Keith Kefgen, New York

Managing Director & CEO

"I enjoy starting new business ventures. That is why I joined my colleagues at AETHOS Consulting Group. They are highly motivated professionals who care about the success of their clients. I'm an outcome driven executive, who gets graded on results. I don't make excuses and I play to win. I also believe that understanding cultural differences is the key to success in today’s business world.

With nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Keith is a career hospitality executive. Having graduated from the Cornell University Hotel School, he went on to work at Waldorf=Astoria Hotel before embarking upon a career in hospitality executive search. He was the CEO & founder of HVS Executive Search before joining AETHOS Consulting Group. A frequent lecturer on industry related issues, Keith has written more than 100 articles on the topics of executive selection, pay-for-performance, corporate governance and executive leadership. He is part of the Forbes HR Leadership Council and, in 2016, wrote his first book, The Loneliness of Leadership.


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