<![CDATA[Gecko Hospitality: talent_showcase]]> https://TALENT.GECKOHOSPITALITY.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Hotel Director of Training and Development]]> I’m looking to enhance a company culture aligned with my CORE values: Integrity, Guest Service, Performance-driven, People-driven, Growth and Opportunity, Communication/Collaboration, and Celebration. I enjoy being a successful leader/manager. I work well as a mentor and coach, and can be autonomous with assigned directives or self-generated opportunities. I have an excellent and developed business acumen with a professional demeanor and presence. A good sense of humor has helped me endure my tenure in the industry. Planning, flexibility of vision, and personal accountability have been keys to my success.

Having 24 years experience in Hospitality Management, I have had the pleasure of leading and impacting restaurants through, and in front of, some very challenging market conditions. Declining guests counts, labor crunches, rising COGS, that intrude on profit and growth-all reasons NOT to do what we do. But, I have found that stable standards and focus on SERVICE can weather whatever trend that robs focus on producing results. I have a full understanding and proficiency of all aspects of hospitality businesses. Most recently, have managed and supported restaurant divisions through ServSafe Proctoring, Cornerstone training, Individual Development Plans for managers, and mentoring and responding to service culture standards through SMG metrics .

As managing partner, took over a $2.2 M operation with 16 month consecutive negative EBITDA and grew quickly to store level profitability 11 of 12 months every year for the next 5 years, while also growing sales and market share year over year. This accomplishment was awarded with the company's highest award for "Excellence in Character, Performance, and Attitude".

Lead restaurant through a fire that resulted in total closure and rebuild of the unit. Consulted and was a liason between construction companies, vendors, insurance company, and brand franchisee Due to swift attention given to staff to place in paying jobs, retained or regained 80% of employees when reopening 6 months after shutting down.
Created and implemented catering program and tour bus partnership that increased weekly sales 5-10% in the 26 weeks of the year they were scheduled.

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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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