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David Lund

The Hotel Financial Coach

David Lund

David Lund is The Hotel Financial Coach, an international hospitality financial leadership expert. He has held positions as a Regional Financial Controller, Corporate Director and Hotel Manager with an international brand for over 30 years.

He authored an award-winning workshop on hospitality financial leadership and has delivered it to hundreds of hotel managers. David coachs hospitality executives and delivers his Financial Leadership Training throughout the world, helping hotels increase profits and build financially engaged management teams.

He speaks at hospitality company meetings, associations and he has had several articles published in hotel trade magazines and he is the author of three books on Financial Leadership. David is a Certified Hotel Accounting Executive through HFTP and a Certified Professional Coach.

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Hospitality Financial Leadership - Moving (Part 1)

In the hotel business if you want to get ahead you better be ready to move. It's the way in which you can multiply your opportunities and increase your chance for greater personal prosperity. That's the way it was explained to me many years ago and it has certainly been my experience.

Hospitality Financial Leadership - Chapter 13 - Serving

The chapter below is an excerpt from my new book. It's fiction but some of the characters and story lines are based on people I have worked with and events that have taken place in the hotels I have worked in.

Hospitality Financial Leadership – What Do Peter Pan and Your Hotel Career Have in Common?

All children, except one, grow up." ~ Peter Pan. In the hotel business we don't want to grow up either. That's why so many people find our business so exciting and interesting and that's why they stick around and work crazy days and super long weeks.

Hospitality Financial Leadership Chapter 12 – Digging In

The chapter below is an excerpt from my new book. It's fiction but some of the characters and story lines are based on people I have worked with and events that have taken place in the hotels I have worked in.

Hospitality Financial Leadership – EFTEs, Productivity Measurements – Why Use Both

Most hotels measure payroll as a percentage of revenue or, as it is commonly referred to, labor cost percentage. This is not helpful. Why, you ask? Well, first of all, if sales magically increase because of an increase in the average room rate or average cover, your labor cost will automatically improve.
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