Rob Sudakow path into the hospitality industry was an unexpected one. Graduating from the University of Rochester with Degrees in Molecular Genetics and Comparative religions minoring in archeology. With two papers published in the journal of Pharmacology prior to graduating i shifted focus to archeological field work in the Israel and Jordan. With 9/11 shutting down much of the funding for my work I returned to the states and landed a front desk job at a small hotel which quickly accelerated into executive roles.
With more than 15 years of Revenue Management experience I have evolved into a Strategic Executive with a highly developed and diverse background in Revenue Management, eCommerce, Sales, Distribution, and Digital Marketing. Experienced across multiple markets and property types including Luxury Resort, Urban, Corporate, Boutique, and Conference Center. A Proven ability to increase market share through savvy technological understanding, trend analysis, training, mentor ship and fostering a solid Revenue Generating Culture among leaders and peers at all levels while driving ADR, RevPAR, and EBITDA.
During my tenure as a Corporate Executive and Consultant I managed several property transitions and resort openings and hired and on-boarded countless Revenue Directors. I have also served as the HSMAI Northern California Chapter Board Fundraising Chair followed by President. My passion lies in being able to make a personal impact on both productivity and people.
Specialties: Providing strategic insight (deep dive) into processes and strategy with a focus on solutions and results, developing and implementing distribution, marketing and eCommerce strategies, new property transitions and acquisitions, PMS/CRS system conversion, training & development, and building successful teams from the ground up. Rob Sudakow
Hotel Real Estate and Asset Management Certificate program
Harvard Business School
Market Disruption Theory with Clayton Christensen
The Climate Reality Project
Training with Climate Reality Project under Al Gore
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