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  • 179 | Setting Your Hotel Apart from the Competition with Cynthia Bock
    LODGING LEADERS
    September 12, 2018

    179 | Setting Your Hotel Apart from the Competition with Cynthia Bock

    Cynthia Bock joined Waterton in 2010 and serves as senior vice president, business development for the hospitality platform. In this role, she is responsible for maintaining and expanding relationships with investors and operating partners related to third party management contracts. Prior to her current role, Cynthia served as senior vice president of sales and marketing, read more

  • 178 | Connecting Travel Startup Founders, Investors and Corporations with John Matson
    LODGING LEADERS
    September 5, 2018

    178 | Connecting Travel Startup Founders, Investors and Corporations with John Matson

    John Matson is the Managing Director of Voyager HQ, a club bringing together startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. Since their start in the summer of 2016, Voyager HQ has grown to a community of over 1,000 members, dozens of partners, and hundreds of investors in over 55 read more

  • 177 | The Hotel PMS: Past, Present and Future with Gary Gibb
    LODGING LEADERS
    August 29, 2018

    177 | The Hotel PMS: Past, Present and Future with Gary Gibb

    Gary Gibb is Founder and President of AutoClerk, Inc. – a Northern California based software company that provides powerful hospitality technology solutions for independent properties, management companies, and hotel chains. Gary is a graduate of the University of California San Diego with a degree in Applied Physics & Information Sciences. Prior to founding AutoClerk, he read more

  • 176 | Make Smarter Pricing and Distribution Decisions with Gino Engels
    LODGING LEADERS
    August 22, 2018

    176 | Make Smarter Pricing and Distribution Decisions with Gino Engels

    Gino Engels is co-founder and CCO of OTA Insight, where he leads the delivery and continued development of OTA Insight’s dashboard and reporting capabilities to enable hoteliers to support a profitable revenue and distribution strategy. Gino’s customer-focused objective is to deliver affordable revenue tools to hotels and continuously develop new solutions to help those in read more

  • 175 | Show Me That You Know Me with Phil Rubin
    GUEST SERVICES & PROGRAMS
    August 15, 2018

    175 | Show Me That You Know Me with Phil Rubin

    A die-hard Saints fan, Phil knows a thing or two about loyalty. Over the course of his over 25-year career, he’s blended his education, experience and innovation to evolve the way businesses identify, retain and expand the value of their best customers. An impeccable leader with passion to spare, Phil founded the loyalty practice at read more

  • 174 | Use Microlearning to Solve Engagement and Performance Problems with Isaac Tolpin
    LODGING LEADERS
    August 8, 2018

    174 | Use Microlearning to Solve Engagement and Performance Problems with Isaac Tolpin

    Isaac is one of the founders of ConveYour.com, the #1 Microlearning platform for learner engagement. He’s a tech entrepreneur and futurist at heart, on a mission to enable brands to align their training with human behavior leading to breakthrough learner engagement. His success come from understanding the relationships between human behavior, business, and technology. This read more

  • 173 | Optimize Your Hotel Website to Convert with Chris Dayley
    LODGING LEADERS
    August 1, 2018

    173 | Optimize Your Hotel Website to Convert with Chris Dayley

    Chris is a digital marketing entrepreneur, speaker, and neuromarketer who gets excited about helping businesses learn what their users want on their website, using psychology based testing and analytics. He started his Conversion Optimization agency Dayley Conversion in 2014, which he later merged with Disruptive Advertising, where he currently works as VP of site testing read more

  • 172 | This Unique Moment for Hotel Investors with Morgan Sickles
    LODGING LEADERS
    July 18, 2018

    172 | This Unique Moment for Hotel Investors with Morgan Sickles

    Morgan Sickles is a senior vice president of Aries Conlon Capital’s originations and business development team. He specializes in arranging high-leverage, non-recourse, bridge and permanent loans with cash out for hotel and commercial real estate properties nationwide. Prior to joining Aries Conlon Capital, Morgan founded Atlantis Advisors, a nationwide hotel services provider. About Aries Conlon read more

