Columbia Hospitality launches executive search program

Columbia Hospitality manages the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland, Wash. Photo credit: Heathman Hotel

Hotel management company Columbia Hospitality is introducing an executive recruitment program designed to identify and connect qualified candidates with businesses in the hospitality industry. The executive search program will use a hands-on approach to executive recruitment, managing the full process to ensure proper evaluation of business needs, oversee candidate correspondence and vetting, negotiations and more.

“We are incredibly excited to officially announce the new executive search program as a way of supporting the hospitality industry,” said Greg Prescott, the director of people strategy spearheading the program. “The goal of this program is to source the best hospitality talent from across the globe in order to bring significant value to each of our clients.”

The organization has already filled leadership roles for clients such as the Rainier Club, Novelty Hill Januik Winery, resorts and ranches, and new Seattle venues including Block 41.

The executive search program is led by Columbia Hospitality’s People & Culture team, which has placed more than 6,000 individuals during a period when the organization increased its portfolio by more than 350 percent. Since the executive search program began, the People & Culture team has earned a 100 percent placement rate; 80 percent of all placements are still employed.