Cari Castaneda

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"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure"
Cari Castaneda
New York - Long Island, New York - Midtown
Tel: 646-901-4533

Cari brings industry-specific expertise and unique insight to our clients regarding senior-level leadership needs. She has served as an industry leader, spokesperson, and strategic advisor to senior management. Prior to joining Gecko Executive Hospitality, Cari held management roles with Hilton Hotels, Westin Hotels, and was principal of Island Marketing Group, a resort marketing and consulting firm serving resorts both in the United States and around the world. She has served the hospitality industry at the senior management level for over 30 years and has been a strategic advisor to the industry.

Cari’s demonstrated ability to understand each individual client's needs and objectives, and develop a marketing plan to accomplish those, allow her to apply these traits to the executive search industry. Her talent lies in discerning excellence from mediocrity and delivering only the most impactful team members to her clients. Cari serves as a strategic partner for her clients by evaluating candidates’ individual assets that make them a fit to each organization's operational needs and culture.

Cari was born and raised in New York, New York. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy traveling, skiing, scuba diving, and anything that involves spending time with their family.

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I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your staff at Gecko Hospitality for the wonderful service you provide to Bravo! Development, Inc. In today's market, seeking the best hospitality candidates can be a complicated task. With the timely and precise help of Gecko, Bravo! Development has been able to fill several key positions with extraordinary candidates.

Thank you again for providing the exemplary service I have come to expect from your company. Bravo! Development looks forward to a continued partnership with Gecko Hospitality.

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