  • 171 | The Engine that Drives the Hotel with Stan Turkel
    LEADERSHIP
    July 11, 2018

    171 | The Engine that Drives the Hotel with Stan Turkel

    Stanley Turkel is a recognized authority in the hotel industry. He operates his consulting practice serving as an expert witness in hotel-related cases and providing franchise consultation and asset management. Prior to forming his hotel consulting firm, Turkel was the Product Line Manager for Hotel/Motel Operations at the International Telephone & Telegraph Co. overseeing the read more

  • 170 | Why Digital Knowledge Management Matters to Hotels with Rev Ciancio
    LODGING LEADERS
    July 4, 2018

    170 | Why Digital Knowledge Management Matters to Hotels with Rev Ciancio

    David “Rev” Ciancio serves as Director, Industry Insights for Yext, where he works to ensure customer success as they deploy the Yext Knowledge Engine on behalf of their businesses. Over his 20+ year career, he has managed business development, digital marketing, and social media strategies for a wide range of entertainment and hospitality companies. When read more

  • 169 | Leading from the Front with Damian ten Bohmer
    LEADERSHIP
    June 27, 2018

    169 | Leading from the Front with Damian ten Bohmer

    Damian ten Bohmer currently serves as IHG Senior Director of Commercial for the Middle East. He possesses a proven track-record of success in on-property, regional sales, marketing, brand management, digital marketing and channel management. Over the years, Damian has demonstrated the ability to build productive relationships with both internal and external partners, and create teams read more

  • 168 | Reducing the Risks of GDPR with Brian Dass
    LODGING LEADERS
    June 20, 2018

    168 | Reducing the Risks of GDPR with Brian Dass

    Caveau co-founder and CEO, Brian Dass, is a highly accomplished travel executive and entrepreneur widely recognized as one of the leading pioneers in the hospitality e-commerce and digital reservation industry. In his more than 20-year career, Brian has launched multiple online hospitality technology and marketing firms including Timeless Hospitality (acquired by TravelClick) and Open Hospitality read more

  • 167 | Why You DON’T Want Money with Andrew Gardella
    LODGING LEADERS
    June 13, 2018

    167 | Why You DON’T Want Money with Andrew Gardella

    Andrew Gardella is chiropractor who has worked as an Access Consciousness facilitator since 2011. He graduated from school Magna Cum Lade with BAs in Biology, Psychology, Cognitive Science and then received a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Along with various chiropractic techniques, Dr Andrew also studied BodyTalk and is a certified practitioner. read more

  • 166 | Create a Moment of Truth with Quentin McElveen
    LEADERSHIP
    June 6, 2018

    166 | Create a Moment of Truth with Quentin McElveen

    Quentin McElveen is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and holds a B.S. degree in Hospitality Management. He is a passionate Hotel Operations Manager who has excelled in several positions within full-service and select-service hotels. He believes that employee empowerment and communication is important to the success of hotels. As Quentin thrives in read more

  • 165 | Monetize Room Downtime and Improve Guest Experiences with Yannis Moati
    LODGING LEADERS
    May 30, 2018

    165 | Monetize Room Downtime and Improve Guest Experiences with Yannis Moati

    Yannis Moati is CEO & Founder of Hotels By Day, the premier provider of day-stay hotel spaces in the United States. Yannis has nearly two decades of experience in travel, from guiding tours in Europe at a young age, to co-founding an exotic travel agency, to directing a New York-based global tour operator company. Having read more

  • 164 | If You See Something, Say Something with Mick McKeown
    HUMAN TRAFFICKING
    May 23, 2018

    164 | If You See Something, Say Something with Mick McKeown

    Michael (Mick) McKeown is the Executive Director of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) and Campaigns at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He brought over fifteen years of expertise in state, city, and local government prior to his appointment at DHS. As Executive Director, Mick oversees the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) and its read more

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