Hospitality Producer, Searchwide Global
John provides executive search services to global hospitality companies and related renowned industry brands. His expertise includes senior level search assignments in the hotel and resort practice for SearchWide. With over 18 years of experience as a hospitality producer, John clearly has a great work history but it is his approachability, communication skills, and warmth that set him apart. Relationships and results drive him and seeing people succeed motivate him.
Prior to joining SearchWide Global, John held leadership roles in the convention and visitors bureau and hotel industries. He has over six years’ experience as the Director of Sales for the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau and 12 years’ prior was based in Chicago and dedicated to his roles within the hotel industry, including sales and leadership positions with Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.
John is a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) and has enjoyed involvement with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE) and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). He was a volunteer for the Cincinnati Works/Mentor Me program. John is a graduate of Mercyhurst University (Pennsylvania) and has a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel Restaurant / Institutional Management.
John resides in Cincinnati with his wife and two children. He opened a new regional office for SearchWide in the greater Cincinnati area; making it the sixth location for the company.