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Archive for August, 2014

Barney Harford of Orbitz, on Finding a Team That Fits

Barney Harford’s discussion in the NYT Corner Office series is worthy of a read.  I particularly like his “T-shaped individuals” description: “People who can go really deep in their particular area of expertise, and also go really broad and have that kind of curiosity about the overall organization and how their particular piece of the [...]

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BCG Perspectives – Chris Nassetta on Hilton’s Transformation

Chris Nassetta discussed Hilton transformation with BCG’s Steve Gunby.  “Nassetta inherited a loose federation of well-known brands—such as Waldorf Astoria, Doubletree, and Hampton Inn—amassed largely through acquisition. He quickly set out to create a company unified by a common culture and emphasis on performance, brand expansion, and international growth. These four themes had emerged consistently [...]

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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