Marshall-Alan Associates, the leading hospitality executive search firm, specializing in lifestyle and boutique hotels, restaurants and casinos, will reach the noteworthy milestone of 30 years in business in 2012.
This New York City Company founded in 1982, is the brainchild of recruitment guru Alan Massarsky, following seven years at the helm of a network of 37 nationwide offices specializing in hospitality recruitment. Over the last 30 years, Massarsky has successfully created a recruitment agency working with the most exclusive hospitality companies in the world, which provides advisory services to leading hoteliers, including search and screening, compensation package negotiations and career mentoring for candidates to his growing list of clients.
In 2010, Massarsky was a finalist in the ‘Hospitality Professionals of the Year’ awards by the HSMAI – Hospitality Sales and Marketing Associational International Greater New York Chapter. These prestigious awards, nominated by peers, recognize a commitment to excellence, consistently outstanding leadership and professionalism in the industry.
President and Founder Alan Massarsky comments, “I am so proud to celebrate this milestone. It is a testament to an outstanding group of people: my team, our clients and candidates. Our longevity in this business is due to long lasting relationships. We are fortunate to have clients who have been with us from the beginning, and we have helped many candidates develop their careers from Food and Beverage operators and Sales Managers through to Chief Operating Officers and Vice Presidents of Sales and Marketing.”
Originally a team of one in Manhattan, Marshall-Alan associates now employs six recruitment specialists who possess experience in all hospitality disciplines, providing them with the tools to recruit world-class leadership talent. Marshall-Alan also honors two key team members this year for their years of long service, including Joan Steinberg who celebrates 28 years and Kyrk Pappas who has been with the company for more than 16 years.
“We’re a small company compared to our competitors, but I prefer a hands-on approach. We have always focused on personal service and creating partnerships with all our clients. It is essential to understand the dynamics of our candidates and clients to determine the best fit for each new role, from their skills and personality traits to the company’s brand culture to ensure both pieces fit perfectly. I find it to be an incredibly rewarding experience to help guide people through their careers. ”