As Senior Director of Talent, Greg’s primary focus is the executive search arm of Columbia’s business, which includes sourcing the best hospitality talent across the globe to bring significant value to our clients.
A passionate hospitality professional, Greg’s industry knowledge and experience is diverse and well-rounded, including business development, operations, human resources, and talent acquisition. Greg has been at the helm of our recruitment team for over a decade; overseeing the strategy to place more than 11,000 individuals internally during a time when Columbia increased its portfolio to 80+ managed properties. This includes over 600 leaders across Columbia and our Executive Search arm.
Greg joined Columbia in 2011 when he was selected as the food and beverage manager at Salish Lodge & Spa. He subsequently served as the rooms division manager, as well as recruiter, talent manager, director of new business development, and director of organizational development for Columbia.
In 2016, he was honored by 425 Business Magazine as a 30 under 30 awardee. In 2017, he received the same honors from Hotel Management Magazine.
Greg is a Washington State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Business Management. He enjoys traveling the world, experiencing different cultures, locales and hospitality properties and cultures. He is energized by connecting great people with great opportunities. He finds that there is no greater satisfaction than, “seeing people grow personally and professionally and knowing I had a small part in that journey.” He is a craftsman and a ‘MacGyver-style’ engineer and builder. And the best word to describe Greg is: ambitious.