HVS, the world’s leading hospitality consulting and services organization, announced that Karl Schorman will serve as Director, HVS Executive Search, Europe, effective 23rd November, 2015, and will be based in London.
Karl has over 25 years of experience in executive search in the travel, hospitality and leisure industries, across all management disciplines for hotel companies, restaurant chains, food service providers, hospitality & event caterers, and other food and beverage related commercial environments. He has successfully completed search mandates ranging from board appointments to executive functional heads and corporate, regional and senior management roles in large scale hotels, venues and sites. His client base is UK and Ireland centric, and comprises large corporations, SMEs and independent organisations in niche sub-sectors of the travel, hospitality and leisure industries. Karl is well connected in the UK hospitality, travel and leisure sectors and is a regular attendee of a variety of hospitality and leisure industry seminars, trade gatherings and events. A graduate of Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland, Karl spent his formative years post graduation in hotel operations before pursuing a career in commercial recruitment for hotels and food service businesses, and subsequently in executive search for the hospitality and leisure industries.
Commenting on his appointment to HVS Executive Search, Karl said “I am delighted to be joining Simon Tucker-Brown and the team in London, and I look forward to working with HVS colleagues in a globally recognised and professional environment to deliver excellent standards of service to clients ─ old and new.”
Simon Tucker-Brown, Managing Director of HVS Executive Search – Europe and Middle East, states, “Growing our strength and capability within the London office was a critical business objective for 2015. It is with utmost pleasure that we welcome Karl, a respected hospitality search veteran, into the HVS family. His arrival will undoubtedly widen our client marketplace and we are excited to be working together, going forward.”
Court Williams, Chief Executive Officer of HVS Executive Search, adds, “We are extremely pleased to have Karl join our London office. His hotel operations experience combined with over 30 years of hospitality executive search success will undoubtedly add immediate value in servicing our growing client base in Europe.”
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