Miami, FL. – (March 31, 2021) – Today, the Passionality Group, a strategic growth partner to iconic and emerging hospitality brands seeking a ‘one-stop-shop’ support solution to grow strategically and sustainably, announced the launch of an executive search division, led by Josh Rubinstein, a 15-year human capital veteran. Josh will be responsible for successfully sourcing and placing executive talent for innovative hospitality companies and support existing partnerships with recruiting the most sought-after executives to lead this business cycle’s next chapter.
“This past year, all our lives and businesses were significantly disrupted, with nearly 4 out of 10 jobs being eliminated in our industry alone. In the coming years however, there will be a need to attract, nurture and retain talent that can help organizations evolve to take full advantage of the upswing. With ‘Relationships First’ as one of our core values, we firmly believe in the value of bringing the right people together,” said Armando Lopez, Partner of Passionality Group. “This new division is part of a larger strategic evolution aimed at creating a 360-degree, one-stop-shop approach for all our Passionality Group brand partnerships. We are thrilled to have Josh lead all our human capital efforts and help set our brands up for even greater success going forward.”
Rubinstein began his career in boutique hotel and restaurant operations and managed various Michelin and James Beard Award Restaurants. He later joined Korn Ferry as a recruiter and was quickly promoted to Managing Consultant, Executive Search for Travel, Hospitality & Leisure. Most recently, Josh held the role of Vice President at the Elliot Group.
“Hospitality, for me, has always been a lifestyle, not a job or a career. It’s a way of treating and caring for people beyond what’s expected. Executive search is the vehicle by which I can listen and learn about leaders in our industry, and if I’m fortunate enough, be a small part of their journey,” said Rubinstein. “I believe that our industry is heading into one of the most exciting and innovative growth periods in our history. Joining Passionality Group was a natural decision because similar to myself, they are invested in the future of our industry on a global scale. Passionality offers the opportunity to join a boutique, specialized team of international leaders, fully committed to hospitality and dedicated to our partners. I am humbled and excited to be part of the team.”Josh Rubinstein, Head of Executive Search, The Passionality Group
Currently, Passionality Group is composed of three verticals:
- Experiential Travel & Lodging Vertical: Growing emerging brands and developing innovative concepts through growth equity and strategic partnerships. Current and former brands include: Habitas, PodShare, Nomadic Escapes, Caravan Outpost, Hostel Fish and The Phileas Club
- Lifestyle Food & Beverage Vertical: Growing iconic and emerging brands through growth equity and strategic partnerships, from brand strategy to business development. Current and former brands include: Uno’s Pizzeria, Improv, Wafels & Dinges, Vagabond Coffee, and V.
- Executive Search Vertical: Growing teams through thoughtful sourcing and placement of top talent, and nurturing meaningful long-term relationships with brand partners
About The Passionality Group:
The Passionality Group advises and invests in hospitality brands that exude authenticity, drive innovation and exhibit meaningful potential for growth. With over 200 years of hospitality experience, the Passionality team is unequaled in expertise and unrivaled in passion for hospitality. The group’s primary activities are concentrated in three verticals: Lifestyle food and beverage, experiential travel and lodging, and executive search for innovative hospitality brands. For more information, please visit www.passionalitygroup.com or contact Isabella del Olmo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-646-249-7379.