January 19, 2016 – Karl Schorman has joined HVS Executive Search as a director in Europe. He will be based in the firm’s London office.
Mr. Schorman has over 25 years of experience in executive search in the travel, hospitality and leisure industries, across all management disciplines for hotel companies, restaurant chains, food service providers, hospitality & event caterers, and other food and beverage related commercial environments. He has completed search mandates ranging from board appointments to executive functional heads and corporate, regional and senior management roles in large scale hotels, venues and sites.
His client base is U.K. and Ireland centric, and comprises large corporations, SMEs and independent organizations in niche sub-sectors of the travel, hospitality and leisure industries. Previously, Mr. Schorman spent more than 13 years with global lodging company Marriott International.
HVS Executive Search provides human capital advisory services to leaders in the hotel, restaurant, food service and travel/leisure industries. Practice areas include senior-level executive search, mid-management recruitment and performance improvement. It has offices in New York, London, New Delhi and Hong Kong.
After taking a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the hotel/hospitality industry has begun to rebound. In the last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is forecasted to increase in 2016, as global tourism and traveling in general are expected to rise.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media