August 18, 2009 – HVS Executive Search has named Steve Finder as vice president. Mr. Finder will serve as a key member of the North America recruitment team and will be based in Southern California. Prior to joining HVS, he was a senior consultant in the hospitality and real estate practice of Ferguson Partners. Mr. Finder has 15 years of consulting and executive search experience. He has led corporate recruiting teams of 50 associates at Wachovia Securities and early in his career gained experience in the consumer and technology practices of Heidrick & Struggles. “Steve’s diverse and deep background within the retained executive search industry allows HVS to continue to provide unparalleled service to our clients,” said David Mansbach, HVS co-president. “As many of our clients are West Coast-based, having Steve on ground in Southern California will provide us with even stronger access to our clients and candidate base around the country.” 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.