December 18, 2014 – HVS Executive Search has expanded into Asia; Mark Keith has rejoined the firm in the capacity of managing director – Asia Pacific. In his new role, Mr. Keith will be joined by colleagues Scott Chiesa and Celeste Murphy. Mr. Keith is a recognized authority on strategic human capital management in the hospitality industry, hotel openings and the cross-cultural implications for management and service. He has been a consultant with the Hotel Industry Training Board and led Hilton’s executive training and development center in Switzerland. “HVS is committed to developing a strong global presence in core markets and Asia Pacific is an extremely important region for us,” said Stephen Rushmore Jr., president and CEO. “Mark Keith is a proven executive search professional whose leadership and knowledge of the market will position us for growth through the future addition of search professionals in China, Singapore and Thailand.” 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.