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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 May 2020...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Creative Innovation

Being eco-friendly is no longer a fad. It is an urgent planetary need and hotels are actively doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint by implementing sustainable, green practices. In addition to the goodwill derived from doing the right thing, hotels are also realizing the benefits to their business. A large percentage of Millennials expect hotels to be eco-friendly and will only patronize those properties that are proudly conforming. Consequently, more hotels are realizing that sustainability is a key element in a successful branding strategy. In addition, going green can lead to a more profitable bottom line, as savings on electricity, water and cleaning materials can add up. Also, there are other advantages that come with being an eco-friendly business, such as government subsidies and tax and loan incentives. As a result, many hotels are finding innovative ways to integrate eco-friendly practices into their business. Geo-thermal energy systems, along with energy-from-waste systems, are being used to heat and cool the property. Passive solar panels, green roofs, natural lighting and natural ventilation strategies also assist in energy conservation. Low-flow water systems and plumbing fixtures make a contribution, as does eco-friendly hardwood flooring, and energy efficient televisions and appliances throughout the property. In addition, some hotels have implemented in-room recycling programs, and only provide all-natural, personal care items. One hotel has actually constructed a bee-keeping operation on their grounds. Not only is this good for the bees but the hotel also produces products from the operation which they sell. This kind of creative innovation also holds enormous appeal to guests. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.