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Mr. Butcher

Kacey Butcher

Vice President, Operations, Moncierge

Kacey Butcher comes from an extensive background in process improvement, project management, and resource planning, specifically in the case of building new teams and companies. His history as an entrepreneur led him to become certified and specialized in operational infrastructure implementation, purchasing, process change and adoption, and overcoming global scaling challenges. During his time at Monscierge, Mr. Butcher has implemented resources, processes, and scalable deployment methodologies for global projects that include Wyndham Worldwide, Travelodge UK, Diamond Resorts International and most recently the Red Lion Hotel Corporation. He is integral to partner-relationship growth, having helped formulate and secure projects for Monscierge including Apple, Cornell, Intel, Avnet, and AT&T. Mr. Butcher served for eight years in the United States Marine Corps as a Special Operations team leader and is a graduate of the Marine Corps Institute. He received multiple business and project management certifications and degrees from Texas Central College and currently is furthering his education with Kaplan University obtaining a degree in legal studies. Mr. Butcher is a creative and disciplined Operations Manager, ensuring infrastructure works for customer benefit while building world-class teams. Monscierge, Inc. provides a mobile software platform that allows hotel staffs to communicate with guests and with each other through large-screen kiosks in the lobby, smart phones, tablets, and the Apple watch. It offers Connect, a platform for iOS, Android, web, and touch-screen devices. The firm's products include Connect CMS, Connect Web, Connect Mobile, Connect Staff, and Connect Lobby. The company was founded by Marcus Robinson in 2009 and is headquartered in Oklahoma, OK.

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

Mr. Butcher can be contacted at 888-426-5730 or kacey.butcher@moncierge.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.