Terry Donovan, New York

Vice President

I was excited to join AETHOS because in many ways it replicated my previous work in the hospitality industry. The work is constantly evolving and the necessity for learning never stops. I enjoy the preparation almost as much as payoff for a successful search. Recommending the right candidate for a client is just as rewarding as finding a great wine or perfect dish.

Terry Donovan has worked in many facets of the hospitality business and gained in-depth experience in food and beverage operations, both in front and back of house capacities. Having helped various new F&B businesses to get up-and-running, putting in place standards and operating procedures while also training staff, he has most recently formed part of the opening team at a restaurant in New York City. Terry subsequently took the decision to capitalize on his operational knowledge and experience in managing teams with a view to kick-starting a career in HR consulting. Since joining AETHOS in 2015, Terry has worked extensively with hotel ownership groups to build operational teams up and down the organizational chart. He has also carved a niche for himself in assisting investment firms and private equity houses to establish stronger hotel real estate and asset management teams. Technology-functions have equally become more frequently demanded by the clientele he works with. Terry graduated from Syracuse University and received his MBA from Mercy College in Manhattan.


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