March 21, 2014 – HVS Executive Search has opened a new London office for executive search established by a strategic partnership with Peter Malone’s Hospitality People Group. Mr. Malone will serve as CEO of HVS Executive Search for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia regions. He will be joined by his team of recruiting specialists from Hospitality People Group to form the newly-assembled London-based HVS team. “We are delighted to welcome Peter and his team into the HVS family, to conduct retained executive searches throughout EMEA and Asia,” said Stephen Rushmore Jr, president and CEO of HVS. “In this manner, HVS clients can be better served with more effective and thoughtful searches in these parts of the world.” Mr. Malone has owned and operated hospitality focused executive search organizations since 1995. The team he has led during the last 20 years has placed over 2,000 executives into key roles, according to the firm. Prior to this activity he served as the EMEA area finance director for Hilton Worldwide and EMEA finance director for Holiday Inn Worldwide. 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.