Keith Kefgen

CEO & Managing Director

“I enjoy starting new business ventures. That is why I joined my colleagues at AETHOS Consulting Group. They are highly motivated professionals who care about the success of their clients. I’m an outcome driven executive, who gets graded on results. I don’t make excuses and I play to win. I also believe that understanding cultural differences is the key to success in today’s business world.”

With nearly 30 years of experience in hospitality, Keith is a career industry executive. Having graduated from the Cornell University Hotel School, he went on to work at Waldorf=Astoria Hotel before embarking upon a career in hospitality executive search. He was the CEO & founder of HVS Executive Search before joining AETHOS Consulting Group. A frequent lecturer on industry-related issues, Keith has written more than 200 articles on the topics of executive selection, pay-for-performance, corporate governance and executive leadership. His book, The Loneliness of Leadership was published in 2016 and is available on Keith also produced the Cannes Film Festival award-winning short film, the Power of Advice.