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Mr. Weinstein

Dave Weinstein

Vice President, Kube Systems, Inc.

David Weinstein has a broad range of experience in electronics and automotive fields spanning twenty years in various sales, marketing and customer service related roles. He understands many of the challenges faced by hotel brands within their brand, operations, and IT focused teams.

Mr. Weinstein is currently Vice President at Kube Systems Inc., a new brand of innovative charging and audio solutions for the hospitality industry. He leads sales, business development and the direction of the product roadmap.

Prior to his current role Mr. Weinstein held the position of Director, Harman Hospitality a division he started for Harman International, the largest audio and Infotainment Company in the world. As a result of creating this new business division he earned notoriety within the hospitality vertical as highly passionate and knowledgeable about quality audio & charging systems for the hospitality industry.

While a National Account Manager at Bang & Olufsen's hospitality division Mr. Weinstein had the great fortune to work for a graduate of Cornell's Hospitality Management program. It was through the mentorship and guidance of this individual that Mr. Weinstein learned about the hotel industry and its many stakeholders.

Rounding out Mr. Weinstein's professional experience were regional management roles at Lexus, A Division of Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. and Bose Corporation. Mr. Weinstein graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and is a member of the Consumer Electronics Association.

Please visit http://www.kubesystems.com for more information.

Mr. Weinstein can be contacted at 516-996-0005 or davew@kubesystems.com

Coming up in March 2019...

Human Resources: An Era of Transition

Traditionally, the human resource department administers five key areas within a hotel operation - compliance, compensation and benefits, organizational dynamics, selection and retention, and training and development. However, HR professionals are also presently involved in culture-building activities, as well as implementing new employee on-boarding practices and engagement initiatives. As a result, HR professionals have been elevated to senior leadership status, creating value and profit within their organization. Still, they continue to face some intractable issues, including a shrinking talent pool and the need to recruit top-notch employees who are empowered to provide outstanding customer service. In order to attract top-tier talent, one option is to take advantage of recruitment opportunities offered through colleges and universities, especially if they have a hospitality major. This pool of prospective employees is likely to be better educated and more enthusiastic than walk-in hires. Also, once hired, there could be additional training and development opportunities that stem from an association with a college or university. Continuing education courses, business conferences, seminars and online instruction - all can be a valuable source of employee development opportunities. In addition to meeting recruitment demands in the present, HR professionals must also be forward-thinking, anticipating the skills that will be needed in the future to meet guest expectations. One such skill that is becoming increasingly valued is “resilience”, the ability to “go with the flow” and not become overwhelmed by the disruptive influences  of change and reinvention. In an era of transition—new technologies, expanding markets, consolidation of brands and businesses, and modifications in people's values and lifestyles - the capacity to remain flexible, nimble and resilient is a valuable skill to possess. The March Hotel Business Review will examine some of the strategies that HR professionals are employing to ensure that their hotel operations continue to thrive.