Stephen Rushmore, Jr., MAI, CRE, FRICS

President and CEO, New York

Consulting Experience

As President and CEO of HVS, the leading hospitality consulting and services organization with over 35 offices around the globe, Stephen directs the worldwide operation of the firm and is responsible for overseeing the long-term strategy.

Prior to joining HVS in 2002, Stephen was Senior Engineer with Sapient, an enterprise application development firm, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He traveled throughout the world developing solutions that enabled financial, energy and telecommunication companies to increase internal efficiencies.

In 2000 Stephen founded, a website dedicated to finding the most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America. The award-winning website has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as the best restaurant guide on the Internet, and Yahoo! awarded it the very prestigious “Web Site of the Year.” More than 500,000 unique visitors visit the site on a monthly basis.

Stephen is a state certified appraiser in New York and he frequently lectures at major hotel schools around the world. Stephen earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell School for Hospitality Administration. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is on the Board for the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization. In his free time, Stephen enjoys bicycling, skiing, and as an instrument rated pilot, enjoys flying small airplanes with his wife and family.