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Archive for January, 2015

Darden Fires Russell Reynolds, Hires Korn/Ferry?

Is it the client company or the search firm? The reality is that nobody gets fired for hiring RR, H&S, SS or K/F.  Regardless, this is what a failed search looks like: ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced it has retained Korn Ferry, a leading global executive search firm, to assist [...]

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Portman Holdings Vice President, Construction

We are under way with a new search for Portman Holdings, Vice President, Construction.  Based in Atlanta, the Vice President, is a corporate-level oversight/support owner’s representative, responsible for advising development teams on all construction related activities and responsible for all internal and external construction related reporting.  Projects will include unique, high quality hospitality, office and mixed [...]

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Completion News: Portman Holdings SVP Asset Management

We are pleased to have assisted Portman Holdings in the recruitment of Mr. Thomas DeSousa as Senior Vice President, Asset Management.  Reporting to Mr. Ambrish Baiswala, CEO, Mr. DeSousa will oversee all lodging assets developed by Portman Holdings in North America. Portman Holdings, LLC is a real estate development, investment and management company with an [...]

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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
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
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