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Stuart Smith


Senior Vice President | New York


With more than 25 years of multi-disciplinary hospitality leadership, Stuart brings a wealth of experience to executive search, having worked for several industry leading hotel, restaurant, and advisory companies. Stuart is a certified general manager with Hilton Hotels and IHG and has open, owned, and operated several restaurants and bars in the U.S., sub-Saharan Africa, and the CIS region. Stuart is a specialist and advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, supporting future dive rsity leadership through academic intentional recruitment, mentorship, social orientation and financial resources. Stuart is an alumnus of Cornell School of Hotel Administration.