L.E.K. Consulting hires John Vanderslice as senior advisor

22 July 2019 Consulting.us

Global management consultancy L.E.K. Consulting has added John T.A. Vanderslice as a senior advisor in its hospitality practice. A seasoned brand and general management executive, Vanderslice previously served as global head of luxury and lifestyle at Hilton.

Vanderslice brings decades of expertise in accelerating growth at lifestyle and hospitality brands, with experience across market trend identification, brand launches, and the creation of supporting products, initiatives, and programs.

Vanderslice previously spent nearly nine years at Hilton, where he was global head of luxury and lifestyle, establishing strategic vision and leading the global hospitality chain’s luxury brands. Before that he spent three years as CEO of resort spa Miraval Arizona, and more than seven years as CEO, Americas, at Club Med.

L.E.K. Consulting hires John Vanderslice as senior advisor

Earlier in his career, Vanderslice was SVP, concept development, at Triarc Restaurant Group. He started his career at Kraft General Foods, where he spent a decade and led growth initiatives for Arby’s Restaurants. Vanderslice holds a bachelor of science from the Carrol School of Management at Boston College.

“After years of unprecedented growth, the hospitality sector must prepare for tougher times ahead, including slowing revenue per room and the advent of digital technologies,” Dan McKone, senior partner and head of the travel and transport practice at L.E.K, said. “Despite this, global opportunities abound, and John’s experience in establishing, revitalizing, and building iconic hospitality brands will be a great complement to our capabilities as we help clients navigate this dynamic environment.”

L.E.K. is a leading business consulting partner for clients across retail, industrials, and travel and transport, among other sectors. The firm has more than 1,400 professionals across offices in Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

Earlier this year, the consultancy promoted five of its staff to the level of partner across its US offices.


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