Global Hospitality executive search consultants are professionals
who typically begin their careers in the hospitality industrynot
as recruiters, but as general managers of hotel/resort properties,
food and beverage directors, chefs, and other key management
personnel positions. Several have earned degrees from prestigious
hotel schools. Our understanding of your wants and needs comes
from inside the business, not outside. Read on to find out
more about our consultants:
Mr. Slegr has been in the hospitality recruiting and consulting
business since 1987 and is principal and founder of Global
Hospitality, Inc., Los Angeles. Prior to his recruiting career,
Mr. Slegr was partner and General Manager of the Sportsmen's
Lodge Restaurant in Los Angeles, Executive Director of Student
Management Corporation at Cornell University, and worked
with Hyatt Hotels and Swissotels in Europe. Mr. Slegr's background
includes management positions within the hospitality industry
in food and beverage, finance, and as General Manager.
In 1998, Mr. Slegr co-founded Hospitality Careers Online,
Inc., (www.hcareers.com), served on the Hcareers' Board of
Directors, and consulted extensively on operational and Internet
Mr. Slegr has a BS degree from Cornell University School
of Hotel Administration and previously attended the American
College of Switzerland, where he majored in international
business. Mr. Slegr speaks fluent Czech, functional French,
and a bit of Spanish.
In addition, he enjoys public speaking, career counseling,
and has served on the Hospitality Financial and Technology
Professionals (HFTP) Board of Directors for the past several
years. Eden enjoys cooking, reading, swimming, traveling,
and time with his wife and family.
Originally from South Dakota, Tom graduated from the University
of Houston in 1980 with a BS in Hotel & Restaurant Management.
Tom's work history includes Hyatt, Sheraton and Doubletree
Hotels, with experience in sales, catering and operations
management. He started in the hospitality recruitment business
in 1990. He has been an integral part of the Los Angeles office
since 1992 and is on the Global Board of Directors.
Tom also has been very involved on the Board of Directors
of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
(HSMAI) and has served as Treasurer of this group. When Tom
isn't training for his annual run in the LA Marathon, he enjoys
gardening, snow skiing, and traveling with his wife, Jeannie.
Ms. Slegr has worked in the hospitality recruiting industry
since 1987 as a Web site consultant and researcher, PR writer,
and as an executive recruiter. Enthusiastic and experienced
in every type of hospitality search assignment, Terry’s
as much at ease searching for an Executive Chef or Chief Engineer
as she is for a Hotel/Resort General Manager or a Spa Director.
Global Hospitality is a member of ISPA (International Spa
Association), and Terry heads up the Spa & Fitness searches
for the Los Angeles office and has worked with luxury resorts,
hotels, and destination spas over the past several years.
After earning a degree from Michigan State University and
studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, she joined Student Management
Corporation at Cornell University, holding the position of
Assistant Executive Director for 5 years before moving to
Los Angeles. In addition to completing post-graduate classes
in journalism and legal curricula after moving to LA, Terry
Slegr was the founder and producer of the highly successful
concert series at the Sportsmen's Lodge Restaurant in Studio
City, "Bound for Glory." She loved booking internationally
renowned recording artists, emceeing all the shows, and managing
every aspect of the series. Whenever there’s time, she
likes going to concerts, traveling just about anywhere, and
spending time with her family.
Upon graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, Jennie began her hospitality career at the American Embassy Hotel in Bonn, Germany. While serving as Manager, she gained valuable international experience both professionally and personally. Due to the Embassy's closure, Jennie relocated to San Diego and spent many years working in Sales and Catering at the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay, as well as The Four Points Sheraton. She has since settled in Los Angeles with her husband and recently enjoyed managing an elegant Bed and Breakfast in South Pasadena.
She is now very excited to take the next step in her career while continuing to pursue her passion in the hospitality industry by learning the ropes of recruiting.
In her free time, Jennie enjoys the outdoors, cooking, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family.
Emily DiPetrillo grew up in Hawaii and Southern California.
She earned her high school degree on the island of Oahu and subsequently returned to California
to attend Whittier College. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English, Ms. DiPetrillo
worked for Hyatt Hotels in both Sales and Catering positions before starting her career with Global
Hospitality in 1996. While at Global, she has recruited and consulted successfully for a wide range
of hospitality jobs.
Emily also has experience in Catering at a prestigious Southern California Club and worked with the
American Cancer Society in Development before she returned to Global to work on select recruiting projects.
Now married with twin daughters, Ms. DiPetrillo has been active in community organizations and enjoys traveling.
Joshua Platz became Managing Partner of Global Hospitality Search Consultants, Toronto in 2008. He began his search and placement career in 2002, with the leading bilingual French/English search firm in Toronto. After consecutive years as top producer, he was promoted into management and built a team of key players which set production records previously thought unattainable.
Joshua is a graduate of McMaster University, having earned his BA in 1998 along with a post-graduate honours diploma from Sheridan College in International Business. He has also held the Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation since 2007. Growing up in French and English-speaking parts of Canada, Josh learned to speak both official languages fluently.
He lives in Toronto with his wife Jennifer, their son Benjamin, and their daughter Andrea.
John brings a wealth of experience in recruitment and hospitality. As an instructor and consultant with a senior management background, John acquired experience over 25 years in both the private and public sectors.
His experience comes from a broad range of senior consulting roles in business. John has personally negotiated in excess of 160 collective agreements in a variety of industries. These agreements were all negotiated within the prescribed mandate with only four strikes and one lockout. He worked for the Ontario government in both Ontario Housing Corporation and the Ministry of Housing in the '70's. He has worked for and consulted to a number of hospitals, and is effective in both private and public sector organizations.
John has also held the position of Vice President Human Resources with a number of Canadian companies including Weston Bakeries, Griffith Laboratories, Livingston International and Commonwealth Hospitality. His mandate included all facets of human resource management, such as recruitment, training and development, performance management, compensation and especially change management.
John has previously sat on the boards of directors of both the Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association and Equine Canada. John teaches "Performance Excellence & Employee Relations," "Managing in a Unionized Environment" and "the Art of Collective Bargaining" for York University through the Schulich Executive Education Centre.
Doug graduated in 1989 from George Brown College's Hospitality
Management program. He has worked for some of the top hospitality
corporations in North America, including six years with Marriott
International. He has 16 years of operations experience,
and has held several senior management positions within the
hospitality industry, including General Manager.
Doug joined Global Hospitality in 1999, bringing his dedication
to customer service, ethics, and honesty. Doug is now Vice
President of Operations and is still a very active hospitality
consultant for the company.
Doug specializes in Hotel and Casino Executive positions,
in addition to senior-level positions for hospitality companies
in the U.S. Northeast and Canada. Doug is a true competitor
with a "customer first" attitude who produces results
for his clients.
Doug is very active with charitable organizations in his
community, such as Big Brothers and Sisters of Canada, and
also participates in many local sports.