Leadership & Organization Development

Henry Davies

Davies Consulting Group, LLC
Henry Davies is a veteran professional in the hotel industry, experienced in various aspects of strategic and operational hotel management both internationally and in the U.S. He provides the leadership expertise to ensure the effective and efficient operation of a hotel or group of hotels. In his present capacity as President of Davies Consulting Group, LLC, he advises investment funds on hotel acquisitions and provides strategic reviews of their existing portfolio’s operations.

Deborah S. Fell

Chief Outsiders
Deborah Fell is a CMO at Chief Outsiders, a national management consulting firm that provides part-time marketing executives to growth firms and mid-sized businesses for a fraction of the price of hiring a full-time CMO. Deborah has over 30 years of experience in marketing spanning multiple industries, ranging from growth and mid-sized businesses to large global entities.

Ed Fuller

A hospitality industry leader, educator and best-selling author, Ed Fuller is President of Irvine, California-based Laguna Strategic Advisors. Culminating with his service as Marriott International’s President & Managing Director of International Lodging for nearly 22 years, Mr. Fuller’s distinguished, performance-driven corporate career spanned four decades.

Geoff Garside

An accomplished global executive, Geoff Garside has over 45 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He has an extensive and culturally diverse professional background specializing in resort development and management with strengths in resort operations, team development and leadership, as well as, sales and marketing. Having worked for Marriott International for 33 years, Geoff recently retired as the Executive Vice President Asia Pacific.

Rick Goldstein

Kensington Consulting Group, Inc.
Rick Goldstein is the founder and President of Kensington Consulting Group, Inc. Since 1993, this organization has provided consulting support to a diverse mix of industry leading companies including IBM, Nextel, GE, Ciena, Diageo, Pulte, Marriott and T Rowe Price, as well as, associations and non-profits including U.S. Travel, Orlando CVB, American Gas Association, American Society of Anesthesiology,and Home Appliance Manufacturers.

Ed Hubennette

Ed Hubennette is an international business leader with recognized skills in developing, motivating and coaching leaders for the future. As an executive coach and consultant, Ed draws upon his prior professional experience in management, customer service, business strategy, operations, product management marketing and development. Today, he coaches and leads workshops for some of the largest corporations, nonprofits and governmental organizations worldwide.

Pamela Jones

Pam is a recognized global leadership development and organizational effectiveness executive with extensive experience within Fortune 500, non-profit, healthcare and academic environments. Having served in several Vice President roles at Marriott International and the American Red Cross, she brings experience in defining and driving human resources strategies from conceptualization to implementation linking while leveraging her 5 years in brand management.

Sandy Leandro

Sandy Leandro, LLC
Sandy Leandro is an exceptionally strong leader and visionary with 39 years of experience in the room and operation areas of the hospitality industry, hotels and resorts, 34 years with Marriott International/Marriott Vacation Club and 5 years with Sheraton Hotels. She has a wide-range of experience having worked at multiple hotel and resort brands as General Manager, Regional Director, and Vice President.

Leslie Mullens

PlayBook Consulting Group
PlayBook Consulting Group is a Hawaii-based management consulting firm that transforms organizations, improving performance and increasing the capacity for meaningful impact across Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington. We are known for our specialized expertise in strategic planning, tactical implementation, executive coaching, and team development.

Anton Najjar

Anton Najjar is a Hospitality Industry executive with international experience in hotel operations and development. He provides independent advice to hotel owners and operators on how to best leverage their partnerships in existing hotel operations and for the development of new properties with special emphasis on the Middle East and Africa Region. His career in the hotel industry spans over 44 years with two global organizations, Intercontinental Hotels and Marriott International.

James (Jim) O'Hern

O'Hern
Jim has over 25 years of experience in corporate leadership, coaching and consulting. His executive coaching, recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF), focuses on building top performance results through assessment and self-awareness, encouragement, challenge and support to leaders, assisting them in developing the knowledge, beliefs and behaviors required to accomplish their full leadership capability.

Sue Padernacht

Ncline Leadership Strategies, LLC
With over 30 years of coaching, consulting, facilitating and university teaching experience, Sue Padernacht is the Founder, President and Lead Consultant of Ncline Leadership Strategies, LLC. Her organization is an executive coaching, team development and management consulting firm focused on the development of the leaders that drive business success.

Jim Pilarski

Talent Link International LLC
Jim Pilarski is the Owner and Principal of Talent Link International LLC, a comprehensive HR and Leadership Development consultancy. A seasoned senior-level Human Resources executive and practitioner with more than 30 years of HR experience from the unit level to the senior corporate ranks, Jim has deep experience in the hospitality industry as an HR generalist with expertise both inside and outside North America.

Jim Stamas

Stamas Partners
With over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Jim Stamas is an accomplished executive specializing in hotel development and management. Retired Senior Vice President of Omni Hotels and founding Dean of the School of Hospitality at Boston University, he is currently the founder and president of Stamas Partners. Jim Stamas began his hospitality career in the Boston corporate office of Sonesta International Hotels.