Bill Conn is Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Atlanta based and is a member of the Leadership Team. Bill’s 15 years of experience in financial services, hospitality-related business development, and sales management, coupled with 16+ years in Hospitality Executive Search, allows him to bring a multi-dimensional approach to his work at HVS. Bill leads Business Development, Client Relations, and Operations, as well as C-level searches across all functional areas in Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Sales/Marketing, Finance, Franchise Development, Technology, Culinary, and Supply Chain/Logistics in the hotel, restaurant, and travel/leisure industries. Bill views his role as that of a strategic partner helping his clients solve problems and achieve their business goals. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at The Cliff Valley School in Atlanta, GA. Bill enjoys family time with his wife, their children, and grandson. In his free time, he pursues his passions in road biking, autocross, and bowling. Bill is a graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a minor in Economics.
As the hospitality industry reopens, organizations face challenges that include labor shortages, rampant inflation, and soaring demand. An active mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market and widespread global instability are compounding the issues, forcing executive teams to find innovative ways to survive and thrive.