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Mr. Mitchell

Ron Mitchell

CEO & Founder, Virgil Careers

Ron Mitchell is is a recognized leader in the area of career and entrepreneurial development, and a regular contributor to national media outlets. Mr. Mitchell has founded three ventures in the career development space including Virgil, CareerCore and the AlumniAthlete Network.

Through these platforms, he has helped millions of students and professionals secure jobs, transition careers and advance within their chosen professions. His solutions have been utilized by many of the most prestigious corporations, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions in the nation including Accenture, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Target, Ominicom, the United Negro College Fund, The City of New York, Princeton, Yale and The Ohio State University.

Most recently, Mr. Mitchell and his team relaunched Hcareers, the leading employment solution for the hospitality industry. Hcareers has built the industry's most robust ecosystem of employers and job seekers over its history and serves an impressive 5.7 million registered job seekers and over 4,000 active recruiting customers.

Using a personalized approach to service and best-in-class candidate matching technologies, Hcareers is able to deliver more of the right candidates to the businesses served-candidates who stay longer and perform better in their roles.

Prior to building career development solutions, Mr. Mitchell spent many years as an investment banker and private equity professional. He was a General Partner of Provender Capital Group, LLC, a merchant banking group which makes principal investments in the areas of media, financial services and specialty retail.

Mr. Mitchell's professional experience also includes Morgan Stanley, Mitchell & Titus, McKinsey & Co. and The Anschutz Corporation.

Mr. Mitchell earned his AB from Harvard University and MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business where he served as President of his class. While at Harvard, he was a two-time captain of the varsity basketball team and 3-Time All-Ivy selection. He is also a member of the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame.

Please visit http://www.virgilcareers.com/about for more information.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronaldmitchell24/

Mr. Mitchell can be contacted at +1 646-291-6531 or ron.mitchell@virgilholdings.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.