Shawn is a highly respected hospitality consultant and trainer with over 25 years of experience in the industry. He has developed and launched over 300 stores worldwide and has served as a consultant and trainer for numerous clients including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Beam Suntory, and The Staples Center. Mr. Ford also appears as a Master Mixologist on the TV show Bar Rescue and serves as chairperson of Ford Hospitality.
Ayesha is a sales and marketing expert with over 20 years of experience and has been recognized as a "Top 10 Elite Salesperson” with Hyatt. She has held leadership positions at leading industry firms such as Wyndham, Marriott, and Intercontinental Hotels. Ayesha is currently the owner of Hotellogy, where she focuses on improving sales and marketing efforts, sales training, and increasing market share for various companies across the US.
Ron is a successful entrepreneur and professional with expertise in hospitality and restaurant marketing and technology. He founded three digital media agencies, two of which have been acquired, and has worked with major clients such as Microsoft, Google, and Pfizer. His video content has gained widespread viewership, with over 1 billion views worldwide. In addition to his media ventures, Ron also owns three successful restaurants.
Ryan is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the hospitality industry. He has a track record of successful business strategy development and a dynamic approach to problem-solving. Ryan has a diverse background in various types of hospitality businesses, including luxury hotels, award-winning bars, retail concepts, and fast casual dining. He has expertise in concept development, menu creation, and streamlining operations. Ryan brings his extensive knowledge and experience to help teams improve and sustain the performance, offerings, and outreach of their businesses.
Dan Unter is an entrepreneur with experience in various industries including hospitality, CleanTech, and marketplaces. He has a track record of creating new revenue streams and has held leadership positions as CEO and general counsel for mid-cap tech companies. Unter has also worked as a professional chef and owned a successful restaurant and catering business. His current focus is on helping companies achieve growth through his expertise and experience.