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Archive for October, 2017

Talks at Goldman Sachs – Leadership vs. Management

Effective leaders must exercise both leadership and management skills to create real change in any organization, according to Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria. Here, Nohria discusses that distinction, the role institutions must play in embracing diversity and “enabling human possibility,” and the important opportunity the business community has to generate prosperity and break the [...]

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Strong Demand But Employees Tend To Stay Put

According to the Wall Street Journal the quits rate, or the share of employed people who voluntarily leave their jobs in a month, has held nearly steady for two years after slowly climbing after the recession ended in mid-2009. The sideways move in the quits rate comes at a time when the unemployment rate has [...]

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Completion News: Witness Group Vice President Human Resources

We are pleased to have assisted The Witness Group in the recruitment of Ms. Cassandra McBride to the newly created role of Vice President, Human Resources. Cassandra will guide human capital strategies for this rapidly growing Columbus, Ohio based lodging company. She brings more than 15 years world-class HR experience from Victoria’s Secret and Einstein [...]

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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
“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