Katie Schwartz is an Associate with HVS Executive Search, currently located in New York City. Most recently, she was a member of the Human Resources team at Crafted Hospitality, Tom Colicchio’s acclaimed restaurant group. While there, Katie focused on recruitment, talent acquisition, and management training across the company’s restaurant locations in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and Las Vegas. Katie played an instrumental role in assisting with the opening of Crafted Hospitality’s food and beverage operations within the famed Beekman Hotel, in New York City’s financial district. Prior to fulfilling her lifelong passion for the hospitality industry, Katie began her career in fashion and retail as a buyer for leading consumer brands including Macy’s, Cole Haan, and Lacoste. She is a graduate of both the Institute of Culinary Education and the University of Michigan, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.