Dynamic, entrepreneurial professional with a strong record of driving revenue and profit growth in startup, expansion, and high-growth enterprises. Excels in forging and capitalizing on relationships that expand market share, secure repeat business, achieve sustainability, and consistently organizational goals. Skilled in negotiations and consensus building with key internal and external decision-makers, across multiple business segments and cultures. Excels in building, mentoring, and directing on-premise and remote teams. Possesses a passion for providing solutions to complex customer issues and achieving exceptional customer service.
Hospitality sales development and event design thru consistency with proven programs that add value, produce growth and profit to businesses. Innovative strategy programs to increase profitability, create cohesive and successful event cultures, producing repeat clientele. Integrated business methods enabling delivery of concise business message, creating a roadmap of strong brand recognitions. Managing and executing best in class food and service. Specializing in event planning through experience and vision bringing more than 25 years of industry leading expertise in hospitality group sales, catering, communications, marketing, design, and logistics. Clients include political leaders, Fortune 500 corporations, professional sporting figures, global celebrities, private individuals, and philanthropic organizations.
Consulting - Concept development for restaurants, event venues and hotels. Start up and/or restructure departments for group dining, catering, sales. Focus on brand strategy, content planning, coaching, recruitment, research and development, social media and marketing. Implement booking software and website development.
Event Planning - Corporate, incentive, social, fundraising, culinary events, pop ups, conference planning, décor creative, interactive experiences.
Creative focus on dining.
Eat.Drink.+More! - Created a new revolutionary curated catering concept, the ultimate home dining program for intimate groups of up to 20 guests. A completely customizable dining experience; guests pick the chef, beverage curators and event accoutrements to create a dream affair with some of the best of Las Vegas' food and beverage professionals direct to you.
Manage sales and events for six Las Vegas fine dining restaurants, one in Maui, as well as off-premise catering division. Manage sales, marketing, and budget development, with P&L oversight. Consult with other Wolfgang Puck companies. Promoted to Associate Partner after five years as Director of Sales & Events. Increased sales 5% to 20% annually with up to 20% YOY growth by leveraging comprehensive knowledge of city's corporate, incentive, social, and local markets and executing effective branding and marketing initiatives. Built business to $7M annual sales.
Held full accountability for promoting 210,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space in new Palace Tower Complex including VIP, casino, and charity/social events with up to 5,000 attendees. Built organization that supported and drove revenue growth. Directed four catering managers and two junior managers. Worked effectively with meeting and event planners, destination management, and production companies.
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