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Archive for April, 2019

CMOs, CIOs: Join Forces on Digital Identity Efforts

Marketing and IT executives typically view consumer identities through very different lenses, but when they align on a cross-platform approach, trust and a tailored user experience can go hand in hand. Identity has always played a central role in the business world, but the nature of that role has evolved. Traditionally, identity was used primarily to authenticate [...]

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Completion news: JSAV Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Bauman

We are pleased to have assisted JSAV and Ashford in the recruitment of Mr. Chuck Bauman as Chief Executive Officer. Chuck joins JSAV from Encore where he was Senior Vice President, Sales and Strategic Accounts. He brings 30 years of executive leadership experience across multiple industries including the last 15 years providing Audio/Visual services to [...]

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Completion news: Bill Upshaw, TPI Hospitality, Chief Executive Officer

We are pleased to have assisted TPI Hospitality in the recruitment of Bill Upshaw as Chief Executive Officer. Bill will lead a strategic generational transition for TPI as company founders and long-term leaders prepare for retirement. He has held President roles for more than 10 years with Platinum Companies, CSM Lodging, and Windsor Capital Group [...]

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Completion news: Jim Forester, Chief Information Officer, Xanterra Travel Collection

We are pleased to have assisted Xanterra Travel Collection in the recruitment of Jim Forester as Chief Information Officer. Jim previously held technology leadership roles with T-Mobile and Jack in the Box. He was a Partner in Accenture’s System Integration Practice serving Fortune 500 clients in retail, natural resources, communications, and consumer products. Jim is [...]

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The best place to make money in the world of finance and investment may not be at a bank but in real estate.

REITs had some of the highest median worker pay among financial, real-estate and insurance firms, annual company disclosures show. Real-estate investment trusts had some of the highest median worker pay among financial, real-estate and insurance companies in 2018, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of annual pay disclosures by hundreds of big U.S. companies. [...]

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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 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