With nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Kefgen is a career hospitality executive. Having graduated from the Cornell University Hotel School, he went on to work at Waldorf=Astoria Hotel before embarking upon a career in hospitality executive search. He was the CEO & founder of HVS Executive Search before joining Aethos Consulting Group. A frequent lecturer on industry related issues, Kefgen has written more than 100 articles on the topics of executive selection, pay-for-performance, corporate governance and executive leadership. He is currently writing his first book, "The Loneliness of Leadership."