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Listed below are current candidates available through Executive Referral Services. For further information on these candidates who are seeking a new opportunity, please contact us at (847) 397-2000. Or, you may enter the Reference No. listed by each candidate and post on the "Contact Us" form, then submit by e-mail. We respond to all e-mail inquiries within 24 hours.

VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING - Began career with ad agency overseeing three prominent national accounts, including the hospitality industry.  Rapidly progressed through the ranks with a major cruise line.  Has been responsible for $20-300 Million marketing budgets during his career.  High profile, creative, promotion oriented individual who loves a challenge.  International experience with two European cruise lines.  Salary  $200K++ #BF07012503*

HOTEL DIRECTOR -  15+ years cruise line experience.  For the past 9 years, this well respected Director has been instrumental in the start up of three new cruise ships.  Throughout his career he has lived on 14 different ships and has been responsible for the smooth and efficient management of the overall operation.  He is truly gifted in guest relations and has a thorough understanding of the importance of involvement with all guest events, accommodations and media affairs.  He has a Bachelor's in Business Administration in Marketing with a minor in Finance.  Salary $60K.  #RY07012504*

CRUISE DIRECTOR - Extensive International experience in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and SE Asia.  Oversees a staff of 30.  He is truly the "Master of Ceremonies" on his ship, orchestrating the activities of a diverse staff.  Has developed innovative wedding and social programs, which have been copied fleetwide.  Excellent public speaker.  BA.  Salary $86K  #BF07012501*

CHEF De CUISINE - European trained Chef with the highest standard of excellence.  This Chef has 25 plus years culinary knowledge and expertise in the International cruise industry and with 4-5 star restaurant, hotel, and resorts around the globe.  He began his career with the prestigious 5-star hotel in Austria.  His strengths lie in his meticulous food preparation, inventory and effective cost controls.  He has a vast knowledge of International cuisines through his experience throughout the world (Germany, South Africa, Vienna, Canada, West Indies and the USA).  Bi-lingual in German and English and has a Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts from Innsbruck, Austria. Salary Open.  #RY07012502*

FINANCIAL ANALYST - CASINO - Began career in the hotel industry, progressed from Front Desk to Accounting.  Was recruited to the gaming industry by one of the largest east coast gaming companies.  During his career, he has extensive experience with a variety of planning and analysis models for the gaming industry.  Has worked for 3 casinos with over 1000 slots during his 10 plus years career.  BS & MBA  #BF07012504*

EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF -  Over 10 year's professional experience in high volume kitchens with prestigious corporations such as The Ritz Carlton and The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. This Executive Sous Chef is accustomed to volumes over $10 Million in Food & Beverage and supervising staffs of over 35+ employees. In addition to his high quality, upscale culinary skills, he has excellent employee relations, strong knowledge of old world cuisine, is an expert in menu planning and maintains a high level of creativity. He has outstanding oral and written communication skills as well as superior relations with customers, management, staff and vendors. This high energy Chef will be an asset to your culinary team. BA. Salary $45K. Ref. #RY051010*

DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE - 10 plus years of food & beverage experience within the cruise industry.  Began his career as a Restaurant Manager with P&O Princess Cruises and worked his way up to his most recent position as Food & Beverage Director with an upscale, International cruise line.  Oversees 20 plus food & beverage outlets and oversees more than 500 employees.  Real dynamic food & beverage professional with fine dining and high volume experience.  Salary Open.  #DR07012503*

CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES - 7 plus years of progressive hospitality and cruise industry Human Resource experience.  Experience in recruiting for a fleet of 20 plus International ships.  Actively involved in the integration of HRIS/Peoplesoft; set up psychological testing program for senior staff; extensive experience in International and Domestic laws and regulations.  Dramatically decreased companies exposure to EEOC issues.  Directed a staff of 20 plus.  Bilingual.  MA, BS.  Salary $100K+.  Ref. #BF060104

PROVISION MASTER/PURCHASING - 5+ years of progressive experience as Provision Master within the International cruise industry.  Began his career with Holland America as a Storekeeper and worked his way up through the ranks to become a successful Provision Master with a prominent International cruise line.  Responsible for all shipboard purchasing and receiving of all departments for a ship accommodating 2,000 plus guests.  BA Degree.  Salary Open.  #DR07012502*

VICE PRESIDENT OF IT - Stellar career with two of the larger casino hotel operators.  Experience with International Hotel Company with properties in 7 countries.  Most recently as CIO/VP of a 20 property resort/hotel/casino management and ownership group overseeing a staff of over 100, of which 35 were at the corporate office.  Strategic planner, progressive leader, proactive thinker; has the unique ability to build the corporate IT structure for a growing company cost-effectively and minimizing head count.  Has designed systems to maximize the company's e-commerce, loyalty marketing, business intelligence with minimal impact on operations and guest experiences at the company's diverse properties.  BA.  Extensive technology education, Board of Directors experience.  Salary $260K+ #BF10022601

ASSISTANT FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR (HOTEL & CASINO) - 10+ years of Hotel and Casino Food & Beverage Management experience in 3 highly recognized prominent Casino properties. He is highly computer literate, customer service driven. He has extensive opening experience, fine dining, beverage management, and room service experience. Began his career at the opening of the Mirage Hotel & Casino, rapidly progressed. He is a performance driven individual, who is motivated by a challenge. Salary $66K. Ref. #BF051003

DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE - 15+ years of Food & Beverage experience with large hotel/casino properties in Las Vegas. Most recently the Director of Operations overseeing all of this hotel/casino's daily operations. His greatest strengths are his teaching and coaching abilities, as well as staff and management training. His past positions include holding the role of Director of Food & Beverage for one of the largest hotel properties in Las Vegas, with 18 food and beverage outlets. The President, and most recent employer states, "He is a self starter, did a great job opening new restaurants. He is a great organizer and leader. Overall 10 out of 10." Salary Open. Ref. #DR051009

SHORE EXCURSION MANAGER -  10+ years experience in the cruise industry.  Began career as a Coordinator and advanced to Shore Excursion Manager.  Raised ships shore excursions an average of $30,000 per cruise by upgrading oral and visual presentations, developing guest seminars, and greatly improving the visibility of the department.  Highly computer literate, outgoing, natural sales personality who understands the high-end luxury market.  BA#BF07012505

VICE PRESIDENT OF PORT & SHOPPING SERVICES - 15 years of sound experience in the cruise industry in the areas of entertainment and revenue base operations.  He has sailed 8 ships worldwide and has a sound track record in strategic direction, growth and development in retail concessionaires.  In addition to these characteristics, he has concrete experience in the Management of Cruise Programming & Activities.  He has successfully managed the training and development of Cruise Directors and their shipboard teams concentrating on the operations of Bar, Casino, Spa Services, Retail, and Shore Excursion.  He has successfully worked with Marketing Departments to build new teams in the development and implementation of innovative concepts and the creation of new ideas.  He has a BA degree and is open to new opportunities.  Salary Open.  #RY07012507

DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL SALES - 20 plus years sales experience in the cruise and travel industry.  He began his career as a Senior Financial Analyst and worked his way up the ranks to Director of International Sales.  For the past 13 years, he has consistently increased sales for 4 well-respected and highly regarded cruise lines.  He has exceeded International revenue plans by $16 Million.  He is professional and confident in establishing relationships, formalizing contractual agreements and addressing and correcting significant internal operation system limitations on international and domestic levels.  He has a BS degree.  This candidate is currently open to opportunities and relocatable.  Salary Open.  #RY07012501*

CORPORATE REVENUE/YIELD MANAGER - Manage and oversee all Analysts and Yield Management for 20+ cruise ships.  Manage all inventory, maximizing revenues.  Previous experience in Hospitality industry in Group Sales.  Creative thinker with a natural analytical ability and a decisive department head.  BA.  Salary Open.  Ref. #BF060104   

RELIEF CAPTAIN - 20 plus years experience in the cruise industry.  Began as an Operations Director overseeing all operations of this entertainment cruise company.  Worked his way up to Relief Captain aboard a prominent cruise line.  Very successful individual in a variety of cruise environments.  BS Degree.  Salary Open.  #DR07012506

CORPORATE CHEF & HEAD TRAINER - 25 years experience in high volume, award winning, culinary operations.  Has 7 solid years management experience with 2 luxury cruise lines as Corporate Chef and Head Trainer.  His responsibilities include evaluating all galley recruits for future shipboard duties in compliance with company policy.  This European trained Chef has experience in all kitchen areas and is up with new trends, creativity and finds it very rewarding to share this knowledge to all his team members.  Fluent in English and Italian.  Obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Culinary Science.  Salary Open.  #RY07012505

FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER - Experience on one of the top 5 world renowned cruise ships.  His resume includes extensive European training; began his career in the Back of the House, progressed to Provision Master, and has moved to the Front of the House as Food & Beverage Manager of this highly rated, 5 diamond style cruise ship.  Trained in all aspects of cruise management, has worked as relief Assistant Hotel Director.  Has a Maitre D' presence, organization, planning, customer service, wine and food knowledge and guest relations are his strengths.  Salary Open.    #BF07012502*

INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANT CRUISE DIRECTOR & ACTIVITIES MANAGER - 7 years cruise experience for well respected International cruise lines including the Disney Cruise Line.  Began his career in the cruise industry as an entertainment performer with Disney and from there on has consistently been promoted up the ranks and was an Assistant Cruise Director for a luxury cruise line.  This candidate is professional, out-going has solid public speaking skills and is an expert in guest interaction, shipboard entertainment, social, and shore excursion programs.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and is open to new opportunities.  Salary $35K+ bonus.  #RY07012503*

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT - 20 plus years with cruise and travel industries.  Throughout his tenure began as a District Sales Manager with Royal Caribbean and held many roles until his most recent position as Executive Vice President with another cruise line.  Managed hotel operations of $120 Million plus.  Highly qualified Executive.  BA Degree, relocatable.  Salary Open.  #DR07012501

VICE PRESIDENT/CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE/MBA - 12 plus years progressive gaming, financial management experience in corporate accounting and finance.  Began career with Hyatt Gaming, where he progressed to Corporate Director of Finance.  Experience with 8+ casino resort hotel properties.  Strong analytical and forecasting skills.  BA, MBA in Finance.  Salary $150K+.  Ref. #BF061130

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER - National Sales Manager who started career in the hospitality industry developing new business for 5-star hotels based on the west coast.  Currently representing an upscale International cruise line on the west coast.  Masters Degree.  Salary Open.  #DR07012505