Human Relations & Organization

Providing expert financial counsel for your organization.

Strategic Planning

Consult with strategic planners who know how to reset a company’s direction.

Hospitality Management & Concept Development

Our experts know hospitality, inside and out.

Sales & Management Training

Established training programs adapted to your needs.

Marketing, Branding, Promotion & PR

We combine strategy, design and digital prowess to help you create or revive your brand.

Leadership & Organizational Development

Our specialists know how to fine tune and maximize an organization’s potential.

Info. Technology, Programming & System Design

Audiovisual & IT solutions that sound, look and navigate better.

Event Planning

From planning to culmination, our professionals can make your event unforgettable.

Hotel & Resort Development

Consult with veterans who’ve developed exceptional properties worldwide.

Global Finance & Economics

Providing expert financial counsel for your organization.

Destination Management

Our professionals specialize in design and implementation of events, activities and program logistics.

Welcome to Laguna Strategic Advisors


Laguna Strategic Advisors is a superb resource for top management and entrepreneurs seeking objective insight to achieve the next level of success for their organization. Whether your business is a start-up venture or an established company, our Advisors provide experience-based consultation focused on your specific needs and aspirations. Each member of our Business Advisors Consortium has proven expertise in his or her field. Areas of experience range from hospitality development, acquisition, finance and management to strategic planning, branding, sales, and marketing. Other Advisors’ experience lies in leadership training, human resources, service solutions, technology, operations and more. Each offers a rich pool of insight acquired through their broad experiences. These seasoned practitioners are dedicated to creating strategic business and organizational solutions designed to produce measurable results for your enterprise. We invite you to explore our roster of experienced business advisors by their specialty or name.

Recent Member Articles

Jack Vaughn, the Consummate Hotelier

By: David M. Brudney
Member of Laguna Strategic Advisors

Much will be written and spoken since word reached all of us last week of the passing of hotel icon Jack Vaughn.

It was Jack, along with his partner-in-crime Mike “Shiny” Dimond (Mike “Shiny” Dimond: One of the Great Hotel Sales Impresarios / David M. Brudney / June 2008) who put Opryland Hotel – – and Nashville, for that matter – – on the map as a meetings and conventions destination and industry in the mid-’70s.

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Effective, Successful Leadership – Walk the Talk if You Want to Lead

By: Edwin Fuller
Founder and President of Laguna Strategic Advisors

Everywhere we look these days, it seems, everything appears to be falling apart. New, politically explosive global trouble spots emerge daily while lingering ones become more demanding and complex. Barbaric atrocities have become a staple on the evening news while many of our global leaders seem feckless and perplexed about how to respond to the challenges before them.

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How to Merge Face to Face with Technology

By: Larry Mogelonsky
Member of Laguna Strategic Advisors

As Warren Buffet once said, “How will you ever see eye to eye if you’re never face to face?”

Many would lead you to believe face-to-face communications are a thing of past. After all, we have email, cellphones, social networks, Skype and webcams; why bother with this archaic and time-consuming medium? Working closely with the hospitality sales master David M. Brudney, of David Brudney & Associates and the International Society of Hospitality Consultants, I can tell you that this belief is wrong.

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