Matt Peterson

Managing Director at AETHOS Consulting Group

Matt PetersonMatt Peterson started his career in executive search in early 2005. Having traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, he brings a global perspective to the hospitality industry. Matt understands people. His relationship-based approach balances the clients’ needs with the candidates’ personality, resulting in a win-win for everyone involved. He lived in Florence, Italy and studied at Scoula Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian language school. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business/Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Masters Certificate in Hospitality Management from Cornell University. Additionally, Matt has furthered his education at the University of California, Los Angeles studying personal and corporate tax. Prior to executive search, Matt did sales and marketing for Pacific Life Annuities & Mutual Funds and for Centex Homes, both Fortune 500 companies.

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Evolving To Normal – How Private Members Clubs Have Adapted

As we fall into Fall, hospitality companies need to continue to think different. There is no playbook for a pandemic and what we may do one week can get turned upside down the following week due to a colour scheme and algorithm that is supposed to tell us if we are "safe" to operate.

Key Questions on Employees’ Minds Right Now, Part II/II

Many hospitality students and professionals around the world recently participated in AETHOS' series of development webinars. These sessions offered attendees the opportunity to complete the 20|20 Skills™ assessment to gain a personal SWOT analysis to help them navigate these challenging times of occupational crisis and change.

An App For This, An App For That – Travel Edition

There is no better time to travel than right now. According to the US Travel Association's US Travel and Tourism Overview 2018, updated June 2019, US domestic travel increased 1.9 percent in 2018 to a total of 2.

A Look Ahead – The Lodging Conference 2019

Later this month the 25th Annual Lodging Conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, an event that historically caps off the "conference year" for many in the hotel business. It is a time to reconnect with industry friends and colleagues, but it also gives us a few days to pause and reflect on the past year and speculate on the year to come.

Successfully Recruiting Hotel Executives in the 21st Century

Extreme competitiveness in today's business world demands that hotel companies consistently outthink and outpace companies within and outside their immediate hospitality verticals. Such competitors include cruise lines, home-sharing, and other luxury or niche experiences like "glamping," all of which constantly strive to dominate market share.
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