Industry Update
Press Release16 July 2020

Columbia Hospitality Introduces Executive Search Program

The specialized recruiting program identifies and places outstanding candidates into executive positions across the hospitality industry

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Columbia Hospitality Inc.

SEATTLE, Wash. - Columbia Hospitality is introducing a hands-on executive recruitment program designed to identify and connect highly skilled and qualified candidates with businesses in the hospitality industry. Their specialized Executive Search Program will use a hands-on approach to executive recruitment, managing the full process to ensure proper evaluation of business needs, oversee candidate correspondence and vetting, negotiations and more.

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The Executive Search Program is led by Columbia Hospitality's People & Culture team, which has placed more than 6,000 individuals during a period when the organization increased its portfolio by more than 350 percent. Since the Executive Search Program began, the People & Culture team has earned a 100 percent placement rate; 80 percent of all placements are still employed.

"We are incredibly excited to officially announce the new Executive Search Program as a way of supporting the hospitality industry," said Greg Prescott, the Director of People Strategy spearheading the program. "The goal of this program is to source the best hospitality talent from across the globe in order to bring significant value to each of our clients."

With an emphasis on talent as a business's primary asset, this national program relies on Columbia Hospitality's more than 25 years of experience, trusted partnerships and relationships to find successful placements. The program considers each business's unique goals and challenges before building appropriate frameworks for compensation and retention so as to attract and place top leaders.

The organization already has a proven track record of filling leadership roles for clients such as the Rainier Club, Novelty Hill Januik Winery, luxury resorts and ranches, and new Seattle venues, including Block 41.

For businesses interested in the Executive Search Program or to learn more, please visit www.columbiahospitality.com/executive-search.

About Columbia Hospitality

Columbia Hospitality, Inc. (Columbia) is a Seattle-based hospitality management and consulting company that was established in 1995 by founder and CEO John Oppenheimer. Columbia's growing portfolio includes award-winning hotels, conference centers, distinctive venues, private and public golf facilities, restaurants and bars, and residential properties. Columbia creates exc eptional experiences for guests and team members while achieving phenomenal results for property owners. With over 25 years of proven success in management, Columbia has also consulted on over 200 hospitality projects worldwide, delivering a high level of customized service to partners and investors. For more information about Columbia and to view the entire portfolio, visit www.columbiahospitality.com.

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GreenRubino, Public Relations for Columbia Hospitality, Inc.
Phone: +1 206 957 4266
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