Miami, FL. – (March 1st, 2022) – Today, Passionality Group, a strategic growth partner for iconic and emerging hospitality brands, announced the appointment of Josh Rubinstein to Partner, Head of Strategic Partnership Growth and Executive Search & Human Capital Management.
Josh joined Passionality Group in early 2021 as Strategic Partner, leading the launch and execution of the Executive Search & Human Capital vertical. With this appointment, Josh’s role will expand to focus on overseeing new and existing strategic growth partnership development as the Passionality Group expands its global footprint.
“When Josh joined Passionality Group, we knew he would be a leader and valuable asset on our team. With his appointment to Partner, we are certain he will continue to strengthen our growth and position us, and our strategic partners, for success in a post-pandemic market,” said Armando Lopez, Managing Partner, Passionality Group.
Asked about his inital choice to join Passionality Group, Josh responded, “Passionality Group approached me in 2021, offering an opportunity to build-out an executive search vertical that had a unique perspective and innate understanding of the hospitality industry. But more than anything what I’ve come to love about this team is when we say ‘relationships first’ we mean it.”
As Josh dove into his new role, he soon realized he wanted to grow and expand Passionality Group’s, influence, reach, and offerings; thereby adding value for all of Passionality Group’s partners.
“Passionality Group approached me in 2021, offering an opportunity to build-out an executive search vertical that had a unique perspective and innate understanding of the hospitality industry. But more than anything what I’ve come to love about this team is when we say ‘relationships first’ we mean it.”
Josh Rubinstein, Partner, Passionality Group
Josh began his career in boutique hotel and restaurant operations, managing various Michelin and James Beard Award Restaurants. Later, he joined Korn Ferry as a recruiter and was quickly promoted to Managing Consultant, Executive Search for Travel, Hospitality & Leisure. More recently, Josh held the role of Vice President at the Elliot 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 Passionality Group:
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 Armando Lopez at email@example.com or 1-305-479-3988.