As President and CEO of HVS, the leading hospitality consulting and services organization with over 35 offices around the globe, Stephen Rushmore Jr., MAI, directs the worldwide operation of the firm and is responsible for overseeing the long-term strategy.
Prior to joining HVS in 2002, Stephen was Senior Engineer with Sapient, an enterprise application development firm, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He traveled throughout the world developing solutions that enabled financial, energy and telecommunication companies to increase internal efficiencies. In 2000, Stephen founded Roadfood.com, a website dedicated to finding the most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America. The award-winning website has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as the best restaurant guide on the Internet, and Yahoo awarded it the very prestigious “Web Site of the Year.” The site sees more than 500,000 unique visitors on a monthly basis.
Stephen is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a state-certified appraiser in New York, and he frequently lectures at major hotel schools around the world. Stephen earned his BS from the Cornell School for Hospitality Administration.