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Archive for April, 2014

Meet us in NYC at the NYU Hospitality Industry Investment Conference

We look forward to reconnecting with friends and colleagues in New York at NYU.  Aside from kicking off the summer in New York, this conference is always a great opportunity to network with industry leaders.  Speakers include J. Allen Smith, president and chief executive officer, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts; Richard Solomons, chief executive officer, [...]

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From McKinsey: Board members should raise nine critical questions when discussing technology strategy

I regularly run into senior executives with interest in board roles.  Accompanying the discussion about liability associated with public company boards, technology issues present a significant exposure.  McKinsey issued a paper recently that touched on technology strategy.  Enjoy: Some organizations are creating new technology forums, building the expertise of corporate directors, and strengthening IT governance—all [...]

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From BCG: Hotel Brands…The Devil Is in the Delivery

Although I was a CPA for the first 13 years of my career, my Marketing degree sparked a fascination with consumer businesses.   Services, as compared to packaged goods, involve a distinctly different type of customer engagement.   Couple franchise models with services and you have wonderfully complex business models.  This article from The Boston Consulting Group is interesting and very much [...]

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“I highly recommend Larry Mendez and Bannerot Partners. In the search work that Larry did for us, he was able to identify high caliber candidates in a relatively short time span. We were pleased with the professionalism of the process and the final outcome. “
Bob Joyce, EVP Human Resources, Extended Stay America
I’ve always found him to be the consummate professional. He works very hard to understand the client’s need and has an expansive network which allows him to execute against the strategy.  Larry is ethical beyond reproach and understands how to gently nudge the process forward and across the finish line.
Bill Upshaw, President Lodging and Residential, TPI Hospitality
In early 2013, we engaged Larry Mendez at Bannerot Partners to conduct a search for a chief operating officer for our company, Supertel Hospitality – a publicly traded REIT located in Omaha, Nebraska. I was familiar with Larry through his work in the hotel industry, and our Board of Directors endorsed the assignment. Larry was incredibly thorough, communicative, and effective throughout the process. In the end, we hired a very qualified candidate that fit our culture perfectly.
Mr. Kelly Walters, CEOSupertel Hospitality