar!  She is passionate about sales and has held sales positions with Hotels, Restaurants, and the Oregon Convention Center.  Simply put she has the experience, personality, and professionalism needed to excel in a DOS position.  
She is currently employed and happy in her role, but is eager to move back into a multi-unit DOS positions.  In the past she served as the National Sales & Marketing Coordinator for a restaurant group with over 40 locations.  She is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and previous winner of the "Rising Star Award" for the Oregon Chapter of Meeting Planners International.  
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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 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[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[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[Hotel Director of Finance - Skilled with New Openings]]> Karl has extensive experience both as a Hotel Director Finance and General Manager.  Over his career, he has been a part of 19 New Hotel Openings!    That said, Controller/Director of Finance has always been his preferred role, and it's where he feels he has the most to offer. 
Karl is currently the VP of Accounting & Operations for a small hotel group in Southern CA that operates 2 hotels and has a third, 246 Room Curio Hotel currently under construction.  He handles the operational finances for the two existing properties, and also oversees all the accounting for the construction and development of the new hotel.  
He has a very outgoing personality, and the guests are what he has always loved most about the hospitality business. So he is very open to single-unit positions. 
He is originally from Oregon, and would love to return to the Pacific NW, and is available to travel for interviews at his own expense.  
This is a brief piece of reference feedback from his current employer, "Karl is a well rounded leader. Works well up and down the organization, keeps me informed and takes responsibility."
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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 - F & B experience]]> 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[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[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[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[Director of Sales - Expert Revenue Manager]]> 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[GM /Hotel Director of Operations/Area Manager]]> This candidate has very well rounded hospitality management experience and has held GM/Hotel Director positions with numerous hotels.  She also was the owner of a restaurant.   She has managed properties ranging in size from 100 room up to 565 rooms.  Her resume provides solid detail as to her financial performance in recent roles.  
In her most recent Hotel GM position, she was able to increase REVPAR by 9.12% ($5.56) in one year, and grew total revenues for the property by $203,000 over that same period.  
What she is really seeking right now boils down to two things.  She is hoping to land a GM role with a respected Full-Service Hotel Property, and she is also looking for a company that can offer longevity and growth opportunities.  With her experience, she operates well with little oversight.  While she has achieved great numbers at her properties, what she is most proud of is her ability to teach guest service and elevate the experience for visitors.  She is friendly, professional, and results oriented.    
She's currently employed as an Area Manager for a corporate transportation company and she helped them to secure some large new accounts over the past year but frankly misses the hotel business.
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<![CDATA[Director of Sales & Marketing - Hotel/Resort]]> Over her career this candidate has been hyper-focused on driving the top line, both through sales and strategic revenue management. She has helped increase sales, occupancy, and overall growth in all positions she has held.  As one example, during her time with Tanque Verde Resort, she grew weddings revenues from $3.8K in the first year to $1.4M in the end of the third year by increasing company awareness and expertly executing key operations.  Her personality is incredibly charismatic and really encompasses genuine hospitality.
She is a true leader who trains people to their skill set and leads by example. She is hands on and cares deeply about her work. She recently took a step back in her career to assist with family matters and has also been working with a consulting firm, but is now ready to return to full time to her work. 
This candidate holds her Masters in Hospitality Management from Cornell University, and completed an additional Certificate in Revenue Management.  
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<![CDATA[Director of Food & Beverage - Highly Experienced ]]> If you need a Top Notch Director of F&B, this is your candidate.  She brings about 13 years of Hotel F&B experience to the table, and has held management positions at both downtown hotels and larger resort properties outside the city.  She currently Director of F&B at a property with over $11 million/year in F&B revenues, and 33,000 feet of meetings/events space.  She has been with the company since 2013 and currently oversees 4 F&B Managers, across 3 outlets and also manages an additional 5 meetings planners. 

Previously she spent 6 years with Marriott Hotels. Starting as a Banquet Manager and receiving a promotion to Sr. F&B Manager where she lead a team of over 65 people, generating $8 million+ in F&B sales.  Her former Area GM from Marriott says, "she is one of the strongest leaders I have had the privilege to work with. Her results orientation is second to none as is her work ethic. She is a leader who truly "gets it."  She maintains a strong respect from her direct reports even in the light of strong opposition and has shown time and time again that she is up to any challenge." 

She loves her current company, but the commute is quite long.  She is seeking something more centrally located in the Portland area.  

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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[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[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[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[Hotel General Manager - Downtown Property]]>
This candidate is simply AMAZING!
He has 10+ years of experience in the hotel industry along with a B.S.B.A in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management and an M.B.A, both from the University of Denver.  
This is a direct quote from one of his references "... He walks the walk and talks the talk. Nothing fake about this guy whatsoever. If you are looking for an energetic and motivated GM, he is your guy. He is organized, completes tasks on time, and will do whatever it takes to make it right. He is detail oriented and you can count on him period. It's his time now to lead a team and show what he is capable of. Hire him and I promise you will have a future rock star."
After spending his early years in the Front Office as an Intern, Desk Agent and Assistant Front Office Manager. He then moved on to become the Accounting Manager at a 221 Room, downtown, HGI property. They generated around $12 million/year in revenue.
In 2016 his current employer promoted him to AGM, and he currently oversee all departments including F&B, Housekeeping, Front Office, and Accounting. for the 230+ room City Center hotel.  It is an extremely busy property that hit 96% annual occupancy in 2017 and over $20 million in revenue.  He enjoys being present throughout the hotel, walking the grounds, interacting with guests, and checking in with his team. 
Beyond the numbers and work experience, he is a very active and sociable person.  He has run the 400 mile Oregon Coast Trail and also participated in several major marathons.  He enjoys soccer, the outdoors and loves the food and beer scene in the Pacific NW.  He is also a well traveled individual, who completed study abroad programs in Europe and Asia.
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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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