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Mr. Mitchell

Ron Mitchell

CEO & Founder, Virgil Careers

Ron Mitchell is is a recognized leader in the area of career and entrepreneurial development, and a regular contributor to national media outlets. Mr. Mitchell has founded three ventures in the career development space including Virgil, CareerCore and the AlumniAthlete Network.

Through these platforms, he has helped millions of students and professionals secure jobs, transition careers and advance within their chosen professions. His solutions have been utilized by many of the most prestigious corporations, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions in the nation including Accenture, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Target, Ominicom, the United Negro College Fund, The City of New York, Princeton, Yale and The Ohio State University.

Most recently, Mr. Mitchell and his team relaunched Hcareers, the leading employment solution for the hospitality industry. Hcareers has built the industry's most robust ecosystem of employers and job seekers over its history and serves an impressive 5.7 million registered job seekers and over 4,000 active recruiting customers.

Using a personalized approach to service and best-in-class candidate matching technologies, Hcareers is able to deliver more of the right candidates to the businesses served-candidates who stay longer and perform better in their roles.

Prior to building career development solutions, Mr. Mitchell spent many years as an investment banker and private equity professional. He was a General Partner of Provender Capital Group, LLC, a merchant banking group which makes principal investments in the areas of media, financial services and specialty retail.

Mr. Mitchell's professional experience also includes Morgan Stanley, Mitchell & Titus, McKinsey & Co. and The Anschutz Corporation.

Mr. Mitchell earned his AB from Harvard University and MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business where he served as President of his class. While at Harvard, he was a two-time captain of the varsity basketball team and 3-Time All-Ivy selection. He is also a member of the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame.

Please visit http://www.virgilcareers.com/about for more information.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronaldmitchell24/

Mr. Mitchell can be contacted at +1 646-291-6531 or ron.mitchell@virgilholdings.com

Coming up in August 2020...

Food & Beverage: New Technological Innovations

In the past few years, hotel food and beverage departments have experienced significant growth. Managers are realizing just how much revenue potential this sector holds, both in terms of additional revenue and as a means to enhance the guest experience. As a result, substantial investments are being made in F&B operations as a way to satisfy hotel guests but also to keep pace with the competition. Though it has been a trend for many years, the Farm-to-Table movement shows no signs of abating. Hotel chains are abandoning corporate restaurants and are instead partnering with local chefs to create locally-influenced dining options. Local, farm-sourced ingredients paired with specialty beverages or local wine also satisfies the increasing demand from Millennial travelers who are eager to travel sustainably and contribute to a positive impact. A farm-to-table F&B program also helps to support the local economy, which builds community goodwill. Also popular are "Self-Serv" and "Grab & Go" options. These concepts stem from an awareness that a guest's time is limited and if a hotel can supply them with fast, fresh, food and beverage choices, then so much the better for them. Plus, by placing these specialty kiosks in areas that might be traditionally under-utilized (the lobby, for instance), they can become popular destination locations. Of course, there are new technological innovations as well. In-room, on-screen menus allow guests to order from any restaurant on the property, and some hotels are partnering with delivery companies that make it possible for guests to order food from any restaurant in the area. Also, many hotels are implementing in-room, voice-activated devices, so ordering food via an AI-powered assistant will soon become mainstream as well. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these developments and document what some leading hotels are doing to expand this area of their business.