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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 – Serving Lunch

Almost 40 years ago now I was a busboy at a large and busy resort in the Canadian Rockies. I had transferred west a few months earlier from another hotel in the same chain where I had worked for two years.

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Container Inventories

If you read my stuff you are probably familiar with the phrase, "Hospitality is a game of inches." Yes, it's true. There is the driving engine of room revenue but almost everything else we need to deal with puts a drag on performance.

Hospitality Financial Leadership - Brotherly Love

I didn't start out in the hotel business with a plan or even any desire to be a financial leader. I was going to be a GM one day. Well, all that changed in 1986.

Hospitality Financial Leadership – What’s Possible in the Future with Hotel Financial Statements

I am a big fan of the Uniformed System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI), or as she is affectionately called "You Sally." It has been the guide that our industry uses to properly present financial information for a long…long time, in fact almost 100 years.

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Me and Stephen King

I read his book, "The Shining," while working that first winter in the bar at the Algonquin Hotel, in St. Andrews N.B., Canada which is my hometown. The book captivated my imagination about all things supernatural and the hotel.
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