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Mr. Feeney

Paul Feeney

Managing Director, Sanford Rose Associates - Wayne

Paul Feeney is currently the Managing Director of Sanford Rose Associates - Wayne, an Executive Search Firm located in Northern New Jersey. Sanford Rose Associates was founded in 1959, is a full-service executive search organization conducting retained and contingency searches through a network of 70+ offices worldwide devotes its practice to all areas of finance, accounting, general management, operations, technology, management consulting and project management for national and international searches. Mr. Feeney has over 25 years of executive search management and corporate recruiting experience while working in New York, London and Prague. Mr. Feeney resided in London and Prague for over 10 years working as an Executive Search Manager for Hays Plc and Nicholson International, where he specialized in financial management searches for positions based throughout Europe. In 1994, he then transferred to Prague with Nicholson International for three years where he was a Senior Recruiter for management positions in finance, technology, sales, marketing and general management for Central Europe, Slovenia and Russia. Mr. Feeney's last year in Prague was with PA Consulting Group where he was Manager for their Central European Human Resources Practice. While there he managed the implementation the divisions of executive search, assessment/psychometric testing centers and management training and development courses for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. Before returning to the USA, he decided to take some time off and traveled around the world for 20 months throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East. Upon returning to the New York area, Mr. Feeney was a Corporate Recruiter at Merrill Lynch within their institutional sales, trading and operations for their US markets. Mr. Feeney graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Please visit http://www.sanfordrose.com/wayne for more information.

Mr. Feeney can be contacted at 201-962-2122 or pfeeney@sanfordrose.com

Coming up in January 2019...

Mobile Technology: The Future is Now

Mobile Technology continues to advance at a relentless pace and the hotel industry continues to adapt. Hotel guests have shown a strong preference for mobile self-service - from checking-in/out at a hotel kiosk, to ordering room service, making dinner reservations, booking spa treatments, and managing laundry/dry cleaning services. And they also enjoy the convenience of paying for these services with smart phone mobile payments. In addition, some hotels have adopted a “concierge in your pocket” concept. Through a proprietary hotel app, guests can access useful information such as local entertainment venues, tourist attractions, event calendars, and medical facilities and services. In-room entertainment continues to be a key factor, as guests insist on the capacity to plug in their own mobile devices to customize their entertainment choices. Mobile technology also allows for greater marketing opportunities. For example, many hotels have adopted the use of “push notifications” - sending promotions, discounts and special event messages to guests based on their property location, purchase history, profiles, etc. Near field communication (NFC) technology is also being utilized to support applications such as opening room doors, earning loyalty points, renting a bike, accessing a rental car, and more. Finally, some hotels have adopted more futuristic technology. Robots are in use that have the ability to move between floors to deliver room service requests for all kinds of items - food, beverages, towels, toothbrushes, chargers and snacks. And infrared scanners are being used by housekeeping staff that can detect body heat within a room, alerting staff that the room is occupied and they should come back at a later time. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to maximize their opportunities in this exciting mobile technology space.