January 8, 2015 – HVS Executive Search has appointed Bill Conn as vice president in the firm's Atlanta office. Mr. Conn brings over 20 years of executive sales and sales management experience in the food service industry including nine years in executive search. Prior to joining HVS, he was vice president of national accounts for private label coffee manufacturer Barrie House Coffee & Tea Co. Prior to that, he was a senior partner at executive search firm Lucas Group. HVS Executive Search is an executive search and advisory firm providing consulting services to leaders of the hotel, restaurant, retail, gaming and real estate industries.