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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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New search — Xanterra Travel Collection Chief Information Officer

We are under way with a Chief Information Officer search on behalf of Xanterra Travel Collection.  Reporting to the CEO, the CIO will lead the strategic I/T transformation for the company, from technology architecture and business systems to guest experience. XTC, owned by The Anschutz Corporation, is a growing group of travel and leisure businesses [...]

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The Hospitality Sector Sees the Entrance of a New Competitor: Upscale Glamping Hotels

Outdoor lodging brand AutoCamp recently raised $115 million through a partnership with real estate private equity firm Whitman Peterson to open a nationwide network of hotels created from Airstream camper trailers manufactured by Thor Industries Inc. The firm plans to use the money to buy the land for the sites and customize the trailers. The [...]

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U.S. Hotels Had a Third Consecutive Year of Profit Growth in 2018

U.S. hotels continued to make money last year. Year-over-year GOPPAR growth of 1.5 percent in December contributed to a 3.4 percent annual increase in profit for hotels in the United States, according to data from HotStats tracking full-service hotels. It was the third consecutive year of GOPPAR growth, following YOY increases of 3.7 percent in [...]

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ALIS Presentations: What to Expect in 2019 & Beyond?

ALIS panelists share their analysis of industry metrics and predictions for 2019. Cindy Estis Green, CEO and Co-Founder, Kalibri Labs Vail S. Ross, SVP, STR Mark Woodworth, Senior Managing Director, CBRE Hotels Mark Wynne Smith, Global CEO – Hotels, JLL https://www.alisconference.com/Program/ALIS2019EPFD

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How should you respond to my call?

Just a quick thought prompted by recent interactions. If I leave a message or email asking for your help with a search please assume it’s just that. A request for help. I’m not suggesting you are qualified or implying that you should be interested in the role. I AM assuming that, based on your professional [...]

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New search – Chief Executive Officer, TPI Hospitality

We are under way with a CEO search on behalf of TPI Hospitality, a privately held owner/operator headquartered in Minneapolis.  We seek a CEO with strong financial and portfolio strategy skills to lead the company through a generational transition.  The Chief Executive Officer will take a leadership role in driving company growth and profitability. This [...]

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New search – JSAV Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Reporting to the President of US Operations, the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer (CSMO) will spearhead the company’s sales effort to grow across all divisions. This newly created position will set the sales strategy, develop the sales teams’ capabilities, and help win new business.  Along with leading sales, this person will also develop and oversee [...]

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Testimonials

“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
Larry has provided first class service to our company on many occassions. His deep knowledge of the market and key individuals, his understanding of our culture and our company projects means he’s provided excellent candidates and has helped us recruit top performers at senior levels of our organization. I highly recommend Larry’s services.
Mr. Olivier Poirot, CEO, Accor North 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, CSM Lodging
Larry was my main point of contact through the recruitment process and was very thorough in verifying my qualifications and experience, and adequately describing the opportunity.
Mark Boekenheide, AIA, LEED AP, Managing Partner, BBG-BBGM